Homemade Raffaello Snowmen

Homemade Raffaello Snowmen | Roxy's Kitchen

Winter is officially here and the holidays are just around the corner so I thought I’d share with you the cutest, the easiest and most delicious treat you can make for your kids this season – my special Homemade Raffaello Snowmen. And if you haven’t noticed already I have “a thing” for snowmen made out of food… just check out my Egg Snowmen recipe that brings thousands of visitors to my blog during this time of the year.

But back to this post… you can use store-bought Raffello to make these snowmen but I prefer using homemade ones because  it’s cheaper to make them at home, my husband loves them more than the store-bought ones and you can make them bigger/smaller depending on how you want to use them. For these snowmen I actually made the bottom two ‘snowballs’ slightly bigger than the top one. Another important point to mention is that the homemade Raffaellos are easier to work with since they are not as dry and hard as the store-bought ones when you initially make them… you can easily shape them with your hands if you need to do so to flatten the bottom of the first snowball for example so that your snowman can stand upright. If you use store-bought candies you will have to create a flat base out of melted white chocolate or candy coating and place the bottom snowball on top to secure it in place.

So if you haven’t tried out my recipe for Homemade Raffaello Almond Coconut Candies posted back in 2011 now is the perfect time to do so! You will need 3 of them for each snowman so make as many as you want. I used half of the ingredients indicated in the recipe to make 5 snowmen.  Read More

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