Rolo Pretzel Reindeer
Rolo Pretzel Reindeer – these tasty treats are perfect for the holiday season and so easy to make!
I have such a cute and fun treat to share with you today! These Rolo pretzel reindeer are adorable, fun, and festive, and perfect for the holiday season!
They’re quick and easy to make, with just four ingredients, and so simple the kids can help too. You’ll start with a bag of Rolo candies, some small pretzels, red candy noses, and candy eyes. My girls love any excuse to bake with candy eyes, so they were pretty thrilled to make these reindeer!
The concept is pretty simple, but the end result is so cute! For sure, the trickiest part is cutting the pretzels in half for the antlers. I found it worked best to just be gentle and use a sharp knife. We still had a few pretzel casualties, but my four year old was happy to take care of those for me. :)
After a few minutes in the oven, we were ready to assemble our reindeer. I did all of the assembling since the pan was still very warm from the oven. I found that it worked best to add the eyes, then the nose, then the antlers. It’s important to work fast so the chocolate doesn’t have time to firm up before you’ve finished decorating all your cute reindeer.
And voila! Adorable reindeer treats that are perfect for sharing with friends this holiday season! I love that each bite is such a tasty combination of chewy caramel and crunchy pretzel. These Rolo pretzel reindeer are as delicious as they are cute!
Rolo Pretzel Reindeer
Yield: 20 Reindeer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
40 small pretzels, divided
20 Rolo candies
40 candy eyes
20 small round red candies (any variety)
Preheat the oven to 250. Place 20 of the pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil and top each pretzel with a Rolo candy.
Carefully cut the remaining pretzels in half to form antlers.
Place the baking sheet with the pretzels and Rolos in the oven and bake 3 minutes, or until the candies are softened.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and add eyes, nose, and antlers to each reindeer. Work quickly before the chocolate cools and hardens.
Allow the reindeer to cool completely before serving.
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27 Christmas Hacks
27 Christmas Hacks – tips and tricks that will make your life easier during the holidays!
Christmas time is one of my most favorite times of the year! I love the magic involved and the good feelings you get!
But it is also always crazy busy between all the holiday parties, school plays, shopping, gift wrapping, neighbor gifts, family traditions, and the list goes on and on!
So, today I have rounded up 27 Christmas Hacks that will make your life easier this holiday season!
These hacks are simple and inexpensive to help you still feel the magic Christmas can bring!
Click on the links below each photo to be taken to the original post.
Free printable Christmas Planner– everything you need to help you get organized (and less stressed) at I Heart Naptime
Gift Wrap Organizer at In My Own Style
Easy Paper Plate Cookie Baskets at It’s Always Autumn
Easy to make Rudolph Pancakes on I Heart Naptime
Simple DIY Pinecone Wreath at I Heart Naptime
Chocolate Dipped Spoons for Hot Chocolate at I Heart Naptime
Candy Cane Place Card Holders at Industrious Justice
Slow Cooker Melted Chocolate at The Yummy Life
Decorate cookies with a bottle for less mess at The Kitchn
Cotton Ball Santa Beard at Paging Supermom
Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Lights at 17 Apart
DIY Dollar Store Lollipops at Lori’s Favorite Things
Decorated Tin Foil Cookie Box’s at Aunt Peaches
Pool Noodle & Burlap Snowman at Cottage Instincts
Wrap Gifts with Fabric at Better Homes and Garden
Cookie Cutter for Christmas Pancakes at One Beautiful Home
Christmas Tree Made From Books at Family Sponge
Candy Coins at Martha Stewart
Glue Gun Snowflake Tutorial at U Create Crafts
Skirt of Bows (would be fun for an ugly sweater party) at Something Delightful
Ornament Storage Idea at Made and Remade
How to Hang Wreaths on your Cupboards at Lemonade
Adding Sprinkles (the easy way) at Wilton
Christmas Lights Storage Tip at A Real Life Housewife
Lump of Coal (fun white elephant gift)
Love these Christmas ideas? You’ll love these, too!
Graham Cracker Holiday Bark
Graham Cracker Holiday Bark – this festive holiday bark is so easy to make using HONEY MAID graham crackers, white chocolate, pistachios and cranberries! It’s delicious and perfect for parties and holiday gift giving!
One of my favorite things about this time of year is that I get to make so many fun treats. Between holiday parties, neighborhood gatherings, and family shindigs, I find myself making treats several times a week. This holiday bark is so easy and quick to make, and perfect for any occasion!
I really love that this bark uses graham crackers as the base.HONEY MAID graham crackers were one of my favorite snacks as a child, and I love how delicious and sophisticated they taste in this easy and fun holiday bark! The graham crackers are topped with smooth white chocolate, sprinkled with sweet and tangy dried cranberries and salty pistachios, then drizzled with delicious semi-sweet chocolate.
This bark only takes a few minutes of active time and is so easy that the kids can help with it, too. Although you do need to allow time for the chocolate to cool and harden, if you’re really short on time you can pop the baking sheet into the freezer for a few minutes to speed up the process.
This bark is perfect for holiday parties or gift giving. Wrapped in a cellophane bag with some festive ribbon, it makes a beautiful and delicious gift for a neighbor, friend, or co-worker. I love the contrast of colors and flavors with the bright cranberries and pistachios! It’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty and so tasty and addicting. It is definitely a must make for the holiday season!
Graham Cracker Holiday Bark
Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 12 ounces white chocolate candy melting wafers
- 12 whole HONEY MAID graham crackers
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil or shortening
Place the graham crackers on a baking sheet, with the sides touching. Pour the melting wafers into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat for one minute at 50% power, then stir. Continue to heat at 30 second intervals at 50% power until melted, stirring well each time. Pour the melted white chocolate over the graham crackers and spread to cover. Sprinkle with the dried cranberries and pistachios.
Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds at 50% power, then stir. Continue to heat at 15 second intervals at 50% power until melted, stirring well in between. Pour the melted chocolate into a small zipper bag. Snip a small piece from the corner of the bag. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the bark.
Allow the bark to cool completely, then break into pieces.
This holiday bark looks super cute packaged up and your neighbors and friends will be sure to love it!
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Reindeer Coat Rack
Reindeer Coat Rack – an easy DIY, perfect for hanging stockings and holiday decorations (and coats!)!
Hello, readers! Happy Holidays to you! I’m Chris from Just a Girl, and I’m sharing an inexpensive and easy holiday craft with you. What’s best is that it’s so functional and can holiday-ize (made up word) your room in an instant!
I used a piece of scrap wood from our wood shop class (perks of being a teacher) and measured out some holes for placement. I found these great deer hooks at Hobby Lobby for half off (!!).
To keep the cost down even more, I used a pair of men’s pajama pants from Salvation Army for $2.99. I decoupaged the fabric to the wood and wrapped the edges and clean as possible. Of course, the back doesn’t matter. Looks a little rough, eh?
Once it was on the wall, I just decorated it a bit and called it good. Cheap and easy! The perfect holiday decoration.
Thank you to Jamielyn for inviting me today, and I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season! I have some other easy holiday projects on my blog: Handmade Christmas cards, Masculine wrapping paper, Christmas centerpiece, and Christmas Sharpie mugs
Thanks, Chris! I can think of so many uses for this adorable coat rack! If you like this craft project, you’ll love these too!
The Circle – Every Family Needs This in Their Home!
I’m so excited to FINALLY reveal my favorite new product! The Circle with Disney, the only gift I can basically guarantee won’t give you buyer’s remorse. Yes, it’s that cool.
Every family needs this in their home.
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4 Awesome things you can EASILY do
- Set appropriate filters for EACH DEVICE. Use the pre-designed ones or customize your own.
- Track where your family is spending their time online.
- Give your devices a BED TIME!
- PAUSE the internet! Yes. you. can.
“Circle makes it easy for me to protect my kids online, monitor usage across all our
home’s devices, and create conversations with the entire family. It’s rare that
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Get control of the Internet and give your family this gift. Happy cyber Monday shopping!
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