Tuesday, January 12, 2010
As I mentioned, yesterday, our youth group at church is hosting an Appreciation Luncheon for our senior members this Saturday. I've been working on some of the finer details of that project this week. The event will have a winter/snowman theme, so I'm making take-home favors that are bags of, "Snowman Soup".
Snowman Soup is a little baggie filled with hot cocoa mix, snowballs (mini-marshmallows, 2 kisses (Hershey's) and a stirrer (mini candy cane). It is accompanied by this tag:
"When it's so cold that you hollar and whoop,
It's time to bring out the Snowman Soup!
Pour the packet in a mug
Add the snowballs, too
And throw in the kisses from the snowman to you.
Now fill with hot water
and use the cane to stir it.
Sip slowly and soon you'll feel
the warm winter spirit!"
Here's the recipe that I used to make the Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix:
1 1/2 C Splenda
1 C powdered non-dairy creamer (Coffee-mate is good)
1 C dry milk powder
3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
-In a blender or food processor, combine all dry ingredients. Mix well and store in an air-tight container.
-To serve, put 2 to 3 TBSP in a mug and fill 2/3 full with hot water and stir.
-For Snowman Soup favors-put 2 TBSP cocoa mix, 2 unwrapped Hershey's Kisses, 4 mini-marshmallows and 1 wrapped mini peppermint candy cane in a small baggie, Tie at the top with twist-tie or colorful ribbon; add tag with picture of snowman and poem.
Note: 2 TBSP of mix without additional candies has:
1.8 g fat
1 mg cholesterol
I will be at these swaps today: