How cute is this melted snowman cookie bark for the holiday season? As far as melting snowman treats go, this definitely has to be one of the best! It’s a white chocolate Christmas candy, ideal for a cookie exchange or any holiday parties you’ve been invited to. You don’t need many ingredients to make this no bake winter bark – it’s mainly white chocolate and candies. This Christmas season add this fun recipe, which is perfect for any skill level!
I love making winter bark around Christmas time. And I know it’s a well-loved tradition for many families. This melted snowman cookie bark is really easy to make and it’s a charming gift as well, so make extra!
Melting Snowman Treats Ingredients
The snowman body is made from white chocolate chips, while the heads are marshmallows. Twizzler pull and peel ropes make the scarves while small candy eyes, orange jimmies, cinnamon candies, M&Ms, pretzel sticks, and crystal sprinkles are used as decorations.
If you like, you can get as creative as you want and use different candies. You can also use different brands if there’s something you prefer. That’s one of the fun things about making melted snowman cookie bark, and in fact any kind of bark, no two are exactly alike and you can let your imagination run free with this fun activity!
How to Make Melted Snowman Cookie Bark
Whether or not you’ve made bark before, you’re going to find this a super-easy charming treat with simple ingredients. If you are fond of bark, you might also like to try cranberry pistachio bark, peppermint bark or caramel pretzel apple bark. Bark is such a great treat!
So, the first thing you need for this fun food idea is to do is unroll the Twizzlers to make snowman scarves. Cut the marshmallows in half with scissors or a sharp knife.
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave a few second intervals at a time or in a microwave-safe bowl over a pan of simmering water on the stove. Use some of this mixture to stick the edible eyeballs on to the marshmallows. Do the same with more of the chocolate and the orange sprinkle or jimmies.
Leave them to set while you pour the rest of the melted chocolate on to a wax paper or parchment paper-lined baking sheet or cookie sheet. You will be making 12 shapes in total and these will be the snowman bodies.
Smooth them out with the back of a spoon and then put the half marshmallow heads on. Add the Twizzler ‘scarves’ and snap the pretzel sticks in half to get 24 pretzel arms. Then add those to your snowmen. Use cinnamon candy buttons and mini M&M buttons. Sprinkle over the crystal sprinkles for a snowy look.
Chill the white chocolate Christmas candy snacks for 15 minutes to set and then serve, wrap in cellophane and decorate with ribbons for a cookie exchange or gifts for holiday parties. Making this snowman bark recipe is a great activity for kids of all ages and it makes a darling holiday present.
What to Serve with Winter Bark
These melting snowmen are great as a fun treat or you can have one for dessert. They go with any beverage you want to make, whether you’re in the mood for a soothing hot chocolate or something like a spiked banana rum nog cocktail.
Alternatives for this Adorable Melted Snowman Bark
White chocolate chips are perfect for making melting snowman treats. But not everyone is keen on white chocolate. If that sounds like you, you might prefer to use white almond bark or white candy melts instead. If you aren’t keen on that either, you can still make these for others to enjoy. Personally I love pretty much any kind of chocolate, but I know not everyone likes white chocolate.
This is one of those easy recipes that can you customize to what you have on hand. Don’t forget you can always use different kinds of sprinkles, candies or decorations on your snowmen for the carrot noses and buttons too. The ingredients listed are just a guideline, and you can make the bark however you wish! Reese’s peanut butter cups, Starburst candies, and red hots and great options.
Melted Snowman Cookie Bark FAQs
When you melt chocolate to make this white chocolate Christmas candy, you might find it sets too quickly – before you can stick on the eyeballs and nose perhaps.
To prevent this issue, you should gather all your ingredients and line the baking sheet with parchment paper before you melt it. That way, you will be able to make your cookie exchange treats quicker, adding all the details before the chocolate sets again.
I would say it depends how much of a sweet tooth you have! But winter bark can be prepared ahead. Keep your melting snowman treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they’ll be fine for up to three weeks.
Another idea is to freeze them. They thaw quickly at room temperature. Again, use an airtight container and use them within three months. So if you want to make a big batch – some for you, some as a gift and then some for holiday parties, you might as well, since it keeps for so long.
Melted Snowman Cookie Bark Recipe
Melted Snowman Cookie Bark
- 6 marshmallows large
- 3 Ropes licorice red Twizzler pull and peel
- 24 decorative eyes
- 12 jimmies orange
- 2 Bags white chocolate chips 11 ounce bags
- candy Green M & M’s and Cinnamon hots candies
- 12 pretzel sticks
- 2 Tablespoons sprinkles crystal
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unravel each of the Twizzler candy ropes strips to make the snowman scarves. Next, use kitchen scissors to cut the 8 marshmallows in half.
- Now let’s assemble our snowman heads! Use a few tablespoons of melted white chocolate as glue for the eyes and nose. Dab the chocolate onto the back of 2 edible eyeballs and 1 orange jimmy and place them onto each marshmallow head. Set aside to dry.
- It’s time to make the snowmen! Melt white chocolate chips using the instructions on the package. Once melted, use a cookie scoop to pour each portion of the hot white chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet. Use an icing spatula to smooth out the melted white chocolate. Place the marshmallow heads onto each melted white chocolate snowman, then wrap a Twizzler robe around each snowman’s head to make the scarves. Next, break the 12 pretzel sticks in half and add them to each side of the snowman to create the arms. Finally, add the cinnamon candies and green m & m’s to make the shirt buttons and sprinkle with crystals for the snowy effect.
- Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Remove from fridge.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
If you’re on the lookout for exciting new recipes for holidays parties or a cookie exchange, try this white chocolate Christmas candy. Melted snowman cookie bark is ideal for the festive season and these melting snowman treats are just gorgeous! Get in the holiday spirit with this easy dessert that looks like a real snowman. Make a full tray of your own snowman candy treats because everyone loves these adorable themed desserts.