A quick and easy dessert, Reindeer Bark is a great recipe for Christmas. It’s perfect for the kids!
A few weeks ago I saw a bin of red, green and white candies in the bulk section of our grocery store. I remember thinking that the red candies looked just like Rudolph noses, so I scooped up a handful and brought them home. They sat in the pantry for a while and when my Pinterest feed started filling up with all sorts of chocolate bark recipes, I realized I could make some really cute Reindeer Bark with my red candy noses!
Aaaaaaand here’s where it all went wrong. I used a bag of chocolate candy melts that I had in the pantry instead of buying some good quality chocolate and tempering it the long way. Actually, even a bag of chocolate chips would have been a better choice here. The bark started out a lovely dark brown color, and the the reindeer faces were quirky and fun. Then as the chocolate cooled, it got all streaky and nasty looking. 🙁
However, it really does taste good, and the boys had fun putting the eyes, noses and antlers in the chocolate, so that’s what makes this a win. If you want to make your own, just start with good chocolate and you’ll be miles ahead of me!
- 1 bag milk or dark chocolate chips
- Pretzel twists
- Candy eyes
- Red chocolate candies for noses
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave in short bursts of 15-30 seconds each.
- Pour out the chocolate onto a silicone baking mat.
- Break the pretzel twists in half and place in chocolate for antlers.
- Add eyes and nose.
- Allow to cool at room temperature and then break into large pieces.