Chocolate reindeer & snowman bark cut into pieces with gift tags

Reindeer & snowman chocolate bark

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus setting


Serves 12

Get the kids involved in making some tasty Christmas treats like our fabulously festive chocolate bark. Great to give as a gift as well

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal128
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.3g


  • 100g milk chocolate, chopped
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    Milk chocolate

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  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
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    Dark chocolate

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  • 7 red Smarties
  • 8-10 small pretzels
  • 22 white mini marshmallows
  • 1 red jelly shoe lace, cut into lengths
  • sprinkles and stars
  • black food writing pen


  1. Line a baking tin with baking parchment. Heat both chocolates in separate bowls in the microwave in 30-sec blasts, or over pans of simmering water. Pour the dark chocolate into the baking tin, then pour the milk chocolate on top in a trail. Spread the chocolate out to make a reasonably thick slab.

  2. Arrange the red smarties over the slab at intervals – these are the reindeer noses. Cut a marshmallow in half and press above the smarties to make eyes. Snap a pretzel in half for each set of antlers, snapping off any excess pretzel, then push into the chocolate near the noses.

  3. To make the snowmen, arrange the rest of the marshmallows in lines of three. Use pieces of pretzel for the arms and a piece of shoe lace for the scarf. Sprinkle over the stars and sprinkles, then leave the chocolate to set completely.

  4. Once the chocolate is hard, use an icing pen or small brush dipped in black food colouring to add pupils to the reindeer eyes, and faces and buttons for the snowmen. Use a knife to cut the bark into pieces around the reindeer and snowmen. To give them as gifts, put the chocolate shards in cellophane bags and tie with a pretty ribbon.

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Comments, questions and tips

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4th Dec, 2018
Quick and easy gift. I made for work colleagues. One reindeer per person (didn’t bother with snowmen) and all wrapped in little cellophane bag tied with string. They looked great, all prepared in one evening in between making dinner and much better than handing out cards!
18th Dec, 2019
What size tin should be used?
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19th Dec, 2019
You can use any large or medium sized tin, tray or baking sheet because the chocolate spreads out into a puddle but you don't need it to touch the sides at all. I hope this helps.
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