Thursday, December 11, 2014

Melting Snowman Hot Cocoa Toppers

My daughter is always asking for marshmallows for her hot cocoa and all I had were large ones. They don't melt nicely in hot cocoa unless it is super hot and we don't, for safety reason, heat ours that warm.  This uses whipped topping instead.  Even though it is frozen, the heat from the hot cocoa is just enough to melt it and if you did happen get your cocoa too hot it will help cool it.

Using the decorating design of some snowman cupcakes I made a few years ago I came up with these. I did skip the orange spice drop as noses  The thought of a gummy orange flavored candy floating (or maybe it wouldn't float) in my hot cocoa didn't sound great.  I used orange-colored whipped topping instead. 

Your kids can help you with the chocolate chips and if you need to you can use clean tweezers to place the mini chocolate chips.

Melting Snowman Hot Cocoa Toppers (makes approximately 10)

Small tub whipped topping, thawed
Regular size milk chocolate chips
Mini milk chocolate chips
Orange food coloring gel
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Scoop whipping topping onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Place regular chocolate chips upside down into whipped topping for the eyes.
Color a small bit of whipped topping orange. I colored and mixed it right on the disposable decorating bag. Squeeze on the nose.
Place mini chocolate chips upside down into whipped topping for the mouth. Put in freezer for at least an hour or two. 
To use place on top of hot cocoa.

 Watch your snowman head melt away as you drink your cocoa.
If you feel really creative, with a few tweaks of the face design you can make them look like Olaf, the snowman from the movie "Frozen!" 


  1. Hello!
    Stopped by from Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party. Every time I link something I ue to comment and follow 2 other bloggers.
    I think your post and your little snowmen is so cute that I can't eat it :).

    Good luck and best wishes from me!
    Sinziana from Sparkling Shoes Girl

  2. So adorable and my girls are snowman obsessed especially after Olaf. So going to do this the next time I make them hot chocolate now. Thanks Jenny ;)

  3. These are so cute Jenny! Making them for my kids! Nettie

  4. That is absolutely adorable!!!!

  5. These are adorable!! Such a neat idea! I wonder if I can make these for our holiday party at work... hmm... #onthemenu Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays this week!

  6. Brilliant! I pinned this to try with my kids!

  7. OMG these are so much fun and so cute!!! My kids would love watching their snowmen melt, LOL.

  8. I don't really like marshmallows in my hot chocolate, but these whipped topping-based snowman would make an awesome alternative!