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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Easy-to-Make Snowmen Marshmallows



Like everyone else, I'm super busy this week. But I wanted to take a moment to share something I made this afternoon that will go in the gift tins. These snowmen marshmallows are simply store-bought marshmallows with piped on chocolate "carrot" noses and dark chocolate "coal" eye and nose pieces.

I tinted some melted white chocolate (with a bit of solid shortening mixed in) with gel (not liquid) food coloring, then piped through an icing tip to make the "carrots." After all of the marshmallows had their noses, I added the eyes and mouth by dipping a toothpick into melted dark chocolate (with a bit of shortening added). Easy-peasy. 

As with all handcrafted items, some turned out better than others. The best will go into a bag to give in a tin with some homemade cocoa mix.


By the way, I got the idea from Williams-Sonoma, who sells these for $14.95 for a bag of 12. Going online, I found a few people who had made these at home. Just thought these were super cute and a great and easy addition to gifts of homemade cocoa or for adding to a special occasion cocoa bar.

4 comments:

Lynn said...

What a clever and cute "knock off". This will certainly add a cuteness factor to your hot chocolate mix. I've said before that I don't have good ideas, but that I can sometimes copy someone else's good idea! Love this.

Merry Christmas Lili to you and yours.

Kris said...

$14.95? That's crazy, but people will pay it. Yours are adorable. I'm not sure I would wait for the hot chocolate to eat them.

Live and Learn said...

Those are so cute. Out of the many great ideas you have for putting gifts together, this may be your best yet.

Belinda said...

Those are so cute, Lili. And much more affordable to make your own.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

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