These Snowman Cupcakes are So Adorable and Easy to Make!

This adorable Snowman Cupcake recipe is something easy to make last minute and whips up quick. Kids can help too!

Looking for a cute holiday treat that looks like you spent hours making them? These Snowman Cupcakes are pretty quick to make and they freeze thaw nicely so a perfect make ahead item-just make sure to store them in a container that will keep them from touching and allow you to remove them easily when ready to serve.

TIP: Freezing first uncovered in the cupcake pan you make them in and then covering in an air tight container after they are hard worked nicely.

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Snowman Cupcake Recipe


favorite cupcakes
white frosting
sandwich cookies or thin mints
chocolate wafers
mini chocolate chips
regular chocolate chips
tiny white nonpareils or white sparkling sugar or edible glitter flakes
small orange nonpareils or other orange candies for the carrot nose (these edible icing carrots may work well!)
mixed shape and size red and green candies to make tiny holly berry clusters (or you can try these holly sprinkles or holly and berry candies)
A little extra frosting to help the hats stay in place


Go ahead and make or purchase your favorite cupcakes and frost with white frosting. Now you’re ready to make them come alive ;)

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You can make all the faces exactly the same, completely different or something in the middle, just have fun with it!

Start with a smooth frosting surface and then dip/press the cupcakes into the tiny white nonpareils.

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Add the eyes and mouths with the chocolate bits. Set in the orange candies to create a mini carrot nose.

Use a bit of frosting to add the cookies to make a top hat.

Cluster together a few of the red and green candies to try and make a small holly berry piece to the snowman.

Looking for more holiday recipes?


18 thoughts on “These Snowman Cupcakes are So Adorable and Easy to Make!”

  1. Easy to make and it looks so good! I have two kids who will definitely enjoy these cupcakes and I’m sure the guests will too!

  2. These are probably the cutest snowman cupcakes I have ever seen! I love that you added the white nonpareils for a fun texture.

  3. Those snowman cupcakes are adorable! It’s really nice to have a couple or more sweet treats for the kids and the rest of the family this Christmas!

  4. Oh they do look adorable! So festive, and I’m sure they’re very delicious. A great and simple recipe to make with the kids.

  5. With my and my husband’s schedules, we like to do crafts and baking with the kids, and prefer them to be easy and enjoyable. This surely covers that!

  6. I love the idea of having a snowman cupcake recipe to make during the holiday season. Will be a nice, festive treat during holiday break from school with my son!

  7. Jenna,

    I haven’t seen you in so long!!! Not that you haven’t been around, “I” just haven’t seen you! lol I love your Snowman Cupcakes, they are adorable!


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