A fun Christmas gift idea for anyone on your list — these Hot Cocoa Pancakes in a Jar are easy to make and delicious!
To make your gift jars, layer all ingredients listed under "jar ingredients" in order.
Seal jars and decorate with ribbons, bows, etc.
Before preparing pancakes, remove the peppermint candies from the jar and set aside.
Empty remaining mason jar contents into a large mixing bowl.
Add wet ingredients (listed above under "additional ingredients") to bowl of dry ingredients.
Whisk together until combined, but don't over-stir. It's ok to have a few small lumps.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add 1-2 Tablespoons butter to pan.
Once the butter is melted, add a 1/2 cup of the pancake batter to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, until the surface is covered in air bubbles, then flip and cook on the other side.
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.