Winter is in full swing around here which means we’ve got all sorts of cold weather animals on our minds. Carrigan has developed a new love for books about animals and visiting the zoo. So these easy Polar Bear graham cracker squares were a super fun treat to make together!
Easy Polar Bear Graham Cracker Squares
I’ve mentioned before that we’ve been having fun making graham cracker snacks so animals were an obvious next choice! We’ve included all of the directions for our polar bear graham cracker squares and a list of some of our favorite books about polar bears! I’ve also added some affiliate links in case you want to order anything to have your own polar bear day together!
What You Need:
- Graham crackers (broken in half to be squares)
- Wilton white candy melts
- Blue mega M&Ms
- Wilton black sparkle gel
- Pink gel food coloring (optional)
You’ll also need a decorating bag, a clean cotton swab, and a knife.
What You Do:
- Melt half of the white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the decorating bag (works best if you place the decorating bag inside a glass and fold the edges over the glass). You can also use a zippered sandwich bag and snip off a corner.
- Cut the tip off the decorating bag and begin frosting a circle on your graham crackers, then add two circle ears on the top corners.
- Cut the marshmallows in half to make two circles, place one on the center of each frosted graham cracker.
- Place two unmelted white candy melts as ears in the top two corners.
- Place a tiny bit of melted white chocolate on the back of the blue mega M&Ms (as glue) and carefully press them on top of your marshmallow halves.
- With the black sparkle gel, draw polka dots for eyes on the polar bear (careful as the white chocolate will still be melty).
- Dab a clean cotton swab into the lid of your pink gel food coloring, and brush it onto the polar bear’s cheeks. (This step is optional.)
These adorable little guys are almost too cute to eat!
And for some fun books to read together before or after you make your own polar bear graham cracker squares, check out some of our favorites:
- Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.
- If I Knew a Polar Bear by Karen Sutula
- The Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer