Celebrate winter time with Melted Snowman Bark. This is an easy Christmas recipe the whole family can make! 

melted snowman bark on baking sheet with white parchment paper

Melted snowman bark is a fun Christmas time recipe to make with kids! I like to think of it as an edible craft. Kids of any age will have a great time putting it together and they will probably eat a few of the ingredients along the way! 

Along with this recipe, recruit the family to help you make white chocolate peppermint bark, Christmas tree brownies, and tiger butter! All of these Christmas candies are perfect for cookie tins!

Why we love this Christmas bark

  • easy to make with simple ingredients
  • no bake – one less thing to put in the oven during the holidays!
  • customize the details – use different ingredients to change up the snowmen
  • cute treat to include in Christmas cookie tins
ingredients to make snowman bark in white bowls on white background

What you’ll need

This melted snowman bark is fun to put together with a few seasonal and everyday items. 

  • Large marshmallows
  • Twizzlers pull ’n’ peel candy
  • Edible candy eyeballs
  • Orange jimmies 
  • White chocolate chips 
  • Cinnamon hots candies – can also use red M&Ms
  • Green M&M’s
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Sanding sugar sprinkles

Tip for cutting marshmallows: Dip a pair of scissors in water, then cut the large marshmallow in half. Re-dip the scissors as needed to prevent the marshmallow from sticking to the scissors. 

a piece of snowman bark propped up on white plate

How to make snowman bark

Prepare all the decorations. Unravel the Twizzlers, cut the marshmallows in half, break the pretzel sticks in half. Make sure you have all the remaining ingredients out. 

Make the snowman heads. Use a small amount of melted chocolate to glue the eyeballs and orange sprinkle to the marshmallow halves. Set aside.

how to assemble marshmallow snowman heads

Melt the remaining white chocolate chips. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 

Use a cookie scoop to drop dollops of chocolate onto the baking sheet. Spread with a spatula.

Place the marshmallow heads on each snowman. Wrap a twizzlers around each head as the scarf. Add the pretzel arms and buttons. 

Sprinkle with sanding sugar for a snowy effect.

How to store bark

Store the bark at a cool temperature or in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week. If you live in a cold climate like I do, I like to store Christmas goodies in the garage when I run out of space in the fridge!

You may also store the bark in the freezer using an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Time required

  • 15 minutes to prep
  • 3 minutes to melt the chocolate
  • 30 minutes for the bark to set

Variations

White almond bark in place of the white chocolate chips. 

Chocolate almond bark in place of the white chocolate chips.

Chow mein noodles in place of the pretzels.

Fruit rolls ups or sour gummy belts in place of the twizzlers pull ’n’ peels. 

close up of melted snowman bark with marshmallows, twizzlers, pretzels and candies

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes. You can make this melted snowman bark up to a week ahead of time and keep it in a cool, air tight container. 

Pro Tips

  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Assemble the snowman heads before you melt the chocolate chips.
  • Once you prepare the chocolate, you must work quickly as the chocolate will harden! It’s crucial to prep all of your decorations before you heat the chocolate! 

Favorite Christmas Treats

Melted Snowman Bark

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Additional Time: 1 hr
Yield: 12
Celebrate winter time with Melted Snowman Bark. This is an easy Christmas recipe they whole family can make! 

Ingredients

  • Large marshmallows
  • Twizzlers pull ‘n’ peels
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Orange jimmies
  • 2 bags White chocolate chips, 11-12 oz bags
  • Cinnamon hots candies
  • Green M&Ms
  • Pretzel sticks
  • sanding sugar

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Unravel the Twizzlers pull 'n' peels to make the snowman scarves.
  • Use kitchen scissors to cut the 8 large marshmallows in half. Pro tip: dip the scissors in water before cutting the marshmallows, it makes them easier to cut!

To assemble the snowman heads

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 30 second. Stir, then microwave on 50% power for 20 seconds or until melted.
  • Dab the chocolate onto the back of 2 edible eyeballs and 1 orange jimmy and place them onto each marshmallow head. Set aside to dry.

Assemble

  • Melt white chocolate chips. Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes. Stir, then microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Repeat until melted.
  • Once melted, use a cookie scoop to pour each portion of the hot white chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet. Use an icing spatula to smooth out the melted white chocolate. Place the marshmallow heads onto each melted white chocolate snowman, then wrap a Twizzler rope around each snowman's head to make the scarves. Next, break the 12 pretzel sticks in half and add them to each side of the snowman to create the arms. Finally, add the cinnamon candies and green m&m’s to make the shirt buttons and sprinkle with crystals for the snowy effect.
  • Allow the bark to set completely at room temperature, about 1 hour. To speed up the process you can place the pan in the fridge or in the garage if you live in a cold climate.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Author: Beth
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