Thursday, January 12, 2012

Marshmallow Snowmen

I'm still coming off the holiday break and definitely not fully back in the swing of things yet. So I'm little late with my sweet treat of the month for January. But since snowmen in general are so cute and these are easy to make I hope they were worth the wait.

And because outfitting your snowman (or snowperson because I think there are a few ladies in this bunch) is definitely more than half the fun of making one I'm showing a few different ways you can dress them up.

The base design is pretty simple-

I used a jumbo marshmallow for the body and a regular sized marshmallow for the head. To attach them together simple wet the bottom of the head with a few drops of water and stick it to the body.

The arms are pretzel sticks, stuck into the sides of the big marshmallow.

The eyes, mouth and buttons are chocolate dots made with a tooth pick.

The nose is a candy coated mini chocolate chip sprinkle. I attached it using a small dot of melted chocolate.

The scarves are made from candy clay. The recipe can be found here... and if you've never worked with it before it's basically like edible play-dough (YUM).

Some have rosy cheeks (drawn on with a food coloring marker).

And a few have knit hats (made from more candy clay)

And if you want a more traditional look try a top hat.

To make the hats slice off 1/4 of the marshmallow (go ahead an eat this piece cause it's extra.. or save them for cocoa). Dip the 3/4 piece into melted chocolate and let it dry. Once that's set, spoon a circle of melted chocolate into parchment paper to make a brim and place your chocolate dipped marshmallow in the center. Allow the entire thing to dry then place onto your snowman's head and glue in place with a little melted chocolate.

These snowmen are simple and fun to make. They'd be a great project for the kids. And I can tell you first hand they go perfectly with a cup of hot cocoa.

When I had them all on the cake stand and put the cover on it instantly made me think of a snowglobe. So I punched some snowflakes out of paper and stuck them to the dome with double stick tape. I love how they look all together with the snowflakes "falling" around them!

Then I thought you could package these individually to look like a little snowglobe if you used an inverted mason jar.

All it took was a little frosting and coconut "snow" on the lid to help hold the snowman in place and more paper snowflakes to decorate the glass. (Although I bet you could probably use white chocolate to draw a few flakes or punch some out of fondant or candy clay.) Packaged like this I think they'd make cute little party favors or something nice to leave on a co-worker's desk!


  1. Love these and how they look in the 'snow'globes! Great tutorial! Blessings from Bama!

  2. Oh my gosh, these make me crave marshmallows! They are so cute. You always impress me with your craftiness. How is it that after all of our communication I still don't have your email. Would you mind sending it to me? I am putting together a welcome email for all of the Impossible Challengers! And thanks a TON for putting the button in your sidebar, I'm so happy you've joined the challenge!

  3. Those are so cute! For some reason I am thinking of hot chocolate! LOL! I am so glad you are joining us for the challenge! I can't wait to see what you create!


  4. i soooooo love these adorable little snowmen!!! they are just too cute for words! i am thrilled that you are joining us in our challenge -- how fabulous is that! sending the best wishes ever and tons of support! hugs...your newest follower!

  5. I love those - I made doughnut hole snowmen for my girls class years ago but they kept falling apart during the drive over! I love these marshmallow cuties! Thanks for posting our challenge button too!

  6. Very cute! I love that they are completely edible. Although i would find it very hard to eat even one of them!

  7. These are super cute! I would love if you would share them at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  8. So cute and creative! My daughter would love these. I'd love for you to join my linky, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, which runs through Friday each week. Have a great day!

  9. My son saw these on my computer and begged me to make some for him too! I love this post! I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays.

  10. These are DARLING!! Love the little top hat! You are MEGA crafty!! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you wan to =-) I also wanted to invite you to link up at my kid oriented linky party TGIF - - I know my readers would love this too!
    Beth =-)

  11. CONGRATULATIONS! Your recipe was one of the top 5 most viewed at CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY last week. Please come over, grab a button and party with us!

  12. These are just adorable! I don't even like marshmallows, but I want to make them simply for the cuteness factor. Although I'm sure my boys would be happy to gobble them up. :)

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