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Marzipan Snow People

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Marzipan Snow People
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Bring the winter wonderland inside with these fun and sweet figures. They'll create a flurry of compliments!
Updated Feb 26, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If the marzipan is hard or crumbly; gently knead in a small amount of corn syrup, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired softness.
  • tip 2
    Use the decorations as place cards. Make flags from small pieces of paper and attach to snow people with toothpicks.

Nutrition

220 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate, 27g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Snow Person
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
27g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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