This snowman soup recipe is fantastic for those cold winter nights and makes a wonderful Christmas gift.
The snowman soup craft project, in case you haven't heard of it, involves wrapping up hot chocolate mix and marshmallows and chocolates into a lovely gift with a poem.
There are lots of different ways of doing the wrapping, like in a clear bag, gift box, or a jar. But my favorite way, which I learned on this blog, is to use clear cone bags. It just looks so pretty!
Scroll down and I'll show you the snowman soup recipe and instructions. Also, you can click the graphic below to get your free printable snowman soup gift tags & poems.
Ready to get started? First up, you'll need to gather some supplies...
The trickiest thing to get hold of is the cone bags. I found mine on eBay - I seem to remember that I paid a few dollars for 20 or 50 bags. You'll use 2 bags per package, because there's actually one bag inside another.
An alternative to cone bags is disposable pastry bags (used for piping icing), which you can find in cookware stores. Thanks to reader Courtenay for writing in with that tip!
If you can't find the cone bags or pastry bags, you can use a jar instead. The layers of hot chocolate, sweets, and marshmallows still look really pretty :-)
Put 1 cup hot chocolate mix into a cone bag.
Twist the plastic to bunch it up, wrap a rubber band or wire tie around it to seal it, and cut off the excess plastic with some scissors. It should now look like this:
Put the chocolate-filled cone into another cone. Using a cone-in-a-cone like this means that the hot chocolate won't mix up with the sweets, and keeps the layers looking separate and nice. It's also more practical for whoever you give it too... they won't be fishing M&Ms out of their hot chocolate!
Add in the M&Ms (or other choc sweets) and mini-marshmallows. Twist the plastic and seal it with a rubber band or wire tie.
Tie around a ribbon to decorate!
You can either include the candy cane on the outside of the package, or stick it in the top of the cone in step 4 before your seal the plastic with the wire tie.
The pic below shows what it looks like if you have the candy cane sticking out the top. Doing it this way is kind of neat because you can then hang the snowman soup on a Christmas tree like a decoration.
Here's what it looks like with the candy cane tied on the outside with the ribbon. This snowman soup cone is actually a single serve one I made with just 4 tsp of hot chocolate mix and a small handful each of M&Ms and mini-marshmallows.
And here's another photo, just because :-)
I hope you liked my snowman soup recipe & craft tutorial. How did yours turn out? If you have any questions or comments, or just want to say high, then please contact me with this handy form.
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