Decorate white chocolate pretzels with mini chocolate chips and candy-coated sunflowers to make these cute winter-themed treats. These Frosty Snowman Pretzels are as much fun to make as they are to eat and kids and adults will love them.
We hopped on a plane on Christmas eve and headed for southern California and although it was unseasonably cold there during our stay, we were happy to miss the first big snowstorm of the season back home.
Upon our return, our exchange student couldn’t wait to get outside to build a snowman, and did her best to craft a tiny little guy with what was left of the ice-crusted snow.
It’s still early in the winter season, and she may have another opportunity to build a snowman with freshly fallen snow. I may bundle up and help her, or I may just stay inside my warm kitchen building snowmen of the edible variety instead like these …
Frosty Snowman Pretzels
white confectionery coating (CandiQuik*)
mini chocolate chips
orange candy-coated sunflower seeds or other small orange candy
pizza wheel or knife
baking sheet lined with parchment paper
optional – tweezers
black food coloring marker
You can find the items needed to make these Snowman Pretzels from Amazon (commission earned for sales at no extra cost to you).
*I tried CandiQuik for the first time for this project and really enjoyed the flavor and the ease of melting in the microwave tray that is included in the packaging. I did have to reheat the coating several times while making my Frosty Snowmen Pretzels, and would highly recommend using my electric skillet method to keep the coating warm throughout the process.
- Melt white confectionery coating (Candiquik) according to the package instructions or read my Chocolate Making Tips for detailed melting information.
- Cut 1/2 inch wide strips from Fruit Roll-Ups.
- Lay a strip down on your parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Add a dab of melted white candy coating (CandiQuik) to the center of the strip.
- Press two pretzel rings on top.
- To really secure the two pretzel rings, add another dab of candy coating in between and on top of the two pretzel rings.
- Spoon some of the white candy coating into the center of the top pretzel ring.
Note: Fill one or two of the pretzels at a time. You need to add the candy decorations while the candy coating is still wet. Once the coating hardens you won’t be able to add the decorations as needed.
- While the candy coating is wet, add two mini chocolate chip eyes and one orange candy nose.
- Note: I use tweezers to help me easily place these candies in the wet coating. Just make sure you use tweezers that are only used for food.
- Spoon some white candy coating into the bottom pretzel ring then add three mini chocolate chip buttons.
- Fold both ends of the strip of Fruit Roll-Ups over to create a scarf.
- Place your pretzel snowman in the freezer for 2-3 minutes, just until the white candy coating hardens.
Create a nice assortment of Frosty Snowman Pretzels, reheating your candy coating as needed. Then allow the snowmen to warm up to room temperature and use a food coloring marker to add a mouth. Just draw on a curved line of dots under the nose.
If you want, you can add some pretzel stick arms by adding a dot of white candy coating to the end of a piece of pretzel stick and pressing that onto the edge of a pretzel ring. I preferred them without arms, plus they were easier to make and move without the arms, but my exchange student loved the arms. It’s your choice.
You may even opt to just create snowmen heads using the pretzel rings and candy coating. These are so quick and easy and look great in a candy jar.
These sweet little treats can be stored in an airtight container for a few weeks.
Be sure to check out all my fun Christmas Recipes!