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Snowman Marshmallows & Olaf Marshmallows

An easy recipe for DIY marshmallow snowmen and marshmallow Olafs! 
When the winter copy of the Williams-Sonoma catalog showed up last month the girls fell in love with these marshmallow snowmen. I knew right away they would be incredibly easy to make at home... and they were! My 4 year old had a lot of fun piping royal icing carrot noses on the marshmallows. 




All you need is: 
A bag of marshmallows. I like these natural ones I found at Whole Foods. You'll also need a small batch of orange tinted royal icing, and some melted chocolate chips. 

Our original plan was to make some marshmallow Olafs. Our marshmallow Olaf just looked a little creepy to me. What do you think? Cute or creepy? The girls loved the Olafs, but the good old fashioned snowmen were much easier to make - and I think cuter too. If you do want to try making  your own Olaf marshmallows, I used these candy eyes. 


Our hot cocoa has never been so cute. 
Package marshmallow snowmen in cellophane bags or mason jars to gift with hot cocoa. Wouldn't that just be an adorable homemade gift?


Marshmallow Snowmen Recipe 

Ingredients: 
  • 1 bag marshmallows 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used dark chunks) 
  • 1/2 batch royal icing (I halved this recipe) 
  • orange food coloring 
  • piping bags or plastic zip bags 


Instructions: 
  1. Cut marshmallows in half crosswise to make marshmallow snowman heads. 
  2. In a glass bowl, heat chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and continue microwaving and stirring in 30-second intervals until chips have melted when stirred. Let chocolate cool but not harden. 
  3. Make royal icing and tint orange. 
  4. Transfer to a piping bag or plastic bag with a very small tip or cut at the bottom.  Transfer chocolate to another piping bag also with a very small tip or corner snipped off. 
  5. Pipe chocolate eyes and orange carrot noses on the marshmallows. Let harden and store in an airtight container or use in your hot chocolate right away. 




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