Snow globe hot chocolate

Snow globe hot chocolate

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins


Serves 1
Marshmallows and strawberry laces transform into a snowman in this cute edible gift idea - a hot chocolate kit in a jam jar - perfect family fun

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal601
  • fat18g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs88g
  • sugars67g
  • fibre3g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 3 large white marshmallows
  • icing pens, in black and orange
  • 1 giant chocolate button
  • 1 chocolate - a mini Reese's peanut butter cup or other domed chocolate is perfect

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  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Horlicks powder
  • handful mini white marshmallows
  • 1 cookie (small enough to fit in a jam jar)
  • 3 strawberries laces



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

You will need

  • 1 cocktail stick
  • 1 large jam jar
  • ribbon and gift tag


  1. First make the marshmallow snowman. Skewer the marshmallows together with a cocktail stick - cut off any of the stick that protrudes from the top. Use a little of the icing pen to stick a chocolate button and peanut butter cup to the top of each marshmallow stack, then draw on a face and 3 dots for buttons. Plait 3 strawberry laces and tie around the neck for a scarf. Stick the snowman to a cookie with a little more icing, then set aside to dry for a few mins.

  2. Mix the cocoa and Horlicks together in the bottom of your jar. Put the snowman on top, then scatter around the mini marshmallows. Screw on the lid, tie with a ribbon and a gift tag with the following instructions: Warm 300ml milk in a pan. Remove the snowman from the jar and add the milk. Stir until smooth and chocolatey, then enjoy, with your marshmallow snowman for dunking.

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14th Dec, 2017
The Snow Globe Hot Chocolate is such a treat, I love it, wonderful for Christmas day. I checked out this site before signing up, I'm very happy I did, there are so many things to try and cook, great site. I hope to find more things like the Snow Globe, I want to learn more about putting stuff together for entertaining children and knowing they have enjoyed what I have put together by making it fun at the same time. Also I'm looking for ideas where the children can join in when cooking. If anyone has any fun ideas please post them.
3rd Dec, 2016
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1st Dec, 2015
This idea is fab and simple! Made as a raffle prize for the school fair. Didn't bother with the cocktail stick, melted chocolate did the trick (and avoided any accidents!). I found that Yorkie buttons and a Rolo were perfect for the hat. I was concerned that the snowman would be a little top heavy so i buried the base in the hot chocolate powder and all was well! They were a hit at the raffle and I am planning to give them to the kids at christmas
24th Nov, 2015
These are amazing. Used a cocktail stick which held the marshmallows together perfectly. Then stuck on rolos for hats with melted choc. Didn't need the buttons. Used the Yorkie buttons as a base to stick the snowman onto as they are huge. I was worried the biscuit would go stale. My daughter is giving them in to sell in the christmas fayre.
18th Oct, 2015
These are fab! And I agree with other posters, the negative comments are unfair and uncalled for! With a little common sense and some trial & error, the kinks can be ironed out and they are great little treats! We used 1lb jam jars (found cheap on ebay) and instead of skewers, we used melted chocolate to stick everything together. Rolos are good for the hats, Yorkie bar buttons are a bit bigger than cadburys, and we used instant hot chocolate powder for the end users ease. They worked a treat, look awesome and I can't wait to give them out as Christmas presents!
1st May, 2015
These look fab.....why do people have to criticise recipes. The only criticism given should be constructive. If u can't provide a solution why bother stating anything! I for one would use a stick of spaghetti instead of the cocktail stick. It will break up if accidentally eaten. There are probably other alternatives out there!
22nd Dec, 2014
Aaagghhh - are these massive jam jars ? Cadburys Giant buttons are not big enough to hold a Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cup, and said Butter Cup too heavy for my snowmen ! 4 tbsps of powder for one drink ? and don't get me started on the strawberry laces ! (although handy hint - if you stretch if after you have made the plait, its less hefty for your very delicate snowman and you can get two scarves out of 3 laces). A lovely idea, but for me, something seems to have gone wrong here ... Any ideas ?
7th Dec, 2014
Really fun gift to make with the kids. Hope the recipients enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them.
6th Dec, 2014
Great recipe, the kids loved making these. Will definitely do again
23rd Nov, 2014
Please note that Marshmallows are a serious choking hazard and not advised for young children ie 4 and under. You need to break them up in to really small pieces before giving to a child.


21st Dec, 2014
This is a great idea! I just made these with my daughter for Christmas presents. We did It slightly differently and used writing icing for the faces, buttons and scarves but now I'm worried that they wont last until Christmas! How long should the icing last? They are sealed in the jars. Thanks in advance.
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5th Jan, 2015
Hi Cally90 thanks for your question. In sealed jars they should be fine for 2 weeks.
18th Oct, 2015
I didn't need to use a skewer, I used a little bit of melted chocolate to stick everything together. These are awesome!
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