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Adorable and Easy Reindeer Christmas Cupcakes

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Even though the Christmas season is busy, I always look forward to my kitchen time with Sam. We love to create fun treats together and my mama heart cherishes the special memories we’re making.

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes made with Graham Crackers and Pretzels

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Since we work on projects together, I am all about easy baking ideas. 

How to Make Reindeer Cupcakes

During our baking extravaganza this weekend, Sam and I created darling reindeer cupcakes. As always, he enjoyed helping me measure and mix but his favorite part was giving the reindeer their expressions.

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes

We both enjoyed taste testing afterwards. We will definitely be re-creating these reindeer cupcakes soon. They are almost too cute to eat — almost! 

Reindeer Cupcakes Made with Graham Crackers and Pretzels



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  • 1 package of vanilla cake mix + ingredients shown on box
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding
  • Cupcake liners {I love the red ones I chose with little Santas and reindeer on them. I also doubled the cupcake liners — I baked in one and then placed the baked cupcakes with liners into a fresh liner after frosting and decorating.}


  1. Combine all ingredients and bake according to cake instructions.


  • Calories: 2864
  • Sugar: 381
  • Sodium: 4351
  • Fat: 73
  • Saturated Fat: 18
  • Unsaturated Fat: 51
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 514
  • Protein: 39
  • Cholesterol: 50


Peanut Butter Frosting


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar


  1. Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer.
  2. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable.
  3. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy.


  • Calories: 3287
  • Sugar: 261
  • Sodium: 83
  • Fat: 223
  • Saturated Fat: 85
  • Unsaturated Fat: 125
  • Trans Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 292
  • Protein: 67
  • Cholesterol: 248



  • graham crackers
  • red hot candies {for nose}
  • googly eyes
  • chocolate covered pretzels

As cute as they are and as good as they taste, the best part of creating these silly-fun holiday cupcakes is making memories. Mother and son kitchen time is good for a mama’s heart. 

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.