Marshmallow Snowman

If you haven’t topped your cozy mug of hot cocoa with a marshmallow snowman, you are seriously missing out! This simple, easy, and edible craft is the perfect fun activity for adults and kids of all ages. These are make the most adorable hot cocoa mug toppers that everyone will be obsessed with! These DIY winter treats are perfect for a holiday party or a cozy night in. They’re so easy to make and you don’t need any fancy ingredients or tools.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This marshmallow snowman hot cocoa topper is so cute!

These are so fun to make.

This is a great kid-friendly activity!

They pair perfectly with my dairy free hot chocolate mix or my bone broth hot chocolate!

These are perfect for a holiday party or cozy night in.

They are quick and easy to make. You can make them in 15 minutes or take your time decorating them!

You probably already have the ingredients to make these in your kitchen!

Equipment Needed

All you need to make this marshmallow snowman hot cocoa topper is a few toothpicks!

Ingredients Needed

Marshmallows: For this recipe, you are going to want to use large marshmallows. I used 3 per snowman! If you have food allergies, make sure to find marshmallows that work with your allergies.

Mini Chocolate Chips: The mini chocolate chips are used for the buttons on the snowman. It is also melted and used to stick on the button as well as draw in the face.

Mini Pretzel Rods: The mini pretzel rods are used as arms and legs. They are also used to hold the marshmallow body together!

Orange Candies: You can use any orange candy of your choosing here! I used orange Giggles.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Gather your ingredients.

Step 2: Use 2 pretzel rods to skewer together 3 marshmallows for the bodies.

Step 3: Break the remaining pretzels in half and stick them into the sides of the marshmallows to make arms and legs.

Step 4: Cut your orange candy in half and press it into the top marshmallow to make a nose.

Step 5: Reserve 12 mini chocolate chips for the buttons. Melt the remaining chocolate chips and use the melted chocolate to stick on the buttons and to draw a face.

Storage

Store these snowmen in an airtight container for up to 5 days!

Variations

This marshmallow snowman recipe is easily adaptable and customizable!

Try using mini or jumbo marshmallows to make smaller or larger snowmen.

Get creative by adding extra candies to make hats and scarves.

Experiment with using different orange candies to make the nose.

Add sprinkles!

Add antlers to make marshmallow reindeer!

Recipe FAQ

How do you make a marshmallow snowman?

I made this marshmallow snowman using marshmallows for the body, pretzels for the arms and legs and an orange candy for the nose. I painted on the face with melted dark chocolate.

What can I use for a marshmallow snowman nose?

I used an orange candy for the nose! Feel free to get creative and use a carrot or any other orange-colored food!

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes! Feel free to make this marshmallow snowman hot cocoa dipper recipe ahead of time and store for up to 5 days in an airtight container!

Related Recipes

Be sure to try these fun holiday recipes next:

Christmas Guacamole

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Mix

Candied Pecans

Reindeer Celery Sticks

Reindeer Pancakes

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Marshmallow Snowman

If you haven't topped your cozy mug of hot cocoa with a marshmallow snowman, you are seriously missing out! This simple, easy, and edible craft is the perfect fun activity for adults and kids of all ages.
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Desserts
Keyword: dessert, single-serve, brownie, holiday, hot cocoa, marshmallow, party, winter
Servings: 4
Calories: 143kcal

Equipment

  • toothpicks

Ingredients

  • 12 marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 16 mini pretzels
  • 2 orange candies

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Use 2 pretzel rods to skewer together 3 marshmallows for the bodies.
  • Break the remaining pretzels in half and stick them into the sides of the marshmallows to make arms and legs.
  • Cut your orange candy in half and press it into the top marshmallow to make a nose.
  • Reserve 12 mini chocolate chips for the buttons. Melt the remaining chocolate chips and use the melted chocolate to stick on the buttons and to draw a face. Add to your hot cocoa and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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