Nutter Butter Snowmen

I love the kitchen, I love baking and I love making edible creations. However, I tend to not consider myself a very “creative” or crafty type of person. Like, I would have never thought of these cute little snowmen on my own (thank goodness for Pinterest!). But once my eyes saw these adorable little guys, I knew I couldn’t go through the holiday season without making them this year. It also helps that the snowman “bodies” are Nutter Butter cookies. You don’t have to twist my arm to eat some (ahem, a lot) of those πŸ˜‰ Throw in some M&M’s and a few other accessories, and you have cute-as-a-button snowmen. This is definitely a perfect holiday project if you have little ones too!

I had a bag of Wilton candy melts in the pantry so I used those, and they turned out some perfect snowmen. I chose to use the red and green M&M’s but if you think your snowmen would enjoy a flair of color, by all means use whichever you’d like!

I think these are awesome for a holiday party platter, for your kids to bring into school for the holidays (are kids still allowed to bring treats into school nowadays?), or to just eat with your hot chocolate while you sit next to the Christmas tree and watch something festive on TV πŸ™‚

One year ago: Fig and Walnut Biscotti
Two years ago: Nut Crescents

Nutter Butter Snowmen

Yield: 20 cookies

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

A fun holiday baking project - make snowmen out of Nutter Butter cookies and a few other ingredients!


Nutter Butter cookies
White candy melts, vanilla flavored
M&M candies
Orange Tic-Tacs, cut in half
Black decorator icing


1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper; set aside.

2. In a small to medium bowl, melt the white candy melts according to the package instructions.

3. Working one at a time, dip a Nutter Butter cookie into the melted coating and flip it over to coat completely (a fork is great for this). Remove and let any excess drip off then place on the wax paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining Nutter Butter cookies. Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes so the coating can set.

4. Attach a small decorating tip (I used a #2) to a pastry bag and fill with black icing (I just used Wilton decorating icing to make it easy). Dab a small amount on one side of an M&M and place on the coated cookie. Repeat with another just below to make the two "buttons".

5. Dab another small amount on the bottom of half of a Tic Tac and affix to the center of the top of the cookie for the nose. Again, repeat.

6. Now squeeze out small dots for the eyes and the mouth. Ta-Da! Snowmen!

(Recipe adapted from my pretty purse)


56 Responses to “Nutter Butter Snowmen”

  1. Lauren on December 9, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Hmm, yes. I do believe I need to shove these in my face.


  2. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking on December 9, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Oh, these are so wonderful! And they’re Nutter Butters – my husband would LOVE them!!


  3. Kim L on December 9, 2011 at 1:15 am

    So cute. These would also be super cute on a lollipop stick.

    But dumb question – how did you cut the tic tacs? I keep picturing myself shooting them all over the kitchen while trying to cut them.


    • Michelle on December 9th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Kim, I used a sharp knife and held my hand over it, really close to the cutting board, so that none went shooting. I think I only lost one half πŸ˜‰


      • Kim L on December 12th, 2011 at 12:27 am

        Thanks for the tip – I’ve been oddly worried about trying it. I got all the supplies and have added these to my cookie day list!


        • Mindy on November 25th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

          Try a pill cutter.


    • Jessica on August 31st, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      I would think that a pill cutter would work too and you wouldn’t have to worry about cutting yourself or pieces flying everywhere πŸ™‚


      • Michelle on October 3rd, 2012 at 1:15 pm

        That’s a fabulous idea!


  4. Kelsey on December 9, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I cannot tell you how PERFECT this is. I am visiting my mother’s 3rd grade classroom next week, and I always take in some sort of goody when I visit. This is beyond perfect for the little ones.


  5. Heather @ Bake, Run, Live on December 9, 2011 at 3:09 am

    How cute! I make Santa cookies out of Nutter Butter cookies! I posted directions (and pictures) as one of my 12 days of Christmas cookies.


  6. Deanna on December 9, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I made these last year. I used black sprinkles. They are easier to cut!!!!


  7. Kiri W. on December 9, 2011 at 6:00 am

    My wife loooves nutter butters, she’d adore these! I might try to surprise her with these cuties!


  8. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on December 9, 2011 at 6:05 am

    These are too adorable!


  9. Sandra on December 9, 2011 at 6:22 am

    These are cute, creative and who doesn’t need a shortcut this time of year!


  10. Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! on December 9, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I am dying of cuteness over here. Love these! Pinning them! πŸ™‚


  11. Katrina on December 9, 2011 at 7:26 am

    These are so fun!


  12. Jennifer@Peanut Butter and Peppers on December 9, 2011 at 7:37 am

    How adorable! I love these. I love peanut butter but you want to know a secret? I never had a Nutter Butter cookie. I’m betting I’ll like them! πŸ™‚


    • Michelle on December 9th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Oh you absolutely would! But to be honest, I love the Nutter Butter wafers even better than the cookie!


  13. Autumn on December 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I made these about 5 years ago for my son’s preschool Halloween party. Made white ghosts and dark chocolate spiders with mini pretzel legs. Took forever but they were adorable! I’ll definitely make these snowmen now! Yum!


  14. Genelle Pretty on December 9, 2011 at 8:24 am

    These are too cute! Thank you for another festive treat idea.


  15. Angela on December 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Those are super cute! My 5 year old son, just looked at them and asked if we could make them for our neighbors! πŸ™‚ I know what we’re doing this weekend with his sister!


  16. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie on December 9, 2011 at 8:35 am

    So cute! Pinterest has such great ideas!


  17. Melissa on December 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Ah! My eyes were hooked on these on Pinterest too! I loved them!


  18. Paula on December 9, 2011 at 9:35 am

    What a fun little cookie idea for the holidays!


  19. Shannon on December 9, 2011 at 10:48 am

    So cute!


  20. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes on December 9, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I saw these on Pinterest, too, and bookmarked them! TOO CUTE! And snowmen are my favorite Christmas “decoration”. πŸ™‚


  21. Jenne on December 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm



  22. kamaile on December 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    these are way cute! I could totally handle making these.


  23. nicole {sweet peony} on December 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    these are adorable! such cute little faces πŸ™‚


  24. Annie on December 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    My new favorite ornament is from Wendel August Forge. It is a personalized one that my parents got us for our wedding in October! But I also collect their annual ornaments!


  25. Amy on December 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    These are so adorable! Great idea, the nutterbutters are the perfect shape to be snowmen! This is way better than the oreos dipped in white chocolate.


  26. Vicki @ WITK on December 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    These are so cute! I’m also a huge nutter butter fan, so you won’t have to ask me twice to make these!


  27. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen on December 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    These are so cute it hurts! Adorable πŸ™‚


  28. Rhonda on December 10, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Super cute and easy.


  29. jules on December 10, 2011 at 6:02 am

    These are so cute. I love them. Great buttons!


  30. Parsley Sage on December 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Gadorable! Love them!



  31. BigFatBaker on December 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    These are so cute and a great gift idea!


  32. Kim Bee on December 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    These look super good. I have to find out if we have nutter butters here in Canada.


  33. Ad K. on December 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    These are fun to make and kids love them. Try using cut pieces of spice drops or Jelly Bellies instead of Tic Tacs, much easier to cut!


    • Michelle on December 12th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      Oooh that’s a great idea, thank you for sharing!


  34. Pam on December 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Nutter butter are a favorite, and these are so darned CUTE!!!!


  35. Amy @ Gastronome Tart on December 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

    My hubby absolutely LOVES Nutter Butter cookies. Looks like I will be making these this year!


  36. Laura @ A Healthy JalapeΓ±o on December 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    THese are adorable, I’ve seen them with snowmen but never with nutter butters. Love love! Thanks!


  37. Becky on December 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    My son saw me looking at your blog and he said we have to make these!! So we did today and blogged all about it! So much fun, great for the family to do together!

    Thanks so much for another great recipe! You were the first food blog I followed and remain my very favorite!!


  38. Ronda on December 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    i made these my kids loveeed them! new christmas tradition thank you so much!


  39. Stephanie on December 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    How far in advance can you make these? I was thinking for doing them this weekend for Christmas which is a little over a week away. My husband thinks the cookies will get soggy. Thoughts? Thanks!! πŸ™‚


    • Michelle on December 15th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Hi Stephanie, They’ll stay for a little while, but I’d probably make them within 5 days or so of when you want to serve them. They’ll likely stay okay for a little longer (i.e. you could still eat them), but would be best within the first 5 days or so.


  40. Gary on June 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I will let my wife bake dozens of this for Christmas. I am sure that our kids will love it too.


  41. Jean on November 1, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Could you use the white almond bark instead of the candy melts? I priced the candy melts and they were alittle pricey. Thanks


    • Michelle on November 1st, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Hi Jean, I think you could do that without a problem.


  42. Jodi on December 16, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I make these every year for Christmas parties. I use white/vanilla almond bark. I dip the Nutter Butters and immediately (my daughter likes to decorate them) drop mini chocolate chips for the faces (eyes, nose), mini red & green M & M’s for buttons on them. This saves more time than refrigerating and “gluing” all the pieces on. Just let them set on wax paper until almond bark is dry.
    For Halloween I also make ghosts (or mummies by just dragging a fork across the wet almond bark) and adding mini chocolate chips for eyes/mouth. Super easy!!!
    *** Just make sure everyone knows they are Nutter Butters in case of peanut allergies.


  43. Emily on December 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Yum Me and my FAMILY are making these right now THANKS for the help!


  44. Dave on December 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    How do you melt the hersheys chips? I used the white vanilla chips, but the micro didnt melt per directions, so I improvised a double boiler with two pots and the candy still didn’t melt enough.


    • Michelle on December 24th, 2013 at 12:20 am

      Hi Dave, I did not use Hershey’s chips. I find that white chocolate chips melt horribly, so I either use chopped white chocolate bars, or candy melts, which is what I used in this recipe. I would recommend those.


  45. Jenn on December 15, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    did you use regular sized M&Ms or mini M&Ms?


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