Marzipan Snow People

Marzipan Snow People

Bring the winter wonderland inside with these fun and sweet figures. They'll create a flurry of compliments!

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

8

snow

1
package (7 or 8 oz) marzipan or almond paste
56
slivered almonds (about 2 tablespoons)
8
round chocolate-covered peppermint candies (1 1/2 inches each), unwrapped
Multi-colored oblong candy sprinkles
2
packages (0.75 oz each) fruit snack in three-foot rolls (any flavor)
8
small gumdrops
  1. Roll marzipan into log shape; divide into 8 portions. Divide each portion into large (1 1/4-inch) ball, medium (1-inch) ball and small (3/4-inch) ball.
  2. For each snow person, poke 1 slivered almond into center of chocolate-covered peppermint candy. Place large ball over almond, gently pushing downward to attach. Gently push 2 almonds in center of large ball; attach medium ball, gently pushing down. Gently push 1 almond in center of medium ball; place small ball over almond, gently pushing down to attach.
  3. Using toothpick, make holes in face of snowman for eyes and nose. Place 2 brown oblong sprinkles into holes to look like eyes. Place 1 oblong sprinkle in hole to look like nose. If desired, make holes for buttons and add colored oblong sprinkles. Place 2 slivered almonds in center of middle ball to look like arms.
  4. Unroll fruit snacks. For scarf; cut eight 5x1/2-inch strips. Fold each strip in half horizontally, leaving 1 inch on each end unfolded; make small cuts at ends for fringe. Wrap around neck, slightly overlapping at shoulder. To make base of hats, cut eight 3/4-inch diameter circles of fruit snack. Place fruit snack round on snowman's head. Insert slivered almond halfway down into center. Cut off and discard 1/8 inch off bottom of gumdrop; flatten bottom slightly. Attach onto slivered almond to finish hat.
Makes 8 snow people
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
If the marzipan is hard or crumbly; gently knead in a small amount of corn syrup, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired softness.
Use the decorations as place cards. Make flags from small pieces of paper and attach to snow people with toothpicks.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Snow Person)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 15mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 27g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.