These guys are made of mozzarella cheese, blackberry jam, pretzels, and fruit – a winning combination of flavors if you ask me!
Here’s how to make your own.
Ingredients needed (for 15+ poppers):
-large chunk mozzarella cheese – the largest size available at most grocery stores
-2-3 tablespoons seedless blackberry preserves (may substitute other seedless preserves)
-grapes (or other desired fruit) for hats
Step 1: Cut mozzarella into groups of 3 chunk sizes.
Start with deciding the size you’d like the head chunk to be and cut those equally.
Next, cut slightly larger chunks for the middle, and repeat for the bottom.
Tip: think about how much cheese would be desirable to eat for one child in one sitting. Make sure your bottom chunk is not so big that it would be too much for the average person to want to finish.
Step 2: Fill piping bag or plastic baggie with corner sliced off for piping with blackberry preserves, and pipe faces onto smallest chunks of cheese.
The fruit and cheese combo is classic and tastes fantastic.
The preserves, once piped onto the cheese for faces, stay in place very well, and they should not dribble as long as you do not make the dots too large. I used the smallest tip on my piping bags.
Step 3: Build Snowmen
Because they stay together so well, these guys don’t even require a toothpick! If you are serving them at a party, however, I would use one in order to be able to quickly grab one from a serving plate.
Layer your three chunks of cheese, largest on bottom, and work up. Slice the bottoms off of as many grapes as you have snowmen and add to the top to look like hats.
I'm Amy. One of my passions is serving my two little girls healthy, wholesome food in unexpected ways. Lunch time has become a time of learning, imagining, and bonding for us as we use great food to create little works of art... Read More…