Red-nosed reindeers

Red-nosed reindeers


  1. Put the golden syrup, butter and dark chocolate into a saucepan and heat gently, stirring often, until melted and smooth.
  2. Add the biscuit crumbs and demerara sugar, stirring them in. Let the mixture cool for about 20 mins, then form into about 24 balls and place them on a tray. Chill in the fridge until firm.
  3. Melt the milk chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Dip each ball into the chocolate, using two forks to help. Place them back on the tray as you do them. Place a red sweet on each chocolate ball to form the ‘red nose’. Chill until firm.
  4. To finish decorating the reindeer’s faces, mix the icing sugar with a little cold water to make a thick glace icing. Make tiny white ‘eyes’ with the fondant icing, fixing them in place with a little glace icing. Pierce a fine skewer or cocktail stick in the centre of each ‘eye’, to look like the ‘pupils’.
  5. Wrap each chocolate ball in cellophane or put them into small sweet bags, and tie with ribbon or raffia for hanging them to the Christmas tree. Wind the pipe cleaners around the top, twisting them to resemble ‘antlers’

Recipe from Lyle's Golden Syrup.

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Give these as little gifts, or make lots of them before Christmas to sell at school fetes


5 tbsp Lyle's Golden Syrup
50g butter
200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
250g digestive biscuits, crushed finely
2 tbsp Tate & Lyle Demerara Sugar
300g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
24 (approx.) small red sweets
50g Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar
50g white fondant icing
Cellophane, for wrapping
Thin ribbon or raffia, for tying
Brown pipe cleaners, for the ‘antlers'


Time: 40 mins
Serves: 24
Nutrition: n/a