I have the easiest little Christmas treat for you today. The kids will love these and they come together in just a few minutes. Plus I think they are really cute!
Here is what you need:
- Pepperidge Farms Cookies or Nutter Butters
- M&Ms or Red Hots (for the nose)
- Wilton Candy Eyeballs
- Almond Bark or Frosting or chocolate chips
So you want to choose your cookie- I picked a chocolate Pepperidge Farms cookie but any variety of Pepperidge Farms would work. You can also use a Nutter Butter and the Reindeer will be really cute. Just be careful with a Nutter Butter if you are making these for children because of peanut allergy issues.
Start by melting your almond bark in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Continue to pop in and out of the micro until completely melted in 20 second intervals. I only used one small square of Almond Bark for this recipe and had plenty. This is simply an adhesive so you can substitute frosting tubes or melted chocolate chips if you don’t have Almond Bark.
I used a wood skewer to just dab a bit of the melted almond bark for the nose and the eyes. The almond bark cools quickly so I did one dab at a time. You can also use the tip of a knife or a toothpick. If your almond bark cools and becomes solid- just pop it back in the micro for about 10 seconds.
Once the nose and the eyes are attached- give it just a second to dry. Next use a butter knife to spread a bit of the almond bark on the back of the cookie and press the pretzel into place. Put the reindeer pretzel side down onto a cutting board or cooling rack so it can dry.
And that is it! Everything should be firmly attached and your cookies are ready to eat! I think these are really cute to pop into lunchboxes or for little holiday parties. I have made other versions of these cookies in the past- Santa and Snowmen- and this cookie was by far the easiest to assemble!
The only warning is that the antlers can pop off. I only had one antler issue with an entire batch of these cookies so you might want to be generous with the frosting on the backside of the cookie.
And these don’t just look cute, they are really yummy!
You can find more fun Christmas crafts, recipes and decor ideas on my pinterest board: