Friday, July 15, 2011

{Christmas in July} #3 - Snowman Push Pops

Oh how I would love a nice cold, snow day about now!  The heat is getting to me here in sunny Arizona.  I have had winter on my mind.  As part of my Christmas in July series, I wanted to feature a fun, unique treat!  I can't wait to have a holiday party!

Earlier this month, I whipped together some mini-cupcake shooters using the reusable push-up containers I purchased from here.  Today, I decided to make snowman push-ups!  They were really easy and according to my children - very tasty.

The supplies...
* Push-up Containers
* Mini powdered sugar donuts AND donut holes
* Mini M&Ms
* Orange Mike & Ikes (or candy corn)
* Round chocolate wafer cookie (I used a Thin Mint)
* Rolo Candies
* Peel-A-Part Twizzlers
* Chocolate and White Frosting

I started with a dollop of frosting on the base and then gently placed a mini-donut into the tube.  You need to do this carefully so that you do not scrape off the powdered sugar when you push it down into the container.

As you can see, the cup gets dirty during this stage, use a lightly dampened rag to wipe off the powder sugar off the edge and interior.  Next, attach a brown mini-M&M to a donut hole using a small amount of chocolate frosting.  If necessary, scrape away a bit of the sugar so that the frosting can adhere to the donut itself.

For the scarf, I used a couple of strands of pull-a-part Twizzlers.  I trimmed them, created a small ribbon shape and gently placed it on top of the middle donut hole pushing the ends down into the cup.  Be careful to not scrape the powder sugar off the donut.

Now push an orange Mike & Ike or candy corn into a donut hole for a nose and secure with a small amount of frosting inside the hole.  Use chocolate frosting to make two small eyes and place the head on top of the scarf.

Make your hat by using a small dollop of white frosting on the center of a chocolate wafer cookie and pressing a Rolo onto it.  You want the frosting to ooze out a bit so that it looks like a band.  Using chocolate frosting, make a small ring on the bottom of the hat and place on the donut.

I absolutely love how these turned out and can't wait to have a party! 
Is it Winter yet?

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  1. Love them! They are too cute, and now I am craving donuts!

  2. I love them, too! These would be great to give teachers on the last day of school before the holiday break. I bet they are absolutely delicious!

  3. Those are so darling! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party!

    The Sisters @

  4. these are SO cute! I love them! What a great idea! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  5. I love this idea. They are so cute and adorable. Almost too cute to eat. LOL

  6. Love these guys! In the extreme heat we are experiencing in Texas I have to admit that the thought of fixing these for the kids is tempting. I could create a winter in summer party!

  7. Fabulous! There is no way I could wait for the push up things to arrive. Too fun.

  8. This is so cute! I just bought some of those push-up containers and can't wait to use them!

  9. where did you get the push ups?


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