The holidays are my favorite time of year – all of the sweets, the fun festive decor, and a great excuse to grab the kids and bring them into the kitchen to get involved! I am trying to create some new holiday traditions with Angeline, and these Kit Kat Reindeer Snacks are a great way to get her involved in my favorite holiday pastime: eating good stuff!
We usually have a huge family get together for Christmas, but with everyone’s busy schedule, we skipped the annual Christmas Progressive Dinner this year. It was the first time in a few years that we haven’t done it, but I still want to make some sweet treats for the family (I usually nab the Dessert portion of the Christmas Progressive Dinner).
These are really fun and easy to make with the kids, either for a family get-together, or for them to make with the friends for a fun afternoon activity!
Kit Kat Reindeer Snacks for Easy Christmas Treats
Kit Kat Reindeer Ingredients
- king size packages of Kit Kats (2 Kit Kat bars = 1 Reindeer)
- 12 oz Wilton chocolate candy melts
- candy eyes
- red M&M’s (noses)
- small pretzel twists or circles for antlers
Open each of the Kit Kat’s and break into 2 stick sections. Place face down on a baking sheet and set aside.
Pour the candy melts into a microwaveable safe dish. Heat in the microwave in 30 seconds increments, until fully melted. Remove from the microwave and all the melted chocolate to cool a few minutes prior to using.
Use a small spoon to scoop a little bit of chocolate onto the top of the Kit Kat. Break the mini pretzels in half and give the reindeer 2 antlers. The heat of the chocolate will melt the Kit Kat a little bit allowing the pretzel to stick.
Next, use a toothpick to put a little bit of melted chocolate on the back of the candy eyes and place them on the Kit Kat.
Finally, use the toothpick to put some melted chocolate onthe back of the red M&M for the Reindeer nose.
Repeat with the desired number of Kit Kats.