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Friday, January 15, 2016

Hot Cocoa Snack Pack® Pudding Cups


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.  

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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.

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What you will need to create your own Hot Cocoa Snack Pack® Pudding Cups:


Snack Pack® pudding cups (chocolate)
Mini marshmallows
Reddi Wip
Candy for topping
Paper straws

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Directions:

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. 

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3.  Top marshmallows with a good amount of Reddi Wip.   

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4.  Sprinkle candy on top of the Reddi Wip.

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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! 

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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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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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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This Winter, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack comes in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack.

For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack® on Pinterest and Facebook!


* 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®?



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10 comments:

  1. These Hot Cocoa Snack Pack Pudding Cups look so adorable! My daughter loves pudding cups and marshmallows, so it would be a perfect treat for her! I think these cups would be a big hit on birthday parties too!

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  2. We've made something very similar before. Instead of straws we use those hazelnut sticks you see in coffees!

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  4. This is such a cute and fun idea! My kids are pudding and whipped cream crazy so we will have to try these soon!

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  5. I've been on a pudding kick lately, I never thought about adding marshmallows though. I usually just drown it 50/50 with whipped cream. The snowflakes look like a fun way to spend a quiet day too

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  6. I love the candies on top. you could use this for a Frozen party theme too.

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  7. So cute! I love this idea. My daughter is hosting a Frozen birthday party next month and I think this would be fun. I hope they are all better soon and get outdoor snow days, as well as indoor snowflake parties. 'Til then, this is a sweet way to bring the snow inside.
    :-)
    Traci
    P.S. I pinned this! :-)

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  8. what a cute idea! I used to make pudding all the time, I need to try this as I miss pudding and don't have the time to make it from scratch!

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  9. What a fabulous idea for a snow day snack! I'm sorry your family has been sick- we are dealing with a similar winter here!

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  10. What a pretty snack idea and you mixed in some delicious items. I like to put whipped cream on top, too. I also like crushed nuts and syrup!

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