A lovely idea and really simple to make ... a great way to raise money at your Christmas Fair too. The children get to make their own snowman and then take it away and eat it!
Perhaps not the healthiest PhunkyFoods idea ever - if you prefer something a little more on the virtuous side and more in-line with your healthy school food policy then check out our Fun Fruity Christmas Trees in the recipes section.
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Cocktail Sticks or Wooden Skewers
Ingredients (makes 1 snowman):
- 3 large white marshmallows
- Icing pens in black and orange
- 1 giant chocolate button
- 1 domed chocolate (Rolos work well here)
- 1 strawberry lace sweet
- Skewer the marshmallows together using a cocktail stick or wooden skewer.
- Use a little of the icing pen to stick a chocolate button and Rolo to the top of your marshmallow stack.
- Next draw on a face and buttons with your icing pens.
- Cut your strawberry lace in three, plait and then tie around the neck as a scarf.
- Set aside to dry for a few minutes.
So thinking about marshmallow snowmen...
Marshmallows are low in fat but high in sugar. These types of foods are not needed in the diet and therefore should only be eaten every now and then, and only in small amounts.
Chocolate is high in both fat and sugar; therefore it should only be eaten in small amounts every now and then.
|-||Energy||480kJ / 115kcal||6%|
per 30g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 389KJ / 93kcal
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