Monday, December 13, 2010

Snowman Treats

Hannah and I made these snowman treats this morning. The pictures came out so well and the treats are super cute, I just couldn't wait to post them.  I hope they make it to her preschool party tomorrow... they are REALLY tasty!

We started off with wooden skewers, marshmallows, Oreos, pretzel sticks, Tic Tacs, candy melts, chocolate frosting, Rolos and Fruit by the Foot.

For the happy snowmen I used this idea as a jumping off point.

I liked this project because Hannah could help at almost every step.  She skewered the men, unwrapped the Rolos, put the noses in and kept up a running dialog of how great of a job I was doing on the faces.


I took a bunch of pictures of the process but honestly, it is pretty easy to figure out just by looking at the end result.  It's a little hard to see the hats but trust me, they are super cute too.  We made them by sticking a Rolo to an Oreo with a little bit of chocolate frosting.


HOW CUTE IS THAT?!

Here's another one.


The melted snowman on the other hand were a little more difficult.  Here's where I got the idea.

Make sure you use a pan with high sides.  You're going to want to cover them with foil so they don't brown up too much in the oven... because yellowish brown snow does NOT look like something you want to put in your mouth.  Bake them at 400 degrees for about 9 minutes.


When they come out of the oven they are going to be HUGE!


Don't worry.  Let them sit a bit and they'll deflate into nice, melted snowy lumps.


Add a head with a face, a hat, some pretzel arms and a Fruit By The Foot scarf and... voila!





Some tips...

I piped on the face using candy melts in a pastry bag.  Next time I'll use mini chocolate chips or sprinkles and stick them on with Karo syrup.  Not sure what I'll do for the mouth.   The great thing about using candy melts is that they harden up nicely the down side is that it is hard to control... as you can see in some of my jacked up buttons.

We used orange Tic Tacs for the noses.  Cut a little hole in the marshmallow to stick in the nose.  After we ran out of Tic Tacs we cut up an orange fruit chew.  I liked the fruit chew look a little better but they were harder to work with.

When the melted snowmen came out of the oven there was a lot of steam under the foil.  Be careful.  Also, next time I'd do less in a pan, space them out some, they stuck together when they cooled. (Although, they pulled apart pretty well and we still used them.)

The hats started off with mini Oreos but they looked more like a Shriner's fez than a snowman hat so we switched them out for regular sized Oreos (just one side of the sandwich) and they turned out great.  Chocolate icing held it all together.

Some of the heads started sliding off the melted snowman bottoms once we put the hats on... it still looked cool.

That's about it.  This was a great project.  Fun to do with kids and super easy.

36 comments:

  1. Adorable. I might have to do this! Thanks for sharing....

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  2. Dear Amy, thank you for the link ^,^ I love your Oreo hat! Anyway...Happy holiday!

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  3. OMG I AM SO DOING THIS WITH MY PRESCHOOLERS!! love you.

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  4. Oh my, how cute are these snowmen. I especially like the melting ones.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. SUPER cute! I love the scarves! We made some similar ones and used mini M&M's for the face and the buttons.

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  6. I love these snowmen treats!!! How creative the little sad faces on the melty snowmen. This looks like a lot of fun.

    Visiting from over at We Play...

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  7. These are AWESOME......I'll be doing a winter unit with my son in a few weeks and will definitely have to remember this! thanks so much for sharing this CUTE idea!!!

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  8. these are so cute! I want to eat them.

    and WAY excited H is still getting good use out of her apron

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  9. They are soooooooooooooooooooo cute!

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  10. Found you over at We Did It! at Sew much ado - thanks for sharing your cute snowman ideas- I'm definitley going to make these for the kids.

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  11. That is sooo cute and yet a little sad....poor snowmen!

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  12. Very cute! Have you seen the food markers? They're markers with food coloring so you can draw faces, etc. Some are more brush like and some are more marker like (with a more solid tip).

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  13. Adorable!!!! and I love Caroline's idea (above) about food markers!!! I received some as a gift and have hardly used them!!! I think I will have to try this one!

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  14. ah those are so cute!! I LOVE that idea! Too bad I threw a party for my Sunday school girls last weekend! Thanks so much for linking up at Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays!

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  15. Great ideas! They are so super cute. I'm thinking they'll make it to our project list this week.

    Blessings,

    Rachel!

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  16. ooh delicious and yummy and cute and fun and everything that childhood should be about!!!


    I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/15/kids-get-crafty-christmas-baubles/

    Hope to see you there!

    Maggy

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  17. How Dang cute are those! Fun and Food...no brainer really!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Would love you to link it up to my premier Food Fight Link party!
    http://choochmagooz.blogspot.com/2010/12/food-fight-friday-vanilla-kipferl.html
    Happy Holidays
    Mari

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  18. This is such a cute idea! Love it!

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  19. Thank you for linking up with Fine Finds Friday!!!! You were my first and only link! HAHAHA. It's a newly developed and VERY humble blog i have. Being the first and ONLY link, I have chosen to feature you! I get an average of 150 hits a day, so although it does not compare to those sites with THOUSANDS, my small feature hoepfully will generate something for you.

    Thanks again!

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  20. Adorable! Love these and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Sooo glad you linked up to Three Sisterz! These are precious and hilarious all at the same time! Love the melted guys.

    Flannery

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  22. Those are super cute!! Love 'em! Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!

    Jennifer

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  23. Very cute. I love that you posted a before and after (non-melted to melted).

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  24. Hey Amy, I love how these turned out. Who can resist these little guys, they look so cute, and gooey and yummy.

    Thanks for sharing at **Amaze me August**

    Bella :)

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  25. I am featuring you at www.itssoverycheri.com on Saturday.

    Cheri

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  26. Another keeper. I guess the grands would like to make these in the summer. Maybe we could give them a beachy theme. It's pretty hot in summer so that might be why they're melting. Just getting ready for all the questions...lol...

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  27. Definitely looks like she is all focused on helping with the snowman. Love how they each look slightly different - like little individuals.

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  28. Love your snowman treats! So cute!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  29. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/marshmallow-snowman-kabobs/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'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.

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  30. Just stopping by with congratulations! This post was in the top 5 most popular posts for December on Fun Family Crafts! Thanks for sharing your creativity! If you would like to see the post and grab a TOP 5 button, you can get one here http://funfamilycrafts.com/december-2011-top-posts/ Thanks!

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  31. Just made these tonight for a snow theme at school for one of my boys.

    I assembled them shortly after they came out of the oven. I prepped all the other stuff so it didn't take as long the second time. To help them stick together, I just wet the bottom of the head. I twisted the fruit roll up so it was a little easier to manipulate. I had to split mine up and the second batch came out a lot nicer. Eh, you learn with the first batch, right? And I didn't have chocolate icing so my Nutella came in handy! Thanks for sharing!

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