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Delicious dorm room desserts

By Danielle Santucci Staff Writer

The holiday season is a joyous time spent with family, friends and most importantly dessert! However, being a college student we are limited to what we can bake in our dorms. Here’s an easy and unique holiday recipe that is not only delicious but also adorable.


To make a snowman cupcake you will need the following ingredients:

  1. Chocolate or vanilla cupcake batter mix
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Mini chocolate chips
  4. Toothpicks
  5. Candy corn
  6. Green icing dots
  7. Thin black licorice


First bake normal cupcakes. This will be the bottom of the snowman.  Once the cupcakes are cooled, put white icing on top of the cupcakes. This will be the upper body of the snowman. Now, it is time to make the snowman’s head from the marshmallow.

First, use half a toothpick and put it through a piece of candy corn. The toothpick with candy corn will go through the center of the marshmallow. The toothpick is there to support the nose.

Next, for the eyes and mouth use chocolate chips. Place 2 chocolate chips on top of the nose and place 4 chocolate chips under the nose. The four chocolate chips should be forming a smile. Place the marshmallow on top of the frosted cupcake. For the arms, use the thin string black licorice for the arms. (You can also use pretzel sticks). Try and make the strands of licorice look like 2 arms. Then place 2 strands of licorice on each side of the frosting.

Finally add the buttons. For the buttons, place 3 green icing dots in the middle of the frosting on top of the cupcake.

Now you have a snowman cupcake. This is an easy holiday treat that can look impressive but is also very tasty.



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