December 2nd, 2014

Donut Hole Snowmen

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Now that my boys are older, I don’t make a lot of “cute” food. But everyone once in a while I just can’t resist. And these fun Donut Hole Snowmen are pretty irresistible! 

Donut Hole Snowmen

These were so quick to put together, and would be perfect for young kids–as long as you supervise the donut hole skewering!

I’m pretty sure grown ups would have fun making these snowmen too, judging by the fact that my 17 year-old seemed to enjoy this edible project more than my younger boys did.

I used wooden sticks with sharp ends so I could skewer the hats on, rather than putting them on with frosting, which made the snowmen much more sturdy.

I think long sucker sticks would work too, but you might need to poke holes through the hat parts with something sharp first.

One last tip…..I found the fruit roll up scarves easier to cut with the paper still on, and I greased my kitchen shears first with a bit of non-stick cooking spray.

If I didn’t love powdered donut holes (and peppermint patties and peanut butter cups) so much, I’d say these snowmen on almost too cute to eat. Almost.

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Donut Hole Snowmen

Preparation 45 min Total Time 45 mins
Serves 8     adjust servings

These fun, frosty donut hole snowmen have fruit leather scarves and candy hats. The perfect holiday treat to make with kids!


  • 8 wooden skewers or caramel apple sticks
  • 16 powdered donut holes
  • 8 miniature York Peppermint Patties
  • 8 miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • 3-4 lengths Fruit by the Foot
  • Prepared white frosting
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • 1 box orange Tic Tacs


  1. Carefully stick the pointy end of a wooden skewer through 2 donut holes, a peppermint patty and a peanut butter cup, making sure the stick does not come through the top of the peanut butter cup.
  2. Using kitchen shears or clean scissors, cut 8 strips of Fruit by the Foot, about 8 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Cut fringes at the ends of each strip to make a scarf. Carefully peel the fruit strips from the paper backing and tie a strip around the “neck” of each snowman.
  3. Use a skewer or sucker stick to poke 3 holes in the top donut hole, one for the nose and two for the eyes. Place a small dab of frosting in each hole.
  4. Push a Tic Tac into the center hole to make a nose, and place two mini chocolate chips in the remaining holes to make eyes.

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  1. Cutest. Thing. Ever!!!!
    I love it and I am totally sure my 5 year old daughter will LOVE this.

  2. I love these!!! So cute! 🙂

  3. They are so cute! And so simple! What a great idea.

  4. These are the cutest ever. I have to make these for the grandchildren. We are hosting Holiday Best at Tumbleweed Contessa and I’d love it if you shared these cute little snowmen with us.


  5. These are super cute!!! Great for gifts

  6. PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE This is pure delight for your taste buds.

    CHERRY-MINT CHOCOLATE a burst of cherry zest

    Both are great flavour

  7. Thought you might want to know …i cannot pin this because pinterest states that the link leads to spam…guess you have to contact pinterest to resolve…really want to pin this…thanks


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