We've been getting a gentle snowfall since this afternoon! Naturally, this means that the children wanted to play outdoors for a while after school. After they came in and had a warm bath they were ready for some hot cocoa. I think a snowfall always calls for a little something special so I made snowman sticks for the cocoa. I got the idea out of the December issue of Martha Stewart Living, but realized quickly that I would just have to make mine up as I went along.
For each snowman, I used two large marshmallows and one small, taking a little bit off of the middle one. I stuck nonpareils in for the buttons, eyes and nose. The hat is a Junior Mint and the scarf is a Starburst*. I discovered that running the skewer through hot water (and quickly drying it), before threading the marshmallows on, makes it a much easier job. Also, I used the skewer to poke the holes where the nonpareils went.
*Did you know that if you melt a Starburst in the microwave for a few seconds that you can shape it into all sorts of things?