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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

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

Supplies:

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


Directions:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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18 Comments
  • 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!