We’re sharing these cute edible DIY snowman treats we created! If you love a good holiday project, these edible snowman snacks are so much fun to make.
Super cute snowman snacks
The holidays are here, and it’s time to celebrate! Are you having guests over this year? Looking for a fun and sweet holiday treat for the kids to craft? We love to get creative in the kitchen, so I gladly accepted a challenge from Hostess® Cakes to create something holiday-themed, fun, and tasty with their snacks!
Hostess has so many classic and delicious snacks that I grew up with, Twinkies®, Ding Dongs®, Ho Hos®, Zingers®, Sno balls®, you name it, I ate it! We were excited to make our own snowman desserts with Sno balls for this fun edible snowman snacks idea.
Fun winter treats for kids
Would you look at what Hostess sent me? With so many great choices, I decided to go with Hostess® Sno balls® and make some fun edible snowmen! I stopped by Target to grab a few more ingredients for these snowman snack ideas and got to work.
These holiday treats are perfect to use as decoration, place on the dessert table at your holiday functions, or even just as a fun, edible holiday snow craft to make at home. Here’s how to make DIY snowman treats out of Sno balls. The kids would love to do this winter activity with you!
Edible DIY Snowman Treats On A Stick
To get started making these edible snowman snacks, you will need the following ingredients. Here’s how to make a snowman out of food.
Materials you will need:
- Hostess® Sno balls®, white
- Mini chocolate chips
- Mike and Ike candies
- Licorice laces
- White frosting
- Wooden skewer stick or toothpick
- Paper straws
Step 1: Make the face of the snowman snack
First, you’ve gotta unwrap your Hostess® Sno balls® and get them ready to decorate. With your skewer stick, poke a small hole into the middle of the cake where you want to put the carrot nose (we used a Mike & Ike orange candy, but you can choose your favorite color).
Press the Mike and Ike candy about halfway in the hole, and do the same process for the eyes and mouth with the mini chocolate chips. I pushed mine down and they sat in there just fine. If yours are not sticking, put a little frosting down in each hole first.
Step 2: Add the earmuffs to the snowman craft
Next, it’s time to glue on the earmuffs. Measure out your licorice laces to the appropriate size and glaze a thin strip of icing across the top of the cake. Place the licorice lace on the frosting glue, then turn the snowman snacks to each side and dab frosting on each end where the ears would be to place an M&M.
Step 3: Add the straws to the sno-balls
Insert your straw into the bottom of the cake as far as you can, without allowing it to poke out of the top. Let all of the frosting set for about an hour and you’re all finished with your cute DIY snowman craft!
If you don’t make any mistakes and manage to not eat up all of the ingredients, you should be able to make 6 snowmen with this tutorial!
Edible DIY Snowman Treats on A Stick
- 1 box Hostess® Sno balls® white
- 1 bag mini chocolate chips
- 1 box Mike and Ike candies I used the orange pieces
- 1 bag M&M's
- 1 package thin licorice laces
- 1 tube white frosting
- 1 wooden skewer stick or toothpick
- 6 decorative paper straws
- Unwrap your Hostess® Sno balls®. With your skewer stick, poke a small hole into the middle of the cake where you want to put the carrot nose (Mike & Ike orange candy).
- Push orange Mike and Ike candy down into the hole and do the same process for the eyes and mouth with the mini chocolate chips.
- For the earmuffs, measure out a piece of licorice to the appropriate size and glaze a thin strip of icing across the top of the cake. Place a licorice lace on the frosting glue.
- Turn the snowman to the side and add a dab of frosting on each end where the ears would be. Add an M&M to each ear.
- Insert straws into the bottom of the cake as far as you can, without poking them out through the top of the snowman. Allow frosting to set for about an hour before serving.
We love these easy snowman snacks for the holidays!
We hope you love these edible snowman treats! I just love how these DIY cute snowman treats turned out, my kids have not seen them yet, I made them last night so I know that they’re gonna flip when they do!
Snowman desserts are a lot of fun to make. I am going to have all of the kids make some of these on Christmas day to keep them busy. What an easy and cute holiday treat!
More fun family holiday activities
- DIY Christmas Tree Cards – A Cute Paper Straw Christmas Craft
- Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe
- DIY Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornaments
- 33 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
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These are super fun and cute! I’m going to make them with my middle schoolers as a reward–they will love them!
The snowmen are too cute to eat.
I have loved Hostess since I was a child, snowballs being one of my very favorites. Every color too. I would always love when March rolled around because the green ones would be out. I would try and peel off the marshmallow outer layer and eat the cookie part separate.
These snowmen would be fun to make on a snowy afternoon with my niece and nephew.
These are so cute! We love snowballs for special occasions – now I think I love them more!
Those are ridiculously cute! Great job!