Each year my little boy’s classmates write out Christmas cards for all their friends. A week or so ago I asked him if he wanted to reciprocate and after thinking for a while, his comment was: “Not this year, but let’s make something”. Oki doki, now I’m always up for that so we began looking through recipe books and magazines to find something simple yet “Christmassy”. And no, I wasn’t interested in cupcakes!
Our local supermarket has a monthly foodie magazine that I buy occasionally, depending on what they have on the cover and whether it catches my interest or not. This month, their December edition has some sort of berry log on it, but what really made up my mind was these gorgeous little MallowPuff Reindeer which ticked all the boxes. Now for those of you that don’t know what a MallowPuff is, it is a dome shaped biscuit with a layer of biscuit wafer on the bottom, topped with a mound of whiter than white marshmallow type deliciousness and then the whole thing is covered in milk chocolate. Not something I normally have on the shopping list as I prefer to know what goes into the treats my family enjoys, and the only way to do that is to really make them all yourself. Fresh is honestly best, but needs must and this little biscuit did the trick.
29 little reindeer all ready for 28 little mouths plus the teacher. Perhaps she’ll decide to hand them out just before home time so there are no mad sugar rushes at morning tea or lunch break. Sorry to all my mum friends, you’ll have to deal with the aftermath :).
ingredients: (makes 12)
a little chocolate icing to glue all the bits together, but I opted for melted chocolate instead
milk chocolate melts (for the snout)
12 Griffin’s MallowPuffs
red M&M’s or Smarties for the noses
white chocolate drops for the eyes
24 pretzels for antlers
- Make up the icing, use store bought icing or melt the chocolate in the microwave.
- Turn each MallowPuff over to “glue” the antlers on by piping a blob of melted chocolate underneath, then sticking the pretzels in place. Place them upside down on a sheet of baking parchment to allow them to dry while you continue with the rest of the antlers.
- Once dry, turn each MallowPuff over carefully and “glue” the chocolate melts in place (for the snout).
- Add a blob of icing or melted chocolate to each red candy and position that gently on the snout.
- “Glue” two “eyes” onto each reindeer and finish with a dot of icing or melted chocolate.