Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®.
This Winter, our family has been hit hard in our family with the sickies. Both kids have had urgent care and ER visits after they started having breathing issues from croup. Not a fun way to spend our winter break from school -- such a bummer. There were many beautiful snowy days during which we really wanted to get outside and play in the snow, but due to this terrible virus hanging around, we have had to find things to do inside to celebrate our winter fun.
Last weekend we decided to make our own snowflakes and enjoy some kid friendly hot cocoa to enjoy the last couple of days of winter break before heading back to school. Sometimes we have to get creative when the kids just want to jump in the snow banks but still have a terrible coughs and runny noses.
Hot Cocoa Snack Pack® Pudding Cups
These Hot Cocoa Snack Pack® Pudding Cups came out so adorable and the kids loved the idea because they didn't have to worry about burning their tongues on their hot cocoa. Plus, they were the perfect treat to enjoy while we did some snowflake crafts.
What you will need to create your own Hot Cocoa Snack Pack® Pudding Cups:
Snack Pack® pudding cups (chocolate)
Candy for topping
1. Take the easy to remove lid off of the chocolate Snack Pack® pudding cups. I kept ours at room temperature so we could use the paper straws.
2. Top each cup with a few mini marshmallows.
3. Top marshmallows with a good amount of Reddi Wip.
4. Sprinkle candy on top of the Reddi Wip.
5. Cut paper straws in half and place one half in each cup.
6. If served at room temperature, the pudding will be able to be sucked through the straw!
Once we made our Hot Cocoa Snack Pack® Pudding Cups we started making our snowflakes. I had Jeremy cut out the snowflakes with the kids while I prepared their pudding cups. Once the snowflakes were cut we had the kiddos start coloring them. They thought this was so much fun, especially because there was snow on the ground outside.
When we have these types of craft sessions I love watching Jude and Teagan's creative personalities come out. Teagan worked on one snowflake the whole time and Jude did at least three! All of them turned out so pretty and added a ton of personality and color to the front window.
Such a fun weekend project for when we couldn't make it outside and the fun Hot Cocoa Snack Pack® Pudding Cups made it even more memorable.
I love finding desserts and treats for the kids that I know they will enjoy but I can also get creative with. I have said it before: I will never be the bento mom but, I can certainly be the mom that surprises the kids with yummy pudding cup treats like these!
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* All Snack Pack® products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack Gels.
What mix-ins will you be adding to your Winter Snack Pack®?