Toffee Rat Onna Stick - from Nanny Ogg's Cookbook

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Total Time
45mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
15 mins

This is a great recipe from my favorite author Terry Pratchett. Apparently it's a darwf specialty - thankfully this contains the squeak but not the meat if you know what I mean...

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 500 g white marzipan
  • 1 strawberry licorice bootlace (twizzler)
  • 6 ounces toffee icing
  • 16 ounces chocolate sprinkles
  • 14 cup black icing
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. You will also need: brown thread (for non-edible whiskers- optional) and 4 toffee apple sticks.
  2. Break the Marzipan into 4 equal pieces and shape into rats.
  3. Trim the bootlace to size and insert appropriately for tails.
  4. Coat the bodies with a thin layer of toffee spread and roll them in the chocolate sprinkles to give the effect of fur.
  5. Use a small blob of icing for the eyes.
  6. If doing whiskers cut a few 5 cm lengths of thread and 'sew' them through the nose.
  7. Gently push a stick up each-- er, rat, making sure it is secure.
  8. It's all a bit dreadful, isn't it?.
  9. Bust still much better than using a real rat.
  10. In a heavy bottoms pan dissolve the sugar in the water and cook over a medium heat until it's golden brown (warning this gets very hot so be careful!).
  11. When it's ready turn off the heat and quickly coat each rat in it- do NOT use a pastry brush as it will melt!
  12. Place the rats in a cool dry place to set.
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These were great! I substituted peanut butter fudge for the marzipan to save money. I also neglected to glaze them with the melted sugar. Didn't matter at all, everyone loved them!