Snowman cookie pops – M&M buttons are all the rage


Yep, more winter-related food art. It’s December after all and apparently, that’s what I’m supposed to be thinking about.

I’m really not sure it should be so publicly-accepted to be drooling over eating our favorite holiday friends.

Frosty? Rudolph? Santa? Yeah, you were great in that song and loved the movies, but uh, now I’m hungry and you’re so cute I could eat two dozen. I’m sure they greatly appreciate that.


Anywho, as usual, click on over to a different site (Make and Takes) for a full tutorial. I was thrilled to see that these are actually made with mini-Oreos instead of the cliché, expected cake pops.

Don’t let the Love Bugs bite

Pink marshmallow pops that look like aliens with gumdrop arms and candy eyes with sprinkles
Love Bugs from The Decorated Cookie Blog

These were great back at Valentine’s Day, but even after the fact, I can see them making adorable little Martians. Can you picture them in green?

Dip them in chocolate first like I did with these marshmallow pops and the kids will go even crazier. Well, maybe that’s not such a good thing after all, but at least the treats will be adorable.

Chocolate covered marshmallow pops – Hot chocolate stir sticks

In past years, I’ve made “hot chocolate on a stick” using a chunk of fudge-like chocolate and homemade marshmallow squares.

This year, when trying to throw together a last minute party favor for the kids for our pre-Christmas get together, I just dipped some jumbo marshmallows I already had in some melted down chocolate chips. I didn’t think they’d be any good really, but the kids absolutely loved them. One of our friend’s kid’s kept asking for more, whispering in my ear “can I have more of that good stuff things?” After already being shut off after 3, I heard him ask for another as I was headed out the door. Oops!

It wasn’t until after the fact that I remembered the hot chocolate sticks and how these just as easily could’ve been used as yummy stir sticks. I’d suggest leaving off the nuts, of course, but try rolling them in crushed up peppermint candy canes instead. Delicious. To be eaten as is, I tried plain chocolate, rolled in crushed walnuts, sprinkles, and cinnamon candy pieces.

Oh, and it worked out quite nicely that I had transported them in cups and glasses. When I arrived and set them on the table, they looked like vases of festive flowers instead.