Celebrate the Snowman

Bring the fun of building a snowman indoors with these kid-friendly
holiday goodies

Popcorn Snowman

Makes 10 balls, 5 snowmen (2 balls each)

10 cups popped popcorn
1 (1 lb) package large marshmallows
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla
Decorations: sprinkles, licorice, gum drops, cinnamon candies, etc.

Melt marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let stand for 5 minutes. Pour over popcorn and stir. Butter hands well and form into balls. Decorate as desired.

Recipe courtesy of the Popcorn Board
Melting Snowman Cookies

Makes about 10-12 cookies

1 package of Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie Mix (or your own favorite sugar cookie recipe)
10-12 large marshmallows
Black decorating gel
Your favorite white cookie icing (or use the recipe below)
Icing in red, orange, blue and/or green (such as Betty Crocker Cookie Icing)

Combine the cookie mix together, then divide dough into 12 round cookies and flatten to about 1/4”–1/2” depending on how thick you like your cookies. Bake the cookies according to the package directions, then cool on a rack. When cool, ice the cookies with the back of a spoon and let some of the icing drip over the edge for that melting effect. Spray a microwave safe plate with cooking spray and put the marshmallows on it. Cook on high for about 15-20 seconds. Spray your hand with the cooking spray (to keep from sticking) and pull the marshmallows carefully off the plate and set them on the frosted cookies. Then start decorating: For the arms, eyes and bowties, use black decorating gel. For the buttons, use different icing colors. For the mouth and nose, use red or orange icing.

Simple icing recipe:
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tsp milk
1 tsp clear vanilla extract
1 Tbs light corn syrup

Stir until smooth and ice your cookies. The icing doesn’t get hard but stays soft and shiny (and delicious).