Snowman Soup anyone? Don’t mind if I do. This holiday season; give your friends and family edible gifts that they’ll actually devour. Who can resist hot chocolate that looks like a wintery snowman? Not me, that’s for sure!
What Is Snowman Soup?
Snowman soup is a creative edible gift disguised as an adorable snowman. This snowman soup recipe is a holiday medley filled with hot chocolate mix, a mini candy cane, mini marshmallows, and Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares.
All of these goodies are packed in a clear mason jar with a lid and handle. It’s also topped with a black ribbon top hat and a holiday gift tag! Are you feeling an overflow of cuteness right now?
Plus, with the help of a bit of bubble wrap, you can easily package these food gifts to send in the mail. These edible gifts are great for the classroom, as stocking stuffers and to melt any frozen hearts this holiday season!
Tips on How To Make Snowman Soup
Tip 1: Draw The Snowman Face. Then Stuff The Mason Jar
To make the snowman face (eyes, nose and smile) visible on the mason jar, it helps to have a white background (mini marshmallows). Draw the snowman’s facial features on the jar first, and then you can see where the marshmallows need to go. Try to draw the facial features on the top third of the jar; otherwise you will just have a jar of marshmallows. Although, that doesn’t sound bad either!
Tip 2: Find Wired Edge Ribbon
I wandered the halls of Michael’s craft store with the vision of the snowman’s hat stuck in my mind. When I stumbled upon black ribbon with wired edges, I finally found a solution.
To help shape the snowman’s top hat, it’s best to use ribbon with a wired edge. Since thin wire is stitched into both edges of the wire, you can pinch the edges of the ribbon and it’ll stay in place.
Try to find a ribbon that’s at least 2.5-inch wide, then you can fold the lower edge of the ribbon and still cover the lid. Plus, the snowman’s top hat usually has a rim. In the below image, you can see how strong the ribbon is because it’s standing vertically on the table.
Tip 3: Keep It Together! Use a Rubber Band
Tape will not keep it together. I tried. Using a regular old rubber band nicely secures the ribbon in place. For decorative purposes, use kitchen twine to cover up the rubber band.
What Goes In Snowman Soup?
- Your favorite hot chocolate
- Mini marshmallows
- Mini candy canes
- Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares
Supplies To Make Snowman Soup Mason Jars
- mason jar with a handle and lid
- Rubber band
- Black ribbon with wired edges (2.5” wide x 11” long)
- Black permanent felt marker
- Orange permanent felt marker
- Kitchen twine
- Gift tags
How Long Does Snowman Soup Last?
Check the best before date on your hot chocolate, marshmallows, candy canes, and Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares. The earliest before date of those items is how long your snowman soup will last. Storing your snowman soup recipe in a mason jar with a lid also helps prolong its life. I’m also keeping the candy canes and Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares in their original packaging.
How To Make Snowman Soup Labels?
I kept the snowman soup labels simple. I got gift tags from Michaels craft store and wrote “Snowman Soup” on them with a black permanent marker. Then, I tied the labels to the mason jar’s handle using kitchen twine. Now, I know there are fancy snowman soup labels out there, but I like that these edible gifts can be made in under 10 minutes. Saving time during the holidays is a key way to survive the holiday madness!
If you have a few minutes to spare, you can always make a print out of how to make the hot chocolate (ie. the snowman soup). I purposely didn’t include snowman soup recipe instructions because it depends on the hot chocolate mix that you use.
How To Ship Edible Gifts?
Find a box that will support the weight and size of the snowman soup and all of the packaging. It’s best to smother the snowman soup mason jars in bubble wrap and label the package “FRAGILE.” Here's a helpful guide by the kitchn on The Best Way To Mail Food Gifts.
How To Wrap Edible Gifts?
If you’re giving this snowman soup as an edible gift in person, then I think it’s best to give it as is. The decorated mason jar has a holiday wow factor that you don’t want to hide in a bag. Let the cuteness shine!
More Edible Gifts And Holiday Recipes
Snowman Soup (Easy Edible Gifts)
Ingredients Inside The Jar
- ½ cup hot chocolate mix
- 4 Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares
- 4 mini candy canes
- ¾ cup mini marshmallows
- 1 mason jar with a handle and lid
- 1 rubberband
- black ribbon with wired edges (2.5” wide x 11” long)
- black permanent felt marker
- orange permanent felt marker
- kitchen twine
- gift tags
- Fill the mason jar in this order: hot chocolate mix, Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares, mini candy canes and the mini marshmallows.
- Put the lid on the mason jar.
- Wrap the black ribbon around the top of the lid and secure it in place with a rubber band. Tie kitchen twine around the rubber band. (See Notes below)
- Fold the bottom edge of the ribbon upward so it looks like a folded hat.
- Write “Snowman Soup” on the label and, using kitchen twine, tie the label to the handle of the mason jar.
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