Melted Snowman Pie is such a fun edible craft for kids all ages this season!
All my winter decor at home is snowman and snowflake themed, so when it was time to come up with a kids craft, it was gonna have to be some sort of snowman! Melted Snowman Pie was my answer. But first…
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Okay back to the Melted Snowman Pie! These adorable little pies are made by baking basic pie dough in cupcake pans, then filling with a super basic and egg-free vanilla pudding. Coconut pudding would be lovely here, too, but vanilla is a crowd pleaser. Set out all your Snowman pieces and let everyone dig in and create their own personal melted snowman pie. You can definitely make cute un-melted snowmen to top your mini pies (and that’s the route I would go when using this recipe for a party), but the melted aspect makes this a lower pressure and more fun activity. Check out some of the melted snowmen we ended up with here.
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A fun edible craft for the Winter season!
- 1 recipe double crust pie dough
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or coconut extract
- mini marshmallows
- chocolate morsels
- mini chocolate morsels
- pretzel sticks
- candy corn
- gum drops
- Preheat oven to 350F, grease a standard muffin pan.
- Using a 4-inch round cookie cutter, cut circles out of the pie dough, reroll to use up all the dough.
- Gently press the pie dough circles into muffin cups, and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in the milk and continue whisking to remove any lumps.
- The milk will get frothy. Continue to whisk and cook until the milk thickens to a thin pudding consistency, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla or coconut extract.
- Pour the pudding into a heat-proof bowl and allow the pudding to cool completely on the countertop for 1 hour, or in the fridge overnight.
- Fill the mini pie dough cups with pudding and set out along with all the Snowman Toppings.