Holidays : Coconut Snowman Treat

Happy Holidays! This is my favorite time of year.

Why not make this yummy ice cream snowman, which is perfect compliment to a nice hot chocolate drink.

He is made of vanilla ice cream rolled in coconut.

His eyes, mouth, and buttons are licorice candies, his carrot nose marzipan, and his hat a toasted marshmallow on top of a chocolate cookie.

To make this yummy coconut edible snowman (makes 4) you will need:

-2 1/2 pints best-quality vanilla ice cream
-Two 7-ounce packages coconut

-carrot, toothpick, be creative!
40 Sen Sen licorice candies or chocolate sprinkles:)
4 marshmallows
4 chocolate wafers
Sifted confectioners’ sugar

-Line a baking pan that fits in your freezer with parchment paper.

-Scoop the vanilla ice cream, rounding scoops as much as possible, until you have 4 of each size, and place on the prepared baking pan.
-Place the pan in the freezer to harden for 15 minutes.
-Remove the ice cream from the freezer, and roll in coconut.
-Return to pan, then return the pan to the freezer.
-Remove 1 small scoop of ice cream at a time from the freezer, and make faces using the licrorice/sprinkles for eyes and mouth and carrot for the nose.
-Return to freezer until ready to serve.
-Remove middle-size scoops from the freezer one at a time
-Remove remaining scoops from freezer, and stack to create snowmen, pressing slightly to adhere. Return snowmen to freezer.
-Make the top hats by roasting marshmallows on skewers over a gas burner.
-Alternatively, place marshmallows on a baking sheet under the broiler, and cook until browned, rotating every few seconds.
-Place the toasted marshmallow on the chocolate wafer, and dust with sifted confectioners’ sugar.
-Place the hat on the snowmen just before serving.

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