15 Homemade Christmas Gifts that Aren’t Cheesy

Please forward this error screen to hea. The basic recipe is very simple, but there are a few variations of it, so the other day I decided to experiment 15 Homemade Christmas Gifts that Aren’t Cheesy them and have a chocolate syrup taste test. Not a shabby way to spend the afternoon! Mix the cocoa powder and the water in a saucepan.

Heat and stir to dissolve the cocoa. Add the sugar, and stir to dissolve. Boil for 3 minutes over medium heat. Be careful not to let it get too hot and boil over! Add the salt and the vanilla. Pour into a clean glass jar, and store in the refrigerator. Keeps for several months, but trust me it will be gone before then.

The result is very rich, so I only use a teaspoon for a glass of chocolate milk. I poured the chocolate into a flip-top glass bottle and added a label. These would make cute hostess gifts or party favors! I’ve been gradually learning how to replace some of the foods we used to buy. My next cooking project is to figure out how to make gluten-free fish sticks. I’m thinking of fish coated with cereal crumbs?

They need to look like they came out of a frozen-foods box, but not be so expensive that I fall over. Small Notebook is full of practical ideas to simplify your life and home. Want to read more helpful tips like this one? Join thousands of other subscribers and start simplifying your home. I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home. Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter.