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Melted Snowman Hot Chocolate Gift Jars

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Melted snowman hot chocolate makes a fun homemade gift! Just fill clear jars with hot white chocolate mix, add a snowman marshmallow and one of our free printable labels for a gift anyone will love.

Melted snowman hot chocolate make fun homemade gifts in a jar! Top hot chocolate with a snowman marshmallow and cute printable labels.

Sometime in the middle of December my husband usually asks me if we have any small gifts he can hand out at work. I can never think of anything for him to take.  But this year my friends I planned ahead – finally.  Out of my need for an easy to make homemade gift, I give you Melted Snowman Hot Chocolate.

Melted Snowman Hot Chocolate


This little gift is so easy to make.  But you will need a few specialty items.


White Hot Chocolate – the best deal I could find is on a 10 lb bag of Ghirardelli mix. That little 1 lb tub of Stephen’s of cost 50% of a 10 lb bag. The 1 lb tub made 4 jars. If you want to make a lot of jars, get the big bag.

Edible Food Markers – I used orange and brown but black works, too

Large Marshmallows (the normal size)

1/2 pint canning jars with a clear front

Black Sharpie Marker



Start by scooping the white hot chocolate in to the 1/2 pint jars. The back of the can said that you need 2 heaping Tablespoons of mix for 1 cup of hot cocoa. I was able to fit 4 Tablespoons in each jar and still have enough room for the marshmallows.


Next, use the edible markers to make snowman faces on 1 marshmallow for each jar.  The marker bleeds a bit so just barely touch the marshmallows with them.  Have fun and make funny faces or make them all smile.


Place the snowman marshmallow on top of the hot cocoa mix facing out. You want the marshmallow to just rest on top of the mix.


Carefully add 3 more marshmallows on top of the hot cocoa to help keep the snowman in place.


Place a lid on top of the jar and tighten it down with the corresponding band. Use a Sharpie to draw the rest of snowman’s buttons and arms.


Now you have a choice on how to add a Melted Snowman Hot Chocolate label. We have two printables – one is square and the other has a circle in the square to cut out.


The first way is to use the circle printable and secure the label to the top lid of the jar. I used Glue Dots to affix the label.  The round labels are 2 inches and a 2 inch circle punch would make cutting them out super easy.  Good old fashioned scissors work, too.


Another option is to use the square printable and attach it with a pretty ribbon. This was definitely fussy. While I like the ribbon, the lid label is a lot quicker.


You may to include directions on the back of the tag on how to make the hot cocoa. I didn’t include it in the printable since each hot cocoa mix is different. But for mine, I’d simply say the jar makes 2 cups of cocoa.

These are great gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers and friends!

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  • Doris
    February 3, 2018

    Delightful idea. Will file away for next Christmas. Thank you for the cute labels.

  • Kim
    December 6, 2017

    I’m not sure what I’m missing, but I need to put in at least 6 TBSP for the jar to be anywhere close to looking as full as yours. I have half pint jars so I’m not sure where I’m going wrong.

    • Camille
      December 6, 2017

      The jars aren’t actually that full. I’d say they are a little over half full – but not quite 2/3 full. The large marshmallows take up quite a bit of room on top of the hot chocolate mix. You want enough in the jar to make 2-3 mugs of hot cocoa. I believe I looked on the back of the hot cocoa mix to determine how much I needed for each mug and added that much.

    • Stella
      December 18, 2017

      Same here. Four tablespoons doesn’t even come close to what the photo shows. I’ll try doing 6 instead like the above person mentioned.

  • I’d happily melt for this! Very cute idea and great gift. Visiting from Inspiration Spotlight party.

  • Darlene
    November 30, 2017

    I love this idea for hot chocolate.. thanks for sharing your idea.

  • Illa Vermeulen
    November 9, 2017

    how do I get the labels?

  • tamela hunter
    December 6, 2016

    thank you i am using these for class i well braille the recipe and paste to the jar

  • Holly
    December 5, 2016

    So love this! Thanks for linking it up to The Creative Exchange!

  • Sharon
    December 2, 2016

    What an adorable Christmas gift. Thanks for sharing your idea with us at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  • Rhonda Gales
    December 1, 2016

    These are so cute. I’m going to make these as gifts for guests attending my holiday parties. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best. I always look forward to your posts.

  • Mother of 3
    November 28, 2016

    This is such an adorable idea! There are so many family members that we end up not exchanging gifts with lost of our nieces and nephews but I like to have just a little something for everyone and this is perfect. Thank you! Pinned!!

  • Roswitha Thompson
    November 25, 2016

    Cool idea for friends….but I can’t find the link to the download for the labels….?????

    • Camille
      November 26, 2016

      There is a form at the very very end of the post for the download!

      • Darla Crum
        December 13, 2016

        So adorable! Great for me, I do almost everything last minute.
        Will be making a bunch tomorrow. Thanks so much!