For me, one of the best things about the festive season is the opportunity to get in the kitchen and make some sweet treats. It’s almost as though I feel entitled to gorge on all sorts of goodies that I wouldn’t normally eat, just because it is that time of the year! 😄
Evelyn absolutely loves being in the kitchen with me and so whenever I find a quick and easy recipe that she can make herself, I jump at it. I saw a version of this recipe last year using milk arrowroot biscuits covered with hazelnut spread and decided to substitute the arrowroots this year with some chocolate digestives. Even though the round biscuits portray Rudolph as slightly more ‘festively plump’ than the narrower oval shaped arrowroots, they do have a bit more nutritional value, and come pre-chocolate’d which saves time and mess. Besides, who are we to judge Rudolph for his diet and exercise choices during his off season! Poor guy, maybe he is just happy! 😄
Anyway – these biscuits are super quick to make – no baking, or blitzing or melting! Just assembling ingredients in a Rudolph style configuration per the pictures below. ENJOY! 💜
1 pack chocolate digestive biscuits
chocolate tiny teddies
candy eyes (if you don’t have candy eyes, you can use sultanas or choc-chips or anything small and round!)
strawberries and cream lollies
hazelnut spread (for lolly adhesive)
There is not really a recipe for these, it is really just a matter of assembling the ingredients to look like Rudolph on top of the biscuit:
Tiny teddies upside down on the top, followed by the eyes and then the nose. Hazelnut spread is a good ‘adhesive’ as it blends in with then chocolate background of the biscuit.
I let Evelyn make these herself after I made one to show her and and she was sooo proud of her efforts. One little reindeer got an extra eye for good measure, and in the sport of celebrating diversity – he stayed! Needless to say he was the first one eaten too – no fooling Evelyn that an extra eye = extra candy!