Candy Apple Snowmen will seriously up the cute factor at your next holiday party! Package them in clear cellophane bags for take-home favors.
A big hello from Frosty The Snowman’s well-dressed cousins! I can’t help but giggle at these guys and their blingy dragee-sprinkled hats. I think it’s obvious that I had a lot of fun making them. There’s no baking involved, just some microwaving and assembling. So they’re not awfully hard to manage!
The snowman shape is made using a small apple with a large marshmallow stacked on top – then they are skewered together right down the middle. After the apple and marshmallow are dipped in white candy coating – it’s sprinkle time!
Orange candy-coated sunflower seeds aren’t technically sprinkles, but they made really cute snowman noses.
Mini ice cream cones are trimmed at the middle seam and then coated with sprinkles to make the snowman hats. I used a black, white and silver medley for lots of holiday sparkle. These guys are so glitzy!
Sour Silly Spaghetti(say that 3x fast- ha!) made the cutest fuzzy looking candy scarves. Just braid three strands together and pinch at the ends.
Look for small apples when you’re shopping. The marshmallow on top will be more in proportion to the apple (and look more like a head) if you use smaller fruit.
I loved sharing these with my friends and family. When I gave my mom one she said it was too cute to eat! I didn’t have any trouble eating them – dipped apples are one of my favorite sweet treats to enjoy year-round!
Candy Apple Snowmen
- 4 candy apple skewers
- 4 small apples
- 4 large marshmallows
- 24 oz. 1 package white Almond Bark candy coating (such as Plymouth Pantry)
- 1 cup black white, and silver sprinkle medley
- 20 black confetti sprinkles
- 4 orange candy-coated sunflower seeds
- 4 mini ice cream cones
- 12 Silly Sour Spaghetti strands
- Wash and dry the apples thoroughly; remove stems. Lay a large sheet of parchment paper on a work surface. Place a marshmallow on the top stem ends of the apples. Skewer the marshmallow and apple together through the top center. Set aside.
- Break apart the candy coating and heat according to the package directions (or, microwave 30 second intervals and stir until smooth). Hold a skewered apple over the bowl and spoon the candy coating over the marshmallow and apple. Tap bottom of the coated apple gently on the side of the bowl to even the surface of the candy; let excess candy drip off. Immediately dip the bottom of the apple in the sprinkle medley; place on parchment.
- Using kitchen-dedicated tweezers, place two black confetti sprinkles on the marshmallow for eyes. Add an orange candy-coated sunflower seed for a nose. Place three black confetti sprinkles vertically down the center of the apple for ‘buttons’. Repeat this process with the remaining apples.
- Trim the mini ice cream cones at the middle seam (or line) using a serrated knife. Reserve the bottoms of the cones for other use or crush for ice cream toppings. Dip the outside of the top cone piece (which is an open ring) into leftover candy and then roll in the sprinkle medley. Repeat process with other cone pieces. Place on parchment to set.
- Meanwhile divide the strands of sour spaghetti into sets of 3. Braid the strands together and pinch the ends tightly to fasten (you can also add a dot of melted candy). When dipped snowmen are totally set, wrap the scarves around the bottom of the marshmallow (neck) and fasten with dots of melted candy. Thread the sprinkled cone hats over the skewers and rest on top of the marshmallow.
- Package in candy apple boxes or clear cellophane bags tied with ribbon. These can be made a couple of days in advance, if needed.