Mix all ingredients except candies together in a large bowl. In small batches, grind into a fine powder in a food processor or mini-chopper. Mix all together again in another large bowl & stir in red-hot candies. (Mix can be used without grinding, but spices may pool somewhat in bottom of cup when served.) Place mix in bags or jars & attach a tag that reads like an addition problem, "3 tbsp. mix + 1 cup hot water = 4 sipping & savoring! ...stir well!"