Sweet Treats to Make on a Snow Day

It’s not exactly a snow day, but schools in our area are closed for a second day in a row thanks to -40 windchills. Which means that parents and caregivers of rambunctious kids suffering from cabin fever are likely in desperate need of boredom busters now more than ever.

Sweet treats to the rescue! The following simple edible crafts will keep kids busy for hours… and the best part–clean up is a breeze.

Take a look:



1 package (16 ounces) Nutter butter cookies

20 ounce bag white chocolate chips

Miniature chocolate chips

M & M miniature baking bits

Pretzel sticks, halved

Orange and red decorating gel


Melt white chocolate chips in microwave about 1 minute, stir, repeat in 10 second intervals until smooth.

Using tongs, dip cookies in white chocolate, shake off excess. Place on waxed paper.

Place two chocolate chips on one end of cookies for eyes.

Place baking bits down middle for buttons.

For arms, dip ends of two pretzel stick halves into melted chocolate and attach one to each side. Let stand until hardened.

Use gel to pipe on nose and scarf.



1/4 cup vanilla frosting

1 (14 oz) package of white fudge covered chocolate sandwich cookies

1 tablespoon miniature chocolate chips

10 small gumdrops

Several orange gumdrops

Red decorating gel


Place frosting in small Ziploc food storage bag and cut a tiny hole in a bottom corner of the bag.

On each cookie, use small amount of frosting to attach chocolate chips for eyes. Cut each gumdrop in half; attach cut sides with frosting to sides of cookie to resemble earmuffs.

Attach small wedge cut from orange gumdrops for nose.

Draw mouth with red decorating gel.

Let dry about 30 minutes.

Makes 20 snowman faces.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.