Nutter Butter Snowmen {Easy!}

Nutter Butter Snowmen from Our Best Bites So…let’s just put it all on the line here. I don’t know if this Christmas break has been rough on anyone else, but it seems like my kids have become wild animals. Wild. Animals. I don’t know what schools are doing everywhere else, but my kids didn’t get out until right before Christmas and then they don’t go back until the 8th. So all of the happy fun Christmas-y anticipation happened while they were still in school, and all the mopey, messy post-Christmas-ness (and then some) is spent here. In my house. My kids are all on each others’ last nerve. They’re fighting over the minutest details. They are sobbing hysterically about party blowers and quarter-length sleeves. Things are tense.

So…after I send them outside to run up and down our driveway until the dogs next door have worked themselves into an obese beagle frenzy, they come inside and we listen to the Frozen soundtrack (because that is the one thing they don’t fight about, although they do fight about who gets the ice powers–my daughter is Elsa, and my son is the neighboring ice prince Schmelsa, who also happens to have a spunky red-headed younger sister. Totally serious. He thinks I’m not onto him.)

All ice powers aside, we spend a lot of time discussing hilarious magical snowmen. About 52,000 times a day, someone says, “Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put in me in summer and I’ll be…a happy snowman!”

So after our last freakout, we decided to make Nutter Butter snowmen. We managed to (mostly) not fight for about 45 minutes, which I will take.

You’ll need Nutter Butter cookies (I’m not aware of any similarly shaped allergy-friendly cookie, but those familiar with that world and those products might have some good ideas), white chocolate bark, mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, pretzel sticks, orange Tic Tacs, and, if you’re feeling especially awesome, Twizzler Pull ‘n’ Peel licorice.

Nutter Butter Snowmen

Line a baking sheet (or, if you’re feeling ambitious, a table) with wax paper or aluminum foil. Melt the white chocolate bark

Melted White Chocolate Bark

and then dip a Nutter Butter in the white chocolate…

dipping the nutter butter

and place it on the prepared wax paper. You’ll want to work with about 5 cookies at a time; any more than that and the chocolate will start to harden before you can finish them and then you’ll be sad. At least I would be.

dipped nutter butters Carefully place 2 mini chocolate chips (pointy side up) on the “face” of the snowman as eyes and then about 5 to make a smiley face. Place 2 mini M&Ms on the snowman’s belly and the orange Tic Tac in for the nose.

Nutter Butter Snowmen from Our Best Bites

 

Allow them to dry (you can work on more snowmen while the others dry) and then break a pretzel stick in half and use more melted white chocolate to stick the pretzels to the back of the snowmen (like arms). If you’re feeling REALLY awesome, you can tie about half of a pull ‘n’ peel strand around each snowman’s neck as a scarf. I am not awesome. I forgot until it was too late. Sooooo…yeah.

Anyway, my kids loved it and it reminded me of how much fun it is to hang out together when we can all get along. So if you’re looking for something fun to keep your kids busy for, say, 25 minutes, I’m your gal.

Nutter Butter Snowmen from Our Best Bites

 

 

 

 

15 comments

  1. Cute snowmen! Our Christmas break had the opposite problem — we got out right before Christmas and went back yesterday. WAY too short! The plus side of a short break is that the Frozen Soundtrack doesn’t play when my kids go back to school and if I listen to something different maybe I will be able to get Love is an Open Doooooor out of my head. 🙂 Have you tried taking your kids roller skating? That’s always a good diversion for our when the kids are on break, especially if we get a group of friends to go. Good luck with the next week!

  2. We are loving Frozen too (same story over here with the Olaf quotes and soundtrack on repeat), but I’m sad to say it’s getting dangerously close to the burned-out-dont-want-to-ever-hear-one-of-those-songs-again stage…. 🙁

  3. Those are very cute. I will need to see Frozen one of these days. We’re a bit behind in the movie department around here. We finally watched planes this week and loved it. I will have to try this with my son next year…or the next! 🙂 He’s still a little dude.

  4. Your snowmen are so cute but your blog is even cuter. You girls crack me up. Love, love M W F!!! Happy Winter!

  5. Cute idea! How do you completely dip the cookie without leaving gaps of uncovered cookie where your fingers are holding it or leaving fingers prints on them? I’ve tried using a fork and I have the same problem. Help!

  6. Thanks for the tutorial…I’ve seen these but never really thought about the details. I’m going to try them for my son’s birthday party in February…that should entertain a few kids for at least 20 minutes of the party!

  7. Same here…Frozen by all 3 kids (girls and a boy ages 6-13) on REPEAT all the time and lots of Olaf quotes. We might need this activity for sure…and 2 of mine are off school for another few WEEKS. (year-round here) Thanks! Good luck surviving the next few days…. 🙂

  8. Thanks for making me laugh. And we are on year round school so my ANGEL kids don’t go back to school until the end of the month. Heaven help me. We may make these more than once.

  9. So fun! We made Nutter Butter Snowmen right before the holidays too! But we have yet to see the movie Frozen, but have heard nothing but good things about it. Wish you the best of luck surviving your kids for the next week! : )

  10. I LOVE the movie Frozen! I got the Frozen soundtrack for Christmas and I constantly hear,”Lucy, stop singing!!” One morning, my brother Kye, who usually hates listening to the radio on the way to school, begged for my dad to turn it on so,”we don’t have to listen to Lucy sing.” Anyway, these cookies are so good! My mom makes them as ghosts around Halloween.

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