Easy Snowman Cupcakes Recipe: No Snow Needed for These Festive Holiday Cupcakes by 30Seconds Food

Easy Snowman Cupcakes Recipe: No Snow Needed for These Festive Holiday Cupcakes

Looking for a fun and festive dessert recipe for your holiday gatherings, or to keep kids entertained over Christmas break? Invite these adorable snowmen to the party this year. 

Instead of freezing outside making a snowman, as a fun family activity, let the kids get creative in the kitchen. And then let them eat one of these fun desserts with a cup of hot cocoa.

These easy and delicious snowman cupcakes will be a hit at your holiday gatherings, or just any winter afternoon. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 to 40 minutes


  • 1 box cake mix, plus ingredients to make it
  • 1 to 2 cans (16 to 32 ounces) vanilla icing
  • marshmallows
  • pretzel sticks
  • mini chocolate chips
  • chocolate chips or M&Ms
  • gel cake decorating icing

Here's how to make them:

  1. Bake the cake according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool completely.
  2. With a cake decorating bag or using a spoon, pipe or mound the vanilla icing on the cooled cupcakes to create the snowman's body. 
  3. Place a marshmallow on the top for the head. 
  4. Add a pieces of pretzel rods for the nose and arms. 
  5. Add mini chocolate chip eyes.
  6. Add regular chocolate chips or M&Ms for buttons. 
  7. Draw a mouth with the gel decorating icing. 

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Elisa Schmitz
So easy and fun. And delicious! #yum
Adorable. Fun family project.
Julie Rose
So cute and yummy! 😍

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