Milkybar® Shortbread Snowmen

Crumbly, buttery and the addition of Orange Smarties® makes these exceptionally yummy! A great Christmas treat for the whole family!


Servings: 18

(33.3g per shortbread biscuit.)

Each biscuit contains:


of an adult’s Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1901kJ/453kcal

*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal). Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

You'll need:

  • 180g light buttery spread
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 255g plain flour
  • 160g Milkybar® Buttons
  • 18 Orange Smarties
  • Black icing tube

Tips to involve little Farmers

Why not let your little one add the Snowman’s eyes and Smarties® nose once you’ve covered the top of the biscuit in chocolate - don't forget to make sure it's set first!


  • 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas mark 5.

  • 2

    Beat the light buttery spread and the sugar together until smooth.

  • 3

    Stir in the flour and use your clean hands to get a smooth paste.

  • 4

    Gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/ ½in thick.

  • 5

    Cut into rounds using a 2.5 inch cutter, and place onto a greased baking tray.

  • 6

    Prick lightly with a fork and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  • 7

    Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown.

  • 8

    Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

  • 9

    Whilst your biscuits are cooling, pour your Milkybar® Buttons into a bowl.

  • 10

    Fill a small saucepan about a quarter full with hot water, then sit the bowl on top so it rests on the rim of the pan, not touching the water.

  • 11

    Keeping the water at a temperature barely simmering, stir the chocolate occasionally until melted. Now remove the bowl from the pan.

  • 12

    Carefully dip the top of the cooled biscuits into the melted chocolate.

  • 13

    Once the chocolate has dried, using the black writing icing carefully draw 2 small circles for eyes and one circle to hold the snowman's nose in place.

  • 14

    Add one Orange Smartie® to the centre of the Snowman’s face and wait to set.

  • 15

    Share and enjoy!

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Servings: 18

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