Adorable Oreo Reindeer Cookies

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Oreo reindeer are a cute and easy-to-make DIY gift, perfect for creating with your kids this holiday season! This no-bake treat features chocolate-dipped Oreos embellished with pretzel antlers and a red nose.

Chocolate-dipped anything is always a hit with my family! Dipping and decorating Oreos is a fun activity and a perfect way to spend some quality family time together this Christmas.

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The extra bonus is with this DIY project, you get to eat the results! Make these adorable chocolate reindeer for a gift or for your holiday cookie tray.

Looking for more fun Christmas treats to make with your kids? Try Peanut Brittle, White Chocolate Popcorn, or Peppermint Patties.

🦌Key Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

Oreos – Any kind or flavor of these classic cookies will work in this recipe.

Chocolate – Use semisweet or dark chocolate chips. The chocolate wafers meant for candy making will also work fine.

Pretzels – Mini pretzel twists are the best size for reindeer antlers.

Candy eyes – You can find these at many grocery stores or order them online.

Red M&Ms – I picked the red candy out of a bag of Christmas M&Ms to give this reindeer a red nose just like Rudolph. You can also use red Sixlets or red hot candies if you want to make your reindeer spicy.

Oreo reindeer cookies on a wooden cutting board

🥣How to Make Oreo Reindeer

1. Melt the Chocolate

Before starting, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to hold the cookies. Then put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave it on low for 30 seconds. Then stir and continue to microwave in 15-second intervals and stir with a spatula until completely melted.

2. Dip and Decorate the Cookies

Use a fork to dip an Oreo in the chocolate, covering both sides. Tap the fork gently against the side of the bowl, so the excess chocolate drips off. Place the cookie on the prepared baking sheet to harden.

dipping the oreo in chocolate
Dipping the Oreos
chocolate covered oreo
Chocolate covered Oreo

Immediately after dipping each cookie add two candy eyes and a red nose. Then dip the bottom of two pretzels in the melted chocolate and place them on each side of the eyes to make antlers.

adding the pretzel antlers
Adding the reindeer face

Once the cookies are decorated, they need to sit undisturbed on the baking sheet until they harden. Once all the cookies are dipped, you can put the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes or let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

🎄Serving Ideas

These cookies are adorable and delicious! They look great on a Christmas cookie tray. You can make them into Reindeer Cookie Pops by adding a lollipop stick between the two halves of the cookies before dipping them.

💭How to Store

Reindeer Oreos are somewhat fragile because the pretzel antlers break easily. So keep them separated by layers of parchment paper in an airtight container.

They will keep for 1 day at room temperature or in the fridge for 1 week. The cookies and the pretzels will soften the longer they are saved, so they are best eaten soon after making.

group of chocolate covered oreo reindeer on a cutting board

⭐Tips for Making the Cutest Oreo Reindeer

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • You can use a double boiler to melt the chocolate instead of the microwave.
  • It is a good idea to have extra pretzels on hand because they break.
  • Use tweezers to place the eyes, or make sure your hands are dry, so they don’t smear.

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Oreo reindeer cookies on a wooden cutting board
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Oreo Reindeer Recipe

Published By Anne
Make Oreo reindeer by dipping Oreos in chocolate. Add candy eyes, pretzel antlers and bright red nose for a cute Christmas treat!
Prep Time20 minutes
Chilling Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Servings: 30
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  • 30 Oreo cookies
  • 10 ounces chocolate chips or chocolate wafers
  • 60 mini twist pretzels
  • 60 candy eyeballs
  • 30 red M&Ms


  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on low for 30 seconds. Take it out and stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second intervals until it is fully melted and smooth.
    10 ounces chocolate chips
  • Use a fork to dip each Oreo in the melted chocolate and coat both sides. Take it out with the fork, lightly tapping the fork on the edge of bowl to remove excess coating. Put the coated cookie on the parchment-covered baking sheet.
    30 Oreo cookies
  • Immediately press two candy eyes into the center of the cookie and one red M&M into the bottom.
    60 candy eyeballs, 30 red M&Ms
  • Dip the bottoms of two mini pretzels in the chocolate and place one pretzel piece on each side of the cookie to form antlers.
    60 mini twist pretzels
  • Do not disturb the cookies after the pretzels are put in place. Allow the coating to fully harden before moving the cookies to keep the antlers from falling off.
  • After all the cookies are decorated, let them sit at room temperature for one hour or in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.
  • These cookies keep for 1 day at room temperature or up to 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge.


Use tweezers to place the eyes, or make sure your hands are dry, so they don’t smear.
The chocolate sets quickly, so microwave it again if it gets too thick.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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