Holiday Reindeer Treats (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Holiday Reindeer Treats (Gluten-Free Recipe)

A popular cereal treat is made gluten-free for the holidays.

20 min. prep time
20 treats
000 Ratings



2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1 (16-ounce) bag (64) large marshmallows
8 cups gluten-free brown rice crisps cereal


White decorator icing
20 small gluten-free pretzel twists, broken in half
20 small red spice gumdrops
40 candy-coated chocolate pieces
20 (4-inch) lollipop or craft sticks, if desired


Generously butter 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. 

Place 1/2 cup butter and chocolate in 6-quart saucepan; cook over low heat 3-4 minutes until melted. Add marshmallows; continue cooking 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add cereal; stir until well coated.

Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Cool 15 minutes.

Remove mixture from pan; cut using 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter.

For each reindeer, use icing to secure 2 pretzel pieces onto top of heart to form antlers, 2 chocolate pieces for eyes and 1 gumdrop for nose. Insert lollipop stick into each reindeer, if desired.

Recipe Tip

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition Facts (1 reindeer treat)

Calories: 190

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 180mg

Carbohydrates: 34g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #14857B©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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