As our kids get older we are learning that having their friends over is just as important as family time. Which is why I put on my crafty mom jeans (a close relative to “mom jeans”) and had the kids over to make nutter butter snowmen.
Don’t get me wrong though, family time is really important to us still. We feel that a strong family makes strong children to get through life and it’s trials, but the truth is, kids want to be with their friends and are greatly influenced by them. We decided that we should want our house full of friends for a few reasons…
- We get to know who are kids are around.
- If the kids want to be at our house hopefully we can influence them for good.
- Kids at our house is noisy and messy but at least we know what they are up to.
Cade is especially good with having the whole neighborhood over. He plays pretend spaceship fighters, monster, and listens to endless gabbing. I’m thrilled that he’s just as involved in parenting as I am. But I don’t do the monster game. I feel guilty, but I’m just not a fun mom when it comes to imagination stuff.
However, I am good at pumping them full of creative treat ideas. These were especially easy and I’m not kidding, they all had so much fun together. You just dip the nutter butter in white chocolate, quickly add any eyes, carrot noses or buttons that you’re using sprinkles, pearls etc for and then wait a few minutes for them to dry. Meanwhile, gather fruit roll ups to cut into strips for scarves and any other fun accessories like jewels (sprinkles) for the hats. Now you can use edible markers, glitter frosting or piping to decorate your snowmen!
Nutter Butter Snowmen
Nutter Butter Snowmen
- 1 Package Nutter Butter Cookies
- 2 Cups White Chocolate
- Fruit Roll Ups
- Sugar Pearls, especially black
- Edible Markers
- Black Glitter Gel, edible
- Orange Rock Candy for noses
- In a glass bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave for 20-30 second intervals, stirring between.
- Place parchment on the counter or baking sheet.
- Dip nutter butters in chocolate and using a fork, lift them out allowing chocolate to run off.
- Place on parchment and if you're using any sugar pearls for eyes or buttons, quickly add to set in the chocolate.
- Allow to dry.
- Cut the fruit roll ups in strips.
- Once the cookies are dry decorate with hats, eyelashes, etc.
- Wrap a fruit roll up around the neck and cross in the front for a scarf.