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Jumbo Marshmallow Snowmen, Perfect for Your Hot Chocolate!

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Simple and cute, these jumbo marshmallow snowmen will make the cutest cup of hot cocoa you’ve ever had! 

mug of hot chocolate with large marshmallow decorated like snowman head on top.

I think hot chocolate is one of those special drinks. All that smooth, sweet and creamy warmth in a mug just feels like a smile.

So why not go ahead and give it a smile?! I just love dressing it up and making it feel just that little bit more special.

Cutting large marshmallows in half to be decorated.

These are so easy to make and really do up the cute factor of your cup of cocoa!  All you have to do is cut your jumbo marshmallows in half.  

Dip the cut sides in powdered sugar to keep them from sticking to everything.

marshmallows with orange carrot shaped noses of royal icing piped on top.

Pipe on orange royal icing for the carrot noses.

Then pipe on black royal icing for the eyes and mouth.  Don’t be afraid to get a little creative if you have some fun ideas!  

Marshmallows with royal icing eyes, mouths and carrots in royal icing.

Even people like me who aren’t so creative can pull out a few variations.  It is fun to see their little personalities come through.  

As much fun as it is to have a bunch of mini marshmallows floating in your cup of hot cocoa, a giant snowman face is even better!  

Cellophane bag filled with snowman decorated marshmallows with bow on top.
mug of hot chocolate with large marshmallow decorated like snowman head on top.

Jumbo Marshmallow Snowmen

Servings: 36 Servings
Author: Carlee
Simple and cute, these jumbo marshmallow snowmen will make the cutest cup of hot cocoa you’ve ever had!
4.88 from 8 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 18 Jumbo Marshmallows
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup Royal icing
  • orange and black food gel


  • Cut marshmallows in half.  Dust the cut sides with powdered sugar.
    18 Jumbo Marshmallows, 2 Tablespoons Powdered sugar
  • Dye some icing orange and the rest black.  Spoon into piping bags or sandwich bags.
    ¼ cup Royal icing
  • Either cut a corner out of your bag, or use a small round piping tip to pipe on the eyes and noses.
  • Let sit out at least overnight so the icing can set, then store in an airtight container until ready to use.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 5gSodium: 7mgSugar: 4g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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4.88 from 8 votes (8 ratings without comment)
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Michelle @ pineneedlesinmysalad

Sunday 3rd of December 2017

These are adorable!! Totally going to try making these. My kids will love them. Great idea for a gift.


Monday 4th of December 2017

Yay! They were a hit here and so much fun to do in little gifts with hot chocolate. I hope you love them!

Robyn @

Wednesday 9th of December 2015

These are really cute and they look lovely packaged up in the cellophane as little Christmas gifts. Super impressed that you've come up with an edible gift that requires no cooking!


Wednesday 9th of December 2015

Thank you! You are right, no heat required... just fun!


Tuesday 8th of December 2015

They were so much fun to make and even more fun to use in our hot chocolate!

Katy Jackson

Monday 7th of December 2015

Pinned to my crafty board! This is supercute.


Monday 7th of December 2015

Thank you! They were fun to make. My little guy loves them and my siblings have been texting me pictures of their hot chocolate with a snowman on top!


Monday 7th of December 2015

I love a giant marshmallow (better than all those little ones - especially when it gets all soft and gooey!) the snowman face is really cute too. Thanks for joining us at the new #OTM linky :) ~ Leanne


Monday 7th of December 2015

I had never had hot chocolate with one giant marshmallow before, but now I don't think I can go back to the little ones! I love the one big one!