3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

All of these recipes include the same basic trimmings: M&M noses, miniature pretzel twist antlers, and candy eyes. I love finding little tricks that allow me to use the exact same ingredients to dress up different desserts! These 3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats are perfect for those holiday gatherings, class parties, and (of course!) for Santa’s cookie plate ????????.

In this post you’ll find photos, how-to videos, and a list of ingredients for each treat. And if you’re looking for recipes for some of the baked goods I have pictured, just scroll to the bottom for a printable recipe box!

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3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

The Cookies

These sweet reindeer cookies are made using a warm peanut butter cookie, milk chocolate Kisses, and a little candy. Yum!

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

What You’ll Need

  • peanut butter cookie dough (check out this 3-ingredient recipe)
  • milk chocolate Hershey Kisses
  • Red M&Ms
  • candy eyes
  • mini pretzels

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

 

The Cupcakes

These cupcakes couldn’t be easier! Spread on some chocolate frosting, dunk in sprinkles, and then “glue” on all the features with a little more frosting. The best part about this version? You can do it on just about ANY round treat. Oreos, donuts, cookies… make cute little reindeer faces on them all!

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

What You’ll Need

  • chocolate cupcakes, homemade or store-bought
  • chocolate frosting, homemade or store-bought
  • Fudge-Dipped Mini Oreos
  • candy eyes
  • mini pretzels
  • red and/or brown M&Ms

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

 

The Chocolate Bark

It doesn’t get easier than this chocolate bark. Place a cookie sheet full of candy melts in the oven for about a minute, spread it out, and top with reindeer “faces.” Once it’s cooled and hardened, you can break it apart and bag it up for gifting!

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

What You’ll Need

  • chocolate candy melts
  • mini pretzels
  • red M&Ms
  • candy eyes
  • holiday sprinkles

3 Quick & Easy Reindeer Treats: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Chocolate Bark!

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.