Snowman Soup also known as hot chocolate is a perfect homemade gift to give to someone or include in a Christmas Eve hamper. These are really easy to make and everyone can get involved.You may already have some of these items around the house and only need to buy the jars. These jars are from Tiger and cost me £2 each. If you are understandably wondering why there is a picture of a cotton wool pad there is a good reason.. I could not find any plain mason jars that had a handle so I got these because of the festive red straws. Cotton wool and nail varnish remover removed those eyes on the front of the jars so don’t panic if you can’t find plain jars either.
Other things I used;
- Mason Jars
- Festive string
- Glue Gun (can use glue dots instead)
- Gift Tags
- Chocolate (I have mini Twirls)
- Hot Chocolate
To make the actual Snowman soup I layered the ingredients. The hot chocolate goes at the bottom, it is larger than a cup so take that into account when filling the mason jar. Then layer with marshmallows and top with chocolate pieces. As my mason jars have a straw hole I covered the top with clingfilm before screwing the lid on.
To decorate the jars I put a glue dot inside the handle at the bottom and attached my string. I then wrapped round until it was as far up as I wanted it. I attached the end with glue like I had at the beginning. The reason I tried to not use much glue is so that the string can be easily removed if it gets dirty. Then I attached some tags I had glued wooden reindeers to earlier and wrote a little note on the back.
Lastly I wrapped the bundle of straws to give alongside the snowman soup in case the person I am giving these to would like to use them.
In total this set of four cost me around £10 to make since I still have plenty of the ingredients left over.
I am rather proud of these if I do say so myself. What do you think of my snowman soup jars? xx