It’s getting to be crunch time as we countdown to the most wonderful day of the year.
I don’t know about you but I’m always scurrying around this time of year to make quick edible treats for easy gift giving.
These marshmallow snowman sticks fit that bill perfectly.
You’re going to be surprised to see how easy these are to make.
I whipped out just over a dozen packaged stacks in just under an hour.
By the way, I first saw similar snowman treats at Williams-Sonoma and had one of my …. “heck yeah, I can do that” moments.
You’ll need to pick up regular size marshmallows and some wood skewers.
I found these skewers at the grocery store in the same aisle as the toothpicks.
Also, pick up a big of those long skinny goodie baggies that are typically used for pretzel rod treats.
You can get those at any crafts store in the baking section.
OK, here’s the easy part.
Just start skewering the marshmallows.
I decided to use five marshmallows in each bag but you can add more if you like.
You just want to make sure you don’t over-stuff the bag which could prevent neat twist-closing.
After you’ve skewered your marshmallows in assembly line fashion, lay them out in preparation to decorate them.
You’ll need very little royal icing per color for this because the features don’t take much icing at all.
I suggest you make about a cup of royal icing and then separate that into multiple bowls to mix different colors.
Trust me when I say, you really do not need much icing. For such small jobs like this, I like to outfit Ziploc sandwich bags with piping tips.
That way, you don’t have to try to push a tiny amount of icing into a large piping bag.
When you’re done, just remove the tips and coupler and toss the sandwich bag for easy cleanup.
Now, just add eyes and other facial features along with those branch-like arms.
You could also change the color of the scarf depending on who you’re giving it to.
I thought about adding a black top hat to match my mugs but changed my mind at the last minute.
I’ll bet that would look cute on yours though.
Practice the hat on a single extra marshmallow first before you skewer it, to make sure you like how it looks.
Allow the royal icing to dry and harden for at least 30 minutes before you package them.
Gently slide the skewer down into the pretzel rod baggie.
As you’re sliding them, try not to scrape the royal icing features at the same time.
Determine adequate clearance from the top of the first marshmallow in the bag and tie a twist tie around the bag.
Add a colorful ribbon to finish it off.
Gift to friends, neighbors and teachers.
My kids love hot chocolate this time of year.
They bound inside after being outside in the cold on winter days and they still consider it a treat after all these years.
My son, Jordy is a teenager now and he still gets excited when I offer it.
He always says, “yes pleeeeeeease”, really stretching out that pronunciation and emphasis on the letter e.
I guess you never really outgrow hot chocolate… or adorable snowman mugs, right?
You can say the same thing about these marshmallow snowman treats too.
Thanks for stopping by.
See you back here next time. ♥