Sweet Treat Snowmen

  • Sweet treat snowmen Christmas recipe
  • Sweet treat snowmen recipe
  • Sweet treat snowmen recipe
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 6 snowmen
  • How to make


100g cashews (or nuts of your choice)
100g almonds or hazelnuts (or nuts of your choice)
150g dates
Zest of 1 orange
2 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon

Snowmen decorations:

100g desiccated coconut
Handful red/green grapes and their stems
Handful of raisins
Handful of dried apricots
Handful of pumpkins seeds
1 red seasonal apple
6 cocktail sticks

Step 1

Blitz the nuts in a food processor to a crumb – ensure finely chopped or ground with no large pieces

Step 2

Add the dates, orange zest and spice, and blitz until it just comes together. You should be able to press the mixture easily together to form a ball. If not, blend a bit more

Step 3

Create 6 small balls about 2cm in diameter and 6 slightly larger balls about 3cm in diameter. Roll all the balls thoroughly in ‘snow’ (desiccated coconut on a plate), until well coated

Step 4

Place a small ball on top of a large ball and fix together using a cocktail stick. There will be a bit of stick left poking out of the top of the snowman's head. To cover this, create a hat shape by cutting a grape in half with a sharp knife, then slide the hat onto the end of the stick on top of the snowman's head

Step 5

Then give the snowman some pumpkin seed eyes and a slice of dried apricot for a nose. A slither of apple skin creates a wonderful scarf and some raisins cut in half create a smile and some buttons. Some grape stems can be used to create fabulous ‘twig’ arms!

Step 6

Create all 6 snowmen, then stand on a plate of snow (desiccated coconut). For babies and toddlers remove the cocktail stick before serving and cut or crumble the balls into pieces so they are not a choking hazard


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Recipe notes

Serve straight away. Great to display as part of a Christmas party table and you can easily add extra snowmen if you have lots of guests! 

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