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These Reindeer Pretzels are a sweet and salty snack perfect for the holidays. Quick to make with your kids and delicious as soon as they cool down!

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Christmas is such a magical time of the year, and while many of us like to get distracted by gifts, decorating our homes, and the elf on the shelf, food also plays a vital role throughout the festivities.

Christmas dinner, party food, and special treats, it is such a wonderful time of the year to enjoy food, and many of us love the idea of creating Christmas snacks that our kids will love. I have the perfect one to share with you. Reindeer Pretzels.

These Reindeer Pretzels are a sweet and salty snack that is perfect for the holidays. They are super quick to make and look incredibly cute. Not only will they be a crowd pleaser, but they also make great little DIY gifts for friends and family.

Reindeer pretzels are the perfect holiday festive snack for your kids and grandkids. Once you make a batch your children will be asking for more. While they look great, they are also very easy to make, so don’t worry about being held up in the kitchen for too long and missing out on all the fun.

And speaking of yummy Christmas treats I have a great post sharing 20 Easy Christmas Treats. From cookies, brownies, candy, and cupcakes, there are plenty of delicious Christmas treats to choose from to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Now, are you ready to find out the secret to making these super cute pretzel reindeer? Let’s go!

Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious snack. Here are the things you need:

  • 50 mini pretzels (divided)
  • 25 chocolate candy melts + ¼ cup extra
  • 25 small round red M&M chocolate candies
  • 50 small candy eyes

Variations

  • You could add a bit of red edible glitter to the noses to give them that extra festive sparkle.
  • If you don’t have enough pretzels you could use chocolate match sticks instead? You will need a bit of melted chocolate to stick them into position.
  • Salty pretzels work really well with the chocolate but you can use plain ones as well.
  • Rolos work really well if you can’t find the right candy melts to use.

SEE THE FULL RECIPE BELOW

How to Make Reindeer Pretzels

First of all, you will need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Separate half of your pretzels and spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.

Reindeer pretzels process 1

Place one chocolate candy melt on top of each pretzel.

Reindeer pretzels process 2

Gently break the remaining pretzels in half down the middle to form the antlers. (A few may break, so it’s best to have extra pretzels as spares).

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 2-3 minutes until the candy melts are soft. Remove the baking pan and add the M&M candy nose and eyes to each reindeer.

Reindeer pretzels process 3

Place the ¼ cup of candy melts in a small microwave-safe dish. Heat in 30-second increments in the microwave until melted. Stir until smooth.

Dip the bottom of each antler into the melted chocolate and add to the reindeer.

Reindeer pretzels process 4

Allow the reindeer to cool completely to allow the chocolate to set before eating. Enjoy!

Reindeer pretzels final

Notes and Tips

  • Have extra pretzels for the antlers. Some don’t break just right so you may need extras.
  • If you want them to cool faster, place the pan in the refrigerator when finished decorating.
  • Make sure you have all of the ingredients to hand before you start this recipe.

FAQs

How should I serve the Reindeer Pretzels?

You could wrap up these cute little guys as a holiday gift for friends and family, for a cookie exchange or to take to a classroom holiday party for your kids. However, one of the best ways to serve them is for your kids at a special festive meal or as part of a buffet for a party. These will be very popular I can assure you.

Can they be made ahead of time?

Yes, they can be made ahead of time. You can make them a few days before you need them if you wish. You just need to make sure that you store them correctly. This brings me to my next question.

How do I store the Reindeer Pretzels?

You will need to store these in an airtight container. They can be kept at room temperature but they will last up to a week in the refrigerator so that would be the best place to store them.

Can they be frozen?

This isn’t a recipe that I would advise to freeze. But they can be made ahead of time and let;’s be honest, they probably won’t last too long without being eaten up anyway.

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Not only is this little adorable holiday snack lots of fun to make, but it’s also delicious as well. The perfect treat for the holiday season, they make great DIY gifts and make a delicious treat for a holiday party.

I hope you enjoy making and eating your Reindeer Pretzels. If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below! Follow along on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter for more delicious recipes!

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Reindeer Pretzels

5 from 1 vote
These delicious and cute reindeer pretzels are a fun holiday snack–perfect for the holiday season and so easy to make!
Servings: 25 pretzel twist reindeer
Calories: 35kcal
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 12 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 50 mini pretzels divided
  • 25 chocolate candy melts + ¼ cup extra
  • 25 small round red M&M chocolate candies
  • 50 small candy eyes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Separate half of your pretzels and spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  • Place one chocolate candy melt on top of each pretzel.
  • Gently break the remaining pretzels in half down the middle to form the antlers. (a few may break, so it’s best to have extra pretzels)
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 2-3 minutes until the candy melts are soft.
  • Remove the baking pan and add the M&M candy nose and eyes to each reindeer.
  • Place the ¼ cup of candy melts in a small microwave-safe dish. Heat in 30-second increments in the microwave until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Dip the bottom of each antler into the melted chocolate and add to the reindeer.
  • Allow the reindeer to cool completely to allow the chocolate to set before eating.

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Course: Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, pretzels

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5 from 1 vote
Christmas Pretzel Reindeer Recipe

Created by Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom

Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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