Have you ever made homemade marshmallows? I have once and it was pretty messy. Sometimes, it’s hard to justify the time and mess of homemade marshmallows when it’s only .99 cents to buy a bag of marshmallows at the store. I will say, that one of the best things about homemade marshmallows, is that you can use cookie cutters to cut out cute shapes. Here’s a shortcut…cool whip! When you freeze cool whip on a cookie sheet, you can cut it out with cookie cutters. It’s like the look of homemade marshmallows without the time (and mess) of actually making marshmallows. It’s so great! This trick will wow your kids, and the best part is that the frozen cool whip will help cool down the hot chocolate.
This time of year things like warm creamy hot chocolate with cool whip snowflakes sure can help you embrace the cold months ahead.
Here’s how to do it:
Just spread some cool whip on a small quarter sized pan lined with tin foil and freeze for an hour or so.
Take your little cookie cutters and press down all the way and pull up. I used the smallest snowflake from this adorable set of snowflake cookie cutters. It’s the look of homemade marshmallows without the time and mess that comes with. Isn’t that great?!
Here’s our favorite recipe for creamy crock pot hot chocolate.
What are you doing to make winter more enjoyable?
*Original Publish Date: January 2013 – sharing again for new readers.