Friday, December 19, 2014

Hot Chocolate Snowglobes

Do I have a fun DIY project for you today!  You might have seen a little sneak peek when I shared our home decor on Tuesday.  While scouring Pinterest, I came across lots of ideas for Mason Jar Snowglobes, but if you know me at all, I am all about crafts that can also be delicious treats.  I came up with this idea when I found these adorable mini cookie cutters (while walking around Target's Christmas section for the millionth time).  This whole project is easy to put together, pretty, you can really shake it like a snowglobe, and you can make it into hot chocolate when Christmas is over!  If those reasons don't win you over, I don't know what will!

There are really two parts to this crafts: making the hot chocolate and putting it together.  Everything you see below will make 2 globes.

Part 1: Here's what you will need to make the hot chocolate:
- 2 mini cookie cutters that will fit into mason jars
- 3/4 cup of your favorite chocolate (I chose a mix of bittersweet, dark, and semi sweet)
- 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
- sprinkles
- wax paper
Melt your chocolate together, and once melted, add the milk.  Pour chocolate mixture into cookie cutters on wax paper, and decorate with sprinkles.  Let these harden before continuing on.

Part 2: You'll need:
- hardened chocolate cookie cutters
- mason jars with lids
- chocolate chips
- marshmallows
Start to melt a handful of chocolate chips, but don't melt them all the way.  You want there to still be some hard chocolate chunks, as this makes the best chocolate "glue."  Scoop some of the semi-melted chips onto the lid of the mason jar, place the cookie cutter on top, and cover chocolate with marshmallows.  Once this is dry, place more marshmallows in the mason jar, secure the base to the jar, and shake it up!

Lastly, to make the hot chocolate, I fill the mason jar with half hot milk and half hot water, and stir until all the chocolate is dissolved.  Don't forget to take out the cookie cutter and save it for next year!



Emily said...

This is adorable! I might have to add this to my must-do list next week ;)

Unknown said...

cute idea, i need to start getting crafty! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...


Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my gosh... that is such a cute idea!!!!

Jen said...

This is an awesome idea, I love it!

Angi said...

How cute!!

Ashley said...

This is genius and so unique!

Dee said...

I just posted a Christmas project, too, but I love, love, love your idea even more. See, I knew there was a good reason for me to blog hop today. Merry Christmas to you... :)

Unknown said...

Awesome idea!

Anonymous said...

What a great project to do (and eat!) with a kiddo. Happy weekend :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Such a cute idea and fun for a gift.

Patty said...

Meg this is darling!!! Love this idea thanks for sharing!!!

Unknown said...

How cute are you!!! This is genius!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

So cute and such a great gift idea! Perfect for this time of year :)

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