Make Your Own: Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

The weather is getting colder, and it feels like one of those days to snuggle in and make a nice warm cup of hot chocolate.  The kids can help make the mix, and the entire family can enjoy this sweet treat — without breaking the budget.  Here is one of my favorite recipes for inexpensive hot chocolate mix:

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

20 Crushed Peppermint Candies
1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Powdered Coffee Creamer
1 Cup + 2 Tbsp. Powdered Baking Cocoa
Store in air-tight container.  To mix, add 3 heaping tablespoons of mix to 1 cup of hot water.