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Cute Popsicle Stick Reindeer (Edible Christmas Ornaments)

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Making an Oreo Popsicle Stick Reindeer Christmas Ornament is a fun activity and an easy treat to make for Santa. If you want something different to make this holiday season with younger kids, this recipe is for you.

Oreo on a stick decorated to look like a reindeer sitting on a wooden chopping board.

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These Oreo reindeer cookies are a great recipe for the kids to help make. Kids of all ages can get in on the decorating action. You can use different kinds of Oreo cookies for this recipe, too.

What Is A Popsicle Stick Reindeer?

A Popsicle stick reindeer is a delightful edible craft that brings together the joy of creativity with the pleasure of a sweet treat. The base of the reindeer is an Oreo cookie, chosen for its round shape and delicious flavor, which serves as the face of our reindeer. Dipped in chocolate, two pretzels are attached to the top of the Oreo to represent the reindeer’s antlers, while edible eyes and a red candy nose complete the merry ensemble.

This recipe is made even more fun by incorporating Popsicle sticks. By inserting a stick into the cookie, your Oreo reindeer becomes a convenient lollipop, easy for little hands to hold and enjoy. Plus, the regular popsicle stick provides an ideal surface for additional decoration, such as a festive 

Why You Should Make These Reindeer Oreo Cookies

  • Fun – These cookies are a lot of fun to make and even more fun to eat.
  • Easy – This recipe is really easy to follow with step-by-step instructions. Even the kids can help out.
  • Festive – These cookies are perfect for the Christmas Season. They add a festive touch to any holiday gathering.
  • Perfect for parties – These cookies are the perfect party snack. They are sure to be a hit with everyone.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Grinch Popcorn recipe.

Ingredients For Popsicle Stick Reindeer

Ingredients for Oreo reindeer pops sitting on marble countertop.
  • Double Stuffed Oreos: These oversized cookies provide a perfect base for our treats, offering a balance of sweetness from the chocolate cookie exterior and the luxuriously creamy filling.
  • Chocolate candy melts: These are the key ingredients in providing a smooth, chocolatey coating for our treats, and their easy meltability makes the preparation process a breeze.
  • Pretzel sticks and pretzels: These add a touch of savory crunchiness to the sweet treat and function perfectly as appendages for our creation.
  • Googly eyes: These are not just ingredients but also an essential element of character design, adding a fun and amusing touch to our treats.
  • Red M&Ms: These candy-coated chocolates introduce an additional layer of sweetness and are perfect for adding color details.
  • Large popsicle stick: Beyond being an ingredient, these sticks are crucial for transforming our treats into easy-to-handle lollipop-style snacks.
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Substitutions and Variations

  • You can use white chocolate chips or miniature marshmallows if you don’t have googly candy eyes.
  • You can also use Hershey’s Kisses in place of the chocolate melts.
  • You can leave the popsicle stick off of these Christmas Oreo Pops and just have Oreo Reindeer Cookies if you prefer. You can also use small popsicle sticks if you are making these for adults.

How To Make Popsicle Stick Reindeer

Collage of melting chocolate candy melts and adding lollipop sticks and pretzels in the Oreo.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Cut pretzels in half with scissors. One half equals one ear. Set aside. (Photo 1)
  • Save 6 candy melts. Melt the rest as per package instructions. (Photo 2)
  • Dip the lollipop stick’s end in melted chocolate and put it in the middle of an Oreo. It should be halfway deep. (Photo 3)
  • For each antler, dip two pretzel sticks’ ends in chocolate and insert them at an angle into the top of the Oreo for the reindeer’s head. (Photo 4)
Collage of assembling Oreo reindeer pops.
  • For the ears, dip each pretzel half’s end in chocolate and insert it into the Oreo next to the antlers. (Photo 5)
  • Allow chocolate to set in Oreos.
  • Reheat the chocolate if necessary. Avoid burning.
  • Spoon melted chocolate over the front of the Oreo pop. Cover the ears. Let extra chocolate drip off. Place the reindeer pop on the wax paper. (Photo 6)
  • Set a chocolate melt in the middle of the Oreo for the reindeer’s nose. Attach a red M&M to the middle of the candy melt for Rudolph’s nose with some melted chocolate. Position two candy eyes above the nose for the reindeer’s face. (Photo 7&8)
  • Wait for the chocolate to dry before wrapping it in bags or serving.
Three Oreo reindeer pops sitting on a wooden chopping board and the marble countertop.

Expert Tips 

  • Double Stuffed Oreos are the perfect treat for this red nosed reindeer pops recipe. You can use any type of chocolate sandwich cookies you’d like, but Double Stuff makes it easier to assemble your Christmas Oreo Pops.
  • You have to be careful when decorating with googly candy eyes. If they get misplaced, they’re a pain to fix. So, place them quickly and try your best not to shift them while the chocolate hardens.
  • These Oreo Reindeer Pops are great gifts, This is a fun way for older children to be creative by putting a message on the back of the popsicle sticks and tying a red ribbon for added decoration.

Storing Tips 

Store your Oreo red-nosed Reindeer Pops in an airtight container for up to one week. Be sure to keep your Oreo Pops away from heat sources.

You absolutely can freeze the Popsicle stick reindeer! If you’ve made a large batch and want to save some for later, or if you’re planning ahead for a party, freezing is an excellent option. Simply place the finished reindeer pops in a freezer-safe container, ensuring they’re not touching to prevent sticking. They can be frozen for up to three months. 

When you’re ready to serve them, just take them out of the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature.

What To Serve With Popsicle Stick Reindeer

These Popsicle Stick Reindeer are a standalone delight, but they can be paired with a variety of holiday-themed treats to create a festive dessert spread. For a cozy touch, consider serving them with warm cups of hot chocolate or eggnog. They would also complement other Christmas cookies like gingerbread men and sugar cookies. 

If you’re going for a more elaborate dessert table, they would pair wonderfully with a Christmas-themed cake or a yule log. Remember, the key is to have a variety of options so there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

A stick of Oreo coated with chocolate candy melts with candy eyes and nose.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these ahead?

Yes, you can make these Oreo pops ahead and store them in an airtight container for up to one week.

Can I use other types of cookies instead?

You can use any chocolate sandwich cookie you’d like for this reindeer pops recipe. Or even use other flavors of Oreos. I don’t recommend using Oreo thins, however.

Can I use different candy for the eyes and nose?

Yes, you can definitely get creative with the candy you use for the eyes and nose of the reindeer. Just make sure that the candy pieces you choose are small enough to fit on the face of the reindeer.

Do I need to refrigerate the finished Oreo Pops?

Refrigerating the Oreo Pops is unnecessary, but you can if you prefer. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

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Cute Popsicle Stick Reindeer (Edible Christmas Ornaments)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yields 6 Oreo Pops
These Popsicle Stick Reindeer are so adorable and make the perfect holiday treat! They are really easy to make and everyone will love them.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Prepare a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Cut pretzels in half with scissors. One half equals one ear. Set aside.
    12 Pretzels
  • Save 6 candy melts. Melt the rest as per package instructions.
    1 bag Chocolate candy melts
  • Dip the lollipop stick’s end in melted chocolate and put it in the middle of an Oreo. It should be halfway deep.
    6 Double Stuffed Oreos,6 Lollipop sticks
  • For each antler, dip two pretzel sticks' ends in chocolate and insert them at an angle into the top of the Oreo for the reindeer's head.
    12 Pretzel sticks
  • For the ears, dip each pretzel half’s end in chocolate and insert it into the Oreo next to the antlers.
  • Allow chocolate to set in Oreos.
  • Reheat the chocolate if necessary. Avoid burning.
  • Spoon melted chocolate over the front of the Oreo pop. Cover the ears. Let extra chocolate drip off. Place the reindeer pop on the wax paper.
  • Set a chocolate melt in the middle of the Oreo for the reindeer's nose. Attach a red M&M to the middle of the candy melt for Rudolph's nose with some melted chocolate position two candy eyes above the nose for the reindeer's face.
    6 Red M&Ms,12 Wilton’s googly candy eyes
  • Wait for the chocolate to dry before wrapping it in bags or serving.

Notes

  • Double Stuffed Oreos are the perfect treat for this red nosed reindeer pops recipe. You can use any type of chocolate sandwich cookies you’d like, but Double Stuff makes it easier to assemble your Christmas Oreo Pops.
  • You have to be careful when decorating with googly candy eyes. If they get misplaced, they’re a pain to fix. So, place them quickly and try your best not to shift them while the chocolate hardens.
  • These Oreo Reindeer Pops are great gifts, This is a fun way for older children to be creative by putting a message on the back of the popsicle sticks and tying a red ribbon for added decoration.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Reindeer Pop Calories: 184kcal (9%) Carbohydrates: 26g (9%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 8g (12%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0.01g Cholesterol: 0.1mg Sodium: 106mg (5%) Potassium: 35mg (1%) Fiber: 0.5g (2%) Sugar: 20g (22%) Vitamin A: 2IU Vitamin C: 0.1mg Calcium: 5mg (1%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is the cutest idea ever! I love the idea of hanging these on the tree for the kids and then letting them open them on Christmas day.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m usually intimidated by treats like this but you made it look so simple! They’re the perfect fun and festive treat for kids and holiday parties!

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