Friday, December 19, 2014

Reeses Cup Reindeer

Are you heading out to a Christmas party this weekend?  Here is a quick and easy reindeer 
treat that would be great to take along with you. 

You will need two sizes of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups..  I used the snack size for the head, and the mini for the nose.  I bought them after Halloween, and then hid them from the kids.   You will also need candy eyes, red M & Ms, pretzels, and either a few chocolate chips or Hershey Kisses. 

The first thing you do is melt the chocolate in small cup.  I put four kisses in the microwave for 20 seconds. The chocolate  was not quite melted enough, so I did it for 20 seconds more.  This will be used as the chocolate glue. 

Using the chocolate glue, I attached a mini Reeses Cup for the snout, a red M & M for the nose, and candy eyes.  I left the wrapper on the candy until a later step.  

The reason why I left the wrapper on is it keeps your fingers clean while handling the Reeses Cup.  I pulled the wrapper down on the top of the reindeer, and made two holes with a toothpick. That is where the  pretzel antler will go. 

Break the pretzels into pieces, until you get an antler shape you like.  I went with a more simple shape, that kind of looks like a candy cane. 

I dipped the pretzel piece into the chocolate glue, and then attached them in the pre-made antler holes.  If you decide not to make the holes, that is okay too, but the Reeses cup will change shape if pushed too hard.  If you find that they are starting to melt a little bit with handling, put them in the fridge and chill them for a bit.  Once I had the reindeer finished, I removed the wrapper, and put them on a serving plate.   I know these are going to disappear fast in my house. 


  1. Those are so cute Pam! And easy to make... which I love :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are so cute! I could make these. :-) Thanks so much for the idea.


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