Hot Cocoa Bar with Marshmallow Snowman Stirrers

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On Christmas Eve this year we served a spread of food, desserts and drinks.  We usually leave the Keurig on with a bowl of KCups and if we remember, we’ll stick some hot chocolate packets on the counter as well.

This year, I decided that we just HAD to set up a HOT COCOA BAR.  Okay, okay, in reality I had an abundance of candy canes and marshmallows that needed to be used up.  But the whole thing turned out so cute – everyone got a kick out of it.

The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to toppings, but we offered:

mini marshmallows
crushed candy canes
chocolate covered peppermint sticks (from ALDI)
whipped cream

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The marshmallow snowmen were easily the hit of the party.  They were so easy to make.  Simply take a wooden kabob skewer and spear three regular sized marshmallows.  Use edible cake markers to draw features on the marshmallows (eyes, mouth, carrot nose, buttons).  Take a small pretzel stick, break it in two, and stick in each side of the middle marshmallow for arms.  Wrap a piece of Fruit-by-the-Foot (we cut ours in half lengthwise to make them thinner) around the top and middle pieces for a scarf.  Place a Hershey Kiss on top for his hat!

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I was so proud of these little guys!  Then my awesome husband had some fun of his own – totally mocking my cute snowmen.  Okay, okay, it was funny.

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