As part of our teacher gifts, we made candied pecans and marshmallow chocolate snowman. I'd come across the snowman on Speckled Egg last year and thought it'd be a fun thing for the girls to make. If you want to see how they made them, click here.
To make these snowmen, you need:
Marshmallows (2 bags)
chocolate melts (2 bags) - we used mint white chocolate
mini M&Ms, butterscotch chips and chocolate chips or other small colorful candies
Begin by putting 3 marshmallows onto each lollipop stick, making sure there are no gaps between them. Next, melt the chocolate melts in a medium bowl or measuring cup in the microwave as directed on the package. Immediately dip each snowman into the chocolate, rolling it to cover the all of the marshmallow. Any parts that are not coated in chocolate may become chewy or go stale.
Lay flat (or stand upright into a block of styrofoam if you'd prefer). Decorate your snowman with eyes, nose and buttons. You might use strings of licorace for a scarf if you'd like. I'd intended to use gum drops and life savers to make a hat but had forgotten to get the gumdrops. Oops. Once the chocolate coating sets, trim off the excess chocolate and wrap in saran wrap. If you'd like them to set faster, put them in the fridge for 15 minutes.