Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas Treats


Since I didn't have the pleasure of being Christmas host this year... not yet anyway... I decided to make a Christmas treat to take along to Grandma's instead. Yummy little Chocolate Reindeer Tartlets. The recipe is not mine however, I had help (from the free Coles food magazine I picked up ages ago) and have been waiting to make these little delights ever since.

Christmas rolled around finally, so I did some preparation (while boys were sleeping) so H could help and wouldn't have to wait for the tedious stuff to be done first and lose interest, as usual.

  Reindeer eyes, noses and antlers. Check.
Chocolate Butternut Snap Tartlets. Check.

Apron on, we dove into putting the Rudolphs together... I made quite a few extra eyes and noses knowing there would be casualties in the making.

Unfortunately my plan was foiled! He lost interest after eating a bite out of three tartlets and gobbling down a few marshmallow noses. Obviously dinosaur stickers are way more fun Mum! Duh!

If you think these little Reindeer Tartlets are cute here's how you too can make them... maybe next year!


  • 1 x pkt Arnott's Butternut Snap Cookies
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 200g milk or dark chocolate, chopped
  • 65g unsalted butter, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Place biscuits over each hole of a twelve hole, 1 1/2 tbsp capacity round based tartlet tin. Bake for 2 - 3 min or until soft. Remove from oven and press softened biscuits into tin to mould into a cup shape. Allow to cool. Repeat with remaining biscuits.
  2. Place butter, cream and chocolate in a saucepan over very low heat. Stir constantly until melted and smooth - approx 7 min. Pour into a clean, dry bowl and refrigerate until cool but not set - approx 20 min.
  3. Fill biscuit cases with 1 heaped tsp of chocolate mix then place in fridge for 20 - 25 min until set and ready to serve.
  1. Cut a regular marshmallow in half and place cut side down for face.
  2. Stick a jaffa to marshmallow using icing or melted chocolate.
  3. Cut a mini marshmallow in half and place cut sides up onto tart for eyes. Add a dot of dark icing or chocolate for pupils (though I used little blue choc drops).
  4. Cut mini star shaped pretzels into shape and press into chocolate filling to make antlers.
ENJOY! But watch out for little sneaks who like to taste...

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