Recipe Box: Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Cupcakes

☃️ It's SNOW FUN to make a sweet treat to celebrate winter!

By Heather Wirtz December 6, 2019

Winter is not complete until you make at least one snowman. This one is easy to make and won't melt indoors! Kiddos will enjoy helping to create and — of course — eat this fun, edible craft!

Snowman Cupcakes

  • 24 cupcakes
  • 24 marshmallows
  • 48 mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 24 chocolate kisses, unwrapped (we used candy cane kisses)
  • 48 pretzel sticks
  • 3 or 4 cups white icing
  • ¼ cup orange icing
  • Piping bags
  • Small round tip
  • Medium round tip

How to Build a Snowman:

1.) Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on 50% power until melted, stirring every 30-60 seconds. The melted chocolate will be used as "glue" for the mini chocolate chip eyes.

2.) Line a cookie sheet with foil. Starting with one marshmallow and two mini chocolate chips, dip the flat side of a mini chocolate chip into the melted chocolate and stick onto the marshmallow about a quarter of the way from the top; repeat with the second mini chocolate chip to create eyes. Lay marshmallow flat on the cookie sheet to dry. Repeat this process with all 24 marshmallows.

3.) While the eyes are setting, place orange icing onto a piping bag with a small round tip. Use orange icing to make a "carrot nose" on each marshmallow just under the eyes. To create the carrot effect, squeeze the piping bag while slowly pulling your hand away from the marshmallow.

4.) Place white icing in a piping bag with a medium tip. Pipe icing onto a cupcake using a circular motion starting from the outside edge of the cupcake going towards the middle. Repeat this for three cupcakes and then place one marshmallow in the center of the icing of each cupcake (you want to do this before the icing sets). Repeat with the remainder of the cupcakes.

5.) Using white icing with a medium tip, pipe a small round circle on the top edge of the marshmallow, place one chocolate kiss on the top of the marshmallow, and press gently.

6.) Finally, it is time to give the snowman arms! Place one pretzel stick on each side of the marshmallow and your snowman is complete!

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