The last couple of days at my house have been a whirlwind! I have been working diligently on making last-minute home-made gifts from my kitchen. Today I’m sharing not one, but two, hot chocolate-themed gifts. And this first one? Just blew me away with how cute it turned out!
Hot Chocolate on a Stick
I saw these adorable gift ideas from Make and Takes (and then found out she’s a local Seattle blogger! What a great site!) They are the perfect little gift for your office mates – I gave them out at my office and the compliments just kept rolling in!
First the home-made marshmallows – I was so surprised at how easy these were to make! I have been wanting to make marshmallows for a couple of years now but felt intimidated by the process. Lately though, everyone I know seems to be making them and telling me how easy they are – they were right!
Then I just cut up the marshmallows – it uses a lot more powdered sugar mixture than it calls for!
What do you think? They turned out far better than I even expected!
Now, for the second hot chocolate gift recipe. Have you ever heard of Snowman Soup? Basically, it is just a fun way of packaging a cute gift of hot chocolate makings – homemade hot chocolate mix, marshmallows and peppermint sticks for stirring.
This is what I originally had in mind for the office gifts until I saw the Hot Chocolate on a Stick (except I was going to put them in cups like I did above.) I had leftover marshmallows and the jars already (I had purchased these jars for the Vanilla Extract I made but they turned out to be too big) so I decided to do both! Crazy, right?! But they are for different people. The hot chocolate on a stick was for my workmates – great little individual gifts – and the jars are for some of the families I know and love.
So I whipped up a batch of hot chocolate mix. I found this recipe on the Family Fun website – so simple and fast! I just poured them into jars…
What are you making this week for last-minute gifts? I’ll have a few more really easy ideas on the blog in the next day or two so be sure to stop back by 🙂