Reindeer Chocolate Bark
We hope you enjoy making this recipe with your little ones.
You will need:
100g milk chocolate and 100g dark chocolate
7 red smarties; 8 pretzels; 22 mini marshmallows; sprinkles and stars; and a black food writing pen
Line a baking tin with baking paper. Heat 100g of milk chocolate and 100g of dark chocolate in separate bowls over pans of simmering water, or in the microwave. Pour the dark chocolate into the baking tin, then pour the milk chocolate on top in a trail. Spread the chocolate out evenly.
Arrange seven red smarties over the slab at intervals – these are the reindeer noses! Cut a marshmallow in half and press above the smarties to make eyes. Snap a pretzel in half for each set of antlers, snapping off any excess pretzel, then push into the chocolate near the noses.
To make the snowmen, arrange the rest of the marshmallows in lines of three. Use pieces of pretzel for the arms. Sprinkle over the stars and sprinkles, then leave the chocolate to set completely.
Once the chocolate is hard, use an icing pen or small brush dipped in black food colouring to add pupils to the reindeer eyes, and faces and buttons for the snowmen. Use a knife to cut the bark into pieces around the reindeer and snowmen.
If you would like to give them as gifts, put the chocolate shards in cellophane bags and tie with a pretty ribbon.