Hot cocoa is one of the best winter drinks, especially when it’s enjoyed while curled up under a blanket. To make the experience even better, you have to check out the hot cocoa snowmen at Trader Joe’s. Each one actually melts into a cup of rich, sweet hot chocolate.
We have to say, making hot cocoa like this may be just as fun as drinking it!
How Does This Snowman Work?
It’s easy. You simply place the chocolaty snowman in a mug of warm milk, watch him melt, stir and enjoy. According to the Trader Joe’s blog: “He’ll bob and tip, like he’s enjoying a cozy bath…until he starts to melt away.”
Then, as the body of the white chocolate snowman melts, a plethora of mini marshmallows and milk chocolate drops will pop out to add even more creamy flavor to your mug. Just stir and your cocoa is ready to sip.
This internet is already loving the melting snowmen right now, according to Trader Joe’s superfan @TraderJoesObsessed who couldn’t help but share a snap of this adorable little guy on Instagram.
P.S. if you’re looking for something even sweeter to treat yourself with this year, try Trader Joe’s oh, so creamy eggnog liqueur.
Is This a Limited Edition Treat?
Of course! You can only find these drinkable treasures through the holiday season, so be sure to snag one (or a whole bunch) at your Trader Joe’s. Each hot cocoa snowman is only $1.99, so we expect them to go fast.
If TJ’s is sold out, Plan B is instant hot cocoa. See how the most popular hot cocoa brands ranked in our taste test.
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For my son’s first Christmas home from Iraq, I wanted everything to feel magical. He loves meringue cookies, so I made a big batch of minty snowmen and snowflakes. —Patricia Lindsay, Independence, Kansas
These cute snowmen cookies make fun treats for children's parties. Kids are always willing to chip in and help decorate them. —Sherri Johnson, Burns, Tennessee
These sweet, minty snowmen that are sure to melt hearts. Feel free to experiment with different candies for the decorations. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
And that's not the only melted snowman recipe this season. These melted snowman sugar cookies
are the latest delicious TikTok sensation.
Though they hold their cute snowman shape well, these cookies are still nice and soft. Kids love the design and everyone loves the chocolate flavor packed into the cookie. —Evangeline Bradford, Erlanger, Kentucky
Let your kids use their imagination and decorate their snowman with colorful vegetables and fruit. They may want to leave a few under the tree for Santa to nibble. —Sherry Al-Tamimi, Sugar Valley, Georgia
Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in colored tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast! —Betty Tabb, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
My son and I made these pretzel snowmen using different candies. They make fun table decorations when set in glasses of coconut “snow.” —Carol Berndt, Avon, South Dakota
Both kids and adults will love these yummy pancakes. Invite your little ones to help decorate their snowmen and they'll jump out of bed in a hurry! —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
After an afternoon of sledding, kids will love to warm up with hot chocolate and these special snowman toppers. The snowmen will disappear as they sip and so will the chill on their fingers and toes! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
These gooey-sweet treats are great for dressing up the tree with a little more than the classic popcorn string. And they're yummier and fun for the family, too. — Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
My mom made her basic coconut candy recipe for years, but I took it a step further and created jolly snowman heads. These cute little characters are worth the extra effort because they're always a big hit!
Rio Rancho, Minnesota
Kids will love making these as much as teachers enjoy receiving them. These cute snowmen are sure to bring smiles all around. And the best part? They melt beautifully in hot chocolate. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Each year I choose a different decorating theme for my holiday kickoff party—last time it was snowmen and snowflakes. These cute little snowman mints were fun to make and drew lots of smiles.
—Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Turn that frosting into Frosty! This is one of our favorite ways to build a snowman—indoors! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Get the kids in on the action when you make these cheesecakey cookies—just roll away. The snowmen look adorable on a cookie tray. —Cathy Medley, Clyde, Ohio
My daughter, Hannah, and I came up with this recipe on Christmas Eve when she wanted to make treats for Santa. Building a real snowman is fun, but we think coating one in candy is even cooler! —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia