I’ll be honest: I’ve never seen something like this the whole time I lived in Hawaii. In fact, at dinner after we made these we tried to figure out the logistics of making a snowman out of sand. Not to be confused with the sandman.
So no. I’m not going to pretend this is one authentic Polynesian delicacy. But it’s fun. This is Christmas, not an anthropological thesis. So if you’re a purist you should scroll right along.
Step 1. Make rice crispie treats. I like to add a little vanilla to mine.
Step 2. Instead of pressing into a pan, drop by spoonful onto a tray or into muffin tins.
Step 3. By the time you’ve finished what’s in the pot the first few should be cooled off enough to ball. Note: the harder you press when you’re shaping, the harder the treat will be to eat. Personally I prefer them soft and gooey so I don’t squash too much. I like when the marshmallow stretches like cheese on a pizza.
Step 4. Once cooled and solidified in spheres, roll each ball in melted butter, then graham crumbs. This is the perfect time for your sous-chef to join in the fun.
Step 5. Build your snowmen.
Step 6. (optional) Add face.
Step 7. Enjoy! These were a hit in our house. I definitely think we will make more before the month is up.
This post is part of our month-long exploration into Polynesian Christmas traditions and inspirations. See the whole collection of activities and discoveries here.