A quick and easy no-bake Christmas treat that kids will love making and eating! These Reindeer Oreo Pops are a delicious Oreo dipped in chocolate and decorated with candy eyes, pretzels and candy to look like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!
Christmas is just around the corner, and before you know it it will be time to make your most favorite Christmas cookie recipes. I’ve got a new one for you to add to your list and, bonus…it doesn’t require baking! Yup, this super fun recipe uses Oreos as the base of the pop and doesn’t require you to bake anything at all.
Reindeer Oreo pops are so much fun to make and the perfect to get your kids involved in, too! The perfect holiday treat for the whole family. I think these adorable reindeer cookies with pretzel antlers will be a favorite this season on all your holiday cookie plates.
Add some Christmas rolo pretzels into the mix and you’ve two super easy recipes that make a ton of servings. Grab your supplies, because it’s going to be so fun making Oreo reindeer and adding to to your Christmas cookies!
Why You’ll Love Reindeer Oreo Cookies
- Make this recipe is just over a half hour. If you need a quick and festive dessert, these precious little reindeer friends are the perfect treat for holiday parties.
- Not only are these cookies delicious, they are kid-friendly and family-friendly. You can serve them your Christmas party, send them to school, or even send them in your kids school lunches as a special treat.
- You can give these cute reindeers out as gifts! Just wrap each pop in a cellophane bag, tie with ribbon, and hand them out to friends and family.
Ingredients for Oreo Reindeer Pops
- Mega-stuff Oreos – I recommend using mega stuff Oreos because you’ll need plenty of stuffing to effectively hold the lollipop sticks.
- Pretzels – Break mini pretzel twists in half to create fun and whimsical reindeer antlers.
- Meltable chocolate – You can use either milk chocolate or dark chocolate candy melts, whichever you prefer. I recommend getting chocolate melting wafters instead of chocolate chips so that they melt more easily and will harden well.
- Lollipop sticks – You can find lollipop sticks on the party aisle at your local Walmart, or order them online.
- Candy eyeballs – Grab candy eyeballs on the baking aisle or order online. Don’t worry if you have a ton leftover, I have loads of recipes you can use them in!
- Red candy pearls – Look for red sugar pearls on the baking aisle at most grocery stores.
How to Make Reindeer Oreo Pops
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and set it to the side.
Place the meltable chocolate wafers into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time in the microwave. Continue heating until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and push it into the Oreo stuffing. Repeat this process until all oreos have a stick, then set the tray in the refrigerator for 5 minute.
Remove the tray of dipped cookies from the refrigerator and then reheat the chocolate in the bowl if it has hardened while waiting on the lollipop sticks to set.
Dip each Oreo pop into the melted chocolate, ensuring that every part of the cookie is coated for the Oreo reindeer, let excess chocolate drip off and place on parchment-covered baking sheet.
While the chocolate is wet, place two candy eyeballs and red sugar pearl into the front of the cookie. Once all Oreo reindeer cookies have a face, place the baking sheet bake into the fridge for 10 minutes until the chocolate hardens.
Set the rest of the melting chocolate aside, as you will use it later.
While the pops set, place a few mini pretzel twists on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, gently cut the twists in half to make antlers. You will likely have a lot of pieces that break, but that’s ok! You only need enough for two antlers each.
Pull the baking tray out of the fridge, and set it aside.
If the remaining melting chocolate has hardened, reheat it in the microwave in 15-30 second increments. Once smooth again, pour it into a piping bag or sandwich bag and snip the tip off.
Flip Oreo pops around to the back side and pipe a dot of chocolate onto the top where you place the antlers at the top of the cookie or dip pretzel pieces in chocolate. Press the pretzel pieces into the chocolate and repeat this process until all reindeer cookies with pretzels are complete.
Return the tray to the fridge for 10 more minutes to allow the added chocolate to set.
Once set, you can serve these reindeer cookie pops immediately or store for later!
How to Store Reindeer Oreo Pops
Store Reindeer Oreos flat in an airtight container with parchment paper in between each layer. They will keep at room temperature for a week or so. If your kitchen tends to be warm, then I recommend storing these pops in the fridge to keep the chocolate well set.
Can I use chocolate chips instead of melting chocolate?
You can use chocolate chips in this recipe, however melting chocolate is made for creations like these. A coating made from chocolate chips may not set very well and will melt more easily. So I recommend grabbing melting wafers for the best results, especially if you plan to store these Oreo reindeer for a bit.
How do I melt chocolate without a microwave?
To melt chocolate without a microwave, just use a double boiler. Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in a small sauce pan. Add chocolate to a bowl and heat over the simmering water, stirring as you go. Once chocolate is smooth, immediately remove from heat and use in this recipe!
- Make sure you do not overheat the chocolate or it will seize. Heat in small increments of time and stir well!
- Feel free to change up the flavor of the Oreos you use. Double stuf mint Oreos would be absolutely delicious.
- If you can’t find lollipop sticks, you can use popsicle sticks instead!
Enjoy this simple recipe! Serve this crowd hit at any and all holiday celebrations. And then make ladybug oreos once spring hits!
More Christmas Recipes You’ll Love
- Another fun no-bake recipe you can make this holiday season is Cornflake Wreaths!
- This Eggnog Fudge has the most rich and creamy flavor, perfect to add to your holiday baking list.
- Peanut brittle is a classic that can be difficult to make. So try out Microwave Peanut Brittle instead!
- Buckeye Candy may not be the first thing you think to make for the holidays, but you totally should this year!
- 16 ounce package meltable milk or dark chocolate
- 13.2 ounce package of mega-stuf Oreos
- 40 Candy eyeballs
- 20 Red candy pearls
- 16 ounce package pretzel twists
- Lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place the meltable chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval until the chocolate has completely melted. (If you do not have meltable chocolate pieces, you can use chocolate chips and heat them over a double broiler until they’re melted and smooth).
- Dip the end of the lollipop stick into the chocolate and pierce the Oreo through the “stuf” so that lies flat on the baking sheet. Once all oreos have been pierced with sticks, set the tray in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to let the chocolate harden.
- After 5 minutes, remove the tray from the refrigerator. (If you have to reheat your chocolate, reheat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds). Dip each Oreo pop into the chocolate, making sure to coat every part. Set on the baking tray.
- Place two candy eyes and a red pearl on the chocolate. Once all the oreos have faces, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to let the chocolate harden. Set the melting chocolate aside, as you will use this later.
- While the Oreo pops are setting in the refrigerator, place a few pretzel twists on a cutting board. With a straight edge knife, gently cut pieces of the twists to make the antlers. Many pieces will break, but you’ll only need enough pieces so that each reindeer has two.
- After ten minutes, pull the baking tray out of the refrigerator and set aside.
- If the melting chocolate has hardened, reheat it in the microwave in 15- 30 second increments. Once the chocolate has reheated, pour it into a piping bag or sandwich bag and cut the tip off of the bag. *see note in “tips” section.
- Turn the Oreo pop around to the back side and pipe a small amount of chocolate onto the back. Place the pretzel “antlers” into the chocolate and set the Oreo pop aside to harden once more. Once you have affixed all of the antlers to the Oreos, return the baking tray to the refrigerator and let set for another 10 minutes.
- Remove after 10 minutes and serve.