I’m a firm believer that we all should play with our food. Food should be fun! If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong. I first made these adorable snowman pancakes for my niece and nephew last year (I still can’t get over how little they look in these throwback pics!) I’ll never forget their excitement as they sat down for breakfast that morning. For one, they LOVE pancakes, but for two….bacon scarves!!! Nuff said. I mean really though, who could say no to those M&M eyes or that whipped cream snow?!? You don’t have to be a pancake artist to create this darling masterpiece either! I’ll break it down for you step by step. Get ready to take your pancake skills to the next level!
Here’s all you’ll need: bacon, confectioners sugar, M&Ms, chocolate chips, whipped cream, and sprinkles. Of course you’ll also need a good pancake recipe! May I suggest our Light and Fluffy Pancakes recipe!
Let’s start with those bacon scarves!! We’ll use the same technique as we do in our No Mess Bacon tutorial. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place the bacon on the aluminum foil and then we’re just going to flip over the end to form our scarf. Be sure the bacon isn’t touching, otherwise it will stick together. Place the try into the oven and THEN set the oven temperature to 410 degrees. The slow rise in the temperature will avoid grease splatters in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until you reach your favorite level of crispiness. Blot off excess grease with a paper towel and set aside.
Next we’ll make our pancakes! I suggest using our Light and Fluffy Pancake recipe because it’s so easy and delicious but any recipe will do! We’re going to need two pancakes for each snowman, one for the head and one for the body. You can make a big pancake for the body and a small pancake for the head or you can make both pancakes the same size. Heck! I’ve even connected them and made the head and body as one solid pancake. The moral of the story is they will turn out super cute no matter what route you decide to go! Just like a snowflake, every snowman pancake will be unique!
Position the head and body on the plate. And just so you know…Snowman Pancakes are fun for all ages!! Just ask my 26 year old cousin Cailey!! If you stay at my house, you’re getting Snowman Pancakes for breakfast. That’s just the way it goes.
Let’s make it snow! Place a small amount of confectioners sugar into a sifter or a strainer. Sift snow all over the pancakes to cover them completely. Don’t worry about being neat! I think the overflow on the plate just gives you more of that blizzard effect. And since we’ve got no place to go….let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!! But only if it’s the powdered sugar kind!
Add a small amount of chocolate chips to a ziplock bag and seal. Microwave for 30 seconds and then squish and squeeze the chocolate with your fingers to mix. Repeat as many times as necessary until the chocolate is melted. Snip off the corner of the bag. We’ll use this to draw on some of our snowman details to make him come to life! Frosty the Pancake….er…..I mean Snowman!!!
Squeeze a dab of chocolate onto the “m” logo of the M&Ms. Position them chocolate side down to create snowman eyes and snowman buttons. Now is also a good time to add our bacon scarf. Be honest! Show of hands….how many of you would wear bacon scarves if it wasn’t frowned upon???
Next we’ll use our melted chocolate to draw on a snowman mouth and snowman arms. Don’t worry if your art skills aren’t the best! I think being a little shaky and imperfect only makes the arms look more twig-like and realistic! Awww!! Look at this guy. He wants to give you a big ole snowman hug!!
Add a spray of whipped cream snow along the bottom of the plate and top with sprinkles! This guy is so adorable, you might even think twice about eating him…….Awwww……..OK! Go ahead……Dig in!!!
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