Holiday Truffle Reindeers

These truffles make for a wonderful dessert for the holidays or any occasion! They can be decorated as reindeers, or with cocoa, coconut, confectionery sugar, or dipped into sprinkles or nuts. Make these on a rainy day and let your kids help you, or save them for the holiday season and watch the delight on your child's face as he decorates these lovely reindeers! (truffle recipe adapted from Taste of Home) 

Note: If you are running short on time, feel free to substitute Chocolate truffles with Katz's Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes or Udi's Gluten Free Double Chocolate Muffins. Decorate as directed.

Holiday Reindeers
  • Recipe serves:14 holiday reindeers
  • Preparation time5 minutes
  • Cooking time2 minutes


14 gluten free chocolate truffles (Recipe found here)
1/4 cup light cocoa gluten free candy melts 
1/4 cup gluten free white candy melts
28 gluten free mini chocolate chips, tips cut off
red and brown mini M&M's 
28 pieces of 
gluten free pretzel twists

Holiday Reindeers

Enjoy Life Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Chips, 10 Oz Bag (Case of 12)

Price: $60.99
Holiday Reindeers

Glutino - Gluten Free Pretzel Twists 8 0z.

Price: $5.99


  • Melt light cocoa candy melts. Spoon into a zip-lock bag and seal bag. Repeat with white candy melts. Snip off a very small corner from both zip-lock bags.
  • Pipe a small dot of melted light cocoa onto the two upper sides of each truffle. Affix a pretzel twist to each dot as antlers.
  • Pipe a small dot of melted light cocoa to the center of each truffle and affix a mini m&M as a nose.
  • Pipe two small bits of white melted candy on each truffle and affix a min chocolate chip to each dot. These are the reindeer's eyes.
  • Refrigerate truffles until set, about 5 minutes.
Watch your child's face light up as he helps you decorate these beautiful holiday reindeers! He'll be so proud to help you serve the dessert he decorated!