Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Reindeer arranged in a gold box with red and white twine ready for Christmas gifting.
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Creating Christmas memories with your family by making festive treats together is something everyone will remember, and it can quickly become a tradition passed down through generations. There’s something so heartwarming about getting the little ones involved in the kitchen, icing-coated faces and all. Whether it’s rolling out cookie dough, icing gingerbread houses, or whipping up a batch of mince pies, the joy of the season is baked right into these traditions. The laughter, the mess, and the sweet aroma wafting through the house – it’s all part of the magic.

Start a family tradition with our Peanut Butter Reindeer

Imagine your kids, buzzing with excitement, gathered around the kitchen table, turning Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures and gluten-free pretzels into the cutest Christmas reindeer chocolates. It’s like a mini chocolate workshop at home. They’re all in, using pretzels as antlers and giving each reindeer its own quirky personality with candy eyes. The kitchen is a mix of laughter and sticky fingers, but the end result is pure magic – a bunch of these adorable reindeer that are almost too cute to eat (almost!). It’s not just about the chocolatey goodness; it’s about the joy of creating something special together, a Christmas tradition that’s as sweet as the treats themselves. So, grab those peanut butter cups, some pretzels, and let the kiddos loose in the kitchen for a festive adventure that’s sure to become a cherished part of your holiday memories. Get ready for a whole lot of giggles and a dash of Christmas magic!

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Peanut Butter Reindeer

Cara Boaswain
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 18


  • 150 g packet Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
  • 36 gluten-free eyeball decorations see note
  • 18 Red Sprinks Choco Drops see note
  • Icing pen or leftover royal icing
  • 18 gluten-free pretzels


  • Unwrap Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures and place on a tray with the largest side facing up.
  • Carefully pipe some leftover icing or use a gluten-free icing writing pen onto the bottom of the eyeballs. Using the picture as a guide, place 2 eyeballs on each Peanut Butter Cup to form the reindeer eyes. Place another dot of icing beneath the centre of the eyeballs and place a red choco drop on top to form the nose.
  • Cut each pretzel in half to form the reindeer antlers. Gently insert into the top left and right sides of the Peanut Butter Cups. Again, use the picture as a guide. Serve.


For this recipe we used Coles Bake & Create Eyeball Decorations as they are gluten-free by ingredient. If not available check local cake supply stores or online. Alternatively you can use sliced mini-marshmallows or royal icing.
Sprinks Choco Drops are available from cake supply stores nationally and online.
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