Dec 7

Day 2: 12 Days of Christmas

Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas blogging is dedicated to the important people during the holidays: Santa’s Reindeer! Thanks to Pinterest and bloggers all around the nation so many cute and crafty treats can be made for the holidays that are scrumptious to eat but also EASY to make! First up we have the simplest one of the bunch, Reindeer Donuts !

These puppies are as easy as 1, 2, 3! Follow the instructions below and don’t forget the milk!

1. Press  a red peanut M&m into the hole of the chocolate frosted mini donut.
2. Press two round pearl sprinkles into the chocolate frosted mini donut for the eyes. If you don’t have these, dab a toothpick into some marshmellow fluff and place it on!
3. Break a mini pretzel in half and press them into the top of the donut for antlers

Then BAM! you’re done :)

Insert a lollipop stick into the side of each large marshmallow.
Lay sets of two pretzel knots onto the wax paper lined cookie sheet, so that they are touching each other.
Melt your favorite type of chocolate in a Microwavable Dipping Tray according to package instructions.
Dip each marshmallow into the melted chocolate, tap off excess. Place the flat side of each dipped marshmallow onto a set of pretzel knots.
Apply candy eyes (can be marshmellow fluff, mini M&M’s, etc). Chill 10 minutes.
Grab some red frosting and squeeze a small red nose onto each reindeer. Chill an additional 5 minutes.

 Bake any type of cupcake you like (you can get festive with cute cupcake liners!) then decorate. These are so simply and darling to look at!
Here’s the breakdown of what’s in them:

Ears: Tootsie Roll pieces
Red Nose: mini red M&M
Muzzle: Nilla Wafer
Eyes: mini brown M&M’s
Antlers: twist pretzels
Fur: Chocolate frosting

If you’re gift recipient isn’t into sweets, than this may be the perfect option for them! Grab a 6 pack of any bottled beverage. The darker ones such as IBC Rootbeer, Coke and Guiness make great reindeer due to their brown coloring. You’ll need pipe cleaners, sticky eyes, and mini red balls to decorate them which can all be found at your local craft store. Check out the full tutorial here!

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