Over the years our family has left out many different types of Santa Snacks
Cookies, fruit cake, mince tarts; and of course a drink- milk, water, port or even beer if if was particularly hot.
Somewhere along the line we started leaving out treats for the reindeer too. Fair enough, after all they do most of the work, don't they! There's been carrots, apples, oats, oats mixed with glitter, and whatever else was wilting in the bottom of the crisper drawer that mummy thought she wouldn't miss.
Now, it only stands to reason that if food goes in, Something Else must come out. If the Easter Bunny poops out Jelly Beans, then surely something just as delicious must be produced from Reindeer?
After much thought and consultation with Santa, this recipe is pretty close to the real deal. Santa was only prepared to go so far in the interest of the Culinary Arts, and delegated the job of tasting to one of the Elves. He hopes you like it, because it took him hours of following the reindeer to get the scoop on their poop!
1 block (100gm) Lindt chocolate- 70% and over are lactose free
3/4 cup gf Mini Marshmallows
3/4 cup shredded Coconut
1/2 cup Glace Cherries
good pinch Salt
Melt the chocolate over hot water, or in the microwave
Toss in everything else
Now stir, stir, stir until it's all coated in chocolate
Place Tablespoons of the mixture on a parchment lined tray and set aside to cool in the fridge or cool place
When set, dish these up as little treats and enjoy telling your guests where they came from!
So Dear Reader, only 6 Sleeps to go to the Big Day!!! Are you ready yet, or do you have a Last-Minute-List that's still a mile long?