Do you remember my chocolate covered marshmallow treats?Â Little Jo and her friends love them so much I decided to try and come up with a version to serve at our Christmas party next week.Â I found some red and white crazy straws and went from there!Â Snowmen seemed a logical choice, seeing as marshmallows are already white and when I put two of them on the end of the straw, it already looked like a snowman.Â However, chocolate must be involved so it was time to embellish the marshmallows on a stick!
Snowmen need eyes, mouth, coal buttons, a scarf, a carrot nose and of course, a top hat.Â Everything but the top hat would be easily made piping chocolate onto the covered marshmallows.Â For the hat, I had to come up with something that would fit proportionately on his head.Â I went into my pantry and rooted through the cookies and candy.Â I found some of my sugar-free Oreos that I thought just might work.Â My husband doesn’t believe in sugar-free so that is why these cookies are actually still in the house!Â And good thing too, they were a perfect fit.Â I only used half of the cookie for each hat.Â I scraped out the white filling with a knife. And yes, I ate the filling!Â You can’t let that yumminess go to waste!
Next, I cut a marshmallow in half and “glued” it to the cookie with some chocolate. I placed the half marshmallow and half Oreo into a bowl of melted chocolate and covered the whole thing.
Transfer the chocolate-coated hats to some wax paper to harden.Â I placed mine on a plate in the freezer to expedite the process.
Now you need to dip the marshmallows into your melted white chocolate.Â To make the drying process for this easier, use a piece of foam to hold the dipped marshmallows upright.Â I used a piece of block foam that had come in a delivered package.Â Next, place the top hat on top of the marshmallow head.Â The still-melted white chocolate will act as a glue to attach the hat.
After your white chocolate hardens, go ahead and pipe on the noses, eyes, and mouths.Â I simply placed the chocolate in a regular zipper bag and snipped a tiny hole in the corner.Â For the scarves, I used a #18 star tip and decorator bag.
Little Jo loves these so I will definitely be making more for next week’s party!