Cozy treats to melt away your winter blues


Snowman Pancakes can be a tasty winter treat if you know how to make them.

During the winter, you’re only craving one thing, something warm. But, when you think of warm, you also think quick and easy like frozen pizza, Ramen Noodles, and hot cocoa that comes from a box. But, I’m here to tell you that quick and easy can also be fun and less basic!

The first winter treat takes a fun twist on a common breakfast food, Snowman Pancakes! They are fun, tasty, and they also give you an excuse to play with your food.

What you’ll need:

1-1/2 cups flour

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

4 tbsp. melted butter

Licorice and candies of your choice


How to Make:

  1. Mix all the ingredients except the candy. Grease and heat a skillet. Spoon batter onto the heated surface in three snowman parts; the circles should touch. Flip the pancake gently. Decorate with pieces of licorice and other candies. Makes 6 servings.


Our next winter treat is called Hot Vanilla. If you haven’t figured it out, it’s the vanilla version of hot chocolate. This rich drink will leave your taste buds tingling and your tummy cozy and warm.

What you’ll need:

½ cup whipping cream

1 tbsp. chocolate syrup

Dash of cinnamon

1 cup milk (Per Hot Vanilla)

2 tsp. sugar (Per Hot Vanilla)

½ tsp. vanilla extract (Per Hot Vanilla)


How to make it:

  1. Start with the topping. In a medium bowl, whip 1/2 cup of whipping cream until it’s frothy. Add 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup and a dash of cinnamon, then continue to whip the mixture until everything is well blended and peaks form. Makes enough to top about 6 drinks.
  2. For each hot vanilla, microwave 1 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons of sugar in a mug for 90 seconds. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Top with a dollop of chocolate cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and a dash of cinnamon.



Our third and final treat will have you reminiscing about long summer nights by the fire, No Fire S’mores. This easy and gooey snack is a great thing to make after a long day playing in the snow.


What you need:

6 whole graham crackers

1 bag mini marshmallows

3 Hershey Bars, split in two


How to make it:

  1. Split graham cracker into 2 halves. On top of graham cracker squares place mini-marshmallows. Place under broiler for a few seconds until toasty. Remove and place 1/2 of a Hershey bar on top of marshmallow. The heat from the marshmallow will melt the chocolate bar. Place other 1/2 of graham cracker on top. Press lightly to flatten marshmallows. These may be made ahead and wrapped in plastic wrap until ready to heat and eat.