Thursday, November 5, 2009

Two Heavenly Homemade Gifts

The original and ultimate Homemade Christmas gift was Christ himself. Handcrafted by The Maker of all, Jesus is Teacher, Friend, Lord, and Savior all wrapped up in one package. This unfathomable gift has been extended to all of mankind and offers the promise of hope, love and His amazing, saving grace. It is my sincere prayer that you have accepted this precious homemade gift from above. All others simply pale in comparison. If you would like to know more about this gift, please email me!

Now after having said all of that, sharing my cocoa mix recipe seems a bit insignificant. Oh well. You NEED to know this too.

Keelie's Perfect Hot Chocolate

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup Hershey's cocoa
2 1/2 cups powdered milk (processed to fine powder)
1 teaspoon salt
1 T flour

Mix everything together and store in air-tight container. Put 1/3 cup mix in cup. Fill with hot water. Stir and Enjoy! Super secret: use this instead of sugar and creamer in your coffee. Ohhhh, yeah.

I made up several bags of Cocoa mix for gifts. I think it is a good idea to have some go-to gifts ready way before the holiday season gets in full swing. These make good gifts for hostesses, teachers, or Santa ;)

Here is the simple way I packaged the cocoa:

The cute little sacks were only 25 cents each at Wal-Mart.

Twelve Weeks of Christmas


  1. Oh... thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe. I just may have to "adopt" this recipe.. HA! Super gift idea... simple, sweet, and from the heart. <3

  2. The cocoa sounds delicious ~ the Savior is divine!
    Thanks for sharing both!

    Have a joy-filled day!

  3. Love your message. Love your packaging. And that recipe sounds fabulous! I have also packaged hot cocoa as gifts for families in those little plastic holiday tubs you can buy at the dollar store. But your packaging is definitely much, much cuter!

  4. thanks for sharing- I may try this - looks delicious and simple . I like that you can ake it ahead of time!

  5. This is a great idea!! Thanks for the cocoa recipe, I love love hot cocoa, and its such a cool Christmas gift. And thanks for the 1st gift as well:)

  6. Love the gifts - BOTH of them. I bought some bags like what you have at Dollar Tree a couple years ago. I might have to give out some hot cocoa this Christmas. :) Thanks for the idea!


  7. YES! Jesus is the the ultimate gift & one we get to get everyday as we share relationship with Him. Thanks for sharing this cocoa mix recipe too. I think we'll definitely do this for teachers this year. I just saw some gourmet hot choc. mix in the store called Candy Cane Cocoa with crushed candy cane pieces... I think I'll take your mix and add the candy cane... perfect gift with some baked goods. Blessings!

  8. I may "borrow" your idea for neighbor gifts...AND I am nominating you for the KREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD...Stop over to grab your button and see what its all about! patti

  9. Those are awesome gifts. I love the wrapping too. You are so creative.

  10. Christmas - Because He Came! I love the first "gift" you shared. I pray you are able to share your testimony with someone who is being drawn . . . .

    And, the hot cocoa recipe sounds divine! What a great gift! I'm gonna put some bags of this together for gifts for sure!
    Christmas Blessings,
    Jayne at mysongwithin

  11. Great message and you are SO right. Praise God for giving us the best Christmas gift ever. Oh, if people would only realize what a true gift that is, and it's free! I believe that God will touch people through your blog. God's blessings to you

  12. Come over to my blog when you get a chance -I just posted something for you :)

  13. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe..sounds wonderful and I know I'll be making it soon for my son...he's a hot chocolate freak!


  14. That is a great idea! I love homemade gifts.. giving them and getting them! I might have to try this idea!!

  15. Yummy~ thank you so much for the simple, sweet recipe! I just might make a batch for gifts this year!!!

  16. Beautiful post! And what a sweet and fun gift idea. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Thankfully I, and all of my family, have received Jesus as our personal savior! So glad to know that you know Him, too.

    I love your hot chocolate packages!

  18. What a great idea! :)

    Susan @

  19. This recipe sounds yummy and this is a great idea for gifts, thank you so much for posting.

  20. Nice gift ideas. I never try to give something like that. Anyway, thanks for sharing. I've got an idea.


  21. Cool gift ideas! Glad I saw this post. I've got an idea. Looking forward for your next post. Keep posting.