These adorable reindeer wafers turn an ordinary store-bought cookie into a festive homemade holiday treat. Melted chocolate is used to “glue” pretzel antlers, candy eyes, and M&M noses onto each cookie, turning it into a cute and fun reindeer face.
This reindeer wafers recipe is not only a delicious holiday treat, but also a fun craft project that the whole family will enjoy. Create a batch for a school event, a holiday party, or just a fun weeknight dessert. These treats are quick and easy to make and almost too cute to eat. And the best part is that they start with store-bought cookies, so you can create a fun holiday masterpiece with very little effort. Surprise your family with these cute Reindeer wafers or make them your next family project. They’re the perfect treat to accompany all your holiday fun!
Be sure to leave Reindeer food on Christmas eve.
💗 Why We Love This Recipe
- It’s a festive treat that’s perfect for all kinds of holiday events.
- It’s a super quick and easy dessert that’s still nice enough to take to a party.
- It doesn’t require any baking or any special kitchen tools or equipment.
- Kids will have a great time helping to make these adorable treats.
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Baking tray
- Parchment paper
- Chocolate covered wafer cookies
- Chocolate chips
- Pretzel sticks
- Candy eyes
- M&Ms (red)
Step One: Melt the Chocolate
- Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt them in the microwave, stopping and stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
- Place the wafers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Step Two: Decorate Wafers
- Nose: Place a small amount of chocolate at the bottom of the wafer and attach one red M&M to create the nose.
- Eyes: Place small dabs of melted chocolate right above the nose and attach the candy eyes to complete the face of the reindeer.
- Antlers: Dip the toothpick in the chocolate and put a generous amount towards the top of the wafer, then place the pretzel sticks on top of the melted chocolate.
- Move the baking sheet to the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
Tips and Suggestions
- Add a few drops of coconut oil to the chocolate if it begins to harden too quickly.
- If you have extra time, feel free to make your own homemade wafer cookies instead of using the store-bought variety.
- Try different candies such as red Skittles or red hots for the reindeer nose.
- You can use mini pretzel halves instead of the sticks to create different shaped antlers.
- This recipe will also work using chocolate covered shortbread fingers.
What Kind of Wafer Cookies Should I Use?
We used Celebration wafers, but you could use any chocolate covered sugar wafer. Also, Little Debby Nutty Buddys or Keebler Fudge Sticks would work too.
If you can’t find the chocolate covered version, you can get regular sugar wafers and dip the entire wafer in chocolate, let dry, then finish by decorating the reindeer faces.
How Do I Store Reindeer Wafers?
Store these treats in an airtight container or freezer bag at room temperature for up to a week.
Can I Freeze Reindeer Wafers?
Yes – these treats can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. Place them in a freezer bag or an airtight container.
🎄More Cute Christmas Treats
- Reindeer Krispies Treats
- Grinch Truffles
- Christmas Tree Meringues
- Santa Nutter Butter Cookies
- Melted Snowman Bark
- Candy Cane Danishes
- Christmas Wreath Cookies
Reindeer Wafer Cookies
- 9 milk chocolate covered vanilla wafer cookies
- ¼ cup chocolate chips for melting
- 18 pretzel sticks
- Red M&Ms
- Candy eyes
- Open the box of wafers and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips at 15 second intervals, stirring between, until completely melted.
- Use the chocolate to “glue” the reindeer features into place on the wafer cookie.
- Place a dab of chocolate towards the bottom for the nose, two small dabs for eyes and one large dot of chocolate at the top to affix the pretzels to the top of the cookie, forming antlers.
- Put the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden before serving.
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