Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shhhhhhh!

Don't tell ANYBODY, but here's what I was making all those bags for last night:


Little holiday gifts of yummy goodness--hot chocolate mix in a cup with a candy cane topped with a chocolate dipped marshmallow. Want to know how to make them?

I won't explain step by step on the bags, but I made little bags about 4-1/2" x 3-3/4" and sewed the center of an 8" length of ribbon into one of the side seams about 1" down from the top to tie each of the bag closed.


I found a pretty good hot chocolate mix HERE, and I put a little less than a half cup of mix into each zipper-topped plastic snack sized bag, which I then tucked into the fabric bags and tied closed.

For the candy canes, I peeled the plastic covering away from about 1-1/2" of each of the straight ends and stuck them into large marshmallows. In the microwave, I melted semi-sweet chocolate baking squares and dipped the marshamallow end of each candy cane into the melted chocolate and rolled them in colored candy sprinkles.

I made the tags using a digital download I'd bought on Etsy and mounted them onto paper shipping tags; I added instructions for making a cup of hot chocolate to the tags. Finally, I made a trip to the thrift store to purchase a nice assortment of microwave-safe mugs--most were 49 cents each.


Oh, and the most important part? See that Santa mug? That's my own personal mug. (Not 49 cents at the thrift store either.) I taste tested the recipe out on myself. Yum! I think these little gifts are going to be much appreciated!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you AGAIN for THIS great idea!! I'm copying it for next year. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Florence

kimland said...

Awesome gift idea, thanks for sharing...yum!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Great gift idea!! I love it! You are very clever. I'll have to remember this for next year.

Judy in Michigan said...

OMG - that idea is a keeper! You are amazing! Thank you for ALL your ideas all year long. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and good health for 2011.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You are so creative! I love this idea! And the mugs are darling.

Gwen said...

Looks great! Some great mugs you found. I made some of the dipped marshmallow on lollipop sticks and covered them with individual bags for lollipops. This worked great for mailing with chocolate mix. Have a great Christmas!

Lady of the Cloth said...

These are so cute, I did this one year for co-workers and put coffee and a small tube of hand cream in the bag too with a tag that said something like coffee and cream. I had forgotten about it. Now yours are much more clever and I just love the marshmallow and candy cane. Merry Christmas.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Wow, never have seen that before - you have a special touch. Peace and Joy come to you ...

sunny said...

Cute and yummy!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute! Love the marshmallow cane!