Snowman Cupcakes Recipe

Snowman Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Snowman Cupcakes

Your Christmas celebration will be made more fun and exciting with these adorable snowman cupcakes made of chocolate, marshmallow, and buttercream!

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour



For Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • ½cupunsalted butter,diced into 5 pieces
  • 2ozbittersweet chocolate,60%, chopped
  • ¾cupall-purpose flour,+ 2 tbsp
  • cupcocoa powder,unsweetened
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2eggs,large
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼cuplight-brown sugar,packed
  • tspvanilla extract
  • ¼cupbuttermilk
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 12marshmallow snowmen,instructions follow

For Marshmallow Snowman:

  • 24large marshmallows
  • 24pretzel sticks
  • nonpareil sprinkles,black or brown
  • 12Reese’s chocolate bells
  • 2orange Dots candies
  • Icing


Chocolate Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add chocolate and butter to a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave on 50% power, in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Allow to cool until lukewarm, about 10 minutes.

  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 1 minute. Whisk in melted chocolate mixture.

  3. In a liquid measuring cup, measure out buttermilk then whisk in sour cream. Sprinkle ⅓ of the flour mixture evenly over the top of the batter, than whisk to combined.

  4. Add ½ of the buttermilk mixture and whisk to combined, repeat process once more then end by dusting remaining ⅓ of flour over top and mixing just until combined.

  5. Divide batter evenly among 12 paper lined muffin cups and bake in preheated oven 17 to 20 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in muffin pan several minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

  6. Cool completely then frost with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and top each cupcake with one marshmallow snowman.

Marshmallow Snowman:

  1. Using clean scissors, trim about ¼ of the bottom from 12 of the marshmallows and compress to make it smaller (to create a smaller top for the head).

  2. Depending on the length of pretzel sticks, break them to desired length for the arms. Trim orange Dot candies into small carrot shape noses using a pairing knife (or scissors).

  3. To assemble, use icing to stick marshmallows together (trimmed side down).

  4. Poke 2 pretzels into the sides of the bottom marshmallows for arms.

  5. Use toothpicks to create tiny wells for the eyes and the buttons to expose the sticky marshmallow then add 2 sprinkles for the eyes and 3 for the buttons.

  6. Using a toothpick, poke a small hole in the marshmallow for the nose and gently press orange (Dot) nose into the hole.

  7. Dot the bottom of Reese’s candy with icing and place on top of the snowman.


  • Calories: 317.47kcal
  • Fat: 11.57g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.35g
  • Fiber: 1.81g
  • Sugar: 29.14g
  • Protein: 4.38g
  • Cholesterol: 49.69mg
  • Sodium: 261.85mg
  • Calcium: 43.98mg
  • Potassium: 121.63mg
  • Iron: 1.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 85.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.35mg
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