Remember how I told you I going to try and replicate some yummy Disneyland treats that I had the pleasure of tasting? Today is your lucky day because I am sharing one! These are created throughout the Holidays at Trolley Treats candy store in Disney California Adventure park and are so adorable. My family chowed down on a few of these while we were there visiting.
With the holiday season right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about neighbor gifts. These yummy treats would be the PERFECT addition to your holiday treat exchanges. They are ooey-gooey delicious in the insides with a flavorful white chocolate candy coating shell on the outside. They are completely customizable on how you want to dress them up.
To get started, place 3 large marshmallows on a skewer. I used some cute red striped straws.
Then you are going to dip them into some prepared caramel. I halved this recipe for caramel used in the Gourmet Caramel Apples. It worked PERFECTLY. Once you dip your marshmallow skewer into the caramel, let excess drip off and rotate the marshmallow skewer to evenly distribute the caramel around it. Keep doing this until caramel sets up quite a bit and set on a lightly greased foil covered cookie sheet. Repeat for remaining marshmallow skewers. I believe I was able to make like 10-15 using this half batch of caramel. Don’t place them too close together on the cookie sheet, you don’t want them to stick together.
After you finish the caramel part, place the cookie sheet in freezer for about 10-20 minutes. Doing this will help the candy coating to harden up quicker.
Melt the white candy coating in 30 second intervals. I used White Almond Bark and it worked perfectly. Dip each caramel covered marshmallow skewer into the candy coating, one at a time, and twirl to help excess drip off and to help it cover evenly. Do this until it sets up quite a bit and place back on foil. Repeat until all snowmen are done.
Since these marshmallow snowmen are awfully long, I used my “Mother’s Mugs” I got from the hospital for delivering my babies. These are my favorite mugs and they work PERFECTLY for dipping long things. I put my caramel in one and candy coating in the other.
Let the marshmallow snowmen sit until completely set.
Once they are set, you can start the decorating! I used some sour gummy strings for the scarves, mini M&Ms for the buttons, mini Semi-Sweet chocolate chips for the eyes and nose and Miniature Reese’s Cups for the hats. To get them to stick, I used the end of a free skewer and tapped some melted candy coating on the spot I wanted to place them. I then put the decorating candy on top and let it set in position.
They are SO cute and definitely a fun and unique neighbor gift. My family chowed down on some of these. Once your marshmallows are dipped in the warm caramel it melts them in a way that makes them gooey when you bite into them, long after the snowmen are made up.
My daughter thought these were the coolest treats. The Disneyland Snowmen had on cute Mickey Mouse Ear Hats. Unfortunately, I don’t own a mold for that so these yummy peanut butter cups will have to settle for the job. They did just fine in my opinion!
Go on and take a bite of your wonderful creation… heaven knows I may have devoured one too many! ;-)
I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
Be on the look out for some more Disneyland inspired goodies coming on Chef in Training!