Snowman Soup anyone? This holiday season; give your friends and family edible gifts that they’ll actually devour. It only takes 10 minutes to make. 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. These edible gifts are great for the classroom, as stocking stuffers and to melt any frozen hearts this holiday season!
Author: Chewable Structures
Ingredients Inside The Jar
½cuphot chocolate mix
4Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares
4mini candy canes
1mason jar with a handle and lid
black ribbon with wired edges(2.5” wide x 11” long)
black permanent felt marker
orange permanent felt marker
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.
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.