Reindeer Ding Dongs are the perfect festive holiday treat to brighten the day. Buy some Ding Dongs and transform them into Rudolph the red nose reindeer! These tasty holiday treats are wonderful for after-school snacks, treats for school parties, daycare treats, and more. The perfect treat to make when you are over your oven but want a stress free treat.
Growing up I have fond memories of decorating gingerbread houses, baking cookies, and fun holiday treats. Getting a little dirty with frosting and sprinkles, and the house always smelled of freshly baked goods. I wanted to get creative and come up with a really easy no-bake holiday treat the kids could sit down and help make. I grabbed some Ding Dongs, pretzels, and candy eyes, and got to work. We made really easy and fun Rudolf the reindeer treats.
Reindeer Ding Dongs
This treat is so simple to make, no baking required, and even the littlest of helpers can decorate their entire reindeer without needing assistance. Then they get the pleasure of taste testing their creation to see how it tastes! Best of all after a quick trip to the store, you have all your supplies and you can start assembling your reindeer. These truly are a perfect no-bake Christmas treat for a family to sit down and make.
The Perfect No-Bake Christmas Treats
This recipe for a holiday no-bake dessert for kids requires just a handful of ingredients. The candy melts will help lock the nose, eyes, and antlers in place, so they will be easier to hold and eat, and travel with. You don’t need anything fancy as well to assemble your reindeer, just a sandwich bag or even piping bag.
Kid’s eat with their eyes, so having a really fun and different snack will really make them feel inspired for the holiday season. So give them a fun treat to break up their week.
Ingredients For Reindeer Ding Dongs
- Chocolate Ding Dongs
- Red peanut M&M’s
- Candy eyes
- Pretzel Twists
- 1/2 cup cocoa candy melts or chocolate chips
Directions For Reindeer Ding Dongs
1. Unwrap the chocolate Ding Dongs and set aside.
2. Heat the candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl on 50% power for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
One of the best parts about holidays are all the fun desserts and treats you get to make. This is the perfect salty and sweet treat that anyone young and old will love to nibble on.
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