Red-Nosed Reindeer Recipe -
Red-Nosed Reindeer Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Red-Nosed Reindeer

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"With some gumdrops, pretzels and a little creativity, you and your little elves can make a whole team of Santa's flying friends."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Using cookie cutters coated with cooking spray cut twelve 2 1/2-inch circles and twelve 1 1/2-inch circles. Frost the tops of the 1 1/2-inch circles.
  4. For each reindeer use frosting to attach one 1 1/2-inch circle, frosting side up, to each 2 1/2-inch circle. Use scraps of the cereal mixture to shape into twenty-four ears. Use frosting to attach ears to each reindeer. Break pretzel twists into pieces. Push two pretzel pieces into each for antlers. Decorate with frosting and gum drops. Best if served the same day.
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  • Microwave Directions:
  • In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 through 4 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
  • For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme or 4 cups miniature marshmallows can be substituted for a 10-oz. package of regular marshmallows.
  • Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
  • Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 13, 2010

I made these with my kindergaretn class and they thought they were fantastic. What a fun way to eat a rice krispies treat. They were very messy though, sticky marshmellow everywhere. BE sure to cut out the circles as soon as it starts to cool though because otherwise they go hard and crumble when you try to cut them out.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 13, 2010

cute for a decoration


12 Ratings

Dec 15, 2010

So adorable! Great for the holidays!

Dec 07, 2010


Dec 13, 2010

Boring flavor

Dec 23, 2010

These came out adorable - I used the Cocoa Krispies for a brown color. Rather than do a separate cutout for the nose, I simply put the white frosting down in a circle for the nose area. If it's thick enough, you don't need the extra layer. I just used a frosting tip from Wilton. THen a red M&M for the nose. I cut the head out while the krispies were still very warm, then used scraps to make the ears - because they were still warm and moldable they stuck without using frosting. The pretzels were a pain to break - I did not figure out a good way to do it and ruined way more than I used. I cut a slit in the top of the head to insert them more easily.

Dec 16, 2010

I suggest rolling the reindeer into balls and covering your hands with Crisco to keep them from sticking. I used candy pieces for the eyes and noses. I hade some homemade fondant hanging around for the snout. The pretzels were really hard to break into the right shape. I should've made royal icing to stick everything. Otherwise, super cute!

Dec 21, 2010

So cool for kids to make


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  • Calories
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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