Monday, November 2, 2009

Snowman Soup Tutorial!

Our Snowman Soup in a cone bag debuted a few years' back but it still remains our most asked about project!! So, we decided to do a photo step-by-step tutorial to show just how easy (and fun!) it is.



For the ingredients you will need 1 cup of hot chocolate mix (we used the packaged mix but you could use bulk mix if you're doing several cones), 1/4 cup M&M's, mini Kisses or crushed candy canes, 3/4 cup mini marshmallows. You can add a candy cane to be used as a stirring stick.



Fill your first clear 6"x12" cone bag (available at The Essential Packaging Store) with the hot chocolate mix.



Secure the top of the cone bag with ribbon or a twist tie. Cut off the excess top of the bag, above the twist tie.



Insert this filled cone bag into another clear cone bag. It's best to keep the hot chocolate mix in a separate cone bag so that the mix doesn't go all over the candy and marshmallows - it looks a bit messy!!



Tuck the top of the bag down so you can add the chocolate (or crushed candy canes) on top of the filled cone bag. Layer the mini marshmallows on top of the chocolate.



Using a small length of ribbon or tinsel cord tie the top of the cone bag just above the layer of marshmallows.



Finish off you cone bag with a length of  ribbon tied into a simple shoelace bow. Attach the candy cane stirring stick to the bow and you're done!!

These Snowman Soup cone bags are quick and easy to make, plus they make great gifts for teachers, Grandparents, friends and neighbours. For something different, try one of these other ideas below-



try adding some Smarties to the point of your cone bag and filling with caramel corn - yum!



or layer different coloured beans and dried noodles for a bean soup cone bag - makes a fabulous hostess gift!

Hope you've found this Snowman Soup cone bag tutorial helpful - now have fun with this project!!

Anna @ Essential Packaging
www.essentialpackaging.com

2 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a gift! It looks so great!

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  2. I made these last Christmas with my then 4year old son. He gave them to his school teachers and they loved them so much, they all cried!
    We are making them again this year as he has new teachers, but we are using Jelly Beans instead of marshmallows and Grated chocolate instead of Choc chips/buttons.
    Thank you so much for providing all the ideas! Well worth the effort.

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