Arctic Snacks

Oreo Penguins

Make a simple penguin from two Oreos and a candy corn. All you have to do is twist open one Oreo. Leave one half with the frosting side up and then break the other half in half. Place one piece frosting side down on each side of the other cookie to make wings. Use the whole Oreo for the head and place a candy corn on top for the penguin’s beak. What a cute penguin!

In addition to Polar Bear “Cub” Cakes from Family Fun Magazine, consider prepackaged snowball cakes, Danish wedding cookies (which resemble snowballs) and chocolate “moose,”

Polar Bear “Cubcakes” from Family Fun Magazine

We just couldn’t bear to keep this cool polar family a secret any longer. Here’s how to make your own irresistible trio, starting with Mama Bear. INGREDIENTS:

Light-colored cupcakes, 1 regular and 3 mini White frosting Shredded coconut

3 large and 2 small white gumdrops

1 Junior Mint candy

Chocolate chips, 4 regular and 4 mini 1. First, frost the top, sides, and bottoms of both a regular-size cupcake and a mini cupcake with white frosting. For each cupcake, frost the bottom first; then use a fork stuck into the bottom to hold the cupcake while you frost the rest of it.

2. Roll the cupcakes in shredded coconut; then, working on waxed paper, set the cupcakes on their sides with the top of the smaller cupcake stuck to the bottom of the larger one to form the bear’s head.

3. Add 2 horizontal slices from a large white gumdrop for ears, a Junior Mint candy for a nose, and 2 chocolate chips for eyes. For each cub, frost a mini cupcake and a large gumdrop, then roll them in coconut and arrange them on their sides as shown. Add 2 horizontal slices from a small white gumdrop for ears, a chocolate chip nose, and 2 mini chocolate chip eyes.

Originally published in Family Fun magazine.

I used this snack when talking about icebergs.

You will need: 3 3/4 cups boiling water, 5 packages (4 servings) blue gelatin mix, 2 1/2 cups cold water, ice cubes, whipped topping.

Mix together gelatin and boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.

Add ice cubes to cold water to measure 6 1/4 cups. Add ice mixture to gelatin mixture. Stir until gelatin begins to thicken. Remove any un-melted ice.

Divide thickened gelatin equally among clear plastic cups. Chill until set.

Spread whipped topping over each serving to represent a layer of ice and snow.