Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer

Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer

Happy almost Christmas! With peppermint in the air, jingle bells all around, and gingerbread houses being built on every corner, we’re excited to celebrate the holiday season! Today we are sharing a fun treat with you. These Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer are adorable and easy to assemble. Made with dark chocolate, candy eyes, and my favorite little red candy for the nose!

Last updated: November 4, 2017
This post was originally published on October 26, 2016. I have updated it to answer questions and make the instructions even easier this Christmas.

Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer - adorable and easy chocolate candy cane reindeer for Christmas! Made with dark chocolate, candy eyes, and my favorite little red candy for the nose!

For this festive holiday project, you will need:

  • Small Dove chocolates. They are little squares and come in a bag in any candy isle. We recommend the dark chocolate kind!
  • Regular size candy canes
  • 1 Tall microwave safe cup (or bowl)
  • Candy eyes like these
  • M&M’s… particularly some red M&M’s:)
  • Treat bags like these (optional for gift giving)
  • Wax paper

Watch how fun the little candy reindeer are to make:

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How to Make a Reindeer with Candy Canes

  1. Unwrap about 10 chocolates at a time and place them in a tall microwave safe bowl (or cup). I don’t have a microwave safe cup, so I used a bowl to melt the chocolate in first, then poured the melted chocolate into a tall cup. Melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. These chocolates melt extremely well, so no double broiler or anything fancy is needed:)
  2. Unwrap 2 candy canes
  3. Dip one candy cane into the chocolate, rolling it from side to side in the chocolate along the side of the cup, then place it on a sheet of wax paper.
  4. Dip the second candy cane into the melted chocolate and place it next to the first candy cane on the wax paper. Make sure they are touching so they dry together as one piece. 
  5. Put two candy eyes and a red M&M on the melted chocolate to make a reindeer face. Kids are really good at this part!
  6. Let the chocolate dry completely. They can be placed in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
  7. If you’re giving these as gifts, gently place them into clear treat bags to protect the candy canes since their original wrapper was removed.


Isn’t that adorable?

You might also like making these Candy Sleighs for friends and family:

How to Make a Candy Sleigh. ADORABLE! DIY mini Santa candy sleigh for classrooms, gifts, or stocking stuffers. Super easy to make!

How about something not so sweet?

Check out these GIANT lollipops made out of paper plates!

Giant paper plate lollipops for Christmas - Super cute as a garden Christmas decoration or line your driveway with them! They cost less than a dollar each to make!

Happy Holidays!

1 thought on “Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer”

  1. Love these ideas! So colorful and easy to do, with such a perfect result! Thanks, SmartSchoolHouse!

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