Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer Treats

chocolate reindeer treats

Easy to make reindeer chocolate treats that are perfect for the holidays


  • 10 candy cane peppermint sticks
  • 8 oz. of brown chocolate melts like Almond bark or melting wafers
  • 10 red M&Ms or red sixlets
  • 20 candy eyes


  • in a small microwave-proof glass bowl, melt chocolate melts
  • dip candy sticks halfway into the melted chocolate, coating the bottom half of the stick
  • allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl
  • set the stick onto wax paper
  • repeat with another stick and place it next to the one on the wax paper so they are touching and lined up evenly
  • while the chocolate is still melted, add googly eyes and red chocolate nose
  • allow chocolate to dry and harden
  • store at room temperature in an airtight container


Can I Make these Candy Cane Reindeer Treats Ahead of Time?

Yes! This is a great make-ahead treat. You can make these reindeer treats a couple of weeks in advance or your event

Storage: Store candy can reindeer in an airtight container at room temperature

What Kind of Chocolate Can I Use to Dip my Candy Canes in?

I like to use either chocolate almond bark or chocolate melting wafers

How do you Melt Chocolate Melts?

I like to place the amount of chocolate I think I’ll need into a glass microwave-proof bowl. I microwave the chocolate on high for 1 minute. Then, I use a silicone utensil to stir the chocolate. Finally, I place it back into the microwave for 30 more seconds and stir until smooth

Tips and Tricks:

  • use wax paper to set melted chocolate onto dry
  • silicone utensils are great non-stick utensils to use when working with chocolate
  • place decorations onto the chocolate treat before the chocolate dries
  • you can also use a red Sixlet candy for the nose