No bake marshmallow snowmen recipe

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Brighten up any Christmas party or gathering with these adorable marshmallow snowmen

Marshmallow snowmen
(Image credit: Ti Media)
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories215 Kcal11%
Fat7 g10%
Saturated Fat3.5 g18%
Carbohydrates35 g13%

Brighten up any Christmas party or gathering with these adorable marshmallow snowmen.

These marshmallow snowmen can be whipped up in minutes, simply by decorating readymade ginger biscuits. The marshmallow is quickly softened in the microwave, then adorned with chocolate button, peanut cups or Mini Rolos, so there's no baking involved. These treats are perfect for making with little ones that want to help out in the kitchen - and, will look fabulous on any Christmas party food table. Feeling generous? A batch of these marshmallow snowman would also make a wonderful homemade food gift for Christmas.

These marshmallow snowmen would look perfect sitting on the icing lawn outside of your homemade gingerbread house! Follow our simple recipe for the ultimate festive, edible decoration.


  • 50g chocolate or writing icing
  • 8 white shop-bought marshmallows
  • 4 ginger nut biscuits
  • 4 giant chocolate buttons
  • 4 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis or Rolos
  • Icing sugar for dusting




  1. Dust a microwavable plate with icing sugar. Put no more than 4 biscuits at a time on the plate, leaving a space between them.
  2. Dip 4 marshmallows into a bowl of water and place one on top of each biscuit. Microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds so the marshmallow melts, then set aside for 5 mins.
  3. Using scissors, snip roughly a quarter from the bottom of the remaining marshmallows and stick them onto the biscuits – these are your snowmen heads. You can eat the leftover bits!
  4. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and spoon into a piping bag, if using, or use a cocktail stick dipped into the chocolate to dot on eyes, a nose, mouth and buttons.
  5. Make your snowmen hats by sticking a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Mini or Rolo on top of a chocolate button, using the melted chocolate to secure the hat together and place the Snowman biscuit on top of the label.
Top Tip for making No bake marshmallow snowmen

Use an icing pen to write the name of your guests on the snowman’s belly instead of the labels, if preferred. You could just do initials if you’re short on space.

Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.