At Christmas time, here is the perfect recipe for some fun Marshmallow reindeer! Cook along with the kids with this video:
Large marshmallows 200g / 7oz dark chocolate broken into small pieces (or chocolate chips) 1 tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil Pretzels Jaffas, M&M, or Smarties A handful of white chocolate pieces/chips, or 100’s & 1000’s Lolly pop sticks/straws
Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave until it’s fully melted. Each microwave is different, and you don’t want to burn it, so go for shorter time (10-20 seconds on low setting) and repeat heating.
Add Sweet Almond oil, slowly stirring until it’s a slightly thinner consistency. Without this step, the marshmallows will have bumpy globs where the chocolate drips down instead of a smooth finish.
Break pretzels in half.
Dip the marshmallow into the chocolate until it’s fully coated. Place on non-stick baking paper.
Insert the pretzels on the marshmallow. The melted chocolate works as the glue as it hardens.
Add half a jaffa, M&M or Smartie as the reindeer nose.
Leave them for a while until the chocolate fully hardens.
Melt the white chocolate in microwave. Place in a piping bag. Dot to make reindeer’s eyes. Alternatively, use white sugar bits from 100’s and 100’s for tiny eyes.
When the chocolate sets insert a lolly pop stick or a straw into the side of the marshmallow, just slightly off centre. Dress with ribbon or tinsel.