For my son’s 2nd birthday party, I wanted to find a fun and yummy treat to give out to our guests. Since we had a Polar Express themed party, I looked for an idea that went well with the theme. I decided on Reindeer Cookie Pops!
One of the reasons I chose this yummy treat is because it appeared fairly easy to make. With the help of a good friend, we were able to work together to make the Reindeer Cookie Pops easily and quickly.
Reindeer Cookie Pops Recipe
Here is what you need to make Reindeer Cookie Pops:
- Vanilla cookies (oval-shaped)
- Melting chocolate
- Red and green M&Ms
- Pretzels (I used the mini pretzels)
- Popsicle sticks
- Cookie sheets
- Parchment or wax paper
- Clear treat bags with ties or ribbon
Here is how to make Reindeer Cookie Pops:
- Begin melting the chocolate. I use the double boiler method by placing a metal bowl over a pot. The chocolate can also be melted in the microwave.
- While the chocolate melts, cover the cookie sheets with parchment or wax paper.
- Line up the popsicle sticks on the paper so it is easier to create the pops quickly.
- Once the chocolate is melted, cover an entire cookie with the melted chocolate.
- Place the covered cookie on one of the popsicle sticks. The chocolate will help the stick adhere to the cookie.
- Place 2 green M&Ms on the cookie as eyes and 1 red M&M as a nose.
- Break the pretzels and, using a little melted chocolate, attach them to the top of the cookie to make antlers.
- Once the chocolate has cooled, place the cookies in the treat bags and tie the end.
When all the cookies were cooled and wrapped, I placed the Reindeer Cookie Pops in a adorable winter ceramic bowl shaped like a giant hot chocolate mug. They looked great and made a perfect decoration for the party. These treats also make great gifts for teachers and yummy snacks for school parties. It would also be cute to place one Reindeer Cookie Pops at each place setting for Christmas dinner.
Not a fan of vanilla cookies or reindeer? Don’t worry, these Reindeer Cookie Pops can be made in a variety of ways. Here are some options:
- Use peanut butter sandwich cookies instead of vanilla. They actually have a better shape for the reindeer. However, it can be a concern for kids with peanut allergies
- Use round sugar cookies and attach the M&Ms and pretzels using icing.
- Skip the popsicle stick. These cookies are yummy even when they aren’t on a stick.
- Make snowmen instead using white chocolate.