Marshmallow Snowmen

Winter isn't officially here as yet but in some places there have been lots of snow. While we ourselves have had a lot of snow, unfortunately for us there wasn't enough for us to actually go outside and build a snowman. We did have enough to start a snow fight which we all enjoyed. While we missed out on building our snowman, which is something the kids and I as a mom really enjoy doing we did have a few other options. So what's a mom to do when the kids want to build a snowman and there's not enough snow? Well we improvise and do the next best thing. We make marshmallow snowmen! Not only are they fun and easy to make but they are super delicious too. The next time your kids have a snow day with not enough snow, how about making these super delicious marshmallow snowmen.

Here is what you'll need:

Marshmallow Snowman Supplies:

Marshmallows (medium sized)
Pretzel sticks
Oreo cookies
Orange gum drop or Starburst Candy cut into small triangle
Toothpicks (or use royal icing as a 'glue')
Wilton Red Gel
Wilton Black Sparkle Gel

Place two marshmallows on a toothpick (or if making with kids you could stick them together with royal icing)

Use royal icing or the end of a toothpick to attach nose.

With Wilton Black Sparkle Gel put on dots for eyes and mouth

Using Wilton Red Gel put on three dots for buttons on bottom marshmallow

Break pretzel sticks to desired length and insert into bottom marshmallow for arms.

Use royal icing of the end of the toothpick to attach cookie base for stability

For hat take one side of the cookie off of an oreo.  Place on top of the marshmallow head.  Cut a marshmallow in half and place on top (stick with royal icing or sparkle gel icing) to create a hat.

(optional) you can also add licorice to create a scarf.

So the next time you're stuck indoors and the kids want to build a snowman, how about making these marshmallow snowmen? They will enjoy making and eating them as much as you do. I guarantee it!

What fun snacks do you make on a cold and wintery day? 


  1. I feel like it is the year of the snowman! These are cute! Oh hey - DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?? ;)

  2. Love these and we haven't had much snow, but again the girls love snowmen, so totally going to do these with them now :)

  3. I do like snow fights!! Unless the two grown boys are both home and they jump in... they're fine on their own, but together, they get sooooo competitive. #sillyboys The snowmen are cute. :)

  4. Those are totally adorable! I'll have to try this - the boys would love them. Can anyone say Olaf???

  5. These are AWESOME. I'm pinning immediately.
    Isn't it funny that it's not even winter yet? And by the time winter hits, it's already getting marginally lighter every day? Although the cold and snow have already been upon us!

  6. These are adorable! My kids would love to make and eat them

  7. I love these snowmen. We had a bit of snow but not enough for snowmen either but this will surely make my niece and nephew day. They would love to help me make and eat these.

  8. I love their little Oreo cookie hats!

    Oh my goodness these are ADORABLE!

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. They are so cute! I may have to make some of these for the holidays. We love making brownies and cookies on cold days we are stuck inside.

  10. Those are so cute, thank you for sharing. I would like to do this with my kids during their Christmas break.

  11. These are so cute! Pinning it for later!

  12. Awwww... these are so stinkin cute! I want to make some now!

  13. Those are so cute! I will have to make these with my daughters. They would love them! I try to make all sorts of goodies on a cold day. Some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as well.

  14. Ahhh, those are so cute! Not to mention they'd be perfect for my kids Christmas parties coming up!