Christmas Mason Jars for a Hot Chocolate Bar

Christmas Mason Jars full of Homemade Chocolatey Treats

Christmas Mason jars are perfect for arranging and storing treats for Christmas.  As we have a new DIY hot chocolate bar so I knew right away what I would be making Christmas mason jars for the hot chocolate bar on Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Three mason jars on a hot chocolate bar

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On the first Day, we designed  Wreaths

On the Second Day, we made  DIY Christmas Gifts

On the Third Day, we created Christmas Countdown Calendars

On the Fourth Day, we put together Christmas Crafts for Kids

On the Fifth Day, cooked Party Food

On the Sixth Day, we did craft DIY Christmas Ornaments

On the Seventh day, we shared  Holiday Decor Ideas

It’s Day 8 and we are sharing Christmas In A Jar Ideas!

Mason jars are both inexpensive and durable, making them perfect for popping onto a hot chocolate bar.  The food stores well in them, and you don’t have to fret about fragile favorites getting broken.  

The Christmas Mason jars are filled with pretty chocolate goodies and then tied with kitchen twine and cute tags.  For a rustic hot chocolate bar, nothing more is needed.

Christmas mason jar with chocolate covered spoons.

I made the following treats:  homemade marshmallows balls covered in chocolate, Chocolate covered spoons with peppermint and Skor sprinkles.  Fresh marshmallow squares with candies and chocolate dipped pretzel rods.

Supplies For  Chocolate Treats

The chocolate treats to fill the jars are made with homemade marshmallows from a recipe book called Butter, but you can use good quality marshmallows.

Other than that you need good quality melting chocolate (I bought Belgian), assorted sprinkles, and candies.

Assorted plastic bags and accessories (I got mine at Party Land).  The spoons I bought are plastic, but have pretty black handles.


There really isn’t a recipe, all I did was melt the chocolate until soft in the microwave and cover the various items with it.  It can’t be easier, but I will share a couple of hints I learned with you.

I found out it works much better and faster if I put the chocolate in the fridge to set. It does harden on the counter but takes eons.

I found it best to work on parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet and then pop the cookie sheet into the fridge.

It took me a few tries but I figured out how to keep the chocolate dip end off of the parchment paper until it sets. This makes the spoonfuls smoother.

Chocolate covered spoons hardening

Placed a cooling rack onto the parchment paper and then another one across it.  This allowed me to tuck the ends of the spoon between them and the slight weight held the spoons level.

Spend a little extra time finding cute and fun accessories.  Your actual treats don’t need to be so perfect if you have a fun way to make them special.

Confections being made for inside Christmas mason jars.

The little bags and ribbons make the Christmas mason jars festive.

Fancy wrapping for chocolate candies being placed in Christmas mason jars.

A Side Note

While making the marshmallows my almost 30-year-old Kitchenaid mixer started to act funny, and then wouldn’t start.  Funny what we get sentimental about. I was really upset, that mixer can’t be replaced.  That mixer and I are partners. It helped me fed hungry boys when I didn’t know how I was going to do it.

The mixer was a Christmas gift from my boys when they were still in elementary school.  The little guys worked and saved hard to give it to me.     While I did this post, Hubs had my mixer torn apart on the counter behind me, and Eureka eventually fixed it for me.

As I was distracted by the mixer and memories, the goodies aren’t as perfect as I would want them. But the pretty little bags and ribbons saved me.  They look really great  in their pretty shiny individual packages.

Fancy wrapping for chocolate candies being placed in Christmas mason jars.

Thank you for joining in.

Christmas Mason Jars full of homemade chocolate treats for a Hot Chocolate Bar

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    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hot cocoa bars are so fun when you have a group together. Glad you like them.

  1. Your hot chocolate is awesome! And you know what, it won’t matter to anyone that the treats aren’t perfect. They’ll know they were made by hand and with love. And I’m so glad hubby was able to fix your mixer… we do get sentimentally attached to certain things, don’t we? Especially things that trigger strong memories for us.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you for that Susan, I told my eldest son about the mixer and it was funny because he reacted too and said he totally understood.

  2. Oh Leanna, what a sweet story about your mixer. Hubs is such a gem to get it working again. Your vignette filled with goodies look perfect to me. The kids will have a great time making hot chocolate.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Debra, it was surprising to learn how attached I am.

  3. Your mason jars filled with treats are a great addition to a hot chocolate bar. All of your treats look tasty! It’s great that your husband managed to repair your mixer!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Me too. It’s funny how the simplest problem can send you for a loop sometimes.

  4. I’ve been wanting to do a hot chocolate bar and I am always up for chocolate covered anything. So fun!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Chocolate bars are fun to put together.

  5. Yay for hubs! They don’t make them like that anymore. I can totally relate and understand your attachment. I had mine for 30 years! Your hot cocoa station looks amazing and I bet it’s very popular with your guests.

  6. Wow! What a beautiful Hot Cocoa station! I bet your grandkids will love this! So glad hubs fixed your kitchen aid mixer. Mine is about 20 years old too & I would be bummed if it died!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      It made from chopping block like your beautiful table. I am glad you understand how I feel about my mixer. It surprised me how attached I was.

  7. Your hot cocoa bar looks amazing! I want to come over for a cup! I love all the buffalo check! Love it!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Jenny. My little ones should be excited when they see it.

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