Sweet & Salty Snowmen Recipe
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Sweet & Salty Snowmen Recipe

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My young son and I made pretzel snowmen using different candies. They make cool table decorations in glasses of coconut “snow.” —Carol Berndt, Avon, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 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.
Originally published as Sweet & Salty Snowmen in Country Woman December/January 2009, p20

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Christy32love User ID: 8141379 214120
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 :)"

mrsholiday User ID: 6944337 155360
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

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

mdlrteach5 User ID: 4740445 170260
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Cute idea, but very difficult to make!"

sharonkays User ID: 6353154 158962
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!"

ValerieMS User ID: 4364700 84062
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."

tamschocolatecovered User ID: 6393402 102294
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:)"

rgoodwin User ID: 3854815 84048
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

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

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

Rockamama User ID: 1263362 139973
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 1562064 170259
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"the kids enjoyed & great classroom holiday gifts"

843128 User ID: 5718582 102292
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."

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