Rice cereal treat reindeer

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Here’s a really fun, straight forward recipe you can make with the family that’s super easy and yummy too! I decorated these with my children and they took them into class for the school Christmas fair.

I often use rice cereal to form parts of 3D cakes where cake alone just wouldn’t work or for a really solid structure so that it’s still edible but firmer than cake would be. This recipe however is different in that it contains more butter than I would usually add as it’s designed to be a softer eat. I’ve used sugar eyes you can pick up in most supermarkets now but if you can’t find those you could use chocolate drops or something similar.

You can form it in any shape tin really but I’ve used an 8″ round which I cut into 8 segments. Because the batch I made were for the children to buy at school I actually ended up cutting each segment in half across the middle to make two shallower slices. So I got 16 slices from one tin but you don’t need to do that and could just keep it as 8 deeper ones.

Ingredients

  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 300g marshmallows
  • 150g rice cereal

To decorate

  • Mini pretzels
  • Sugar eyes or similar
  • Red Smarties
  • White chocolate

Method

  • Grease and line an 8″ round cake tin.
  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the marshmallows, stir until melted and combined.
  • Add the rice cereal and stir.
  • Press the mixture into the tin. Sometimes it’s easier to do this with your hands. Rub some butter on your hands first as this helps to stop the mixture sticking to you.
  • Allow to cool completely in the tin and then turn out and cut into segments.
  • Melt the white chocolate gently. I found it easiest to put this in a piping bag but you could just use a teaspoon and blob it on.
  • Use the white chocolate to stick on two pretzels for the antlers, two eyes and a red nose!

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