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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Classic Media/CBS
After watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer tonight, I just had to share this easy, yummy recipe with you.  Don't worry, I'm still going to tell you about the craft you need a clean spray bottle for that I mentioned on Facebook, but since I have "you'll go down in his-tor-y!" still stuck in my head......
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Every year my grandmother, Pap-poo, and I would look for a new recipe to make for Christmas dinner. Sometimes it was sweet, sometimes savory.  I will miss doing that with her this year.

This is a recipe I found in a book we checked out from the library last year and unfortunately, I did not write down the title.  I made a lot of adaptations due to taste, but will include the original recipe as well.

Again, these are super easy to make and look really nice in a serving dish on the table. Sweet Girl loved adding the faces and our guests thought they were really cute.

Chocolate Rudolph Treats
An adult has to melt the chocolate, but other than that, this recipe is very kid-friendly! Remember, it's not about the end product as much as spending quality time with your child AND it's okay to get messy in the kitchen.


Ingredients
  • 6 oz of chocolate (we used chocolate chips, but use your favorite)
  • Almond halves (for the ears)
  • Candied cherry halves (for the nose; we used red M&M's)
  • Jelly candy strips (for antlers; we used pecan halves)
  • Silver dragees (for the eyes; since these could be choking hazards for the little ones, we used green M&M's)

*You will also need wax paper, a cookie sheet, a bowl and a spoon.

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This gives you an idea of how the process goes. (A photocopy from the book.)
Instructions
  • Prep your cookie sheet by covering it with wax paper.
  • Place the different ingredients for Rudolph's face in small bowls/dishes so your child can easily get to them when it comes to assembling time.
  • Put your chocolate in a bowl.
  • Melt the chocolate over a bowl of hot water or melt in the microwave according to package directions.  *An adult has to do this part.
  • Spoon out dollops of chocolate about two inches apart on the wax paper.
  • Before the chocolate sets, add Rudolph's face.
  • Leave them to set.
  • When chocolate is set, you can remove the Rudolphs from the wax paper.  I ended up peeling the wax paper back very carefully to get them off.
  • Store in a cool, dry place with wax paper in between each one.
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Colorful, fun and tasty!

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