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Edible Christmas Decorations: Puffy the Polar Bear

Puffy the Polar Bear

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Polar bears can be ferocious, but Puffy, the chalet's resident bear, is quite the opposite. With a gentle temperament and arms made for hugging, he's sweet to the core.


  • Toothpicks
  • 2 large marshmallows
  • 6 mini marshmallows
  • 2 white jelly beans, halved
  • Royal icing
  • 1 brown mini M&M
  • Scissors
  • Black shoestring licorice


  1. Using a toothpick, attach the two large marshmallows together to make Puffy's body and head.
  2. For each arm, thread two mini marshmallows onto one end of a toothpick and poke the other end into the body. For each leg, do the same, but use one marshmallow for the leg and one half of a white jelly bean for the foot (so the bear will stand up more easily).
  3. Using royal icing, glue on two jelly bean halves for ears and the M&M for a nose. Snip two short licorice lengths and glue them in place for the eyes.