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Reindeer Pretzels

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These easy and darling reindeer pretzels are a fun and simple holiday snack. Pretzels meet melted Rolo chocolates topped with M&M'sand eyes for a delicious and adorable Christmas treat.
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  1. REINDEER PRETZELS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS REINDEER PRETZELS RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Completely darling and irresistible, these reindeer pretzels are the best treats to make this holiday season. Salty pretzels get a melted Rolo chocolate on top, before being given a red nose and googly eyes, you can’t help but smile with these little guys around. 

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REINDEER PRETZELS INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 40 mini pretzels, divided (plus a few more in case of breakage)
  • 20 Rolos
  • 20 small round red chocolate candy of any kind
  • 40 candy eyeballs

PRO TIP:

You will need some extra pretzels for the pretzel antlers because some will break. 

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHOCOLATE: You could also use Hershey’s kisses instead of Rolos for this perfect treat. 

RED CANDY: I used red M&M’s to create their noses, but you could certainly use red hots or another small red candy. You could also use peanut M&M’s if you want a larger nose. You could also try another flavor of M&M’s like peanut butter or caramel. 

PRETZELS: I’ve also seen people use cookies, graham crackers, Nutter Butters, or gingerbread to build a reindeer face on. I think this option with the pretzel twist is the best because they look like reindeer antlers!

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HOW TO MAKE THIS REINDEER PRETZELS RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F.

STEP TWO: Unwrap the Rolo candy and set it aside.

STEP THREE: Separate half of the pretzels and spread one half on the baking sheet.

STEP FOUR: With the remaining half of the pretzels cut them in half and these will be used for the antlers (you will need some extra because some will break). Set aside.

STEP FIVE: To the pretzels on the baking sheet, place one unwrapped Rolo on top of each pretzel over the single round part of the pretzel.

STEP SIX: Put the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until the Rolo has gotten soft and melty.

PRO TIP:

Make sure the rest of your ingredients are ready to go as soon as the pan comes out of the oven as you will need to finish the faces quickly before the Rolo chocolate sets.

STEP SEVEN: Remove the baking pan and add the nose which is the red candy to the bottom center of the melted chocolate, pushing down gently on the Rolo as you add the candy.

STEP EIGHT: Add the antlers by sticking the pretzels onto each side at the top of each Rolo.

STEP NINE: Add the edible candy eyes right above the red candy nose on top of the chocolate.

STEP TEN: Let them cool to solidify and enjoy!

PRO TIP:

While it is hard to be patient, make sure to let these reindeer cool completely before serving them.

HOW TO SERVE

You could wrap up these cute little guys as a holiday gift to a neighbor, for a cookie exchange or to take to a classroom holiday party for your kids. Check out our snowmen truffles and Minion sugar cookies for more cute baking ideas.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE/ON THE COUNTER: You should store these Rolo pretzel reindeer in a cool, dry place in an airtight container to keep them fresh and looking good. Room temperature is fine for these fun snacks or in the fridge will ensure that it doesn’t get too warm for the chocolate.

IN THE FREEZER: These don’t tend to freeze very well so we would recommend making them fresh.

I am absolutely obsessed with these cute little reindeer treats. They are so darling! Not only is this little adorable holiday snack lots of fun to make, but it’s also delicious as well. They’re tasty, with an addictive sweet and salty combination you’ll love. It will only take you about 10 minutes to put them together and a handful of simple ingredients, making them a fun treat to make with your kids.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use a different type of chocolate for this recipe?

These reindeer pretzel treats could also be made with Hershey kisses or other similar-shaped chocolates.

Can I freeze these reindeer pretzels?

This simple recipe doesn’t freeze very well as the pretzels would get soggy. We’d recommend making them fresh.

Can I use a different base for these treats?

If you prefer something other than pretzels for this recipe, you could use graham crackers, cookies, or other similar-sized treats.

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Reindeer Pretzels

5 from 2 votes
These easy and darling reindeer pretzels are a fun and simple holiday snack. Pretzels meet melted Rolo chocolates topped with M&M'sand eyes for a delicious and adorable Christmas treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 40

Ingredients
  

  • 40 mini pretzels divided (plus a few more in case of breakage)
  • 20 Rolos
  • 20 small round red chocolate candy of any kind
  • 40 candy eyes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Unwrap the Rolos and set aside.
  • Separate half of the pretzels and spread one half on the baking sheet.
  • With the remaining half of the pretzels cut them in half and these will be used for the antlers (you will need some extra because some will break). Set aside.
  • To the pretzels on the baking sheet place one unwrapped Rolo on top of each pretzel over the single round part of the pretzel.
  • Put the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until the Rolo has gotten soft and melty.
  • Remove the baking pan and add the nose which is the red candy to the bottom center of the Rolo pushing down gently on the Rolo as you add the candy.
  • Add the antlers by sticking the pretzels onto each side at the top of each Rolo.
  • Add the edible candy eyes right above the red nose.
  • Let them cool to solidify and enjoy!

Notes

TIP: You will need some extra pretzels for the pretzel antlers because some will break.
TIP: Make sure the rest of your ingredients are ready to go as soon as the pan comes out of the oven as you will need to finish the faces quickly before the Rolo chocolate sets.  
TIP: While it is hard to be patient, make sure to let these reindeer cool completely before serving them.

Nutrition

Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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