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Whether you’re looking for a holiday activity to do with your kids, a fun treat to give away to your neighbors, or just have a sweet tooth, melted snowman bark is a fun, easy, and delicious Christmas treat that is sure to be a fan-favorite!
Like my reindeer bark and grinch bark, this adorable melted snowman bark adds a pop of festivity to any holiday treat table, cookie tray, or gift basket! This easy-to-make Christmas candy is as cute as it is delicious and tends to steal the show.
These snowman treats feature a base of white chocolate almond bark and OREOs decorated with candy to create a whimsical treat that looks like a real snowman. With mini M&M buttons and gumdrop and Twizzler earmuffs, kids and adults alike will love decorating and snacking on these adorable little snowmen. For another adorable melting snowman dessert check out my melting snowman cupcakes.
You can even get creative and personalize these adorable snowmen with different types of candy and decorations. Pick up a few of your favorite seasonal treats or use up some of that leftover gingerbread house candy—with a little imagination, you can use almost anything to bring these melted snowmen to life!
We Love This Recipe Because It’s…
- Fun to make and even more fun to eat!
- A tasty 30-minute, no-bake treat.
- A fun way to get your kids involved in the kitchen during the holiday season.
- Perfect for giving away as edible gifts or serving at holiday parties.
- A great way to use up any leftover gingerbread house or Halloween candy you may have lying around.
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.
- Vanilla Almond Bark—The sweet and creamy base that holds all your other goodies together. White candy melts would work instead of almond bark as well. You could even use dark chocolate candy melts… but then you would have brown snowmen.
- Golden Oreos — You’re welcome to use any kind of Oreos, but I like the light vanilla flavor of the golden Oreo cookies, plus they are the perfect light color to make sure that they can’t be seen through the almond bark.
- Gumdrops — Choose your favorite kind of gumdrops to use as the earmuffs for your Snowmen. Dots are a great option for this!
- Twizzlers — A few strands of a pull ‘n’ peel cherry Twizzler will be used to connect your gumdrop earmuffs.
- Mini M&Ms — These small milk chocolate candies are the perfect size to make the buttons for these melted snowmen! You could use brown mini M&Ms or small candy eyes as the snowman’s eyes if you wanted instead.
- Cookie Icing — Cookie icing, in black and orange, is used to add some fine details such as the carrot nose, the eyes, and the mouth. This helps your snowy friends really come alive! I found these easy-to-use cookie icings at Walmart. You could also use an edible ink marker.
Just like how snowmen come in all different shapes and sizes, you can customize this fun recipe to make it uniquely yours by using different candy decorations. Below are a few ideas to get you started.
- Pretzel sticks make great arms.
- For a spicy surprise use Red Hots for the buttons instead of M&Ms.
- Skip the earmuffs and use Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as top hats!
- Use an orange Tic Tac or orange sprinkle as the snowman’s carrot nose.
How to Make Melting Snowman Candy
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: Heat your almond bark in a glass bowl in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until it becomes completely melted and smooth.
Step 2: Use a few spoonfuls of the melted chocolate to stick your Oreos to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Be sure to space them out and place them where you would like the faces of your snowmen to be.
Step 3: Pour the remaining melted almond bark over the rest of the baking sheet, being sure to fill in all empty spaces.
Step 4: Add 3 mini m&m buttons under each snowman.
Step 5: Add gumdrops (sliced in half) on either side of the Oreos. These will become earmuffs!
Step 6: Place a piece of pull-apart Twizzlers above each snowman head to connect the gumdrops.
Step 7: Use orange cookie icing to draw a carrot nose on each snowman. Use black icing to draw dots to resemble coal eyes and mouth.
Step 8: Allow the decorated snowman almond bark to set until matte in color and firm to the touch. Then cut with a hot knife, serve, and enjoy!
Melted snowman Christmas bark does not need to be refrigerated, it can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 1 week. However, if you live in a warmer climate and are worried about the bark melting, you can refrigerate it.
I like to serve these sweet melted snowman chocolate barks either as a gift or at a holiday party. If served at a party or holiday dinner, serve it already broken apart and on a pretty platter. If giving away as a gift, put individual pieces in clear bags and tie them with a festive ribbon. Melted snowman white chocolate bark goes great with hot cocoa, coffee, wassail, or eggnog!
Expert Tips and Tricks
- Have all of your candy ready and make sure to work fast as you’re adding the candy to your candy bark. Almond bark sets quickly!
- Don’t forget to line your cookie sheet with parchment paper. This will make transferring your melted snowman bark much easier.
- Avoid using white chocolate chips in place of the almond bark. Once these chips have been melted, they will only harden when cold. At room temperature, they will be a melty mess.
Melting Snowman Chocolate Bark FAQ
Almond bark can be melted in the microwave! Place your almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval. Do this until all the Almond Bark is completely melted and smooth.
I like using a hot knife to cut my melted snowman bark into shards. You can warm a sharp knife by running it under hot water or holding it over an open flame for a few seconds. Alternatively, you can use a butter knife or toothpick to score the bark before it’s set. This will allow you to control where the bark splits when breaking it apart by hand.
I hope that you enjoy this melted snowman bark recipe as much as we do and that it becomes a holiday tradition that you and your kids will look forward to making every Christmas season!
More Easy Dessert Ideas for Christmas
- Christmas Jello Poke Cake
- Reindeer Brownies
- Christmas Chex Mix
- Peppermint Bark
- Marshmallow Snowman Pops
- No-Bake Avalance Cookies
Melted Snowman Bark
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt almond bark in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spoon, place 12 dollops of melted white chocolate around the baking sheet where you want your snowman faces to be. Top each with an oreo cookie then cover with the melted white candy.
- Pour the remaining melted almond bark on the baking sheet to fill in all the spaces between and around the Oreos.
- Add 3 mini m&ms under each cookie for the buttons.
- Place gumdrops on the sides of each cookie. Use a piece of Twizzlers pull and peel candy to connect the gumdrops to make ear muffs.
- Use the black icing to pipe on dots for the snowman’s eyes and mouth. Use orange icing to make carrot noses.
- Allow the bark to set for a few hours at room temperature or pop the baking sheet in the fridge to speed up the process. It should set in the fridge within 1 hour.
- Dip a knife in hot water, wipe it dry, then carefully cut the pieces of bark apart.