Looking for a wintertime snack for your classroom or maybe to make with your kiddos over the winter break? This DIY Snowman Pops Snack is perfect for your little bundles as they prepare for the winter weather ahead. Create them ahead of time or make them together…this one is all-out FUN!This DIY Snowman Pops Snack is perfect for your little bundles as they prepare for the winter weather ahead. Create them ahead of time or make them together…this one is all-out FUN! Click To Tweet
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The sound of sleigh bells ringing. The beauty of lights glistening on trees, in store fronts, and speckled on houses. The perfect sound of children laughing as they play in the snow.
The warmth of family gathering together. While these are all great parts of the holiday season, there is one thing that always makes my mouth water: Christmas goodies! How can you deny chocolate, pretzels, salty, sweet, and savory?!
There’s a reason many of us make the resolution to be healthier come January 1st! If you’re looking for a cute and delicious holiday treat, I have the best solution before you make that New Year’s resolution: DIY Snowman Pops.
While some of you may see the DIY and want run away due to previous Pintrest fails, don’t fear! This really is an easy recipe that is sure to make your family say, “Awww” and then “Yum!” What do you need to make these yummy little snowmen?
• 10 Nutter Butter cookies (I know a great start—chocolate plus peanut butter!) NOTE: If you have peanut allergies you can totally choose another cookie type!
• 12 oz Wilton bright white candy melts (For that smooth snow look)
• 20 small candy eyes (The better to see you with my dears!)
• 10 orange mini M&M’s
• 70 Brown mini M&M’s (the number will vary based on how big you want the smile to be and how many eyes you want your snowman to have)
• 10 Popsicle sticks (to hold this perfect little guy together)
Now that you’ve gathered your ingredients let’s get to rolling out that snowman and putting his body together!
• To begin, line a baking sheet with parchment paper (not a partridge in a pear tree…parchment paper).
This is where you will lay your snowmen pops to cool down so they don’t melt!
• Then pour the white candy melts into a microwave safe dish and heat then in 30 second increments, stirring occasionally until melted.
The candy melts are going to serve as the “snow” for your snowman pops! Remember, microwave safe usually means dishwasher safe so there’s the added perk of less dishes for you to scour!
Make sure to stay patient! 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds stir otherwise your candy will get too hot too fast.
• Gently pry apart all 10 Nutter Butter cookies. Maybe you should have a few more on hand just in case one breaks on accident or you accidentally bite into it.
You don’t have to pry apart each delicious layer. Just pull them apart so there are two equal halves.
In a way, these Nutter Butter cookies are going to be the bones of your snowman pops! (You’ll see!)
• Dip one end of a popsicle stick into the melted chocolate and place on an open Nutter Butter half on the chocolate and replace the top. Then, gently place the cookie on the lined baking sheet and repeat with all 10 Nutter Butter cookies. (You’re doing great!)
The chocolate will act as a glue as it cools! The Nutter Butter put back together will create a cute snowman body for the snowman pop.
• Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 20 minutes. (Set a timer so you don’t forget!) Make sure that body is stuck to the popsicle stick! It’s not a snowman pop if the pop is missing!
• Reheat the chocolate in the microwave. Remember to do this in 30 second increments otherwise it gets too hot too fast!
• After your 20 minutes have elapsed, dip each Nutter Butter in the melted chocolate using a spoon to coat letting the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl (waste not want not!).
Place on the lined baking sheet to cool off again.
Your snowman pops are almost ready!
• Give each snowman pop 2 eyes, an orange mini M&M nose and a mouth using 5 brown mini M&M candies.
These measurements are not exact and can be changed to your liking!
• Repeat with all Nutter Butters
• Eat up! These are delicious and will make 10 amazing Snowman pops!
The holiday season is full of fun and joy and what better way to have some fun with baking than with snowman pops, a new recipe that is sure to please the eye and the taste buds!
This simple recipe is low mess, low fuss, and guaranteed to not end up on a Pintrest fail site. Not only are snowman pops a cute and easy treat to make, it can be a great activity to do with the family!
While this recipe calls for specific colors of M&Ms, don’t be afraid to get creative with colors and extra accessories.
Make an Olaf from Disney’s Frozen or a Frosty if you want to bring back the classics! So, gather up your Nutter Butters, parchment paper, M&Ms, popsicle sticks and chocolate melts and make a new tradition, make a new memory.