If you’re looking for a fun treat to make for the holiday season, look no further than reindeer pretzels! These cute and easy-to-make snacks are perfect for parties or just as a fun activity to do with the kids.
These cute little reindeer have the perfect ratio of sweet and salty combination that’s irresistible to kids and adults.
To make reindeer pretzels, all you need are some pretzels, chocolate chips, red M&M’s, and candy eyes.
Simply melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stove, then dip the pretzels in the chocolate and add a red M&M for the nose, then add googly eyes. It’s so simple to make this adorable holiday treat.
Reindeer pretzels are a great way to get into the holiday spirit and add some fun to your Christmas celebrations. Who doesn’t love a Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer holiday treat?
Simple Ingredients for Reindeer Pretzels (full printable recipe card down below!)
To make delicious and adorable reindeer pretzels, you will need a few essential ingredients. Here are the key components you’ll need to gather before getting started:
Chocolate chips -The pretzels will be dipped into the melted chocolate mixture to make the face and antlers.
Coconut oil – add to the chocolate chips to get a smooth consistency.
Red M&M’s- A red M&M will be used for the red candy nose on each reindeer.
Edible googly eyes
Step-by-Step Guide to Making Reindeer Pretzels
Making reindeer pretzels is a fun and easy way to get into the holiday spirit.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted.
Take two mini pretzels at a time and dip them together until half covered in chocolate. This will create the reindeer face and pretzel antlers.
Place pretzels on the prepared baking sheet.
Once all the pretzels are dipped, add a red mini M&M to the end of the dipped side of the pretzels for the reindeer nose.
Place two googly eyes on the melted chocolate area for the eyes of your reindeer. Let chocolate set 1 hr on the counter or 15 min in the freezer before serving.
Storing and Gifting Reindeer Pretzels
Once you have made the delicious reindeer pretzels, you may be wondering how to store them or how to give them as gifts. Here are some tips to help you keep your pretzels fresh and make them the perfect holiday gift.
Storing Reindeer Pretzels
To keep your pretzels fresh and crunchy, it is important to store them properly.
The best way to store reindeer pretzels is in an airtight container. This will help prevent them from getting stale or soft. You can use a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or a resealable plastic bag. Make sure to remove as much air as possible before sealing the container or bag.
Refrigerating your pretzels is not necessary, but it can help extend their shelf life. If you do choose to refrigerate them, be sure to let them come to room temperature before serving.
Gifting Reindeer Pretzels
Reindeer pretzels make a great holiday gift for friends, family, and coworkers. To give them as a gift, you can package them in a festive holiday tin or gift box.
You can also tie them up in a clear cellophane bag and add a ribbon or bow for a festive touch.
When giving reindeer pretzels as a gift, it is important to keep in mind any dietary restrictions or allergies the recipient may have. If you are unsure, it is always best to ask. You can also include a note with the list of ingredients.
Reindeer pretzels are a great option for those who are short on time but still want to make a fun holiday dessert. They only take a few minutes to make and require minimal ingredients.
If you’re making these for a holiday party, consider setting up a “decorate your own reindeer pretzel” station. Provide bowls of different candy eyes, M&M’s, and other fun decorations, and let your guests get creative.
This perfect holiday treat can even be used for a cookie exchange party. How about a reindeer treat exchange party?
For a fun twist on traditional reindeer pretzels, try using different types of chocolate chips. White chocolate, dark chocolate, or even peanut butter chips would all be delicious options.
If you’re making these with kids, be sure to supervise them when using the microwave to melt the chocolate. You can also let them get creative with different types of candy decorations.
More Great Holiday Recipes
- 40 mini pretzel sticks
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- 20 mini red M&M's
- 40 edible Googly eyes
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Take two pretzel sticks at a time and dip them together until half covered in chocolate. Tap off excess.
- After dipping in chocolate, place pretzels on the prepared baking sheet.
- Once all pretzels are dipped, add a red mini M&M to the bottom of the dipped side of the pretzels for the reindeer nose.
- Place two googly eyes on the melted chocolate area for the eyes of your reindeer.
- Let chocolate harden for 1 hr on the counter or 15 min in the freezer.