What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a sweet treat that is as delectable as it is adorable? Your family and friends will fall in love with these fudge-dipped OREO Reindeer and you'll love how easy they are to make.
These cute reindeer OREOs are handmade with love and will be the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platters, teacher gifts, or stocking stuffers.
They are easy enough to make that your kids will have fun helping.
I plan to serve these on my favorite cookie platter at our Christmas Eve party along with Snowmen OREOs, Gingerbread OREOs, Penguin OREOs, and more Christmas OREOs.
Let's get busy making a herd of reindeer cookies for Christmas.
- Fudge Covered Oreos: The classic fudge-covered chocolate sandwich cookies are used to form the reindeer's head.
- Red M&M's: For Rudolph's iconic nose, of course. Or, you can use brown M&M's to create Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
- Candy Eyes: Use ⅜-inch candy eyes for the cutest look.
- Light Cocoa Candy Melts, melting wafers, or almond bark: For securing the antlers, eyes, and noses.
- Candy Antlers: I used Wilton Candy Reindeer Antlers. You can also make antlers (see alternative reindeer antler ideas below).
Alternative Reindeer Antlers
I used Tootsie Rolls to create the antlers for this Reese's Cup Rudolph.
The antlers on these Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Pops are chocolate.
Chocolate-dipped pretzels form the antlers on these Rudolph Candy Bars.
These Chocolate Reindeer Lollipops are made out of modeling chocolate.
- sharp knife : You'll use this to shave excess chocolate off around your OREO Cookies.
- microwave: safe bowl or double boiler: Use either to melt the candy melts.
- food-use-only paintbrush, toothpick, or skewer: Any of these will work to add dabs of melted candy melts to the decorations for these Rudolph OREO Cookies.
Let's get crafting!
Shave off excess chocolate around the OREO.
Make your Fudge Covered OREOs look pretty by shaving off any excess chocolate around the edge of the cookie using a sharp knife.
If your OREOS are smudges on top or white, run the palm of your hand over the top to smooth it out.
Alternatively, you can dip a plain OREO Cookie into melted light cocoa candy melts instead of using the store-bought Fudge Covered OREOS. See my Backside Black Cat Cookies (dipped in black candy melts) for dipping instructions.
Melt the candy melts (almond bark).
Melt a small bowl of light cocoa candy melts in the microwave or using a double boiler on the stove.
To melt in the microwave, place the Candy Melts wafers (or chop almond bark into small pieces), and heat them on high power for 15-second increments, stirring after each until melted.
To make a double boiler, fill a small saucepan with 1 inch of water and set it on the stove over low heat. Set a snug-fitting bowl on top of the pan. Pour your candy melt wafers or chopped almond bark into the bowl. Heat slowly, stirring often until melted.
You can use melted chocolate chips but know that the melted chips won't harden completely and may turn spotty unless you temper the chocolate. They should hold the decorations onto the cookie but won't hold as firmly as candy melts.
If you don't need the decorations to be firmly attached (if you are just making them for fun with kids and want a snack), you can use Nutella, peanut butter, or even corn syrup to attach the antlers, candy eyes, and candy noses to your reindeer OREO cookies.
Use a food-use-only paintbrush to dab a small amount of the melted candy melts on each antler and attach them to the OREO.
Then, dab a tiny bit of melted candy melts on a red M&M (on the side with the "M") and attach it along the opposite edge of the OREO.
Finally, attach two candy eyes, touching, just above the M&M nose.
That's it! These cute Christmas treats couldn't be easier to make.
I hope your family and friends love them.
If you have fun making these cute gingerbread men, you might also like to make these other Christmas OREOs.
How cute are these Gingerbread OREOs? They are sure to be a hit at your Christmas party.
These OREO Snowmen are the easiest Christmas OREOs to decorate using orange slices.
Making these adorable OREO Penguin using fudge-covered cookies is so much fun!
Decorate Fudge Covered OREOs to look like adorable reindeer. These cute Christmas cookies are easy enough to make for kids.
- 12 Fudge-Covered OREO Cookies
- 2 ounces light cocoa candy melts or almond bark
- 24 candy antlers
- 12 red or brown M&M's
- 24 candy eyes (⅜-inch)
Shave the excess chocolate off around the edge of the OREO Cookies using a sharp knife and then set aside.
Pour the candy melts, chopped almond bark, or chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high power for 15-second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
Dip a paintbrush, toothpick, or skewer into the melted candy melts and then dab the chocolate onto the back of a candy antler. Press the candy antler onto an OREO along one edge so that about half of the antler overhangs the cookie. Repeat, adding the other candy antler.
Attach a red or brown M&M onto the OREO Cookie opposite the candy antlers using candy melts.
Finally, attach two candy eyes just above the M&M nose.
Set the Reindeer OREO aside to dry for about 15 minutes.
Repeat, decorating all 12 of your OREO reindeer.
Store your OREO Cookie Reindeer at room temperature for about a month (or until the best-buy date listed on the package of fudge covered OREO cookies.)