Recipes and Cooking Marshmallow Snowmen 4.1 (31) Add your rating & review Unabashedly sweet, create these wintertime cookie recipe with your kids for an afternoon of fun. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 45 mins Stand Time: 35 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Yield: 26 snowmen Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 12 vanilla caramels, unwrapped (one-fourth of a 14-ounce package) 3 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoon butter 1 10 ounce package large marshmallows (about 39) Marshmallow creme (optional) 53 pretzel sticks 1 cup chopped pistachios, toasted coconut, toffee pieces, and/or 1/3 cup nonpareils 4 ounce bittersweet, semisweet, or milk chocolate pieces 2 teaspoon shortening Orange-color miniature candy-coated semisweet chocolate pieces or other tiny round candies Directions Line a large baking sheet with foil; butter the foil. Set aside. In a small saucepan, combine caramels, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Heat and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is melted and smooth. Using kitchen scissors, cut one-third of the marshmallows in half crosswise.* Place each marshmallow half, sticky side down, on top of a whole marshmallow. Press together gently. If necessary, spread a small amount of marshmallow creme between the marshmallow pieces to hold them together. For arms, insert a pretzel stick into two opposite sides of each whole marshmallow. Dip bottom third of each of the marshmallow stacks into melted caramel mixture. Allow excess to drip off. Place dipped marshmallows on prepared baking sheet. Place pistachios, coconut, toffee pieces, and/or nonpareils in separate small bowls. In another small saucepan, combine chocolate and shortening. Heat and stir chocolate mixture over low heat until melted and smooth. Dip each caramel-coated marshmallow stack in melted chocolate, covering the bottom of stack with chocolate. Allow excess to drip off. Immediately dip chocolate-covered marshmallow in pistachios, coconut, toffee bits, and/or nonpareils. Return marshmallow stack to baking sheet. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate sets. Re-melt chocolate in saucepan over low heat, if necessary. Place snowmen on their backs. To make eyes and buttons, dip one end of a remaining pretzel stick into melted chocolate and dab chocolate onto snowmen. For a nose, dab on some chocolate and attach a small orange-color candy. Let stand about 5 minutes more or until dry. Makes about 26 snowmen. Tips If your kitchen scissors get sticky when cutting marshmallows, coat them with nonstick cooking spray or dip them in hot water Tips Layer snowmen between pieces of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 129 Calories 6g Fat 18g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 129 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 3mg 1% Sodium 70mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 12g Protein 2g Vitamin C 0.2mg 1% Calcium 30mg 2% Iron 0.6mg 3% Potassium 63mg 1% Folate, total 2.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.