Snow Globe Christmas Treats

I made these Snow Globe Christmas Treats as part of a sponsored post for Hostess #HostessHoliday. All opinions are 100% mine.

Snow globe Christmas cookie

Winter and the holiday season are in full swing! Here in Minnesota there are days when we look outside and it looks like we are living in a snow globe. Large, fluffy snowflakes are gently falling and the ground is covered with a blanket of white. If we are lucky and the temperature outside is above zero, we love to head outside for a walk in the winter wonderland. So, with that in mind, I made a holiday dessert that embraces the fun and the beauty of winter. These Snow Globe Christmas Treats that are almost too cute to eat! They are easy to make and will be the centerpiece of any holiday gathering.

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This edible craft starts with Hostess Sno Balls. My family loves Hostess treats. The chocolate Hostess Cupcakes are my favorite. Brian says that his favorite is the Ho Hos. Christine loves the blueberry Hostess Mini Muffins and Zack is all about the Twinkies. This was the first time we’ve ever had the Hostess Sno Balls and I knew they would be perfect for a winter treat! The supplies for this recipe, including the Hostess treats, are available at Walmart.

Candy coated peanut butter cups

Start by making the base for the snow globes. Melt 1 cup of red candy coating in the microwave. Dip the peanut butter cups into the candy coating and set them on parchment paper. Sprinkle with red crystal sugar and allow the candy coating to harden.

White candy coating snow

Unwrap the Hostess Sno Balls and flip them over so that the flat surface is right-side-up. Melt 3/4 cup of white candy coating in the microwave. Cover the bottom 1/3 of the Sno Ball with the melted candy coating.

This is a super fun, family activity! Everyone in the family can make their own snow globe and decorate it however they want. If younger children are involved in making the snow globes, I would suggest using white frosting, instead of the candy coating, because it is easier to spread.

Candy coating snow spinkles

Cover the white candy coating (or frosting) with white crystal sprinkles.

Blue candy coating sky

Next, melt 3/4 cup of the blue candy coating in the microwave and cover the remaining 2/3 with it. You can use blue frosting, instead of blue candy coating, for easier spreading for younger children.

snowflake sprinkles

Before the candy coating sets, add a few snowflake sprinkles. You can use a tweezers to place the snowflakes in the exact place.

Fruit roll up snowman scarf

I found these marshmallow snowmen to put on my snow globes at a craft store. If they aren’t available in your area, you can use a gingerbread man icing decoration, tree shaped marshmallows, teddy bear shaped graham crackers, chocolate bears, chocolate snowmen or even make your own snowmen using mini marshmallows.

While waiting for the candy coating to set, make fruit leather scarves for the snowmen. Cut the fruit leather into narrow strips and wrap a strip around each snowman. Since the fruit leather is sticky, it will stay in place.

Attach snowman marshmallows

Remelt the remaining white candy coating in the microwave and spread a little on the back of a snowman and set it into the center of the snow globe.

Snow globe cookie base

Remelt the remaining red candy coating in the microwave, put a dollop in the center of the red base and attach the Hostess Sno Ball. Hold it there for a minute or two while it hardens.

Snowball snow globe dessert

Once the candy coating hardens the Hostess Sno Ball will stay in place and you have an edible snow globe!

Snowman snow globe holiday treat

You can put them on a platter or a cake stand for a Christmas dessert table. Or make a winter scene using fake snow or white cheesecloth and set the snow globe treats in the middle.

Edible snow globes

I brought these Snow Globe Christmas Treats to our friend’s house last weekend when we went there to visit. I knew that there were going to be a bunch of kids there. Everyone loved the snow globes and thought they were so cute. I also brought the Twinkies with to share. One of my friends was so excited. She said she hadn’t had a Twinkie in years and was so happy to not only eat one herself, but also to share them with her kids!

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Snow Globe Christmas Treats
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 Hostess Sno Balls
  • 6 peanut butter cups
  • Red candy coating
  • White candy coating or frosting
  • Blue candy coating or frosting
  • Red crystal sprinkles
  • White crystal sprinkles
  • Snowflake sprinkles
  • Red fruit leather
  • 6 edible decorations (ie marshmallow snowmen)
Instructions
  1. Melt ¾ cup of red candy coating in the microwave. Dip the peanut butter cups into the candy coating and set them on parchment paper. Sprinkle with red crystal sugar and allow the candy coating to harden.
  2. Unwrap the Hostess Sno Balls and flip them over so that the flat surface is right-side-up. Melt ¾ cup of white candy coating in the microwave. Cover the bottom ⅓ of the Sno Ball with the melted candy coating. Cover the white candy coating (or frosting) with white crystal sprinkles.
  3. Next, melt ¾ cup of the blue candy coating in the microwave and cover the remaining ⅔ with it. You can use blue frosting, instead of blue candy coating, for easier spreading for younger children.
  4. Before the candy coating sets, add a few snowflake sprinkles. You can use a tweezers to place the snowflakes in the exact place.
  5. While waiting for the candy coating to set, make fruit leather scarves for the snowmen. Cut the fruit leather into narrow strips and wrap it around the snowman. Since the fruit leather is sticky, it will stay in place.
  6. Remelt the remaining white candy coating in the microwave and spread a little on the back of a snowman and set it into the center of the snow globe.
  7. Remelt the remaining red candy coating in the microwave, put a dollop in the center of the red base and attach the Hostess Sno Ball. Hold it there for a minute or two while it hardens.

 

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Comments

  1. Kristina Kohler says

    I think this is fantastic idea, A great activity for the whole family or groups to make and eat..
    A great party decorations..

  2. Darlene says

    These are so cute and something that I think is easy enough to have the kids help with. I think we may try this when my sister and I get together with the kids for our Christmas baking day.

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