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    • bravobeastie
    • By bravobeastie 30th Sep 08, 7:42 PM
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    Snowman Soup Questions (merged)
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    • 30th Sep 08, 7:42 PM
    Snowman Soup Questions (merged) 30th Sep 08 at 7:42 PM
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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.



    Back to the original post...

    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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    • ikkle87
    • By ikkle87 30th Sep 08, 7:51 PM
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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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    • 30th Sep 08, 7:57 PM
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    • 30th Sep 08, 7:57 PM
    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:
    Originally posted by bravobeastie

    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,
    • bravobeastie
    • By bravobeastie 30th Sep 08, 7:58 PM
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    • 30th Sep 08, 7:58 PM
    Ingredients
    • 1 cup hot chocolate
    • cup M & M's or crushed Christmas candy
    • 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
    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 30th Sep 08, 8:06 PM
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    • 30th Sep 08, 8:06 PM
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    • 30th Sep 08, 8:06 PM
    I think they mean "mix to make up a mugs worth" - that's certainly how I've read it LOL
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  • rwaite
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    • 30th Sep 08, 11:14 PM
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    • 30th Sep 08, 11:14 PM
    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
    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 1st Oct 08, 6:53 AM
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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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    • bravobeastie
    • By bravobeastie 1st Oct 08, 7:17 AM
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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)
    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 1st Oct 08, 9:08 AM
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    • 1st Oct 08, 9:08 AM
    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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    • dallam20
    • By dallam20 1st Oct 08, 9:44 AM
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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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  • mary43
    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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    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 7th Oct 08, 10:19 AM
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    Here's my snowman soup for my boys and OH (and one for me otherwise I will be left out!). I've got a mug each for them to go with it. I'm not sure whether to give it to them on Xmas Eve or Xmas Day? Xmas Eve I think with the other bits and bobs I've got/doing for the boys. I used 2 qunatities of instant hot chocolate (Cadburys), sprinkling of chocolate chips and enough marshmallows for 2 mugs.

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  • RustyFlange
    They look fantastic!!! I ordered 15 cello bags yesterday from the seller you used. When they arrive I will dissapear out looking for marshmallows/drinking chocky and other bits. how did you get the chocky to stay in the bottom and not mix?
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    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 7th Oct 08, 10:37 AM
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    They look fantastic!!! I ordered 15 cello bags yesterday from the seller you used. When they arrive I will dissapear out looking for marshmallows/drinking chocky and other bits. how did you get the chocky to stay in the bottom and not mix?
    Originally posted by RustyFlange
    Thanks Rusty I followed advice on one of the websites showing how to do snowman soup and put the hot chocolate powder in a bag, sealed it up (I twisted bag and stuck with selotape), cut rest of cello bag away, put inside another bag and added the chocolate chips and marshmallows. It all sits together well, you just use twice as many bags this way I'm going to make up a couple more to add to pressies as have some stuff left over.
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  • RustyFlange
    Thanks Rusty I followed advice on one of the websites showing how to do snowman soup and put the hot chocolate powder in a bag, sealed it up (I twisted bag and stuck with selotape), cut rest of cello bag away, put inside another bag and added the chocolate chips and marshmallows. It all sits together well, you just use twice as many bags this way I'm going to make up a couple more to add to pressies as have some stuff left over.
    Originally posted by rainmac
    Hmmmm I will need some more bags then!!! Thanks Rainmac appreciated
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    • Glpark01
    • By Glpark01 7th Oct 08, 11:32 AM
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    Those are fab, perfect for my xmas hampers x x
    • vikki_louise
    • By vikki_louise 12th Oct 08, 1:40 PM
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    snowman soup?
    I often see people talking about snowman soup but cant find a post with what it is exactly, and how to do it etc. I came across a lovely one a few years back but was american and had things like hershy kisses etc. Could someone point me in the right direction please?

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  • 98jdougl
    have a nosey on the crafty for christmas board... there are some links to different websites there

    alternatively just type snowman soup into google
  • coxy07
    http://organizedchristmas.com/snowman-soup
    google snowman soup. Tere are many recipes.
    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 12th Oct 08, 2:00 PM
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    There's a thread here...

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1189961&highlight=snowman+soup
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