These Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer are a cute Christmas treat idea! These Christmas Marshmallow Pops are easy to make and are a merry addition to any party or playdate! Kids love them!
You know the holidays aren't the holidays unless there are cute Christmas treats around!
These adorable Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer Pops are a mouthful of goodness on a stick!
Chocolate Reindeer Treats make a merry addition to any class party or holiday gathering.
These Reindeer Cupcakes started the whole Reindeer craze around our house, and it just keeps going! Can't you see the kids going wild for these little guys?!
Reindeer Chow is another way we celebrate the season. It's also good to leave out Christmas eve to feed all of Santa's hungry reindeer.
Here are a few more Christmas Party Food Ideas!
How to Make DIY Marshmallow Reindeer Pops
Well, you'll soon see, making this recipe couldn't be easier.
You only need 5 ingredients and lollipop sticks, and you can get to work assembling them for all the little elves and holiday partygoers.
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- Chocolate Melting Wafers - you can also use any type of chocolate chips for your chocolate coating.
- Large Marshmallows - not miniature ones.
- Mini Pretzel Twists -
- Red Candies - we like to use M&Ms or mini M&Ms.
- Candy Eyeballs - these candy eyeballs can usually be found in the baking aisle in the grocery store or on Amazon.
- Lollipop Sticks - you can use sticks that are 6 or 8-inch long.
Step 1 - Melt Chocolate
Melt your chocolate wafers according to the directions on the package. We use Ghirardelli dark chocolate because it's amazing, but you can use whatever type of chocolate you prefer.
Step 2 - Make Antlers
Now, break your mini twist pretzels in half for the antlers for your marshmallow Christmas Treat and set them aside.
Some may be unusable due to the way they break, but that's okay. More for snacking 🙂
We find pressing with our fingers where we want them to break produces the best result.
Step 3 - Stick 'Em
Now, place a lollipop stick into the bottom of a large marshmallow. Dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate and swirl around, making sure your marshmallow is completely covered.
You can use a spoon to make sure every bit is covered.
Tip - score the marshmallow with a knife where you want the antlers placed to make them easier to insert.
Step 4 - Insert Antlers
Next, insert an antler pretzel on each side of the marshmallow. The side works better than the top because it spreads them out a bit.
Step 5 - Attach Nose
Now, attach your candy nose and candy eyeballs and step back, and admire your work!
Allow them to dry fully before moving them around too much.
Step 6 - Enjoy
Finally, it's time to show off your creation!
Fill a short vase or mug with red and green chocolate candy and stick in your completed Marshmallow Reindeer Treats for an edible yet cheery display for your holiday dessert table!
Tips & tricks
- You'll go through a few more pretzel twists than you need because they don't always break in the right spot to make them look like antlers. We just used these for snacking.
- For large parties, double the batch!
- These cute, bright-nosed little Reindeer treats make a merry addition to gift bags. Just place them sticking straight up when tying each gift bag closed.
- For fun, you can tie a ribbon around the stick to add a touch of whimsy.
- To display your Reindeer Marshmallow Pops, place them in a vase or mug filled with holiday candy.
More Christmas treats
One of the easiest recipes to make during the holidays is Chocolate Crock Pot Candy!
See Below for Video Tutorial for Making Reindeer Marshmallows
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Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer Recipe
- 1 bag Chocolate Melting Wafers (or chocolate chips)
- 12 Large Marshmallows
- 30 Mini Pretzel Twists
- 12 Red Candies (like M&Ms or mini M&Ms)
- 24 Candy Eyeballs
- Melt your chocolate wafers according to the directions on the package.
- Break your mini twist pretzels in half and set them aside. Some may be unusable due to the way they break, but that's okay - more for snacking 🙂 I found pressing with my fingers where I want them to break produces the best result.
- Place a lollipop stick into the bottom of a large marshmallow. Dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate and swirl around, making sure your marshmallow is completely covered. You can use a spoon to make sure every bit is covered.
- Insert an antler pretzel on each side of the marshmallow. The side works better than the top because it spreads them out a bit.
- Attach your candy nose and candy eyeballs, and step back and admire your work! Allow them to dry fully before moving them around too much. Eat or display for your holiday part. Enjoy!