Snow… I am seriously pining for snow right now, as are both my boys — especially Jaden. On a recent, particularly rainy day, I decided to bring the snow indoors, so to speak. Nothing gets me in a wintry mood more than a snowman. And nothing makes Jaden's heart happier than creating something with Mama. So, we decided to gather all our supplies and make our very own indoor snowman in a Snack Pack® pudding cup. In fact, we made quite a few of the little guys, so much so that we had enough to share with Daddy and Jacob. Crafting + edible ingredients = 1 very happy boy!
Making a snowman in a pudding cup is actually quite simple and leaves a LOT of room for creativity. And this recipe is definitely going on my list of The Best Christmas Recipes for Your Holiday Celebrations.
Here are the supplies you'll need.
Supplies for Snowman in a Pudding Cup
Snack Pack® pudding cups
Extra large marshmallows
Various chocolate candies (for the hat)
Fruit rope (for the scarf)
Frosting in black and orange (or whatever colors your heart desires)
2 ordinary round cake tips
Instructions for Creating a Snowman in a Pudding Cup
The first step is to remove the lid from each Snack Pack® pudding cup you'll be using. We used chocolate and butterscotch, mainly because they're our favorite flavors. Clean the top edge of the pudding cup with a paper towel.
When beginning a snowman, you can use an extra large or large marshmallow for the foundation. I preferred using the extra large on the bottom; but if using a large marshmallow for your first layer, you can surround it with mini marshmallows, both for support and because it can look like snow.
Add a dab of frosting before adding the top marshmallow; the frosting helps things stick and stay together. Then add the marshmallow, pressing onto frosting.
Now for the fun of decorating, and this part is totally up to what you or your kids want to do; after all, there's no right or wrong way to decorate a snowman. Use hat shaped candies for top hats or stocking caps (you could even use a strawberry for a hat), adding a dab of frosting to the snowman's head before adding candy pieces. Use black frosting for coal eyes and a smile; orange frosting works well for a carrot nose. Add a scarf, using fruit rope or candy rope, with a dot of frosting to hold the scarf together. Black frosting makes cute little buttons down your snowman's front. Jaden even added things like earmuffs (with mini marshmallows) and a tie to his snowmen.
When you're all done, you can add more mini marshmallows around the edge of the pudding cup to make it look like snow piled up. A dab of frosting helps the marshmallows stay put.
The sky's the limit. It's really just all about having FUN! As we were making these, Jaden whispered excitedly between bites of sweet, creamy goodness, “This is really fun!”. Isn't that what it's all about? Spending time together, just enjoying the moment and making a fun memory that will last a lifetime. Oh and, of course, eating the results of your work when finished. Eating as you go can be quite fun too!
Looking for more Christmas sweet treats?
- Yummy Snowman Marshmallow Pops
- Rice Krispies Snowman and Christmas Tree
- Ritz Cracker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries
- Chocolate Covered Almond Coconut Trees
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops
You may also enjoy a dollop of Peppermint Whipped Cream in your pudding cup!
How would you build a snowman in a Snack Pack®? Share your idea in a comment below!
This winter, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack® comes in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack on Pinterest (pinterest.com/snackpack) and Facebook (facebook.com/SnackPackPudding).