Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kids Cooking: Snowman Sweet Snacks

My son was begging me to make something out of his Christmas cookbook that he got from Grammie (Thanks Grammie).  I was trying to get him to help with some things that I had to make in the kitchen but he was set to making his recipes.  He picked the snowman sweets and made sure that I knew by leaving the book with my cookbook in the kitchen.

While my son was in school, I grabbed all of the ingredients out of the cupboard to get ready.

I decided to cut the candy corn so that I was even more ready since I had a few extra seconds before I had to leave to pick my little man up.  Who knew that this was going to be one of the most difficult parts of the directions because the candy corn stuck to the knife.  I tried to two different ones in case one kind would be better then another but the cut made them small and thin so some broke...my son didn't mind playing clean up on those that we didn't use.

I decided to make it a little different because I thought that my son would be more likely to eat it if we put a marshmallow outside inside of white chocolate.  Plus, I am all about using what is in the house so feel free to microwave a little white frosting or make something white to dip these in to work with what you have around.  While I was melting in the microwave, my son made the sandwich with whole wheat Ritz (working again with what we had) and peanut butter.

Then, I dipped them into the marshmallow because it was a little hot and really messy and put them on a piece of parchment paper because I had a scrap in the drawer leftover from the last time that I used it.

Then, my son used the mini chocolate chips to make eyes and the candy corn to make the nose.

Then, we decided to do one single cracker that wasn't a sandwich just in case because I didn't want to pull out everything again if he didn't like them with the peanut butter but the top broke off in the thick marshmallow so I used the candy corn ends to make him hair.  What do you think?

My son made a huge mess but ate about one and a half so it was more the entertainment of making them then the actual eating but he had a blast and I would totally do it again but we are going to move on to another recipe sometime soon.  I hope that you check out these cute snowman sweets (and if you can get your kids to wait until they dry, extra congrats to you because it didn't work for me).

Snowman Sweets

Round crackers (like Ritz)
Peanut Butter
Melted White Frosting or Chocolate
Candy Corn
Mini Chocolate Chips

Spread peanut butter on crackers.  Top with another cracker to form sandwich.

Cut the ends from the candy corn and discard (or eat). Cut the remaining pieces of candy corn in half lengthwise.

Place the white chocolate or white frosting in a microwave safe container and microwave at 50% power for 1 1/2 minutes.  Remove the container from the microwave and stir the chocolate or frosting until it is completely melted. If using frosting, you may want to try in 30 second intervals.

Using a fork or your fingers, dip each of the sandwiches in the melted white stuff.  Allow the excess to drip off and then place on waxed or parchment paper.

Let your child (or yourself) decorate the snowman with the mini chips and candy corn.  Let it stand for 30 minutes until set (if you can get your kids to agree).


  1. So cute! And I'll bet they were yummy too!!

  2. Yummy, messy fun for kids! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library; you were featured!

    1. Thanks so much!!! I am glad that people liked this super easy things that the kids can do :)

    2. Super glad that I figure out how to put the Featured Button at the bottom of my post too!!!

  3. So many fabulous ideas! I love all these great tips and I could definitely use some school lunch inspiration right about now :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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