Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer

Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer

Every year, my kids and I make candy for the holidays.  This year we kind of have a candy cane theme going and started off with these chocolate candy cane reindeer.  These were so much fun and easy peasy to make.  Hannah has been “recreating” them with her own ingredients since we made them.  Mostly, she is just looking for a reason to eat Nutella LOL No, we didn’t use Nutella in these creations, but she has, somehow, found a way to make reindeer with her own recipe.  She’s a mess, y’all!  These reindeer can be dressed up or wrapped in ribbon to make them more festive or fun.  I wanted to make little bows out of red candy strings, but those didn’t quite turn out the way I had planned.  So, we just stuck with the original plan, which worked out perfectly!  I used chocolate mint candy canes for these because I wanted more brown for the reindeer effect.  You can use any color you want.  I think pink candy canes would be super cute!  Have fun, experiment, and make this creation your own!

Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer

Gather your supplies:

  • Pack of 12 candy canes, unwrapped (any color you like)
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips (you can use semi sweet too if you prefer)
  • 6 red M&M’s or any red candy of similar size for the nose.
  • 12 candy eyes
  • Parchment paper

Get to creating:

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-proof coffee mug.  I do this by heating the chocolate chips in the mug in the microwave on defrost for two minute intervals.  Stir between intervals.  Usually, it takes about 3 rounds to get them completely melted and smooth.  Be careful, though, because the coffee cup can get very hot.
  • Dip two candy canes at a time into the chocolate until it coats the candy canes about 2 1/2 – 3 inches high.
  • Place the candy canes, touching, back to back on the parchment paper.  Do one ‘reindeer’ at a time.
  • While the chocolate is still wet on the candy canes, palace the candy eyes and M&M for the nose.
  • Once all 6 of the reindeer are finished, place them in the refrigerator for about an hour to allow the chocolate to harden.
  • Enjoy!

Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer

  • This is such a cute idea! Pinning!

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  • really love it looks so super cute and perfect little treat for christmas
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  • These are cute- reminds me of the ones my friend Kelly did a couple weeks ago. Definitely fun for the kids.

  • These are so cute!! Might just have to make our version of these!

  • HA! SO cute! Love this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

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  • I love these. Super cute. Hope you join us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week

  • Your Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer look adorable and thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Visiting from Dishing It & Digging It.

    Those Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeers are sooo cute!

  • These are awesome. I love how sweet these would be to make with my girl. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

  • These are precious. I love treats like this for my platters for giving to neighbors and friends. Reindeer will be great. Thanks so much.

  • These are adorable! I am pinning, might make these for my nieces and nephews for a Christmas treat!

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  • Such a cute idea and a perfect project to do with the grandchildren. Thank you so much for sharing. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS btw. -Brenda-

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