Reindeer Bark

Difficulty: Easy Serves 10 It ain't Christmas without some kind of peppermint treat so I've thrown together this super simple reindeer bark recipe. Layers of dark and white chocolate are topped with crushed candy canes to make an awesomely tasty treat that looks wonderfully impressive. Ingredients 4 cups dark chocolate buttons 4 blocks Sweet William white chocolate 1 teaspoon peppermint essence 1 packet candy canes Method Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Melt the dark chocolate and pour into the tray, spread evenly and pop into the fridge for about 15 minutes. Melt the white chocolate and stir in the peppermint essence before spreading over the top of the set dark chocolate. Roughly crush the candy canes and sprinkle evenly over the top of the white chocolate. Allow to set completely...

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Cherry Rum Balls

Difficulty: Easy Makes 36 Rum balls are a traditional Christmas favourite but I thought I would flip the script on this treat and make them a little different. Adding cherry to this incredibly easy recipe means that you can whip them up in a jiffy and use them as snacks to please unexpected guests over the holiday season. Ingredients 1 375 gram jar morello cherries 1 can Soymilke condensed milk 1 1/2 packets Nice biscuits 1 cup desiccated coconut (plus extra for rolling) 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tablespoons dark rum Method Strain the cherries really well to lose as much liquid as possible. Use a fork to press the cherries down and check for pips. Put the cherries in a food processor and pulse a few times before straining out more...

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