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Holiday Reindeer Treats (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Holiday Reindeer Treats (Gluten-Free Recipe)

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

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 35 min
Total Time



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

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 luten-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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Cool 15 minutes.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    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.

Tip #1

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 (1 reindeer treat)

190 Calories
7 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
180 Sodium (mg)
34 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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