Sledding Marshmallow Snowman Holiday Place Card Holders

Add a dash of whimsy to your Christmas table with these tasty sledding marshmallow snowmen. They are easily assembled using familiar Christmas candies and nostalgic sweets. Add a personalized handwritten gift tag to each for edible place card holders that holiday guests of all ages will love.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Materials Needed

  • 1 standard-sized marshmallow
  • 2 black sugar pearls
  • 1 orange candy-coated sunflower seed
  • 1 giant-sized marshmallow (such as Campfire Giant Roasters)
  • 2 oz. vanilla candy melts, melted
  • 3 candy buttons, removed from the paper
  • 1 rainbow sour belt (such as Airheads)
  • 4 candy canes in their wrappers
  • 1 rainbow swirl lollipop
  • disposable piping bag or small zip-top plastic bag
  • kitchen-dedicated scissors
  • clear cellophane tape
  • narrow red satin ribbon
  • small card-stock gift tag

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Cook’s Note: The snowmen can be made ahead and stored without their name tags in zip-top bags to keep the marshmallows fresh. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from any moisture or humidity.


Place the standard-sized marshmallow on a work surface with a round end up. Use a toothpick to poke two eye holes into the marshmallow and insert a black sugar pearl into each hole. The marshmallow interior will be sticky and the pearls will naturally adhere. Use the toothpick to poke a hole in the center of the marshmallow and insert the rounded end of the orange candy-coated sunflower seed.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Place the giant marshmallow on its side. Place the melted vanilla candy in a disposable piping bag or in a zip-top bag with a tiny hole in the corner snipped. Pipe a little melted candy onto the top center of the giant marshmallow and place the snowman's assembled head on top.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Pipe three dots of melted candy down the front of the giant marshmallow and place a candy dot on each. Allow the marshmallow snowman to stand until set, about 20 minutes, or speed-set by placing in the refrigerator for about five minutes.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Trim the rainbow sour belt in half lengthwise using kitchen-dedicated scissors. Wrap the belt around the snowman’s neck and adhere it to the snowman's body using a dot of melted candy. Let stand until set.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Meanwhile, stack the four wrapped candy canes side by side so that the curved ends evenly match and resemble a sled. Secure them together across their wrappers with cellophane tape. Add melted candy in the center of the assembled sled and place the snowman on top. Let stand until set.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Write your guest’s name on a small gift tag and tie it to the lollipop, then insert the rainbow swirl lollipop upright into one side of the giant marshmallow. (Image 1). Place each completed place card on top of a guest's place setting as a sweet edible favor they can take home with them (Image 2).

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