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Easy Reindeer Cupcakes

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes

These easy Reindeer Cupcakes are made with Nutter Butter cookies and are perfect for holiday parties.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, cupcakes, dessert
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 387 kcal
Author Jamie


  • 12 cupcakes
  • 1 to 2 cups chocolate frosting
  • 12 Nutter Butter cookies 1 for each cupcake
  • 1 bag Chocolate candy melts or chocolate flavored almond bark
  • 12 red cinnamon candies 1 for each cupcake
  • 24 candy eyes 2 for each cupcake
  • 24 pretzel twists 2 for each cupcake


  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Melt chocolate candy according to package directions making sure not to overheat. If the candy gets too hot, it will seize. If desired, add 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil to make the melted candy pourable.
  3. Dip the pretzel twists in melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the pretzels on waxed paper until dry.
  4. Dip Nutter Butter cookies in melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the cookie on waxed paper and immediately add the pretzels (as antlers), cinnamon candy (as the nose) and eyes before the chocolate hardens. Allow to set completely.
  5. Pipe chocolate frosting on each cupcake using an open star tip. Place one reindeer head on each cupcake.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Reindeer Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 379mg16%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 22IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.