If you are looking for a No Bake Cookie to make this holiday make, Nutter Butter Reindeers. These adorable reindeer cookies are easy to make.

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies closeup on a platter
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This no bake Christmas Dessert treats, just like Reindeer Pretzel Rods, is perfect to make this holiday season. The kids will have so much fun turning store-bought cookies into cute reindeer treats.

We like making them with these peanut butter cookies as they are the perfect reindeer face shape. Make sure to check out these other Reindeer themed desserts – Reindeer Cupcakes and Reindeer Brownies.

Why Make This Recipe:

These no bake treats are perfect for holiday parties or your cookie trays. There are many ways to decorate these cute treats. You can even make reindeer sugar cookies as an easy variations.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed - nutter butter cookies, mini pretzels, candy eyes, red M&M, chocolate chips
  • Nutter Butter Sandwich Cookies 
  • Mini Pretzels 
  • Small Candy Eyes 
  • Red M & M candies
  • Chocolate Chips 

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full list of ingredients and recipe.

Variation Ideas:

  • Red M&Ms – We used M&M’s for the red nose, but you can also use red hots as a great substitute.
  • Chocolate – We used milk chocolate chips to secure the eyes and the pretzel antlers. But you can use different types of chocolate. You can get chocolate candy melts, dark chocolate or use almond bark. Try white melted chocolate for a delicious variation.
  • Eyes – If you can’t find in candy eyes, feel free to use mini chocolate chip for the eyes.
  • Cookie – We like the shape of the peanut butter filling Nutter Butter cookies. But you can use any cookie. We just recommend it be a flat cookie.
  • Dip the Cookies – For a fun variation to these cookies, dip them in melted chocolate before decorating them.

How to make Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies:

Chop pretzel on a cutting board with a knife

Step 1 – Carefully cut the pretzels in half for the antlers.  Use a large knife to cut them to keep them from breaking. 

Placing chocolate chips in a bowl to melt in the microwave

Step 2 – Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 20 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until fully melted.

Placing chopped pretzels on the cookie with a bowl of melted chocolate and a bowl of candy eyes

Step 3 – Use the melted chocolate chips as glue. Then place the pretzel pieces on top of the Nutter Butter cookies. 

Placing the candy eyes on the cookie

Step 4 – Then use the melted chocolate to add the two candy eyes right below the antlers.

Placing the red nose on the cookie with melted chocolate

Step 5 – Press one red M&M below the eyes more toward the center of the cookies for the noses.  You only need a small amount.

Finished Reindeer Cookies on a baking sheet

Step 6 – Continue this process until all the cookies are decorated. Let the cookies sit for approximately 20-30 minutes until the chocolate hardens. Then serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • Decorating Cookie – Apply small dots of melted chocolate to the top of the cookie to secure the eyes and pretzels. Use a small amount and try to remove excess chocolate. You can even apply the chocolate with a toothpick.
  • Allow Cookie to Rest – Make sure to cool and harden before serving these peanut butter reindeer cookies. This allows the chocolate to secure for the eyes and nose.
  • Open one Nutter Butter – If you prefer you can open the nutter butter and decorate on the peanut butter. You can also place pretzel antlers on the side of the cookie or at the top cookie.
  • Cookie Sheet – To decorate the cookie, we recommend placing the cookie on a flat surface.
Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies closeup on a platter

Can I Freeze Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze these no bake holiday cookies. This makes it easy to make these cookies ahead of time for all your holiday gatherings. Prepare the cookies as the recipe indicates then place on a baking sheet.

Place the baking sheet in the freezer and allow the cookies to flash freeze. Then place in a freezer safe bag so you can take out the amount you need.

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies closeup on a platter

How to Store:

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 

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Nutter Butter Reindeer

5 from 3 votes
If you are looking for a No Bake Cookie to make this holiday make, Nutter Butter Reindeers. These adorable reindeer cookies are easy to make.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Let Sit 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 85

Ingredients

  • 24 Nutter Butter Sandwich Cookies
  • 24 Mini Pretzels
  • 48 Small Candy Eyes
  • 24 Red M&Ms
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Carefully cut the pretzels in half for the antlers.  Use a large knife to cut them to keep them from breaking.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 20 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until fully melted.
  • Use the melted chocolate chips as glue and place the pretzel pieces on top of the Nutter Butter cookies.
  • Then use the melted chocolate to add on the candy eyes right below the antlers and the red M&M below the eyes more toward the center of the cookies for the noses.
  • Continue this process until all the cookies are decorated.
  • Let the cookies sit for approximately 20-30 minutes until the chocolate hardens.
  • Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 85kcal, Carbohydrates 12g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.003g, Cholesterol 0.3mg, Sodium 63mg, Potassium 13mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 3IU, Vitamin C 0.03mg, Calcium 3mg, Iron 0.2mg

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