A VERY ELF-Y XMAS!
It’s the new tradition, with millions of fans, so we’ve given Elf on the Shelf an edible makeover!
ELF’S BEACH ADVENTURE MAKES 1 BEACH PREP 30 MINS
395g can sweetened condensed milk 125g butter, chopped 2 x 250g packets plain sweet biscuits, crushed 1 cup desiccated coconut finely grated zest 2 lemons
3 x rice cookies 1½ cups white choc melts, melted 2 candy canes, crushed 2 round pretzels 4 red sour straps 1 rainbow sour strap, green part trimmed
1 Line an oven tray with baking paper. In a saucepan, mix condensed milk and butter on low heat until melted and combined. In a bowl, combine biscuits, coconut and zest. Stir in condensed milk mixture. Spread over prepared tray. Chill 20 mins until firm.
2 Line a tray with baking paper. Dip rice cookies in melted chocolate, shaking off excess. Arrange on tray.
3 Transfer remaining chocolate into a piping bag and snip a small hole at end. Pipe surfboard and thongs shapes onto tray. Sprinkle edge of surfboard with candy canes. Break pretzels to form straps of thong and press into chocolate. Set aside 10 mins to firm. Trim red sour straps into 1cm-wide lengths and arrange around cookies to form buoys and tie the ends at the back of each cookie to secure. Use green part of sour trap for surfboard rope.
4 Using the biscuit mixture as a sand base, arrange elf with beach decorations.