Reindeer Truffles

Reindeer Truffles

Ingredients

½ cup whole blanched almonds
½ cup rolled oats
½ tsp vanilla essence
1 packed cup dried apricots
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
12-14 Menz Fruchocs
250g cooking chocolate (dark or milk), chopped
Candy eyes (approximately 28)
Red M&Ms (minis, approximately 12-14)
Pretzels (halved, to shape antler ears)

Method

  • Place the blanched almonds, rolled oats, apricots, vanilla essence and shredded coconut in a food processor and pulse until the mixture becomes sticky and starts to clump together.
  • Scoop out a heaped teaspoon of the apricot mixture and roll around 1 Menz Fruchoc into a ball in your hands.
  • Place on a plate or tray. Repeat until all of the mixture is used up. Place in the fridge to harden.
  • To make chocolate, place chocolate into heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until smooth. Remove bowl from heat.
  • One portion at a time, dip – submerge each truffle into the melted chocolate. Use a fork to lift out the truffle, shaking off the excess chocolate by tapping the fork on the edge of the bowl.
  • Place truffle onto the baking paper and immediately insert 2 pretzel halves onto the tops to resemble antlers. Add on the eyes and a red M&M for the nose. If your chocolate hardens before you have time to add on the eyes and nose, just a dab on a tiny bit of melted chocolate onto the back of the candy, and place onto the truffle. Let dry until the chocolate fully hardens. Keep in the fridge.

 

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