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!