Marshmallow Santas

Marshmallow Santas

With a marshmallow body, coconut beard and chocolate candy hat, sweet Santas will appeal to kids of all ages!

Prep Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

10

Santas

10
small pretzel twists
5
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark) from 16- or 20-oz package, chopped (slightly less than 1 cup)
20
large marshmallows
1/4
cup red sugar
40
miniature chocolate chips
1/2
cup shredded coconut
1/4
teaspoon pink sugar
10
red cinnamon candies
10
red or green foil-wrapped milk chocolate candy bells
5
large green gumdrops, cut in half
20
candy-coated chocolate candies
  1. Place cooking parchment paper or waxed paper on cookie sheet; place pretzels on paper for feet of Santas.
  2. In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave candy coating uncovered on High 35 seconds, stir. Continue heating 10 seconds at a time until smooth after stirring.
  3. Using wooden skewer inserted into 1 flat end of marshmallow, dip marshmallow into melted coating. Allow excess to drip off; sprinkle with red sugar, and place on top of pretzel. Place 2 miniature chocolate chips on front for buttons (where feet extend). Insert another marshmallow on skewer; dip again, allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with coconut; sprinkle with small amount of pink sugar for face; add eyes (miniature chocolate chips) and nose (red cinnamon candy). Place on top of other marshmallow. Set aside to cool, or refrigerate. Repeat with remaining marshmallows.
  4. When coating is firm, attach hats (foil-wrapped chocolate candy bells) tassels (miniature marshmallows) and bags (gumdrop halves) with small amount of melted coating. Use toothpick to make small opening for arms (candy-coated chocolate candies); insert arms into marshmallows with small amount of melted coating.
Makes 10 Santas
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
As the coating cools and hardens, microwave at 10-second intervals, and stir to keep smooth for use.
Tip
Center the marshmallow on the pretzel, or Santa will fall over!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Santa)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 31g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.