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Marshmallow Reindeer

Ever since my failed attempt at marshmallow pumpkins, I have been considering making more marshmallow pops. Beanie is really enjoying getting involved in the kitchen at the moment, and when she suggested going for reindeer, I thought it would make an easy project.

Beanie was really proud to make them for her uncle and auntie last week and it took no more than half-an-hour from start to finish. You will need to let the chocolate set after covering the marshmallows. When we made our first one, Beanie and I tried adding the eyes and nose straight away, but they ended up falling on the floor.


Lolly sticks


Milk chocolate

Candy eyeballs

Red M&Ms

Mini pretzels

Marshmallow Reindeer - Ingredients

Start by melting your chocolate. Chop it and place it in a large glass bowl over a pan of boiling water.

Put your marshmallows on lolly sticks.

Cover the marshmallows in melted chocolate.

Marshmallow Reindeer - Coating the Marshmallows in Chocolate

Leave the chocolate covered marshmallows to set in the fridge or a cool place for 10 minutes or so. Keep the rest of the melted chocolate over the warm pan (heat off) as you will need it again.

Marshmallow Reindeer - Drying Time

Using melted chocolate, stick the eyes, nose and antlers.

These marshmallow reindeer pops are quick to make and they are really effective. Children love them. They make the best homemade treat for Christmas.

A very proud Beanie!

Marshmallow Reindeer with Beanie

Enjoy your cute treats!

Marshmallow Reindeer - Yummy

We also made reindeer marshmallow pops for Jumpy by using ‘free from’ chocolate and pretzels. We omitted the M&Ms.

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These marshmallow reindeer pops are quick to make and they are really effective. Children love them. They make the best homemade treat for Christmas.

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  1. Eva
    25/12/2014 / 11:15 am

    J’adore tes petits rennes Mel! Et je crois que ta fille aussi! Je te souhaite de très jolies fêtes avec ta famille!xo

    • Mel
      25/12/2014 / 9:47 pm

      Merci, moi aussi! On a passé une excellente journée, et toi?

  2. thenthefunbegan
    25/12/2014 / 12:57 pm

    They’re great Mel! How do the eyes & noses stick on if the chocolate is set? And where did you get the eyes from? X

  3. 26/12/2014 / 1:24 pm

    Those are so cute and look like a lot of fun to make with the children.

    • Mel
      26/12/2014 / 6:34 pm

      They were! They looked in no way perfect, but Beanie enjoyed making them so much it was really worth it.

  4. 26/12/2014 / 3:51 pm

    Ooh these look very yummy and sound so easy to make! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas x

    • Mel
      26/12/2014 / 6:26 pm

      Easiest Christmas treats ever! We had a fantastic time yesterday: lots of laughter, huge quantities of food, board games. I ever read a cookbook in the afternoon. Perfect day! How was yours?

  5. The Weekend Baker
    15/01/2015 / 10:24 pm

    Mel, what a smashing idea. I absolutely love these reindeer. The marshmallows may ensure that I never share them.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I am so glad I discovered yours. Will keep popping by! xx

    • Mel
      15/01/2015 / 11:22 pm

      A minute ago, I was looking at the photo of Beanie holding her marshmallow reindeer just before it got devoured, and I spotted your comment! These little treats are cute, aren’t they? I love it when a quick, cheap and cheerful project is a success!

  6. 01/12/2016 / 9:10 pm

    I ❤️ those. They look so cute. My boys would love them. I’ll give them a try ☺️

    • Mel
      01/12/2016 / 11:21 pm

      Thanks sweetie. They’re incredibly easy to make!

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