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Snowman Soup Questions (merged)

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Snowman Soup is a perennial favourite on the Christmas board. Take some nice hot chocolate (look out for offers in supermarkets) and spoon it into a cellophane cone (you can buy these on eBay) until half full.

Twist and tape the top closed and trim any excess. Slip this into another cone (of the same size) and sprinkle mini marshmallows on top. Twist and tie the top with ribbon and stick a candy cane to the front. Print a label with instructions on how to make hot chocolate.

Here's rainmac's superb effort as an example. Scroll down for tons more tips.

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I had a question re snowman soup. Why does it say to put a cupful of drinking chocolate in and then the instructions just say to add water? All the hot chocolate I've ever made has been only 1 or 2 tablespoons. Its just that 1 cupful seems an awful lot :confused:

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  • ikkle87ikkle87 Forumite
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    Have only seen recipes that say to add one packet of individual cocoa, so dunno hun x
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  • I'm sorry, i can't find where the thread was that mentioned these and i haven't quite mastered the search facility yet but i had a question re snowman soup.

    Why does it say to put a cupful of drinking chocolate in and then the instructions just say to add water? All the hot chocolate i've ever made has been only 1 or 2 tablespoons. Its just that 1 cupful seems an awful lot :confused:


    Hi must agree with you I also only use 1 or 2 tablespoons with a mug of water. Are you perhas thinking of the receipe to make up a batch of this for presents, I think that uses a cupful,
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  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup hot chocolate
    • ¼ cup M & M's or crushed Christmas candy
    • ¾ cup miniature marshmallows
    • optional candy cane (used as a stirring stick)
    Taken from:

    http://www.essentialpackagingstore.com/projects/snowmansoup.php

    If somewhere else says 1 individual serving then, i can live with that lol

    Cheers hun x
  • MrsTinksMrsTinks Forumite
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    I think they mean "mix to make up a mugs worth" - that's certainly how I've read it LOL
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  • rwaiterwaite Forumite
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    They are going by American Cup sizes. Not sure what they work out to in UK terms. Lots of American recipes use cups for quantities not ozs and lbs.

    You might be able to do a search on google/yahoo to see what 1 cup is in ozs. Hope that makes sense. xxx
  • rainmacrainmac Forumite
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    I'm going to use Cadbury's Chocolate Break as you add water to this and go by the measurement on the jar. If it is a silly small amount I am going to add enough of everything for 2 mugs. I'm not going to add M&M's, maybe some chunks of chocolate or just the drink mix and marshmallows with a candy cane.

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  • Yeah i think i shall go for chocolate chips too instead of M&M's. I like the idea of it and the crushed candy cane but i just know it wouldn't dissolve and would look messy in the cup (it'd put me off anyway lol)
  • MrsTinksMrsTinks Forumite
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    You could also replace the candy cane with a chocolate spoon instead :) Take one cheap spoon and dip several times in melted chocolate - use different chocolates and stagger the layers to give a fancy look :)
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  • dallam20dallam20 Forumite
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    Aldi's have individual sachets of hot chocolate 10 sachets per box for 99p which I'm going to use to make these.
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  • mary43mary43 Forumite
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    I'm using a sachet of drinking chocolate, popping in a sachet of chocolate sprinkles I've got and putting it in a snowman mug with a little label for grandson to leave out for santa on christmas eve
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