Last Saturday, the Pioneer Woman had an episode where she made “care package” gifts, including “Hot Chocolate in a Jar.” As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to make them as gifts.
They came out great! I posted about it on Facebook, and someone asked me if there was a coffee-based version. Hmmm….challenge accepted!
I ended up creating a Mocha Latte version, too–and it’s really good!
For the Mocha Latte version, all I did was scale back the cocoa powder and swap in some Instant Espresso Coffee, layered as follows:
There’s a bit of room at the top of this, and I’m not sure what I would put to fill the gap. Marshmallows seem like an odd choice…I think maybe crushed candy canes might work, especially if this is given at Christmastime.