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Sweet & Salty Snowmen Recipe

Sweet & Salty Snowmen Recipe

Kids have a blast creating different looks for their chocolate-dipped pretzel snowmen with candy scarves, buttons and top hats. If any are left over, they make cool table decorations posed in a glass with Styrofoam and coconut snow. —Carol Berndt, Avon, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 8 pretzel rods
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • Assorted candies and decorations: Miniature chocolate chips, sprinkles, black decorating gel, candy cane chocolate kisses, white nonpareils, Fruit by the Foot fruit rolls


  • 1. Dip a pretzel rod two-thirds of the way into melted white chocolate, or drizzle chocolate over pretzel with a spoon. Attach miniature chocolate chips for eyes and buttons; attach a sprinkle for a nose.
  • 2. Using decorating gel, add a mouth.
  • 3. For hat, attach a chocolate kiss to the top of pretzel. Sprinkle snowman with nonpareils. Carefully stand snowman upright in a tall glass or press the bottom of the pretzel rod into a 2-in.-thick piece of Styrofoam. For scarve, cut fruit rolls into thin strips; tie around snowmen. Yield: 8 snowmen.

Nutritional Facts

1 snowman: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Sweet & Salty Snowmen

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"This is a great idea i have made these before a few years ago when my oldest was two and now that they are 7 and 9 they still have fun making creations with mom :)"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"Cutest idea EVER and easy enogh for the kids to help! The perfect holiday treat for everyone on your list!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Cute idea, but very difficult to make!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"My teenagers loved making AND eating these. We couldn't find the right size rings for the hat brims so they ended up looking like sombreros. Still cute!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"My daughter, her friend and I just made a double recipe of these and they are very cute! I'm giving two each of my nieces/nephews & great-nieces/great-nephews . If you decide to make these be sure to allow plenty of time, plenty of ingredients and have help. It takes some practice to get them right and this is not a one person project."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"I love this idea..haven't made them but gives me an idea for my great nephews birthday coming up in a few months. As for can use Dark chocolate and nuts, or trail mix to create the same affect. Very Cute for centerpiece...doesn't look edible..but I'm an adult:)"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"A little time consuming, yes, but worth the effort.

Rockamama, don't make them. Problem solved."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"So cute but what a bunch of unhealthy JUNK!"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"the kids enjoyed & great classroom holiday gifts"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"this is hard and time consuming. you have to work fast to get the decorations on before chocolate cools once made, they are cute."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"These were so much fun to make. I used gummy lifesavers and spiced gumdrops for the hat, and made orange mm fondant noses, mini choc chips and nerds fruit rollups. My first batch I made 15, but they are so cute I will be making more to pass onto friends"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"Just what we were lookin for. These R SOOOO darn cute"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"It IS time consuming. Substituted Fruit Roll-up for Twizzler Pull-aparts and mini Reese's pieces for M&M's, Gummi Life Savers for jelly rings. Dipped pretzel, then added 'hat' rim, followed by eyes, nose & buttons. Stuck in freezer momentarily, then dipped top again to put on gum drop hat-top."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"They are very cute, but, we found them to be really time consuming. You have to work fast to get the M & Ms to stick before they cool off, yet you have to wait to keep them on."

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