Winter Wonderland Edible Centerpiece + Giveaways and Sweeps!

This Winter Wonderland Edible Centerpiece idea I’m sharing today is part of a paid SocialMoms and Hostess blogging program, with giveaways and sweepstakes!

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This past weekend my daughter and I put together a tasty holiday table, because for at least one family meal, it’s fun to change up a traditional table setting and make it fun for the entire family, of all ages!

Memories are made around the table, and I promise, today’s details you will love!

Included in the center of our table was a giant holiday tree of Hostess products (purchased at Target), surrounded by snow, smaller trees, and a train on its track–all edible!

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Winter Wonderland Edible Centerpiece:

I have to admit, it was fun making something new. I think we can get in a holiday rut by doing the same thing year after year, so creating some edible magical memories for families, especially the little kids, not only makes everyone linger around the table a little bit longer, but on this particular night, we didn’t even have to make dessert!

Items needed:

  • 22 Hostess Ding Dongs
  • 12 Hostess Sno Balls
  • 9 Hostess Twinkies
  • Toothpicks
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Peppermint mints (round)
  • Coconut
  • 1 Riesen (or Rolo)
  • Package of Sixlets round candies (green and red)
  • Edible glue (recipe below)
  • (Optional: any small green trees you want to add to the “wonderland.”)

Our family and friends had a blast devouring the Hostess products, and just look how creative you can get with Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Sno Balls!!

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How to assemble:

Here’s what we did. On a large cutting board, make a base of 12 Ding Dongs. Using toothpicks to anchor the pieces together, place a layer of Sno Balls on top–alternating layers of Sno Balls and Ding Dongs–ending with one Sno Ball on top, to create a tree.

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Next, lay pretzel sticks down to create a train track.

Place Twinkies around 3/4 of the track, putting a pretzel stick in between each one to hold the “cars” together.

With the glue, place 4 peppermints on each Twinkie as wheels.

Glue 2 peppermint candies together on the first car, and a Riesen (or Rolo) on the back of the last car.

Sprinkle the board and tree with coconut.

Place small trees around the large edible tree.

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Set the table:

For the table setting, I also purchased at Target small green tumblers! Perfect for kids, I used my own dishes, red paper napkins, and created a kid-friendly table setting with my Q Squared Christmas dishes, and mugs for Hot Cocoa.

Have you thought about how creative you could be, using these products–Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs, Suzy Q’s, Sno Balls, Zingers, etc. for a fun edible tablescape?

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Winter Wonderland Edible Centerpiece

Edible icing to construct gingerbread houses or other edible centerpieces.This recipe is created with Hostess products.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/3 pound of powdered sugar
  • couple dashes of cream of tartar
  • 1 egg white
  • ASSEMBLE WITH:
  • 22 Hostess Ding Dongs
  • 12 Hostess Sno Balls
  • 9 Hostess Twinkies
  • Toothpicks
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Peppermint candies round
  • Coconut
  • 1 Riesen or Rolo
  • Package of Sixlets round candies green and red
  • Edible glue recipe below
  • Optional: any small green trees you want to add to the “wonderland.”

Instructions

  • Beat ingredients slowly until stiff peaks form.
  • Place icing in a pastry bag or small plastic bag, cutting a hole cut in the bottom corner to act as a pastry bag.
  • Push out through the tiny hole and glue food items together as needed.
  • On a large cutting board, make a base of 12 Ding Dongs. Using toothpicks to anchor the pieces together, place a layer of Sno Balls on top–alternating layers of Sno Balls and Ding Dongs–ending with one Sno Ball on top, to create a tree.
  • Next, lay pretzel sticks down to create a train track.
  • Place Twinkies around 3/4 of the track, putting a pretzel stick in between each one to hold the “cars” together.
  • With the glue, place 4 peppermints on each Twinkie as wheels.
  • Glue 2 peppermint candies together on the first car, and a Riesen (or Rolo) on the back of the last car.
  • Sprinkle the board and tree with coconut.
  • Place small trees around the large edible tree. Place in the center of a holiday table!

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“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Hostess blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

73 comments on “Winter Wonderland Edible Centerpiece + Giveaways and Sweeps!”

  1. Clever and fun for everyone!

  2. The centerpiece looks so festive and cute!

  3. So cute!

  4. This is so creative and fun to do, I love centerpieces that are also edible . Thank you for the chance at the giveaway

  5. My go to centerpiece is baskets of fruit,studded oranges,lemons with rosemary,red and green apples,pomegranates,all nestled in greens with candles.
    Also,I Love to fill a big vase and fill with fresh craneberries
    fill with water and float candles~pretty and easy.

  6. Didn’t finish~the train made out of twinkies is so cute.
    Thank -You for the great idea,and giveaway.

  7. How creative ~I think the train made out of twinkies .

  8. Hostess is the “mostess” with this cool centerpiece for the holidays.

  9. Oh, i don’t think I’ve ever made an edible centerpiece! So creative & fun.

  10. Fun idea! Thanks for posting and thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Love the Twinkies Train! Very Clever.

  12. You got my vote that is so fun looking for all to see.

  13. Thanks for the chance..I tweeted.
    Have a great holiday (entertaining)!

  14. Hostess are amazing! Gingerbread houses are a classic, but I would try to built a centerpiece out of chocolate bars and PB : )

  15. that’s cute, I really like the twinkie trains.

  16. that is awesome so brilliant to use preztels love it

  17. I love me some TWINKIES!!!!!!

  18. That is so awesome!! :) And who doesn’t love Hostess? YUMMMM!!

  19. My grown kids would absolutely love this!

  20. What a wonderful giveaway, great post!

  21. so cute! I’ve never actually done an edible centerpiece, but love the idea

  22. My holiday centerpiece is not nearly as fun as yours. But, because there are so many treats at all the holiday festivities we go to I try to keep it healthy so I keep a large fruit bowl as the centerpiece. Thankfully, my kids have always liked fruit!

  23. That centerpiece would not last in this house…

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