This one is for the mums, dads, aunts, uncles, big brothers and sisters who entertain the little ones who wait in hopeful anticipation for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve. These treats are especially designed for Santa’s reindeers because they can’t hold cake pops with their paws. But rest assured, they’re totally fine for Santa and the kidlets too!
When I found these mini ice-cream cones at Essential Ingredient in Rozelle and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them… cake pop filled cones, dipped in chocolate, finished with a little sparkly sugar. And that’s exactly what these sweet morsels are! They’re fun, hands on and a perfect way to get the little troops interested in spending some time in the kitchen this Christmas.
Reindeer Treats 8 mini Icecream cones 1 large chocolate muffin (or approx. 200 grams of chocolate cake) 4 tablespons of melted chocolate for the cake mix 120 grams of melted chocolate of your choice for dipping (for half of mine, I double dipped in dark, and white chocolate) Festive sprinkles for a splash of colour
In a small food processor, whiz up the chocolate cake until it is completely processed. Add the 4 tablespoons of melted chocolate and whiz until combined.
Remove the chocolately contents from the processor and roll into 8 even balls.
Using a small pastry brush, paint the inside of the cones with a little melted chocolate. This will give the cake balls something to stick to. As you paint the inside of the cones, place one cake ball into the cone, and firmly press it into place. Turn upside down, press down, and leave to rest on a baking paper lined cooking tray.
Once 8 cones are lined with chocolate and filled with cake, place in the refrigerator to set for 10 minutes. In the meantime, prepare your dipping bowls!
Dip the flat bottoms of the cones in melted chocolate, and roll them immediately in a little coloured sprinkles. It’s important to roll in sprinkles before the chocolate sets so that they stick.
Leave out on a little dish with some milk for Santa (and enjoy a midnight snack when the kids are asleep).