Recipe for Reindeer Pretzels - Our Family Code

Recipe for Reindeer Pretzels

I first made these Chocolate Reindeer Pretzels when I was 8-years old and have made them almost every year since! These are a simple to make Christmas treat that kids can complete with adult supervision of course.


Chocolate Reindeer Pretzels
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These easy to make chocolate reindeer pretzels are a must make for Christmas! Great for the kids to make as well!

Course: Dessert
  • 1 pkg Chocolate Almond Bark
  • 1 bag Mini M&Ms
  • 1 bag Rold Gold Pretzel Thins
  • 1 bag Rold Gold Pretzel Sticks
  1. Prepare your workstation by covering your workspace with wax paper. Arrange your supplies within reach. Find complete thin pretzels that have not been damaged in the bag and fill up your wax paper with the desired amount of pretzels you'd like to make. 

  2. Heat 3-4 blocks of chocolate almond bark at a time in the microwave. Be careful not to overcook chocolate. Complete the following steps 2-3 pretzels at a time to prevent your chocolate from hardening. 

  3. Use a spoon to scoop small amounts of chocolate into the pretzels holes. 

  4. Add an M&M to each of the holes and try to match the top two M&Ms so that they appear like eyes. We also like to add a red nose for our favorite reindeer!

  5. Use 1 pretzel stick per reindeer. Break the pretzel stick into equal halves and stick the rough end into the top chocolate holes to appear like antlers.

  6. Let your chocolate reindeer pretzel sit until it is completely dry and can be easily lifted from the wax paper.

    Voila! You have Chocolate Reindeer Pretzels! 

Recipe Notes

We prefer to cover our wax paper with pretzels and make as many as we possibly can, but we do not recommend heating up all of the chocolate at one time. Follow the recipe and heat 3-4 squares of almond bark at a time to avoid having your chocolate cool in the bowl. Enjoy!


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