Can you believe it’s December? Seriously where has this year gone? I can’t believe it’s almost over. What a fun year though! Woo!
Yesterday we started our 25 days of service and the kids had a blast with it. We spent all afternoon making marshmallow snowmen (inspired by the ones I bought at Disney Land) and then delivered them to our local firemen that afternoon. It was so fun. I don’t even like marshmallows… but I *may* have tried a bite of one and they were SO good.
Chocolate caramel marshmallow snowmen
1.Place 3 marshmallows on a stick.
If you have kids, let them help you with this part. My two year old loved putting the marshmallows on the sticks. I know it is WAY easier to bake without kids, but it really is so fun for them. I find it easiest to give each of my kids a “special” duty and they are super excited about that.
2. Place the caramel bits and water in a medium sized bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes and then stir. Then spoon the caramel over the marshmallows. To get the back of the snowmen smooth, I ran my spoon across the back to take off any excess caramel. Next I placed the snowmen on a baking sheet lined with foil (greased). You could also use parchment paper. Then I placed them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
3. Melt the almond bark (according to package directions) and then spoon over the caramel. Tap the snowmen on the edge of the bowl to remove the extra chocolate.
Allow your marshmallow snowmen to dry on the lined sheet for about 20 minutes and then you can decorate them. That’s the fun part! :) I love to bake… but I am not a “candy-maker.” I promise… if I can do these… you can too! ;)
For the “glue” I mixed some powdered sugar and a little bit of water in a small bowl. You want it to be the consistency of elmers glue. To apply the “glue” I used the end of a stick. Next I placed chocolate chips for the eyes, an orange sprinkle for the nose and 3 chocolate sprinkles for the mouth. Then I placed 2 mini m&m’s on for the buttons.
I put a scarf (sour patch) and hat (hershey’s) on one snowman and he turned out super cute. I was making a lot of these though, so there was no way every snowman was getting a hat and scarf. Lol! I had to get creative and prop the snowman at the right angle so I didn’t have to hold the hat on while the “glue” dried. ;)
Once they were all the way dry, we packaged them up in clear bags (found at any craft store) and then tied them with twine and a little tag. After that we took them to our local fire station as apart of the 25 days of service. Seeing my kids light up when they handed the firemen their snowmen made my year! I hope you will be able to look for opportunities to serve in your communites around you this year. If you remember… take a picture on instagram of your service projects and use the #ServiceDecember.
Have a great day!!
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