The snowman is a fun and friendly character that is popular not only for winter holidays but all season long. "Frosty" is perfect for adding personality to festive cold-weather treats and snacks, to dress up your holiday buffet table, or serve as edible winter party favors. No matter the occasion, a snowman is always a welcome guest!
01 of 08
Melting Snowman Cocoa
No one will cry over these delightful melting snowmen! Cute snowman marshmallows are dropped into a mug of hot cocoa just before serving; the heat of the chocolate slowly melts the snowman, creating a creamy white surface. It is best to make the snowmen ahead of time—simply dot on some melted chocolate for the eyes and add any piece of candy you prefer as the nose. A candy cane and a little whipped cream add a nice touch. Kids will love warming up with this whimsical, cold weather treat.
02 of 08
These snowman cupcakes are a jolly addition to any wintertime occasion. Make them as the dessert for a winter party, wrap them up and give out as party favors, or let the kids make their own snowman cupcakes as a fun winter-themed activity.
For this project, you will need vanilla cupcakes, white and chocolate frostings, candy corn, Rolo candy, miniature chocolate cookies, and pretzels. You can bake your own cupcakes or pick some up at the local bakery or grocery store.
First, frost the cupcakes with a generous amount of white frosting, swirling high peaks on top. Then dip a toothpick into the chocolate frosting and use it to “poke” eyes into the marshmallows. Cut a lengthwise slit into the center of the marshmallow. Stick a candy corn into the slit to form the snowman’s nose. Place the marshmallows on top of the cupcakes.
Dab a bit of frosting onto each Rolo candy and stick the candy pieces to the miniature cookies to make snowman hats. Put a bit of frosting on top of each marshmallow and place on the hats. Then stick the pretzels in the top of the cupcake on either side of the snowman's head to look like arms.
03 of 08
Dreary winter days may seem a little bit brighter with this friendly guy around, whether for your own party or to bring to a holiday gathering as a hostess gift. This cake is also a great activity to keep the kids busy the next time you are all snowed in.
With boxed cake mix, store-bought frosting, and some simple candy decorations, this snowman cake is easier to make than you might think, which makes it perfect to whip up and serve for no occasion at all. You will need two round cakes for the body and a square cake to cut into two pieces to make the shape of the hat. Frost the round cakes white and the hat pieces chocolate. Put them in place and then use candies, such as M&Ms, to create the face and buttons.
04 of 08
Frosty Ice Cream Treat
Want to build a snowman that’s the envy of the neighborhood? And one that everyone can enjoy? These ice cream treats are truly frosty—and adorable and delicious!
An impromptu ice cream party can become the highlight of a snow day at home when the sundaes resemble snowmen. All you need is vanilla ice cream, marshmallows, peanut butter cups (or other candy for the hat), and licorice for the arms. To make the eyes, nose, and mouth you can use melted chocolate, chocolate frosting, or edible markers.
You will want to make the snowmen ahead of time so the ice cream doesn't melt while you're decorating and assembling. Draw the face on the marshmallow and use a dab of frosting to adhere the hat to the top. Then add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream to each bowl, top with the snowman head, and stick in two pieces of licorice for the arms.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Snowman Candy Bars
These snowman treats are perfect as party favors and stocking stuffers. Although not round in shape, the snowman candy bars are too cute to resist. Simply wrap your kids’ favorite candy bars in plain white paper and then decorate it in fun snowman fashion. (Or have the kids decorate the plain white wrappers themselves as a cool party craft.) Googly eyes and stickers work well for the face and buttons, and red crepe paper is ideal as a scarf.
06 of 08
Sledding Snowman Treats
These sledding snowmen are a fun, edible party craft for guests to make. Or, make them ahead of time and hand them out as game prizes or cute favors that kids can take home and enjoy later. They also make an adorable addition to your holiday dessert table.
It only takes minutes to transform a few simple treats into cute, sledding snowmen. You will need graham crackers, candy canes, marshmallows, pretzel sticks, orange candy (for the nose), and melted chocolate, chocolate frosting, or edible markers for the eyes. You will also need frosting to act as the glue.
First, place a full graham cracker on top of two candy canes (hook facing up) that are spaced apart so the whole thing looks like a sled. Secure with frosting. While that dries, draw the eyes and add the nose to one marshmallow and then use the frosting to glue it to another marshmallow, one on top of the other. Poke the pretzel sticks on either side of the bottom marshmallow to look like arms. Now secure the snowman to the graham cracker with frosting.
07 of 08
Here’s a snowman you can put in the oven! You will need raw pizza dough, white sauce, mozzarella cheese, and toppings to make this snowman pizza. Just mold your pizza dough into the shape of a snowman and top with your favorite white sauce and mozzarella cheese. A combination of olives and pepperoni slices works well for the eyes, mouth, and buttons; and here's a treat where you can use a carrot for the nose!
If you're looking for something simpler, another option is to make individual snowman pizzas with English muffin halves. Simply top with white sauce, cheese, and toppings and bake until melted.
08 of 08
Deconstructed Snowman Party Mix
This snack mix is a fun twist on your friendly Frosty. Miniature marshmallows are the main ingredient in this party mix meant to resemble deconstructed snowmen. You simply pour the marshmallows into a large bowl and then add thin pretzel sticks (snowman arms), mini chocolate chips (snowman eyes), candy corn (noses), mini peanut butter cups or Rolos (hats), and red string licorice (scarves). Kids can eat by the handful or put together their own miniature snowmen!
Serve at your party or bag it up and add labels that read: "Snowman Party Mix" to send home as favors.