These bite-size little beauties are not only tastebud treats, they’re also perfect to get into the festive mood! What’s more, they are fairly simple to put together, making it a wonderful activity for you and your family or friends.
60g packet milk chocolate cups (see note on second page)
250g packet milk chocolate melts
12 mini star-shaped pretzels
6 red M&Ms
6 vanilla mini marshmallows, halved crossways
50g tube black writing icing
2 rainbow sour straps
Place chocolate cups on a tray. Reserve 1/4 cup chocolate melts. Place remaining melts in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring with a metal spoon halfway during cooking. Spoon melted chocolate into a snap-lock bag. Snip off 1 corner. Pipe chocolate into each chocolate cup until full. Smooth tops. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
Place remaining 1/4 cup chocolate melts in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 30 seconds or until melted and smooth.
Place 6 chocolate cups, top-side down, on a flat surface to form bodies. Using picture as a guide, and a little melted chocolate, attach remaining chocolate cups to bodies to form heads. Hold until secure.
Cut 1 side off 2 pretzels to form antler shapes. Using the picture as a guide, use a little melted chocolate to attach pretzels to the back of 1 reindeer head. Hold until secure. Using a little melted chocolate, attach chocolate, attach 2 marshmallow pieces, cut-side down, to top of head to form eyes. Hold until secure. Use icing to draw 1 black dot on each eye to form pupils. Repeat process to make 5 more reindeer heads
Using a sharp knife and colours as a guide, cut sour straps lengthways into thin strips. Wrap 1 strip around neck of reindeer. Secure with a little melted chocolate. Repeat with remaining reindeers. Set aside for 30 minutes or until firm. Serve. 1 M&M to front of head to form a nose. Hold until secure. Using a little melted
If you are unable to find chocolate cups in stores, try substituting with Reese’s minis or other similar shaped filled chocolates.