Snowman Marshmallow Pops with Airheads Accessories

So Airheads sent me some free candy (yes, a lovely perk of this job), and naturally I thought, “What can I make with this?” Accessories for a snowman, of course, because Airheads candy is cut-able, bendable, and mold-able, so perfect for edible crafting. In my box o’ sweets, I got the Rainbow Berry Xtremes and a whole bunch of Airheads bars.

BTW, check out the Airheads seasonal app on Facebook here for some great crafts and contests.

 

 

To make snowman marshmallow pops with Airheads:

You will need:

Airheads Rainbow Berry Xtremes and Airheads bars

scissors

marshmallows

lollipop sticks*

black edible writer*

light corn syrup

shortening (optional)

*Find the lollipop sticks and edible writer in the craft store. Go for the 8-inch lollipop sticks if you can, to give you room to skewer the marshmallows.

What to do:

Skewer two marshmallows with a lollipop stick. This is easier if you grease the end of the stick a bit with shortening. Then, make your Airheads accessories, attach them to the marshmallows with dabs of light corn syrup, rest on a piece of wax or parchment paper, and let set. Add eyes with the marker. See below for tips on making accessories.

To make the scarf, take a piece of the Rainbow Berry Xtremes and use scissors to make fringe at each end. For slimmer scarves, cut the candy in half lengthwise. To make the carrot noses, snip off a piece of an orange Airheads Bar and use your fingers to mold a cone, flattening the end on the counter. To make the buttons, snip off a piece of any color Airheads Bar, roll a small ball and flatten with your thumb. To make the hat, snip off about 1-inch from any color Airheads Bar, and use scissors to cut a circle. Snip off about 2-inches from the bar, fold in half lengthwise and roll into a spiral, then use a dab of corn syrup to attach to the circle base.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Meaghan, how long must you let the Airhead accessories set on the Marshmallow snowmen? I am wondering if these could be made by children in a group but must know how long it takes to set the pieces for hat, nose, buttons! These are darling!

  2. Carolyn Bickford says

    Karen,
    Unfortunately, Meaghan doesn’t work here anymore. If you give me a couple of days, I can do a test run for you. As long as you don’t use too much corn syrup, I’m guessing a few minutes. I should be able to e-mail you by the end of the weekend. Carolyn

  3. says

    Hi Karen! This popped up in my email for some reason, so I knew to visit the post again! The corn syrup dries best overnight, but they would certainly set well enough for kids to take home (carefully) by the end of an activity. Just have them sit untouched for… maybe 15 to 30 minutes? Then you may want to bring paper cups or small plates for the kids to carry their snowmen home. And Carolyn is right, only a tiny dab of corn syrup is best or else the candy can slide off! A toothpick is the best way to adhere. If you ever have any questions, you’re always welcome to email me at thedecoratedcookie@gmail.com. Thanks so much ladies! :)

  4. Carolyn Bickford says

    Thank you Meaghan! I’ll definitely keep your e-mail handy for other past post questions. I’ll also have to check out your website for ideas.

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