Last Minute Christmas Treat Ideas – Crunchy Snowmen

Last Minute Christmas Treat Ideas - Crunchy Snowmen
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Last minute Christmas and holiday treat ideas from the Bandit. First we have the Crunch Snowmen! The Bandit had a lot of fun making these! Watch the video below on his fun how-to:


Dressed in colorful candy scarves and top hats, these stylish, easy-to-make snowmen are sure to liven up any holiday gathering.


bag of 8-inch pretzel rods
1 cup white chocolate chips
mini chocolate chips
orange decorators’ gel or frosting

fruit leather (various colors) – we used fruit roll-ups
gummy rings – we used gummy lifesavers


  1. Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips. We done this in the microwave, but can also be done on the top of a broiler.
  2. Take each pretzel rod and dip one end in the melted chocolate. Spread the chocolate two-thirds of the way down the rod.
  3. Set the pretzels on a sheet of waxed paper.
  4. Press on mini chocolate chips for eyes and buttons.
  5. Set the pretzels on a sheet of waxed paper and press on mini chocolate chips for eyes and buttons.
  6. Use orange decorators’ gel or frosting to add a carrot nose.
  7. After the chocolate has hardened, stand the pretzels up in a glass and tie on your strips of fruit leather to make colorful scarves.
  8. For each hat, stretch a gummy ring over the narrow end of a gumdrop and secure it on the pretzel rod with a dab of melted chocolate.
  9. Enjoy!

Stay tuned for more fun holiday treat ideas you can enjoy with your kiddos while they are on Christmas break!

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.


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