Recipes of the World – from Canada

Marshmallow Snowman

3 large marshmallows
3 toothpicks
Royal icing
Miniature chocolate chips
1 pretzel stick (small and thin)
8 inches skinny red licorice (or fruit leather cut into a thin strip)
1 Hershey’s Kiss or Rollo candy
Royal icing:
about 4 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons warm water
3 tablespoons meringue powder

Connect 2 marshmallows on the first toothpick. Push the second toothpick halfway into the top of the second marshmallow and spike your third marshmallow onto the top half of the toothpick. The toothpicks should be completely hidden in the marshmallows.

Using your third toothpick as a glue stick, add dots of icing to stick on chocolate chips to form eyes and buttons. Break the pretzel stick in half for arms, and carefully push them into the sides of the middle marshmallow. Wrap the licorice around the “neck” for a scarf, and use icing to glue the Kiss or Rollo onto Frosty’s head as a hat.

To make the Royal Icing: In a mixer, beat the sugar, water, and meringue powder on low speed for 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium, and continue beating until the icing forms soft peaks, 6 to 8 minutes. For a thinner icing, add 1/2 teaspoon additional water at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Working quickly, transfer enough icing to fill half a piping bag. Twist the bag to close and secure with a kitchen tie. Cover the surface of the rest of the icing with a slightly damp kitchen towel until refilling the bag, or cover and refrigerate for later use. (Makes 3 cups)