Decorate dark chocolate-dipped marshmallows using modeling chocolate to create these sweet Chocolate Marshmallow Snowmen. These cute Christmas treats will make festive party favors, stocking stuffers, or desserts.
My design today is a classic snowman decorated with a hat, a carrot nose, coal eyes, and a smile.
These chocolate snowmen are sitting on top of chocolate-dipped marshmallows.
You can make homemade marshmallows using the recipe from my Starfish S'mores post cut them into egg shapes and dip them in melted and tempered pure chocolate or melted confectionery coating/candy melts.
I love homemade marshmallows, but if you don't want to go through that much effort, you can take a shortcut and use store-bought marshmallows using the technique I used to make Sea Creature Marshmallows. Either way, kids and adults will love these sweet treats.
Modeling Chocolate Snowman
atop Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
white modeling chocolate, recipe here*
black, red, and orange candy/food coloring*
food handling gloves (highly recommended to use when adding color)
powdered sugar, to dust work surface
egg cookie cutter - 2" wide by 2 ½" tall
#6 pastry tip
food only paintbrush
melted and tempered pure milk or dark chocolate**
OR melted light or dark confectionery coating/candy melts**
* I used dark modeling chocolate to create the eyes, smile, and hat, but you can simply color some white modeling chocolate with black food coloring instead.
** If you aren't experienced with making chocolate, read my chocolate making tutorial which includes information on types of chocolate to use, melting instructions and the recipe for modeling chocolate.
Color your modeling chocolate.
- Color a small amount of white modeling chocolate red for the hatband, and orange for the nose.
- Color a larger amount black for the hat, eyes, and smile or make and use dark chocolate clay, as I did.
- For detailed coloring instructions, check out my Coloring Modeling Chocolate tutorial. This is where I wear those food-handling gloves, otherwise, my hands turn a rainbow of colors.
Cut out modeling chocolate snowman pieces.
- Dust a cutting board lightly with powdered sugar.
- Roll out the red, white, and black (or dark) modeling chocolate to 1/16th of an inch thickness.
- Use the egg cookie cutter to cut out the snowmen's heads.
- Copy the template above or draw a hat template on paper, cut it out, and set it over black or dark modeling chocolate.
- Use a knife to cut around the template for the hats. Cut a thin strip out of red for the hatband.
- Use the #4 pastry tip to cut out the eyes and smile.
- To do this you'll want to press the pastry tip, tip side down, into the black modeling chocolate cutting a small circle, then turn the tip upside down and tap on counter and the circle will drop out the larger end of the tip. I usually cut a bunch of circles, before turning the tip upside down.
- Pinch off small pieces of orange modeling chocolate and roll them into cones for the noses.
- Attach the modeling chocolate shapes together using water. Lightly brush the top of the white egg with water and press the hat on top.
Decorate the marshmallow snowmen.
- Cut marshmallows into eggs using the egg-shaped cookie cutter.
- Dip the marshmallow eggs in melted and tempered pure chocolate or melted confectionery coating/candy melts (for step-by-step instructions, go here.)
- Immediately set a snowman on top of the wet chocolate.
- Allow them to set up in the refrigerator if using pure chocolate and in the freezer if using candy melts. S
- tore in an airtight container or package in clear cellophane bags to give as gifts.
See all of my 12 Sweet Designs of Christmas