Reindeer Raisin Bites

PREP: 30 MINS (Plus refrigeration) | MAKES: 24

Coles Chocolate Reindeer Raisin Bites

What you’ll need…

200g dark chocolate

200g milk chocolate

120ml thickened cream, heated

70g butter – softened

200g SUNBEAM Australian Raisins

100g SUNBEAM Slivered Almonds, 48 pieces reserved to decorate

24 mini pretzels, to decorate

Chocolate sprinkles, to decorate

24 Ovalteenies, to decorate

24 red colour mini M&M’s

Designer Icing White 140g

Food Colour Gel Black 15g

Method

  1. Add dark and milk chocolate, raisins, and almonds (excluding reserved almonds) to a food processor and blitz until very finely chopped.
  2. Transfer chocolate to a bowl, pour over the hot thickened cream, add butter and salt and stir to combine. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours until firm but still able to be scooped with a spoon.
  3. To make truffles, scoop 2 heaped tbsp of the mixture and use clean hands to roll into a ball.  Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  4. Roll balls in the chocolate sprinkles to coat.
  5. Cut pretzels in half and insert 2 into each ball for antlers.
  6. Just below the antlers, insert slivered almond to form reindeer’s ears.
  7. Use white icing to stick an Ovalteenie to each ball to form a snout.
  8. Use white icing to create two eyeballs just above the mouth. And a dot to each eye with the black gel.
  9. Use the white icing to attach a red mini M&M to the top of each Ovalteenie to give your reindeers noses.
  10. Refrigerate for a further hour to set the icing. Serve cold.
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