Chocolate caramel marshmallow snowmen

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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

Chocolate caramel marshmallow snowmen

Ingredients

  • paper sticks (found mine at World Market)
  • 1 bag regular marshmallows
  • 1 11oz bag caramel bits
  • 2 TB water
  • 10 oz vanilla almond bark
  • mini chocolate chips
  • mini m & m’s
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place 3 marshmallows on a stick.
  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.
  4. Allow your marshmallow snowmen to dry on the lined sheet for about 20 minutes and then you can decorate them.
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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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Comments

  1. Jill posted on December 2, 2012 at 6:41 am (#
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    Jamielyn, these are FABULOUS! My bro in law is a fireman and I think we just might have to pay a visit with cute snowman! Thanks for the idea! Smiles, Jill

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  2. Leigh Anne@YourHomebasedMom posted on December 2, 2012 at 8:24 am (#
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    Love this cute idea! I also happen to love marshmallows covered in caramel and chocolate!! Such a fun idea – will have to borrow a couple of little neighbors and make them with them.

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  3. Sally posted on December 2, 2012 at 8:42 am (#
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    Love your creative idea of making the marshmallow snowmen and thanks for sharing…Happy Holidays :)

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  4. Heather | Localfunforkids posted on December 2, 2012 at 10:48 am (#
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    Oooh… When I first saw these, I thought they were super cute, but when I realized they had a caramel layer, I was SOLD!!! Great idea and I love how your kids handed them out to show their appreciation.

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  5. Megan posted on December 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm (#
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    Those are ADORABLE and they look scrumptious! I am a new follower from the blog hop! I look forward to following you and your super cute site! Would love a visit from me over at Moms Surviving Kids! http://www.momssurvivingkids.com
    hugs,
    Megan

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  6. Jess @ Spool and Spoon posted on December 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm (#
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    Wowzers — these are so cute!! This is the perfect kind of treat to leave in the mailbox for the mailmen. Thanks for the idea :)

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  7. Melissa W. posted on December 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm (#
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    Love these! I might use them for my twins’ school snack! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. leslie posted on December 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm (#
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    Wow..they are gorgeous. What a great idea! I love that your family shared them with the local heros. : ) happy december.

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  9. Bella posted on December 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm (#
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    These look wonderful, and what a lovely idea to share them like you did!

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  10. Leigh Anne posted on December 3, 2012 at 9:14 am (#
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    Just adorable! I think I could manage these with my kids. And LOVED taking them to the firemen. My lil bro is a firefighter so they are near & dear to our hearts :)

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  11. Melissa posted on December 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm (#
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    I loved these!
    Such a wonderful idea to teach the little ones to Thank the people that help us. =)

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  12. Heather posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm (#
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    Thanks so much for your story about sharing with firefighters!! My son and nephew and I are following in your footsteps and taking some treats to our local station on Friday…….

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  13. Ali M. posted on November 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm (#
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    Hi, can you make these in advance? If so, how far in advance? Thanks!

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    • Jamielyn replied on November 23rd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      Hi Ali! We made these the day of and they were perfect. I would say these are probably best within the first day or two! Making them more than a couple days in advance might make the marshmallows stiff! Hope that helps! :)

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  14. shirin posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:17 am (#
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    realy cute idea,thanks for sharing

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