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Melting Snowmen

 Melting Snowmen
These sweet, minty snowmen are sure to melt hearts. Feel free to experiment with different candies for the decorations. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
24 ServingsPrep: 1-1/2 hours + standing


  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2-1/4 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


  • In a small bowl, combine milk and extract. Stir in 2 cups
  • confectioners' sugar and cocoa to form a stiff dough. Turn onto a
  • surface lightly sprinkled with confectioners' sugar. Knead in enough
  • remaining confectioners' sugar to form a very stiff dough (dough
  • should not be sticky).
  • Divide into thirds. Shape one portion into twenty-four 1/2-in. balls.
  • Shape remaining portions of dough into twenty-four 1-in. balls. On
  • waxed paper-lined baking sheets, flatten each 1-in. ball into an
  • irregular 1-1/2-in. circle.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 oz. white candy coating. Using
  • melted coating, attach a 1/2-in. ball near an edge of each circle.
  • Let dry 1 hour.
  • Using Starburst candies, cut out noses and earmuffs as desired. Melt
  • remaining white candy coating; cool slightly. Working in batches of

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Directions (continued)

  • six, spoon candy coating over snowmen, allowing coating to drape
  • over each until completely covered. Immediately attach noses and
  • earmuffs. Let stand at room temperature until dry to the touch,
  • about 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Using a
  • toothpick and melted chocolate, form eyes, mouths, buttons and tops
  • of earmuffs. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 snowman equals 205 calories, 8 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.