For the winter season, I wanted to make some cute looking mashed potatoes shaped like snowmen. I got the idea from Foodilicious, who recently brought snowmen-shaped potatoes to a blogger potluck I attended. I thought they were so adorable.
My family loves mashed potatoes. Though I have to confess, I often use instant packages because I don’t like all the manual labor needed to make my own. So for my “snowmen” mashed potatoes, I used instant ones. I used small pieces of cheese for the nose. And I tried my hardest to find something savory for the eyes, but I couldn’t come up with anything other than black sesame but I wanted big adorable eyes. So I ended up using some mini chocolate chips. A little bit of chocolate didn’t affect the potatoes in my opinion.
Of course when I finished decorating, my creation looked nothing like snowmen. And with the slightly yellow color from the garlic mashed potatoes, they looked like chicks. So I decided to pass them off as chicks instead.
Either way, I think they are so adorable and fun to eat. And super easy to make. Just roll some mashed potatoes into balls, make the bottom ball bigger than the top, add something for eyes and nose and you are set. A perfect cute treat to bring to a potluck.
Mashed potato chicks
Instant mashed potatoes
cheddar cheese for nose
mini chocolate chips for eyes
1. Make instant mashed potatoes according to instructions on package. Once cooled, roll mashed potatoes in balls. Make balls of two sizes, a large size for base, and a smaller size for the head. When finished, stack the balls to form the chicks.
2. Slice cheddar cheese into small strips. Stick one strip into center of each mashed potato head. Place mini chocolate chips for eyes on each chick.