This melted snowman bark will be your new favorite holiday treat! White chocolate bark is poured over golden Oreos to create little snowman heads. Decorate the faces with cookie icing and little gumdrop ear muffs for melted snowman treats that will always look great on a holiday table! Or give them away as edible gifts that entire families will get a kick out of!
Melted snowman bark is such an easy wintry treat to prepare! With minimal ingredients and very little effort, the results are a whimsical tasty treat that is fun for the whole family!
They are so easy that kids of all ages can take over most of it or do it all themselves.
We make Christmas bark every year but that’s usually reserved specifically for well, Christmas! Whereas melted snowman chocolate bark can be enjoyed all winter long!
Unlike other melted snowman bark recipes, these add Oreo cookies to give the melted snowman bark a bit of a third dimension for a fun effect. And the fun Twizzlers, gum drops ear muffs, M&M’s for buttons, and icing for the face really makes these snowman come to life!
These adorable treats make a great addition to holiday parties and cookie trays, right alongside melted snowman cookies! They’re also an irresistible snack to munch on while watching a movie or wrapping presents!
While you’re waiting for your melted snowman bark to set, set up a snowman theme activity for even more fun! Roll a snowman is one of our favorites! There are two versions of this game, and one of them is edible!
Why you’ll love this
- Ready in 1 hour – And this includes the time it takes for the chocolate to set!
- Made with a handful of ingredients – This includes the Golden Oreos and white almond bark; the rest is the candy and icing for decoration!
- Customizable – As much as I love the way these cute little guys look, you can make easy swaps with different types of candy and colors to decorate the melted snowman treat the way you want.
- White almond bark – Almond bark is great for coating many things. It melts easily, goes on smoothly, and doesn’t need any tempering to keep up its appearance. You can also use white melting chocolate (melting wafers) or even white candy melts if you really want instead.
- Golden Oreos – You’ll need 12 Oreos to make 12 snowmen. Easily double the recipe with more cookies.
- Gum drops – Cut in half, these are used as the ear muffs. I use red and green to stick with more of a Christmas theme but use whatever colors you prefer.
- Twizzler – Make sure to use the pull and peels so you can use one string per snowman. Regular licorice is too thick for this! If you can’t find Twizzler Pull N Peels, you could use sour punch straws too!
- Mini M&Ms – Red or green mini M&M buttons go with the theme!
- Black and orange cookie icing – Black for the eyes and mouths, and orange for the carrot noses. If you have black or orange sprinkles you’d like to use, go for it. If you’d prefer to not use the icing for the face, you could also do candy eyes instead. I know my kids love candy eyeballs but some people don’t.
How to Make Melted Snowman Bark
This melted snowman bark is so easy to make! It’s just a matter of melting white chocolate, pouring it over Oreos, and decorating! If you can build a snowman, I guarantee you can make this bark!
1 – Melt the White Chocolate
- Put the almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave on 30 second intervals until the chocolate is fully melted. Make sure to stir in between each 30 second increment then place back in the microwave to continue melting.
2 – Make the White Chocolate bark
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper, wax paper, or a silicone mat. Place 12 quarter sized drops of white chocolate so the cookies can fit on them. Space each drop about two inches apart. These drops will be used to keep the cookies in place.
- Place an Oreo cookie on to each drop of white chocolate.
- As soon as the cookie is placed onto the drop of white chocolate, use a spoon to pour white chocolate over the top of the cookie. Make sure the cookie is completely covered including the sides!
The chocolate should all kind of roll together but if it doesn’t, add more into any gaps to create one full sheet of white chocolate bark. You don’t want to have individual snowmen, you want one big sheet of bark!
3 – Decorate the Snowman Bark
- Put a half gumdrop onto each side of the cookies.
- Pull a small piece of the Pull n Peel off and place it over and around each gumdrop to make earmuffs for the snowman.
- Make little buttons with the mini M&Ms.
- Pipe on two eyes with the black icing and a nose with the orange cookie icing.
- The cookies are now decorated! Let the chocolate set completely before serving. This can be done at room temperature or in the fridge to make the process faster!
Once the chocolate is completely set and you’re ready to serve, cut around the bark with a sharp knife to create each piece of melted snowman bark! You want to make sure that each snowman has its own set of earmuffs and buttons!
Tips & tricks
Avoid white chocolate chips as best you can. They’re a fine alternative in a pinch, but white almond bark or melting chocolate melts much better and has a brighter white color than chocolate chips do.
Don’t forget to line the baking sheet with parchment paper. They’re much easier to peel off and make it easier to clean up.
Skip the gumdrop earmuffs and opt for mini Reese’s peanut butter cups to use as a hat instead! Or do some of each.
Use any flavor of the Oreo cookie you prefer. The Golden vanilla is lighter in color but any will do. You could even use a winter flavored one like red velvet, mint, or peppermint!
Store-bought icing is great because it hardens and sets very quickly.
The fun of making bark is breaking it apart, but when you’re trying not to ruin portions of it, you really should be cutting it into pieces instead.
Use a sharp knife to cut around the snowmen. If you want to break apart some of it (who can blame you?!), use the knife to score it and then break it apart that way, trying your best to make clean snaps!
Melted snowman bark will last for up to 1 week in an airtight container at room temperature.
It doesn’t! As long as melted snowman chocolate bark is kept at room temperature and not in an area where it’s too warm, it will stay solid.
That’s not to say you can’t keep them in the fridge, because you can. You just don’t have to.
More Cute Christmas Treats
If you like holiday treats like this snowman bark, make sure to check out these other Christmas treats next!
- Christmas Oreos – use any leftover Oreos from this bark to make the cutest chocolate covered treats!
- Grinch cookies – if you’re a fan of the Grinch movie, you have to make these leaning tree cookies and maybe who pudding next!
- Candy cane cookies – sugar cookies get turned into the cutest candy cane treats!
- Christmas pinwheel cookies – red and green swirl cookies with a distinct holiday flavor!
- Reindeer cake – a fun chocolate chip cookie cake with the trimmings of a reindeer!
Melted Snowman Bark
- 1 lb white almond bark or white melting chocolate
- 12 Golden Oreos
- 12 Gum drops cut in half
- Twizzler pull and peels
- Mini m&ms
- Black and orange cookie icing
- Melt the almond bark. Put the almond bark in a microwave safe bowl and cook in the microwave on 30 second increments until the chocolate is fully melted.1 lb white almond bark or white melting chocolate
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Place 12 quarter sized drops of white chocolate so the cookies can fit on them. Space each drop about 2 inches apart.
- Place an Oreo cookie on to each drop of white chocolate.12 Golden Oreos
- As soon as the cookie is placed onto the drop of white chocolate, use a spoon to pour white chocolate over the top of the cookie. Make sure the cookie is completely covered including the sides.
- Put a half gumdrop onto each side of the cookies. Then with the Twizzler, pull a small piece off and place it over and around each gumdrop to make earmuffs for the snowman.12 Gum drops, Twizzler pull and peels
- Then make little buttons with the mini M&Ms.Mini m&ms
- With the cookie icing, pipe on two eyes with the black icing and a nose with the orange icing.Black and orange cookie icing
- Let the chocolate set before serving. This can be done at room temperature or in the fridge for faster setting.