i should be mopping the floor: Christmas Recipes: Marshmallow Snowman Treats

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christmas Recipes: Marshmallow Snowman Treats


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These Marshmallow Snowman Treats were easy to put together for a quick party with friends. 
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My youngest has been invited to a holiday movie party at a friend's house to kick off the holiday season. They get to wear their jammies, have a {just-for-fun} pillow fight and watch a fun holiday flick together! Each child was asked to bring a holiday treat to share with friends. After chatting about it, we thought creating a marshmallow kabob would be cute...then we kept thinking and came up with marshmallow snowmen! Aren't they so fun? I just love easy dessert recipes.

We made a quick trip to our local Walmart to grab our ingredients {honestly, I usually have most of these items on hand}. I was so excited to find these Kraft Jet-Puffed StackerMallows...they were perfect for the hat brims for our snow friends! We also used regular Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate {I used two boxes} and Baker's Coconut for the bed of snow our friends rested on. I also grabbed some fruit leather to use as scarves. I already had some simple colored icing on hand for their noses.
 
We were super happy with how our snowmen came out! 
Don't they look so happy? 

We started by taking one Jet-Puffed Marshmallow and one StackerMallow and put them onto a short wooden skewer {when serving, make sure parents are aware that there are skewers holding these treats together}. I dabbed some melted Baker's chocolate in between the two marshmallows to hold them together.


Then I used more of the Baker's chocolate {melted according to package directions} to coat both pieces together, forming the top hat. I recommend first setting on a rack to let the excess chocolate drip off. Before they set up, move them to wax paper so they don't stick to the rack. You can pop them in the refrigerator to quicken the hardening process.


Prepare a nice "backdrop" for the snowmen with a bed of snow...aka Baker's sweetened coconut flakes.  


After the chocolate is hardened on the hats, you can assemble your friends:
1. Skewer three Jet-Puffed Marshmallows under the top hat for your snowman's body.
2. Stretch your fruit leather a bit {after cutting it to size} and wrap it around your snowman's neck.
3. Use more of the chocolate to dab on "coal" eyes and mouth...I used the end of another skewer, but a toothpick would work well, too. 
4. Use icing {can color it with food coloring} to draw on a carrot nose. 


I also grabbed a box of mocha-flavored Maxwell House K-Cups to bring as a hostess gift for the mom of our party-thrower {and for all of the moms to enjoy at the party}! Our friends just got a new Keurig, so this was the perfect little something! :)


It's a winter wonderland on a platter! 
Easy dessert recipes make the holidays that much more enjoyable and less stressful.

We had so much fun with some of our favorite Kraft products. 
To check out all of the products you can use for quick entertaining this holiday season, check them out here.


For more awesome holiday fun, check out these ideas from my friends at Kraft:


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20 comments:

  1. Adorable! So doable for a non kitchen mom like me
    Thanks for the great idea. I am running to the store for the ingrwdients!

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  2. Love this idea!! So very cute!

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  3. These are honestly the cutest ever!!!! I've gotta make these with Alea this winter!

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  4. these are so cute. i hope i have to bring snack to my kids winter party this year!

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  5. How cute are these! Love them. :)

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  6. I think I will use these on longer skewers so they can 'stand' near my gingerbread christmas tree.

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  7. so cute ! I'd love if you shared this on #kidsinthekitchen linky this week http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2013/11/making-mini-muffin-corn-dogs-kidsinthekitchen.html

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  8. These little snowmen are adorable and kids would love them! I think my tween would be able to help me make them. #client

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  9. This is so cute and fun, perfect to do with my kids for a hot chocolate party!

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  10. Stopping by from MakingTheWorldCuter party and these snowmen are adorable!

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  11. Adorable, Kristi, thanks for sharing!

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  12. Hi and OMG these are just too stinking cute! I so want to make these with my daughter! TFS at freedom friday. Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  13. My boys would flip if I surprised them with hot cocoa and these marshmallow snowmen as an after school snack one day. These are seriously precious and creative, Kristi! Pinned, and I can't wait to make them. :)

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  14. Oh my, absolutely adorable! I love how they are on the coconut snow :) Stopping by from Link Party Palooza.

    Judy @ Season of Sweets

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  15. Stop by Tuesday night - we're featuring these marshmallow treats on Wonderful Food Wednesday this week! Thank you for linking up :)

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  16. Love this! Featuring it tomorrow. :) Thanks for linking up at 'Or so she says...'

    Mariel

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  17. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your snowman project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/marshmallow-snowmen-treats/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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  18. Very cute Kristi! I love them; so cute!

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