You will have so much fun building these cute Frosty Snowman Pretzels with Candy Clay Scarves in the warmth of your kitchen this winter. Each salty and sweet treats is perfect for Christmas or any snowy day.
Back in 2013 I made my first batch of these cute winter themed treats. My original Pretzel Snowmen were a huge hit and now that I’m making videos I just had to make one showing you how to make these pretzels.
One of the things that I wanted to change, however, was how I created the scarves. The original scarves were made using fruit roll-ups. I cut strips of red and green fruit roll-ups and wrapped them around my snowmen.
The fruit flavored scarves looked great and kids loved them, but I noticed many adults peeling them off before eating their pretzel snowmen.
So, when I decided to make these snowmen pretzels for the video I decided to use candy clay instead.
Candy clay tastes like chocolate, and in this case it tastes like white chocolate so it goes so nicely with the white chocolate pretzels. Kids and adults will love the taste of these salty and sweet treats.
I made all my scarves red just to save time, but you can dress your snowmen in any color candy clay scarf you like. Just make different batches of candy clay or make white and color that using a variety of colors.
You can learn all you need to know about working with candy clay in my new book, Candy Clay Creations which is now available in print and on Kindle from Amazon, as well as, a PDF ebook.
Enjoy watching the video tutorial and have fun making your snowmen pretzels.
You can also see a step-by-step tutorial using a different technique to make these pretzels on my old blog post featuring my original pretzel snowmen .
You can find what you need to make these Frosty Snowman Pretzels on Amazon.com (affiliate).
- 12 ounces red candy melts
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 12 ounces white candy melts, melted
- 96 pretzel rings
- 240 mini chocolate chips
- 48 orange candy coated sunflower seeds
- black food coloring marker
- Heat red candy melts in a microwave safe bowl for two 30 second increments, stirring after each.
- Heat for another 30 seconds, then let the bowl rest in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove and stir vigorously until melted.
- Cool, stirring often, to 91 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Stir in the corn syrup and blend just until combined.
- Pour out onto plastic wrap.
- Wrap and set aside to firm up for several hours.
- When ready, remove from plastic wrap and knead until the candy clay is pliable.
- Roll out red candy clay really thin.
- Cut 3/8 inch by 7 inch strips from the candy clay.
- Set one strip on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Pour melted white candy melts into a disposable pastry bag or zip top bag.
- Snip off the tip of the bag.
- Pipe a small mound of candy in then center of the red candy clay strip.
- Set two pretzel rings, touching, over the white candy melts.
- Pipe a small amount of white candy where the pretzels come together just to help "glue' them together.
- Pipe white candy into the center of both pretzel rings.
- Set two mini chocolate chips and one orange sunflower seed in the top pretzel forming the snowman's eyes and nose.
- Set three mini chocolate chips in the bottom pretzel forming 3 buttons.
- Add another small amount of white candy melts in between the two pretzels then overlap the two ends of the red candy clay strip forming the snowman's scarf.
- Freeze for 3-5 minutes just until the white candy melts harden.
- Remove and let sit at room temperature for 5 minutes.
- Use a black food coloring marker to create a smile formed by 5-7 dots.
- For detailed instructions on melting candy melts, see my Chocolate Making Tips page.
- For detailed information on making the perfect batch of candy clay, see my Candy Clay Creations page.
If you love snowmen then you might also like to make some of these other snowmen themed recipes.
Pretzel Snowmen • Snowflake Filled Snowman Cookies
Snowman Cupcakes • Snowman Truffles filled with Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Ganache
Silly Snowman Rice Krispie Treats • Mini Cheesecake Snowmen
Skillet Dip Snowman • Mini Snowmen Cheese Balls