Mini snowman hats
Ever since I caught a glimpse of this adorable Santa Party Mix(I LOVE cookies and cups!), I wanted to make my own. I even tracked down the caramel Bugles(actually my daughter found them for me). Though I have never purchased a bag of Bugles in my life, I needed to make these Santa hats!
Trouble is, I am a procrastinator(which I’m sure you know by now), and my “to bake/make” list is way too long! I am a bit overwhelmed by all the cute and clever things I have found in the blogging world, and I love cute food:) So, I never got around to the little Santa hats:( As consolation, I told myself that I would make them next year, but then I had an idea…
I had been seeing adorable snowman cupcakes, here at Kristan’s always funny and fabulous blog, and here
at Cheryl’s fantastic blog (a favorite!), when it struck me that I could make snowman hats instead of Santa hats:) Christmas is over, but winter is still here!
Tiny snowman hats! I used everything that I already had on hand to make this mix. I even used up most of my leftover Christmas candy. Perfect! It was so fun to see these teeny hats come together. I was going to leave them plain, but decided to add a little flourish with the holly berries(at least that’s what they are supposed to be). If you are so inclined, you can make just the hats, put them in a cellophane bag tied with a cute ribbon and you’re good to go. What a cute little winter treat or party favor for this time of year.
They may not stand out as much as the red Santa hats, but they are pretty cute. This photo doesn’t really feature them too well.
Tucked into the snack mix in the jar, the snowman hats add a little extra specialness to the already delicious mix:) It actually borders on addictive!
36 mini marshmallows 18 mini oreos (separated so that each cookie makes two hats) About 8 ounces of chocolate Almond Bark
Melt the chocolate as directed. For each hat: Dip a cookie into the chocolate and try to let the excess drip off. Set on waxed paper flat side down. Dip a marshmallow in the chocolate and let the excess drip off. Place marshmallow on top, center of the cookie. Let dry. Optional: If desired, use frosting (I used royal icing) to make holly berries. Makes 3 dozen mini snowman hats.
Snowman Snack Mix
3 cups of Cheerios 3 cups of pretzels, broken (I only had large ones) 4 cups popped popcorn (used Orville Redenbacher’s Natural, microwave) 1 cup mini marshmallows 1/4 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup Hershey’s candy cane kisses, chopped 1 bag (7.06 oz.) Ghiradelli chocolate squares peppermint bark, chopped 12 ounces vanilla Almond bark
Except for the vanilla almond bark, mix everything together in a big bowl. Spread the mix out on a large baking sheet. Melt the vanilla almond bark according to package directions. Drizzle it over the mix in the baking pan and incorporate well. Let dry. Scatter the snowman hats over the mix. Transfer to large serving bowl. ENJOY!
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