Thursday, December 4, 2014

Melting Snowmen

Hello friends and foodies! Before we begin, I have a very, very serious question for y'all:

No? Okay then. We can always melt a snowman! That is the premise for today's recipe. We will be making melting snowmen cookie type things. I don't know how to describe them because they really aren't cookies, but more of a minty, cocoa ball coated in chocolate. Well, something like that. You will see what I mean when we begin. Shall we? Allons-y!

☃On the fifth day of Christmas recipes, your hostess gave to you☃

Melting Snowmen
Makes 24 Servings

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1.5 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2.25 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 pound white candy coating, chopped, divided
  • 7 to 8 Starburst candies (orange for noses and colors of your choice for earmuffs)
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. In a small bowl, combine milk and extract. 
  2. Stir in 2 cups confectioners' sugar and cocoa to form a stiff dough. 
  3. Turn onto a surface lightly sprinkled with confectioners' sugar. 
  4. Knead in enough remaining confectioners' sugar to form a very stiff dough (dough should not be sticky).
  5. Divide into thirds. 
  6. Shape one portion into twenty-four 1/2-inch balls. 
  7. Shape remaining portions of dough into twenty-four 1-inch balls. 
  8. On waxed paper-lined baking sheets, flatten each 1-inch ball into an irregular 1.5-inch circle.
  9. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 ounces white candy coating. 
  10. Using melted coating, attach a 1/2-inch ball near an edge of each circle. 
  11. Let dry 1 hour.
  12. Using Starburst candies, cut out noses and earmuffs as desired. 
  13. Melt remaining white candy coating; cool slightly. 
  14. Working in batches of six, spoon candy coating over snowmen, allowing coating to drape over each until completely covered. Immediately attach noses and earmuffs. 
  15. Let stand at room temperature until dry to the touch, about 1 hour.
  16. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. 
  17. Using a toothpick and melted chocolate, form eyes, mouths, buttons and tops of earmuffs.
  18. Revel in your awesome decorating skills, and enjoy!

Thank you for joining us for a very "frosty" dessert entry to our 25 Days of Christmas Recipes this month. I'll be back tomorrow. Until then, happy blogging, and I'll catch you on the flip side!