Snowmen Egg Snacks

Time to Cook: 
9 minutes
Time to Prepare: 
3 minutes
Number of Servings: 
2
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These little egg snowmen that I saw over on Roxy's Kitchen were so adorable I had to try my hand at making them too. Snowmen aren't just in fashion at Christmas-if a snow day hits, spend a little time putting these fun fellows together to share for lunch. Roxy used small and large eggs, but if you are like me and don't have two sizes of eggs on hand, I found that using just large eggs worked too.

To make the head of the snowman attach to the body, Roxy suggested that you use a piece of dry pasta. This would be a great idea if you are serving the snowmen to young kids, who you don't want biting into a toothpick. Make sure to poke a hole in the pieces of carrot so that the dry pasta will easily fit. I used toothpicks because adults were consuming my egg snowmen. They work as well, but because my toothpick wasn't long enough to go all the way through the bottom egg, the head fell off occasionally when I moved it around.

These snowmen are really great as a lunch or appetizer, and fun way to get kids to eat something healthy. Watch "Frozen", make a snowman outside, then come on in and eat one, too!

A cute way to give kids a healthy snack

Ingredients

4 eggs

10 peppercorns

1 carrot, peeled

a few sprigs cilantro


Directions

1. Hard boil the eggs, then cool and peel them.

snowman eggs

2. Cut 4 pieces off the carrot-2 from the thick end, two from the other end. Stack the smaller piece on top of the larger to look like a hat.

snowman eggs

3. Cut a bit off each end of the eggs so that they sit flat. Stack them on top of each other.

4. With a toothpick, make a hole in the 'hat' pieces. Attach them to one end of a skewer like toothpick. Stick the other end through the top of the eggs and push it through. If you are serving this to children it's safer to make a hole in the carrot pieces with a skewer and then insert a piece of dry spaghetti or other long, thicker pasta. Then push through the stacked eggs. Break off the remaining pasta.

snowman eggs

5. Use the toothpick to make a small hole to insert peppercorns for eyes. Wittle a small nose from a piece of carrot and push it in the egg. Stick in the sprigs of coriander to make arms. You can make a mouth, which I started to do but changed my mind. I liked my snowman without one better.

6. Serve with some veggies, crackers, fruit or cheese. Make sure to warn your little people not to eat the spicy peppercorns!

Check out some other great recipes over at Roxy's Kitchen. I really love her egg penguins!