Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Reindeer arranged in a gold box with red and white twine ready for Christmas gifting.

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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