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Sweet & Salty Snowmen

My son and I made these pretzel snowmen using different candies. They make fun table decorations when set in glasses of coconut “snow.” —Carol Berndt, Avon, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 snowmen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Using decorating gel, add a mouth.
  • 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.

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  • Christy32love
    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 :)

  • jaxons1gma
    Dec 20, 2012

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  • mrsholiday
    Dec 1, 2012

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

  • sutlebreeze
    Nov 10, 2012

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  • mdlrteach5
    Dec 31, 2011

    Cute idea, but very difficult to make!

  • sharonkays
    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
    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
    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
    Nov 30, 2011

    A little time consuming, yes, but worth the effort.Rockamama, don't make them. Problem solved.

  • Rockamama
    Nov 29, 2011

    So cute but what a bunch of unhealthy JUNK!