1. Prepare the jars

    Fill an empty spice jar with recently boiled water. Swill, empty and dry well.

  2. Layer the jars

    Grate 4 squares of plain chocolate and spoon into the jar. Layer with 2 tbsp demerara sugar, then 3 tbsp good quality cocoa powder.

  3. Crush the candy cane

    Place three 12g candy canes in a sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin to a coarse powder. Spoon 2 tbsp of the crushed candy on top of the cocoa.

  4. Fill with marshmallows and decorate

    Top with the mini marshmallows and close the lid. Prepare the decorative ribbons and tag stating the instructions for making, which are:

    "Pour into a heavy-based pan with 600ml milk and bring to the boil, stirring continually. Pour into two mugs and enjoy the best hot chocolate ever!"

  5. Decorate your jars

    Decorate your jars with the prepared ribbon and tag, and share with friends and family! 

  6. Ingredients

    We've prepared a simple shopping list so you can easily get all you need to make these delicious hot chocolate jars. Be sure to note down the ingredients or take a screenshot before heading to the shops.

    empty spice jars
    4 squares plain chocolate (per jar)
    2 tbsp demerara sugar (per jar)
    3 tbsp cocoa powder (per jar)
    3 x 12g candy canes (per jar)
    mini marshmallows
    ribbons and gift tags