It doesn’t take that much longer to turn everyday pancakes into snowman pancakes (photos #1 and #3) for Christmas and the rest of winter—if you plan it right.
Thanks to Krusteaz, maker of premium pancake/waffle and baking mixes, for the idea.
Krusteaz makes pancake mix in several flavors (Blueberry, Buttermilk, Chocolate Chip, etc.), including Pumpkin Spice.
Because it takes a minute or two to decorate the plate, consider heating the maple syrup to return some warmth to the pancakes.
The microwave works well for warming maple syrup. Ideally the maple syrup should be room-temperature.
They’ll keep warm without continuing to cook too much. In fact, you can make all of the pancakes at once; then take three from the oven as you prepare each plate.
You can warm the plates in the same oven.
1. PREPARE the pancakes according to package directions. Make the three different sizes shown in photo #1. Keep them in a 200°F oven as you prepare all that you need. Also heat the plates in the oven. You can warm the maple syrup in the microwave
Here’s how to make perfectly round pancakes, using a turkey baster.
2. PLATE the small, medium and large pancakes, overlapping them.
3. USE kitchen tweezers* to add the chocolate chip hat and buttons. Use a squeeze bottle or medicine dropper* to make the arms.
4. FINISH by creating the snow with the coconut and mini marshmallows. If you don’t like coconut, you can shave white chocolate or use white chocolate chips.
*We have medicine droppers and tweezers in our kitchen gadget drawer, and use them for plating. They were purchased new for the kitchen, and have never been used for medicine.
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