These Melted Snowmen Cookies are fun to ‘build’! Start with your favorite cookie as a base. Add melted white chocolate chips or almond bark for ‘snow’. Mini peanut butter cups provide a snowman top hat with mini chocolate chips eyes and an orange sprinkle for a carrot nose!
I made these Melted Snowmen Cookies during a flurry of holiday baking before Christmas in December.
Fun for winter months too, they could be a project for a cold January day with any cookie, using white chocolate bark candy coating, REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, some orange candy sprinkles for noses, and mini chocolate chips for eyes.
I used Nigella’s Chocolate Shortbread Cookies as a base, that as Nigella says, are a “doddle” to make :) but you can use the cookie of your choice as base.
Follow the directions on the candy coating package and microwave until coating is melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Spoon candy coating over each cookie to resemble melted snow. While coating is still wet, add a peanut butter cup half for the top hat and decorate with sprinkles to create snowman faces. You can also use frosting to make the nose and eyes rather than chips and sprinkles, adding the frosting after candy coating sets.
There was a learning curve with cutting the miniature Reese’s Cups. I finally determined through trial and error they are easier to cut without crumbling if you leave the foil wrapper on.
I cut some with the small end of the cup up and then tried cutting them with the wide part up. I had the most success cutting through the wrappers with the wide end up. You’ll want to have plenty of peanut butter cups on hand and cut your hats in advance before building your snowmen since the candy coating sets up pretty quickly.
The only problem with building these Melted Snowmen Cookies is that someone has to eat the misshaped hats :)
Note: A reader left a comment suggesting Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells for the hats for quicker assembly and less cutting.
Melted Snowmen Cookies
- 24 cookies of choice; homemade slice and bake or store-bought
- 16 oz. package of white almond bark such as CandiQuik (use white chocolate chips, or white candy melts if you prefer)
- 12 mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- 24 orange jimmies sprinkles for carrot nose
- 48 mini chocolate chips for eyes
- Cut mini Reese’s Cups in half from the wide end and then cut a sliver off the halves of the wide end to make a hat brim; set aside.
- Follow the directions on the almond bark/candy coating package for melting, microwaving until coating is melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Spoon melted candy coating over each cookie to resemble melted snow.
- While coating is wet, add a peanut butter cup half and sliver to create a hat and brim.
- Decorate the face with mini chocolates chips for eyes and an orange jimmie for a carrot nose.
- Allow candy coating and snowman features to set, about 20 minutes.
- Store cookies in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- I found through trial and error that mini Reese’s cup are easier to cut without crumbling if you leave the foil wrapper on and wide end up, using a serrated knife.
- Alternatively use Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells for the hats for quicker assembly and less cutting.
- I used Nigella’s Christmas Chocolate Cookies as a base for the snowmen.
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