If you are looking for something festive that reminds you of Christmas reindeer, you have to try my Reindeer Bark! An incredibly easy dessert that anyone can make, this is perfect for your winter holidays!
I am not someone who knows much about actual reindeer recipes, so I would never pretend that I was, but a chocolate reindeer I can do. Add a few eyes, antlers and a nose and you’ve got a tasty (and adorable!) Christmas dessert.
This is one of those desserts that you may think of as a dessert for kids, but it really does serve everyone. It’s salty and sweet, which is a combination you’ll find that most of your guests enjoy.
This recipe is vegetarian and – provided you pick up gluten-free pretzels – can be gluten-free as well. It’s an incredibly quick dessert to make, with most of the time being spent waiting for the chocolate to harden. Put the kids to work making this one!
1 bag chocolate chips 12 oz
1/8 cup red and brown M&M’s
1 cup small pretzel twists
White shimmer sugar
Red and white candy cane sprinkles
Small candy eyes
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large microwave save bowl, heat your chocolate chips in the microwave for 3-4 minutes on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
Pour your melted chocolate into the center of your parchment paper and spread it out evenly with your spatula.
Break your pretzels in half and place the halves next to each other in pairs on your melted chocolate.
While your chocolate is still melted and soft, start placing your candy eyes under the pretzels and your M&Ms (noses) under your candy eyes (as in the photos).
Top your chocolate off with some sparkling sugar sprinkles and candy cane sprinkles.
Place your baking sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes until your chocolate has hardened.
Once your chocolate has hardened you can begin breaking it into reindeer pieces. Gently break between each of the reindeer designs, making sure each is a full reindeer. Serve and enjoy!
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