My cheer chicks love to bring their teammates holiday goodies. This year they are on multiple teams so I thought long and hard to come up with a treat that would be fun but inexpensive. The girls know I am way too busy to bake or make homemade candies this year. We were stumped until Maddie’s face lit up and she shouted, “Snowman Poop” to which Becca replied, “Gross!!” I explained to Becca that Maddie and I had seen a really cool craft. You just print out the Snowman Poop poem and put some marshmallows in a bag. Maddie decided this we needed to upgrade this plain marshmallow treat. What could we do to jazz up these plain marshmallows? Then it came to us, everything is better with chocolate and it fits the theme of the craft. So, I came up with a couple of ways to incorporate chocolate into our snowman poop treats.
1 bag large marshmallows
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 milk chocolate bar
In a double boiler combine chocolate chips and chocolate bar. Allow mixture to melt. When mixture is completely melted and smooth, dip half of the marshmallows in the chocolate. Place chocolate side up on a try lined with wax paper. Place in refrigerator for at least a half hour (chocolate hardens better if placed in the fridge)
Mini Snowman Poop
1 bag mini marshmallows
3 TB sugar
2 TB cocoa powder
Combine sugar and cocoa powder in a large plastic sandwich bag and shake to mix. Pour mini marshmallows into bag and shake to coat marshmallows with sugar mixture.
I found some really cute snowman bags at the dollar store. You can find the snowman poop poem printables on a lot of blogs. Search free printable snowman poop poem. I found a few that I like. We put a scoop of the mini marshmallows in first and then put about 5 of the large chocolate dipped marshmallows on top. I then closed the top with two different colored ribbon that held the poem label.
I was able to make enough holiday goodies for Maddie’s whole school team plus a couple of extras for under $5 (15 treat bags). Most of the girls had never heard of snowman poop, but they were excited to try it out. The girls ate them up and also enjoyed sharing them with their other friends at the basketball game that night. I hope this helps you stay in your holiday budget while providing some fun treats for your kids to share with their friends.