Everyone’s favorite reindeer comes to life with this cute reindeer Christmas snack recipe. My kids adore this snack after school or for a movie night. It’s so easy and brings a bit of joy to their faces during the holiday season. Anyone can make these Rudolph snacks, even the kids! It’s just another way to add some more holiday cheer to your season.
I came up with this recipe as something fun and unique to offer my older child when he got home from school. It’s so hard for kids to stay focused during the holiday season and keep going to school. The countdown to Christmas break is agonizing. They come home so excited and always want to do something festive, even during the school week. My solution was making a holiday-themed snack.
I know it’s not the most fancy snack recipe, but it’s something that the kids find special. They love reindeers and they love to make everything festive during the holiday season – even snack time! Make it as a surprise or let them make it. Snack time doubles as play time, with a dash of bonding time. Kids love being in the kitchen.
Looking for other Christmas snack ideas? This Peppermint Fluff recipe has needs 4 ingredients total. Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip is another fun snack recipe – just add your favorite cookies for dippers.
How To This Make Reindeer Christmas Snack
I bet you already have almost everything you need for this snack, in your pantry. The simplicity of this recipe and the joy it brings to the kids is the reason I make it for them every year. I’ll be really sad when they grow out of it and stop asking me to make it. Until then, this is the perfect after-school snack and distraction to help get them through the semester.
The only kitchen tool you’ll need is a knife! I know – it’s that easy and simple.
Why We Love This Christmas Snack Recipe
The biggest reason why this recipe brings me joy is because my kids can make it themselves. It’s a great little surprise for younger kids, but grade-school aged kids can make it themselves. They feel grown up and love being hands-on in the kitchen.
The other reason we love it? This is SUPER cheap to make and you probably already have most of the recipe ingredients in your kitchen. Easy peasy is my favorite during the holiday season!
How To Let Kids Make The Snack For A Christmas Party
I absolutely love this little recipe for a kid’s Christmas party. Set up paper plates at each child’s place setting with a plastic knife that they can use. Use a Printable Christmas Placemat at each child’s seat. In the middle of the table, you can have each of the ingredients set up and ready to go.
Instruct the kids on how to make their reindeer snacks, with the help of other parents. They can make the snack themselves and then enjoy it as part of the party! It’s so easy and fun.
How To Keep Your Reindeer Christmas Snack Fresh
If you want to store any leftover graham cracker reindeers, just place them in an airtight food storage container. Lay them flat and try not to stack them. If you need to stack them, place wax paper in-between the layers. This snack cannot be frozen – just make a new batch!
There are so many kids that have peanut-allergies, but there are some great ways that they can still enjoy this snack too! Instead of peanut butter, use any other nut butter or Sunbutter – which is made from sunflower seeds. I also love using Nutella, which is a rich hazelnut spread.
Find the candy eyes in your local grocer’s bakery section! They’re typically sold all year round, not just during the holiday season.
What You Need To Make This Recipe:
- Honey Graham Crackers
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Red M&M’s
- Mini Twist Pretzels
- Mini Candy Eyes (Baking Aisle)
Directions To Make This Kids Reindeer Christmas Snack
To start, cut your graham cracker in half. So you’ve got two on one side to make a square. Spread a thin layer of creamy peanut on top of the graham cracker.
Cut, using scissors, the mini twists to make antlers and place them in the top corners. Next, place two candy eyes in the center of the graham cracker and gently press into the peanut butter.
To finish, add Rudolph’s nose by placing 1 red M&M candy below the eyes.
- 1 Honey Graham Cracker
- 2 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 Mini Twists Pretzels
- 4 Mini Candy Eyes
- 2 Red M&M Candies
- To start, cut your graham cracker in half. So you've got two on one side to make a square.
- Spread a thin layer of creamy peanut on top of the graham cracker.
- Cut, using scissors, the mini twists to make antlers and place them in the top corners.
- Next, place two candy eyes in the center of the graham cracker and gently press into the peanut butter.
- To finish, add Rudolph's nose by placing 1 red M&M candy below the eyes.
Store any leftovers in an airtght food storage container. Substitute the peanut butter for any peanut allergy-friendly product, if needed.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 6g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.