This recipe, from Christmas Cooking with Kids by Annie Rigg, is definitely for little hands! These cute chaps are such fun to make and look gorgeous on the Christmas table. Why not make one snowman for each person as a place setting?
7 oz. large white marshmallows
brown writing icing
colored licorice strips or fruit leather
chocolate-coated mint sticks or pretzel sticks
large chocolate drops
4 oz. white mini-marshmallows
confectioners' sugar, for dusting
about 10 toothpicks
(Makes about 10)
1. Place marshmallows on a tray.
2. Push two large marshmallows onto each cocktail stick. Ask an adult to trim off any of the stick that is poking out of the top.
3. Using the writing icing, pipe dots and lines of icing onto the face to make the eyes, nose, and mouth.
4. Cut the licorice strips or fruit leather into thin strips and carefully tie around the snowman's neck for a scarf.
5. To make the arms, break the chocolate-coated mint sticks in half and push into the sides of the
6. Pipe a small blob of icing onto the top of the snowman's head and position a large chocolate drop on top. Pipe another blob of icing in the middle of the chocolate drop and stick a mini-marshmallow on the very top.
7. Finally, using the writing icing again, pipe dots down the front of the snowman to look like buttons.
8. Keep making snowmen like this until you have
as many as you need to make a fabulous winter
9. To serve, scatter icing sugar over the serving dish, arrange the snowmen on top, and dust lightly with more sugar.
Recipe courtesy of Christmas Cooking with Kids by Annie Rigg. (Ryland Peters & Small, $19.95)