Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Sticks & Marshmallow Snowmen

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Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

Christmas. Pretty hectic time of year right? By November your diary is rapidly filling up for December. Work parties, school parties, children’s nativity, carol singing, light switch on, mall Santa trips, present buying, baking, decorating. It’s easy for the whole of the festive season to fly by without actually spending a moment to breathe and have a quiet moment with your children at home. Am I right? We are here to encourage you all to take an hour out of your busy schedules, put down your phones and enjoy your offsprings by doing a super simple food craft and enjoying a mug of hot chocolate in front of an episode of The Super Simple Show, the Christmas episode. Ready to invite your family to a cozy Christmas Special pyjama party? We’ve even got printable festive invitations! Download them here.

Hot Chocolate Candy Cane

  • Silicone ice tray/cupcake or muffin silicone tray
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 450g milk chocolate
  • Candy Canes
  • Deep silicone ice cube mould or a cupcake mould.
  • Wooden skewers
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

Instructions:

  1. In a safe microwaveable bowl melt the chocolate.
  2. In a stand-alone mixer, or a bowl with handheld mixer pour in the sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Give a quick whirl of the mixer or a spoon to incorporate them all.
  3. Pour in the melted chocolate and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Using a spoon, carefully fill up the silicone mould.
  5. Push in your candy canes into the centre of each section. Your mixture should be thick enough that the candy canes stand upright by themselves. If they do not, place two wooden skewers on either side to hold the candy canes in place while the chocolate hardens.
  6. Leave to cool and harden in the fridge for a few hours.
  7. When solid remove them from the moulds. Warm up a mug full of milk and when steaming, stir your Hot Chocolate Candy Canes into them and watch them melt away. Keep stirring once the chocolate has melted to get a peppermint tint as the candy cane begins to melt too.

Now for your Marshmallows…

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

Marshmallow Snowmen

For North:

You will need:

  • Wooden skewer
  • White medium sized marshmallows
  • Strawberry laces
  • Strawberries/Hersey kisses
  • Black icing pen
  • Toothpicks or something similar
  • Heart sweets (something like Haribo hearts)

For Yuki:

You will need:

  • Wooden skewer
  • White medium sized marshmallows
  • Pink little marshmallows
  • Toothpicks or something similar
  • Pink heart chocolates/sweets
  • Black icing pen

We will be making the Snowman (North) in the instructions below:

Instructions:

  1. Take one strawberry and cut off the stem bit off.
  2. Take your wooden skewer and pierce it through the bottom of the strawberry. Don’t let it go through the top of it.
  3. Now slide through three white marshmallows all the way up to the bottom of the strawberry.
  4. With some strawberry laces tie a little scarf around the bottom of the top marshmallow.
  5. With the black icing pen and a toothpick, draw your snowman/woman’s face on the top marshmallow.
  6. Stick two toothpicks on either side of the middle marshmallow and at the ends slide in a heart sweet for mittens.
  7. Your Marshmallow Snowmen are now ready to be eaten or swirled into your hot chocolate.
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

So, now you have your hot chocolate and your marshmallow snow-people, all you have to do is take half an hour out of your busy day, snuggle up on your sofa with your children and have a hygge moment with your family.

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Grace Selous BullContributor

Grace Selous Bull is an arts education author and freelance blogger. Her book, ‘Potty About Pots: arts and crafts for home and school’ is aimed at children from 5-12 years old and takes them through a journey of ceramics through time. Her blog, The Rainbow Tree, explores all aspects of arts and crafts, and is aimed at children of all ages.  She is a full time Mummy of two girls, both of whom love being creative, and is married to her husband, Andrew, who does not. Follow her on twitter.


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