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Reindeer Donut Pops

You are probably need a clever, but super easy Holiday treat to bring. Well, no worries, I got you covered with this Reindeer Doughnut Pop recipe!

This Reindeer Donut Pop Recipe is going to save your sanity. Let me tell you how…

It is the week before Winter/Christmas break for a lot of our kiddos, here in the US, and that means, among other chaos, most of us will probably have to endure a class party or two.

Whether you were jacked up on caffeine and signed up as a classroom parent or, you got roped in by the flyer that came home and said, “Parents are encouraged to join.”, accompanied by the pleading eyes of your offspring. *raises hand* You'll probably need a clever, but super easy Holiday treat to bring. Well, no worries, I got you covered with this Reindeer Donut Pop recipe!

You are probably need a clever, but super easy Holiday treat to bring. Well, no worries, I got you covered with this Reindeer Doughnut Pop recipe!

Reindeer Doughnut Pops: An Easy Holiday Treat!

Making these adorable treats can be as easy as 1…2…3… As long as you have everything that you need prepped and ready to go!

Here is what you need:

Chocolate-covered doughnuts, 1 for each reindeer (My favorite are Hostess!)

White nonpareil sprinkles, 2 for each reindeer (or small candy eyeballs)

M&M candy in red, 1 for each reindeer

Large marshmallows, 1 for each reindeer

Small pretzel twists, 1 to 2 for each reindeer (depending on how cleanly they break in half)

Milk Chocolate morsels or chocolate flavored candy coating1 for each reindeer

Wilton Lollipop Sticks, 1 for each Reindeer Pop


Here is how you make this easy holiday treat:

  • Melt milk chocolate morsels in the microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds and giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the chocolate is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.
  • Dip each marshmallow into the chocolate and coat completely. Tap against the side of the bowl to remove excess. Place on waxed paper and refrigerate to set.
  • When the chocolate has completely set, Twist a lollipop through the center through the length of the marshmallow. 
Step one of my easy holiday treat!
  • Gently twist the lollipop stick into the doughnut. The stick should pass through the middle of the doughnut and a small amount into the other side but not break through completely.
Step two of this adorable and easy holiday treat.
  • Press a red M&M candy into the middle of the doughnut.
  • Using clean tweezers and/or a toothpick, press nonpareil sprinkles into place for eyes.
  • Break a pretzel twist in half. Add one half to each side of the doughnut to be the antlers.
Step three of these super easy holiday treats!

Cook’s notes: Once the lollipop stick is inside the doughnut, the doughnut becomes fragile. It is not recommended to store these in a standing position. Store flat until needed. If the doughnut pops will be moved or wrapped as gifts, you may want to use melted chocolate to attach the nose, eyes, and antlers as this will make them more stable to carry.

You are probably need a clever, but super easy Holiday treat to bring. Well, no worries, I got you covered with this Reindeer Doughnut Pop recipe!

Aren't they awesome?! They are so fun to make and who doesn't love marshmallows and doughnuts, am I right?! Seriously, everyone will adore your easy holiday treat!

While you're here, take a peek at all of my Christmas posts!

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Reindeer Doughnut Pops

Keyword easy recipe, holiday treat, theme recipe

Ingredients

  • Mini Chocolate Doughnuts 1 per pop
  • Chocolate Covered Marshmallow 1 per pop
  • Mini Pretzel (broken in half) 1 per pop
  • White, Round Sprinkles 2 per pop
  • Red M&M 1 per pop
  • Lollipop Stick 1 per pop

Instructions

  1. Melt milk chocolate morsels in the microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds and giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the chocolate is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.

  2. Dip each marshmallow into the chocolate and coat completely. Tap against the side of the bowl to remove excess. Place on waxed paper and refrigerate to set.

  3. When the chocolate has completely set, Twist a lollipop through the center through the length of the marshmallow.
  4. Gently twist the lollipop stick into the doughnut. The stick should pass through the middle of the doughnut and a small amount into the other side but not break through completely.
  5. Press a red M&M candy into the middle of the doughnut.

  6. Using clean tweezers and/or a toothpick, press nonpareil sprinkles into place for eyes.

  7. Break a pretzel twist in half. Add one half to each side of the doughnut to be the antlers.
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11 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness those pops are absolutely adorable! I love the idea of doughpops I hadn’t thought of that before, just perfect for Christmas time as well.

  2. They look so adorable, I might have hard time eating them. These will surely be a great hit in my household.

  3. 5 stars
    Small but great brilliant sweet ideas for this Christmas I really know that I will try to copy them and I hope that the result will come to me as well

  4. These look so adorable and perfect for the holidays. It’d be nice if you’ll make these with your kids and your family. Thanks for the share 🙂

  5. My kids would have a blast making these. I’ll have to get the supplies so we can make these over winter break! How cute, and they would make cute treats to give to friends.

  6. 5 stars
    Super cute, making reindeer doughnut pops would be such a fun and yummy activity to do with my grandson. They look delish! I will have to give them a try

  7. I used to make cakepops but donut pops sound fun too! I these these are adorable and easy to assemble!

  8. They’re really so cute. I love the pretzel ears too. 🙂

  9. These are so cute, and a perfect treat for the kids. Have a Merry Christmas, and a Blessed New Year!

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