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Shortly after the boys finished their breakfast (and I made sure that they had some real food in their bodies), I pulled out the super-sugary ingredients to make these Marshmallow Snowmen. The kids probably enjoyed eating candy at 8:00 a.m. more than they appreciated the end result, but it served as the perfect entertainment when we had some extra time to spare.

Marshmallow Snowman

Here’s What You Need (makes 2 snowmen):

  • 6 jumbo marshmallows
  • 2 popsicle sticks or wooden skewers
  • a small tube of white frosting or cake decorating gel (your “glue” for this project)
  • 4 M&M’s (your snowman’s buttons)
  • 2 orange ice cream sprinkles (your snowman’s nose)
  • 2 Oreo cookies (the brim of his hat)
  • 2 brown peanut M&M’s for the top of your snowman’s hat (or small Reese’s peanut butter cups would work great – I just didn’t have any on hand)
  • miniature chocolate chips (the eyes and the mouth)

1. Start by pushing three marshmallows onto a popsicle stick. This is your snowman’s body (duh!).

2. Using the white frosting as glue, stick on chocolate chip eyes and a mouth, a sprinkle nose, and M&M buttons. Use a dab of frosting to stick the cookie to the top of your snowman and add the peanut M&M’s on top.

Marshmallow Snowman 2

Maybe I need a manicure for Christmas?

Gibbs and Casey enjoyed eating the snowmen straight off of the stick:

Gibbs marshmallow snowman

Casey marshmallow snowman

But they also make a nice garnish for hot chocolate (or in my case, coffee)! This sugar rush will definitely get you and your kids moving!

Snowman in Coffee

Snowman in Coffee 2


Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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