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  • 15th Nov 2023
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Chocolate reindeer bark

A ridiculously easy recipe to get you in the festive spirit.


1 (10 ounce) bag dark chocolate morsels

pretzel twists (see notes)

red chocolate candies

candy eyes

white sprinkles


Line a medium sheet pan with parchment paper and gather all of your ingredients and toppings to make the reindeer faces so you’re ready to go once the chocolate is melted; set aside.

Place the pretzels on a chopping board and use a sharp knife to cut into the centre of the twist to get looped antlersIf using large twists, you can cut and make different-sized antlers. If using regular-sized twists, you can stick with just using the cut loops.

In a large skillet over low heat, melt chocolate chips and stir frequently until smooth. Watch closely so as to not burn them. Remove from heat and set aside.

Pour the melted chocolate onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread out in an even layer, using a silicone spatula to smooth.  

Begin adding antlers towards the top of the chocolate, then add candy eyes and a red nose. Continue creating reindeer faces, allowing some room between the faces.

Add on sprinkles once you’ve completed the reindeer – how many reindeer you get will depend on the size of the antlers you’ve made.

Transfer pan to fridge to set chocolate for 15-20 minutes, or cool at room temperature for up to one hour.

Lift the parchment paper from the sheet pan and place on the cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut out the reindeer faces and enjoy!

Tip: Make sure the chocolate isn’t rock hard before cutting into it, or it may break into pieces you don’t want it to.


Recipe credit: Fit Mitten Kitchen

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