Reindeer Truffles are dedicated to those of you who have always wanted to nibble a reindeer head but never known where to start. (Surely those people exist?) Chocolate truffles form the base of these Christmas candies, then the dipped truffles are finished with pretzel antlers and a red hot nose, a la Rudolph.
If the thought of eating a whole reindeer head makes you a bit queasy, perhaps I can interest you in just the nose? Reindeer Noses are actually delicious chocolate fudge balls topped with candied cherries and rolled in coconut. These stunning candies are eye-catching and make a perfect holiday party treat. Candied cherries aren't everyone's cup of tea, so you can always substitute other red candies for the cherries.
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