Can you think of anything Olaf would rather do than soak in a piping hot cup of cocoa? This week we decided to up our hot chocolate game by crafting these adorable marshmallows shaped and decorated like Olaf from Disney’s Frozen. We made them for our friends (and us, really) to enjoy, but assemble them on marshmallow skewers and you’ve got a perfect addition for your next Holiday party, and a guaranteed smash hit with kids.
We have finally finished exams and are splitting up, headed to San Francisco and London for the Winter break. Nothing sounds better than a little downtime with family and friends. We hope you all have incredible holidays filled with love and laughter (or shall we say “Olaf”ter) – we’ll be back after the New Year with more new content!
- Flat marshmallows (we got the marshmallow “stackers” from Target)
- Royal icing (find our recipe here)
- Marshmallow skewers
- Ziplock bags (or piping bags)
- Black and orange food coloring
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Hot cocoa
Carefully cut half of the marshmallows with a sharp knife to look like the bottom half of Olaf’s face. It’s a bit of an odd shape, but we just cut the bottom two corners off at an angle. Then cut the remaining marshmallows to look like the top off his head, which looks like a small trapezoid.
Make your royal icing; you want it to be stiff icing so don’t add any water. Spoon half of it into a ziplock bag and snip the corner to make a piping bag. Then divide the remaining icing in half and dye one half orange and the other black. Once again put them in bags and snip the corners. Make sure your cut is very small so that you can easily achieve detail in your decoration. Pipe the white icing onto the longer edge of the bottom half of Olaf’s face, then attach the trapezoid shape, also on the longer side.
Skewer them onto the sticks, careful not to deform them. Then begin decorating with the icing. Use the black to make the mouth.
Make black dots slightly larger than the eyeballs, and use the white to make the eyes on top of them. Then make the pupils with the black. Finally, add an orange nose and black eyebrows.
To finish them, make a dot of white icing on the top of Olaf’s head, and use it to attach three chocolate sprinkles to make his hair.
Voila, you are finished! Now you can sit back and relax with a pot of hot cocoa and your adorable marshmallows.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
-Kirby and Michelle