Gift-Giving 101 {2010} Project #8: Cocoa Cones

Posted by Renee Corley on 11/25/2010

In Oklahoma, we don't see nearly as much snow here as I did growing up in Pennsylvania. I remember playing in the snow and then sitting in front of the furnace or fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate before going back out to play and doing it all over again. Snow or no snow, my kids still enjoy the hot chocolate just as much as I did (and still do). These cocoa cones are great to place in a basket by your front door to hand out to those who come visit around the holidays and I like to keep a few already made in the pantry. They make enough for 2, so find your favorite child, your mom or dad, your neighbor or friend, your spouse or significant other, sit down for a few moments, and enjoy making memories with those you love. And if you are at home, don't forget you can combine these with Lori's items from the "hot chocolate bar!"



- 1 cup cocoa mix - 2 (6- by 12-inch) cone-shaped cellophane bags (in cake-decorating aisle) - 1/4 cup chocolate chips, crushed candy cane chunks, or other fun ingredients - 3/4 cup mini marshmallows or white chocolate chips - Raffia or ribbon of your choice


1. Pour cocoa mix into one of the bags. I place my bag in a tall glass and also use a funnel to keep the bag clean at the top. Close the bag with a clear rubber band, then trim the end of the bag 1 above the band.

2. Place the cocoa-filled bag into the second bag and flatten its top so the end doesn't stick up. This will prevent the cocoa from mixing with the other layers. I honestly don't always do this and sometimes put it all in one bag easier to pour into your cup.

3. Layer the chocolate chips or other toppings and/or marshmallows.


Other fun ingredient layers:

Butterscotch Chips Mint Chips Holiday Non-pareils Cinnamon Sticks Holiday shaped marshmallows Red Hots Gumdrops Reeses bits Caramel bits

4. Secure the bag with a holiday ribbon and tag. Add a scripture and instructions for the hot cocoa. Makes 2 servings.


Makes 2 servings: add to 16 oz. hotwater or milk. Mix and enjoy!

1 Cor. 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.




Cocoa cones make great gifts for those of any age. They are pretty to display and you can add almost anything to make them a little extra special.We would love to have you comment below about what you are most thankful for!


Lauren Stewart Says:
November 25th, 2010 at 1:43 pm
i am so grateful for my family!!! they are all here at my house for thanksgiving. it's my first time to host thanksgiving and it's so great!

Caroline Morris Says:
November 25th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
I'm so thankful for my family, just like everyone else, but also for the Holy Spirit's presence in my life!

Angela J Says:
November 25th, 2010 at 5:38 pm
I am so thankful for God's provision in my life this year! He provides in amazing and unexpected ways for finances, health and other needs. An amazing God we serve!

Allison Calhoun Says:
November 25th, 2010 at 11:44 pm
I am most thankful that God's mercies are new every morning, that He loved me before I knew Him, and He will be faithful to complete the work He began in me.

Lori Says:
November 26th, 2010 at 11:29 am
Grateful to God for the amazing year I have had!! And for the next year filled with promise too!! (new Grandbaby on the way!!)

Liesl Says:
November 26th, 2010 at 5:16 pm
So thankful for what God is doing in my heart lately. He's changed my focus and I am going through such refining (not always fun, but so needed!).

Lisa Newbrough Says:
November 26th, 2010 at 8:58 pm
So grateful and thankful for how God has revealed Himself to me and my family this year. God, You are so good! All the time! Thank you.

Andrea Newkirk Says:
November 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm
Thankful for my salvation and my great husband.

LoriMerrill Says:
November 27th, 2010 at 7:09 pm
I am so thankful for God's grace. I know what I deserve and I am so thankful that He has forgiven me for my past, present and future sins.
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