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These simple reindeer treats are a fun holiday food idea! Reindeer donut holes are easy to make and just bring cheer to a breakfast or dessert table.

This is really more of a tutorial than a recipe, but since it is all edible I am calling it a recipe. These sure look cute for the holiday season!

Holiday treats - reindeer donut holes


Hello Friends!

Another week is in the books. As we near the end of the year, it feels like the weeks are going faster. This year we are missing all the holiday parties, but are making the best of it and the level of decor and celebration has been turned up a notch. 

Today’s recipe is an easy one that adds a little fun to the table. These are cute for a holiday breakfast or brunch, or even a holiday tea party. 

Rudolf donut holes

These just make me smile and also make a fun activity for kids to build their own. 


Reindeer treats recipe

If you like this recipe, be sure to check out our other festive holiday recipes:

This fun holiday treat is so easy to make – you just need a few ingredients. 

holiday treats reindeer ingredients

List of main ingredients:

Donut Holes – These are essential for the reindeer. You can purchase from a donut shop or from the grocery store. 

Pretzels – Mini-pretzels are recommended for this recipe as they are a perfect size. 

Eyeballs– I always have a pack of these candy eyeballs in my pantry. 

How to  make Reindeer Treats

There are a few steps to make these, but I promise, they are all easy. 

  1. Separate the donut wholes, and break apart the pretzels to create antlers.Rudolph Pretzels

2,  Press one set of antlers in each ball, using two pretzels for each.

How to make Rudolph Pretzels

3. Using the icing, attach a pair of eyeballs to each ball.

How to make Rudolph Pretzels

4. Now you are going to add the nose with the red icing. Just make a little ball with the icing. 

How to make Rudolph Donut holes

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Reindeer Treats

Holiday Food Idea – Reindeer Treats

Rudolf donut holes

Reindeer Treats

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These Rudolph Donut holes are a fun and festive holiday treat idea!


  • 12 Donut holes of your choice (we chose glazed)
  • Small pretzels
  • Black Icing Color
  • Red Icing Color
  • Candy eyes


    1. Break the pretzels to make them look like little antlers.

    2.Press a pretzel antler on each side of your donut hole.

    3. Attach the candy eyes using the black icing.

    4. Draw on a nose using the red icing.

    5. -Repeat the process for the remaining holes.

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Lisa | Handmade in Israel

Thursday 24th of December 2020

These are so cute! How lovely. I am not sure I'd be able to eat it though ;-)


Saturday 26th of December 2020

LOL I know what you mean!

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