Sift all of the powdered ingredients together in a very large bowl. I sift the powdered milk first because sometimes I sift it twice to get all the lumps out.
After you have all the dry ingredients sifted stir with a large wooden spoon to evenly combine the dry ingredients together. You don’t want streaks of white from the powdered milk or the powdered creamer.
Take the peppermint sticks or candy canes and place them in a large ziplock bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the peppermint sticks into small pieces. Divide the cocoa mix into two gallon size ziplock bags if you would like to make two different flavors of hot cocoa mix. (One Peppermint and one plain with mini marshmallows)
To one bag add the crushed peppermint sticks. Shake the bag so the crushed peppermint candy is mixed in with the cocoa mix.
With the second bag of cocoa mix you could leave it plain or add some mini marshmallows and shake up the bag so they are mixed in with the cocoa mix. This will give you different flavors cocoa mix to make your gifts with if you want.
To make one cup of hot cocoa mix 4 tablespoons of cocoa mix with one cup of hot water or milk. Stir well.