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Star Wars Hot Cocoa Holiday Gift Idea | C-3PO Marshmallows
Did I have you at C-3PO marshmallows? Yup, me too. It’s going to be the most epic holiday season ever for Star Wars fans. Star Wars Episode VII arrives in theaters this December, and all of my Star Wars nerdiness is jumping for joy. Why? Because I’m bringing the hot cocoa and DIY C-3PO Marshmallows. Can we say BEST holiday gifting ever? I know! So today we’re kicking up the holiday gifting to a galaxy far far away kind of level with my Star Wars Hot Cocoa Holiday Gift Idea + DIY C-3PO Marshmallows.
So in case you didn’t know, I grew up with Star Wars. Having an older and younger brother whom both were obsessed with the movies, I was pretty much outnumbered when it came to picking movie night. Needless to say, I can pretty much recite the whole script to Episodes IV through VI (aka big Star Wars nerd) and even got to experience those childhood memories all over again when I watched the original trilogy with my son this summer. So it wasn’t a far stretch at all when the challenge of creating the perfect Star Wars Holiday Gift came up. Surely a crafty mom with high dose of Star Wars love could come up with a epic gift idea, right? Right 🙂
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
First thing’s first. We need hot cocoa. No need to run to the store. We can make our own at home, with stuff you already have! Ready to make your perfect cup of hot cocoa for gifting? Here’s what you will need:
- 2 TBSP of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 TBSP sugar (more or less depending on how sweet you’d like it)
- pinch of salt
Combine and place those ingredients in a seal-able bag. Easy peasy. Be sure to tell your gift giver to add their favorite hot milk (or soy, etc) to their cup and stir in the mix for a tasty homemade hot chocolate!
Lightsaber Stir Stick
Now we need a lightsaber. I mean, it’s not Star Wars Hot Cocoa without a lightsaber. So in true Jedi fashion, we are going to make a green lightsaber stir stick to go with our Star Wars gift set. Here’s what you will need:
- 1 cinnamon stick
- white chocolate
- green food coloring (or red for the Dark Side)
Melt your white chocolate in small microwaveable bowl (or over the stove if preferred). Add a drop of green food coloring and mix to create your Jedi green color. Dip your cinnamon stick about 3/4 of the way into the chocolate mixture. Allow to cool and harden on wax paper.
R2-D2™ Mug with Sound
What’s a Star Wars themed hot cocoa gift idea without an epic mug to put it in? But this is not just any holiday mug, folks. No, this special holiday R2D2 mug sings for joy. Oh yes! Remove the lid and hear R2D2 sing a special version of jingle bells as you sip your hot cocoa. So cool! And guess what? Your one-of-a-kind Star Wars™ R2-D2™ Mug with Sound can only be found at Hallmark. I heart that place, don’t you? They have all of the fun holiday gift ideas this season, including a full section of Star Wars memorabilia!
How cool is this new Kylo Ren mug for Episode VII?
DIY C-3PO Marshmallows
We have hot cocoa. We have a lightsaber. We have R2D2. No dynamic Star Wars duo is complete without C-3PO! As a crowning touch to your epic Star Wars Holiday Gift Idea, we have to have C-3PO marshmallows. So let’s make those!
What You Will Need:
- handful of miniature marshmallows
- yellow food coloring
- black gel icing
- In a small bowl of water, add a few drops of yellow food coloring until you get your desired “golden” C-3PO color.
- Using a spoon, submerge your marshmallows for a few seconds until completely covered in the yellow dye.
- Dry on a cooling rack
- When completely dry, draw a C-3PO face onto one side of the marshmallow like so using your black icing gel and a toothpick. Allow to dry.
- Place your adorable marshmallows into a seal-able bag, alongside your homemade hot cocoa, cinnamon stick lightsaber and your epic R2D2 mug.
Check out my video above to see how to put this whole gift idea together (including R2D2 singing jingle bells!). You now have the perfect Star Wars Holiday Gift, just in time for the Episode VII release! Homemade hot cocoa mix. A lightsaber cinnamon stir stick. C-3PO Marshmallows. And of course, an awesome R2D2 mug from Hallmark to tie it all together.
Take your Star Wars gifting to a galaxy far far away this holiday season with this Star Wars Themed Hot Cocoa Set.Be sure to look for your favorite Star Wars Holiday Gifts and Holiday Cards at Hallmark to make this the most epic holiday season ever!