Marshmallow snowman pops are a fun and easy treat to make this holiday season. Give the marshmallow snowmen out as edible Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, or favors for guests at your Christmas party.
The super cute marshmallow snowman treats make a tasty snack on their own or can be used as marshmallow snowman stirrers for hot cocoa. They would make an incredible addition to a hot cocoa bar as well!
Plus these treats would be perfect for making at your next holiday baking exchange, alongside your classic Christmas snowball cookies.
The best part is, you only need a handful or two of simple ingredients to make these adorable snowman snacks. Let’s take a look at what you will need.
This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
- Marshmallows— Three marshmallows will form the base of each snowman’s body.
- Mini M&Ms— To serve as buttons for the snowman snacks.
- Twizzlers Pull ‘n’ Peel Candy— The red strings of candy make a perfect snoman scarf. You could also cut pieces of fruit leather or Fruit by the Foot to form the scarf instead.
- Reese’s Minis— The small chocolate peanut butter candies make tasty chocolate hats for your winter treats.
- Chocolate Chips— to be melted and used to decorate the snowman’s face
- Candy Melts— I colored white chocolate candy melts with orange food coloring to make the snowman’s carrot nose. However, next time I will use orange candy melts to begin with, which would be easier. That way no food coloring is needed. You can find candy melts in the baking section of craft stores and many big box stores.
- White Frosting— Store-bought white icing will be used as the “glue” to hold the different decorations on your marshmallow snowman kebabs.
- Microwave safe bowls
- Spoon for stirring
- Lollipop sticks / treat sticks– small wooden skewers would also work
- Butter knife
HOW TO MAKE MARSHMALLOW SNOWMAN
This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
Step 1: Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well then microwave in additional 15-second increments, stirring between intervals, until melted and smooth. Set aside.
Step 2: Repeat with orange candy melts and set aside.
Step 3: Slide three marshmallows onto each stick.
Step 4: Using a butter knife, add a bit of frosting to the back of 3 M&Ms. Press the M&Ms down the front of the snowman to resemble buttons. I like to use 3 of the same color for each snowman.
Step 5: Pull off a single strand of the Twizzlers candy. Lay it flat on your working surface and place your marshmallow pop in the center. Wrap the candy around the bottom of the top marshmallow and tie it to create a scarf.
Step 6: Using a toothpick and the melted chocolate, draw dots on the snowman to make his eyes and mouth.
Step 7: Using a separate toothpick, dip it into the orange chocolate and use it to draw a nose to complete each snowman’s face.
Step 8: Use a butter knife to add a small blob of frosting to the top of a mini reese’s peanut butter cup. Press the candy onto the top of each snowman’s head to make a hat.
Simply repeat the process to create the desired number of marshmallow snowman pops.
You can place each snowman stirrer in an individual cellophane bag to hand out as party favors at your holiday party. You can also place several in an airtight container and store them at room temperature for up to a day or 2.
Be very careful when storing them so you don’t disrupt the snowman’s accessories, these are very fragile and can become disassembled very easily.
EXPERT TIPS AND TRICKS
- Prep ahead for easy clean up. Line your working surface with parchment or wax paper to catch any melted chocolate drips.
- Add arms. You can add to the side of your snowmen using pretzel sticks. Or use a disposable piping bag and melted chocolate to pipe the arms on.
- Use them as a stirrer. These would be the perfect thing to stir your hot chocolate with. Then leave them in the beverage and watch the snowman melt into your drink, bringing a unique type of sweetness.
- Have the kids help. Give the kids the ingredients, show them how to make one, and then let them loose. Watch them have tons of fun making marshmallow snowmen.
- Skip the marker. You may see some recipes out there telling you to use a Sharpie or a permanent marker to just draw the snowman’s face on, but why would you do that when you can use, safe, edible ingredients instead? You don’t want to eat something that has ink on it!
MARSHMALLOW SNOWMAN POPS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Instead of orange melting candy, there are a few other options you can use. Some of our favorite options to swap these candy melts out for are white chocolate chips or white almond bark colored with a few drops or orange gel food coloring.
I recommend using regular-size, large marshmallows. You need enough room on the marshmallows to create the face and a mini marshmallow simply doesn’t have enough working space.
I know, I’d love to freeze these for later too, but I don’t think they would hold up well when you try to thaw them out. I think they’d fall apart too easily and the texture of the marshmallows may change.
More Creative Christmas Dessert Ideas
- In a small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Stir well then microwave in additional 15-second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Set aside. Repeat to melt orange candy melts; set aside.
- Slide 3 marshmallows onto each lollipop stick.
- Using a butter knife, place a small dab of frosting on the back of three M&M candies and place down the front of each snowman to resemble buttons.
- Using a toothpick and the melted chocolate, place dots on the snowman to form the eyes and mouth.
- Using a separate toothpick, dip it into the melted orange candy and use it to draw a nose on each snowman.
- Use a butter knife to add a small blob of frosting to the top of a mini Reese's peanut butter cup. Press the peanut butter cup onto the top of the snowman pop to form a chocolate hat.
White candy melts, white chocolate chips, or almond bark can be dyed orange with gel food coloring instead of using orange candy melts.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by a third party and intended to serve as an estimate only. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.