Need a last-minute treat to take with you to your Christmas celebration?
Grab some chocolate waffle cones and turn them into Rudolph Cones then fill them with your favorite Christmas treat.
My Rudolph Cones are stuffed with chocolate drizzled caramel corn and they are packaged up to use as prizes for our Christmas Eve party.
It has become a tradition for our family to invite friends, who would otherwise be alone. to our Christmas eve celebration. It's become one of my favorite nights of the year.
Everyone brings an appetizer to share so there's always great food to eat. I'm in charge of making all the desserts and planning the entertainment.
We have a white elephant gift exchange which is always good for a few laughs. Then we play a few games just to get everyone in a festive mood.
The guests love playing the games and winning fun prizes, most of which are homemade treats.
Being I have so much to make at this time of year, I try to keep the treats I use for the prizes pretty simple.
These Rudolph were so easy to make using the jumbo candy eyes and antlers from a Reindeer Cupcake Decorating Kit from Wilton. I wanted big red noses, so I opted to use Mega-sized candy-coated chocolates instead of the black jelly beans that come with the kit, although they would work too.
You can find these kits at craft stores, Target, and Walmart.
I also found chocolate waffle cones at Walmart, but plain waffle cones would work too.
To give as prizes, I packaged each of my Rudolph Cones in clear disposable pastry bags then tied them with a ribbon.
- 6 chocolate waffle cones
- 1-2 ounces melted chocolate or candy melts
- 12 jumbo candy eyes
- 12 candy antlers
- 6 big round red candies (mega candy-coated chocolates or red candy melt wafers)
Use melted chocolate to attach 2 jumbo candy eyes and 2 candy antlers to each waffle cone.
Then, attach a big red candy nose to the tip of each waffle cone.
To keep the cones from rolling around while the chocolate dries, set two more candies on either side of the red nose. Once dry, remove the candies.
Fill with your favorite candy, popcorn, nuts, or ice cream.
You can get items needed to make these cute treats at Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
Here are a few more last minute Christmas treats that are easy to make...
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Graham Cracker Pops • Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Candy Bars
Caramel Reindeer Pops • Brownie Rudolph with Peanut Butter Candy Antlers
Rudolph Looking to the Sky Chocolate Wrappers • Milk Chocolate Rudolph Cupcake Wrappers