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Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen Truffles Recipe

Posted by on December 13, 2011


I decided to make these fantastic Cake Batter Truffles that my friend Sisteen introduced me to. If you like the taste of white chocolate and sugar cookie dough, (which I do!) then you’re going to find these fabulous!! (The original recipe was happily discovered on But, considering I never can leave well enough alone with an already delicious recipe, I decided to add some Casey flavored artistic flair and turn these truffles into a scene of snowmen. 

First things first, you’ll need…

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Christmas colored sprinkles
Truffle Coating:
  • 16 ounces (8 squares) almond bark (or white candy melts)
Snowmen Noses:
  • store bought fondant
  • orange food coloring
  • toothpicks
Snowmen faces:
  • black food coloring
  • paintbrush
  • cut up orange peel
  • pretzel stick

Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Blend in vanilla.  Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add 3 Tablespoons of milk or more if needed to make a dough consistency. Shake in as many sprinkles as you like.

Roll dough into one inch balls for the snowmen heads, slightly larger balls for the tummy section, and even larger balls for the base, then place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. (Make sure you have the same number of head, tummy, and base balls. Ha! I said “base balls”!  Hee hee!) Chill balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up.

While dough balls are chilling, melt almond bark in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir between intervals. Using a fork, dip truffles into almond bark and shake off excess bark by tapping the bottom of the fork on the side of your bowl. Place truffles back on the cookie sheet.

Color a 2 inch ball of fondant orange using red and yellow food coloring.  Boys love to help with this job because it’s so messy! But don’t worry, Moms, it really  does wash right off. :)

Squeeze dime sized amounts of fondant into little carrot shapes for the snowmen noses.

Use toothpicks to hold the snowmen body parts together and poke in exposed toothpicks for arms.  Dip a paintbrush in black food coloring and paint on faces and buttons in whatever way you find funniest.  Cut an orange peel (or use more orange fondant) for the flames and break up a pretzel stick for the logs. Then you’re done!  I enjoyed making these melting snowmen, but not quite as much as I enjoyed them melting in my mouth! :)

15 Responses to Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen Truffles Recipe

  1. Haley

    What an awesome idea! I love it! :) You’re so crafty. :)

  2. michelle

    LOVE these! saw you on craft gossip :)

  3. Tiffany

    Lol….that’s the cutest and funniest edible snowmen craft I have ever seen!

  4. Jaan

    Love it! These are the perfect treat to add to my son’s 11th Birthday on the 24th. He will get such a kick out of them. THANKS a million, AND Happy Holidays!

    • caseykiel

      Thank YOU, Jaan! I hope he has a great birthday and I’m so glad I could contribute! :) Happy Holidays to you as well! :)

  5. Ange

    This. Is. Amazing.

    Thank you so much for sharing your idea! I may not get this done before Christmas, but I will DEFINITELY be making Calvin’s snowmen sometime soon! :)

    • caseykiel

      Yay! Thanks for being so sweet, Ange! I’d love to see how yours turn out! :)

  6. Lindsay {Easy Made Invitations}

    Once again, you are so creative, Case! These are too cute!! What a funny scene…perfect for a winter party! Thanks for sharing! (Look at all the great comments you’ve received! Awesome!!) :)

  7. caseykiel

    Thanks, Linz! :)

  8. Michelle

    I love them! Snowmen are my favorite…I would love to have you and your creative snowmen included in my 1 year blog-anniversary hop at the end of January.
    I am a MOM, papercrafter, crafty person all around and a lover of snowmen!
    Would you join me?

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