How to Make Snowman Pretzel Rod Snacks

Updated on May 8, 2012

The Cutest Snoman Pretzels

Snowman Pretzels - the Perfect Party Snack!

Are you having a winter party and need a really cute appetizer? Or perhaps your child has a winter birthday and you are looking for a fun alternative to cupcakes. I tried making these snowman treats for my son's preschool birthday party, and they were an absolute hit. Since the main component of the treat is a large pretzel rod, the treats keep well and offer a nice blend of sweet and salty flavors. The kids absolutely adored the gumdrop hats and candy scarves. These treats are easy to make and store well - you can make them a day or two ahead of the party and they hold up just fine!

When buying the raw materials for any dipped pretzel rod treat, make sure that you purchase pretzel rods in a plastic tub rather than the soft-sided bags. The large sized pretzel rods often become crushed in the store when stored in bags, and you need unbroken rods to make the snowmen. Any candy melt wafer will work for this project - I used Wilton candy melts (sold in the bulk food and candy aisle at our grocery store).

Simple, Adorable, and Fun!

Dipped pretzel rods make fun (and not too sugary) snacks for children of all ages. This cute snack will delight kids of all ages, and is perfect for a winter party or treat!

Ingredients

  • Pretzel rods
  • Vanilla candy wafers
  • Fruit-By-The-Foot or Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Gum drops
  • Gummy Lifesavers
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Orange decorator icing

Snowmen drying
Snowmen drying

No Baking Required

  1. Melt the vanilla candy wafers over low heat, or melt in the microwave according to package instructions.
  2. Dip a pretzel in the candy coating, then remove and place on wax paper.
  3. While the candy coating is still wet, place mini chocolate chips to form the snowman's eyes and buttons.
  4. Continue with the remainder of the pretzel rods, melting more candy wafers as needed. Let the snowmen dry.
  5. Push each gumdrop through the center of the gummy Lifesaver, to form the snowman's hat. Using extra melted candy wafers, attach a hat to the top of each snowman. Let the chocolate dry to keep the hats securely in place.
  6. Cut the Fruit Roll-Ups or the Fruit-By-The-Foot into thin strips. Wrap each strip around the neck of the snowman pretzel to form a scarf.
  7. Pipe an orange icing nose onto each snowman.
  8. Hand out a very kid-pleasing treat to some very happy kids!


Helpful Tips

  1. Dip the end of each pretzel rod into the melted candy wafers, then use a spoon to cover the rest of the pretzel. This helps to prevent the pretzel salt from getting into the melted candy wafers - salt in the melted wafers tends to make the candy coating rather grainy.
  2. Let the candy coating cool slightly on each pretzel rod before applying the chocolate chip eyes and buttons. If the coating is too hot, the chocolate chip eyes will melt and run down the sides of your snowmen. If the coating has cooled completely, however, the mini-chocolate chips will not stick.
  3. Experiment with different candies: a red-hot candy could be used for a cute red nose, or a mini-M&M could be used for a coal nose. Candy jimmies (sprinkles) could be used to create a cute little smile, though you would have to work quickly to get them set in place before the candy coating dried!

A Very Happy Birthday Boy

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • leahlefler profile image
        Author

        Leah Lefler 7 years ago from Western New York

        They aren't very labor intensive, though it does take some time for the candy melts to harden in between the steps.

      • Writing_Wine profile image

        Writing_Wine 7 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

        Wow cute idea. Is it labor intensive?

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://delishably.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)