Nothing says winter has finally arrived more than some freshly fallen, powdery snow. And there’s no better use for snow than to build a snowman. Not only is it an easy way to get the family outside during the coldest months of the year, but it helps to make your house stand out from the pack.
Not only do they make for great front yard decoration, but they also provide plenty of inspirations for easy sweet treats. Warm up this winter with a few snacks inspired by all the Frostys and Olafs of the world.
There’s no easier way to make a snowman treat than with big jet-puffed marshmallows, and these adorable little guys are no exception. To make a 100-percent edible snowman, skewer three large marshmallows on a candy cane with the top “hook” broken off. Then, using white icing as glue, adhere a Hershey kiss as a top hat and M&Ms on his body for buttons. Complete the look with eyes and a mouth made out of black icing and wrap a string of licorice between the first and second marshmallow for a scarf. This incredibly simple, no-bake snack is almost too cute to eat.
Melted Snowman Bark
The sad reality of winter is that not every snowman makes it to spring. Temperatures rise and fall, killing off many melted snowmen (and women). Turn this seasonal tragedy into something sweet with this melted snowman-inspired bark. Cut peanut butter cups and orange Starburst in half to act as hats and noses, respectively. Also keep M&Ms, chocolate chips, and pretzels sticks on hand to act as buttons, eyes, and arms. Melt a bag of white chocolate chips, pour the melted white chocolate into a rectangle pan, and place the various snowman parts across the pan. Just be sure to act quickly before the melted snowman freezes back up again!
Oreo Snowmen Lollipops
The circle shape (and deliciousness) of Oreos and similar sandwich cookies make a great base for many small snacks, but for winter, turn this after-school snack into snowmen! Simply insert a sucker stick into the sandwich cookie filling. Dip the cookie into a bowl of melted white chocolate in order to coat it. Before the white chocolate cools, stick an orange Tic-Tac (cut in half) in the middle of one side of the cookie to create a nose. Allow the chocolate-dipped cookies to cool in the fridge. Add eyes and a nose with black frosting to complete his smiling face!
Rice Krispies Snowmen
Another everyday snack gets a cold weather makeover. Turn your average Rice Krispies Treat into a snowman with a few easy steps. Make a normal Rice Krispies Treat, but instead of pressing them into a pan make large, medium, and small balls to form your snowman. While the treats are still warm and sticky, stack the snowman. Then, decorate away using pretzel sticks for arms, licorice or other ribbon candy for a scarf, and your favorite circular candies (e.g., M&Ms, mini-marshmallows, chocolate chips) for eyes, noses, and mouths.