Friday, December 21

Gifts for the Teachers

Teacher Gifts

The teachers' gifts are lined up and ready go. We give (basically) the same gift every year to all of our teachers - Hot Chocolate Mix and something else homemade. I try to keep it kind of simple and it's always something consumable. I know the teachers get a lot of gifts over the years from their students so I don't want to add any clutter (I've got plenty so I just assume everyone else does too!) This year the boys and I made Cranberry Almond Granola to go along with the Hot Chocolate. So good!

Teacher Gifts

Holiday Hot Chocolate Mix

25oz powdered milk
3 cups powdered sugar
3 cups powdered non-dairy creamer (like Coffee-Mate)
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder

Mix all in a big bowl. Store in an airtight container. Approximately 3Tbls per mug of hot water or milk.

*You can also add a 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows and a 12oz bag of mini chocolate chips. We usually add the marshmallows but not the chocolate chips (they don't melt well). This year we found little star and tree marshmallows so we packaged them separately.

Cranberry Almond Granola

Original recipe can be found here. I've used several different granola recipes over the years and I like Stephanie's formula the best.

8 cups rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut
2 cups sliced almonds
1 cup honey
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup almond butter
1 Tbls cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups dried cranberries

Gift Tags

We used this list compiled by Bella Dia to print ours.

Topher liked these, Edmund preferred these, and Chaz (always the Jan Brett fan) liked these.

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