I needn’t bore you yet again with my dramatic woe-is-me about having invented the melting snowman cookie back in 2008 (affectionately named Mr. Melty), and then watching him go viral on the internet, having some unpleasant exchanges with those who feel no need to give credit, and then seeing Mr. Melty in national magazines and earning others fame and fortune. OK, maybe not fortune, but definitely fame. Nah, I won’t bore you yet again. Oh wait, I just did. Alas, move on, Meaghan! So I did, with melting snowman candy, thanks to Airheads.
I’m moving on. To Airheads candies. Airheads sent me a box of sweets, so I made some melting snowmen made entirely out of Airheads candy. Easy peasy. You can also just use the Airheads for the head and stick with the classic cookie bottom.
how to make melting snowman candy with Airheads
You will need:
white and orange Airheads Bars
food coloring pens*
light corn syrup (optional)
*Find the food coloring pens in the craft store or online.
What to do:
Snip about an inch off of a White Airheads Bar. Roll into a ball. If necessary, microwave for just a few seconds to make the candy easy to roll. From the remaining candy, cut out a wavy circle. Snip a bit off of an Orange Airheads Bar, and pinch into a cone. Smush the white ball on top of the white circle, then smush the orange cone onto the white ball. If needed, add a dab of light corn syrup to help the candy stick, but the candy should stick on its own. With food coloring pens, draw the face, stick arms and buttons.