Scrummy snowman snacks!

Our step–by–step recipe for melted snowman biscuits is sure to be a winner...

Scrummy snowman snacks!
by Jessica Boyle

These melted snowman biscuits will be a guaranteed hit at Christmas time, and kids will love decorating them too. Be sure to eat them up quickly though – melted snowmen never hang around for long!

Top tip: No time to bake your own biscuits? Don't worry – we used shop-bought ones and they worked an absolute treat. If you do find yourself with enough time to do some baking, we love this simple shortbread recipe from Olive Magazine.


  • Digestive biscuits
  • Marshmallows
  • Icing sugar
  • Warm water
  • Black and orange icing pens
  • Smarties


Step 1

Make a bowl of white icing. Your child can help you to combine the icing sugar and warm water ­– it should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If you need to change the consistency, just add more water/icing sugar.

Step 2

Blob the icing onto each biscuit. Ask your child to add a marshmallow (the snowman's head) and Smarties buttons while the icing is still wet. Repeat for each biscuit.

Step 3

Finally, children can draw on faces and arms with the icing pens.

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Sensory Play

Learning guide

This recipe has lots of fun textures for kids to explore, like the gloopy icing and squidgy marshmallows. Can they remember a time when they built a real-life snowman? Chat about senses and how the snow felt when they touched it, using words like cold, slushy and crunchy. How does that compare to the fake snow on top of their biscuit