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“From a cookbook entitled "Treasury of Christmas". This is a great family baking project, no matter the age. My family had a lot of fun with these.”
2hrs 18mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) package yellow cake mix or 1 (18 1/2 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 2 (16 ounce) containers vanilla frosting
  • 4 cups flaked coconut
  • 15 large marshmallows
  • 15 reese miniature peanut butter cups
  • 30 small pretzel sticks (for arms)
  • 45 small red-hot candies (for buttons)
  • green decorating gel (for eyes)
  • red decorating gel (for nose)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 15 regular sized muffin cups and 15 miniature muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  4. Fill muffins cups approximately 1/2 full.
  5. Bake mini muffins about 12 minutes and bake regular muffins about 18 minutes, OR until they test done when inserting a toothpick into the center.
  6. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from pans and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  8. Remove paper liners after they are cooled.
  9. For each snowman:
  10. Placing the regular size snowman upside down on your tray, frost the bottom (now the top) and sides of the cupcake and coat with coconut.
  11. Repeat with miniature cupcake (also placing upside down).
  12. Attach mini cupcake to regular sized cupcake with a dab of frosting to make the snowman body.
  13. Attach a marshmallow to mini cupcake with a dab of frosting to form snowman head.
  14. Attach upside down Reese's cup to marshmallow with a dab of frosting to form snowman hat.
  15. Make arms from the pretzels and place red-hot"buttons" down the front of the snowman.
  16. Pipe on eyes and nose with the decorating gels.
  17. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.
  18. Makes 15 snowmen.

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