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No Bake Nutella Reindeer Cookies

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These no bake Nutella reindeer cookies are not just cute they’re also super easy to make and delicious to boot! These are a must for your holiday baking list.

When it comes to holiday baking there is always room for some more cookies, right? These Nutella reindeer cookies are one you are definitely going to want to squeeze in.

Kids love helping to make these and everyone loves to devour these tasty treats. Perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your holiday cookie plates and cookie swaps.

If you need the perfect dessert share at your next holiday gathering, look no further than these no bake Nutella reindeer cookies.

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Pin showing the finished no bake Nutella reindeer cookies ready to eat with title across the middle.

Holiday cookies are a time honored tradition. It’s just something we always do around the holidays. Baking and Christmas movies, hot cocoa, and family dinner, these are all part of our usual holiday traditions.

I’m always looking for new and fun ways to spice things up around the holidays. We don’t want to get bored with all of our usual cookie recipes and thankfully these adorable no bake Nutella reindeer cookies are just the trick!

Can kids make these reindeer cookies?

Yes, absolutely. This is a great recipe for kids to make on their own or with just a little bit of help from an adult.

It’s great work for their fine motor skills and they will have so much fun helping with this fun holiday recipe.

Technically these require zero baking and almost no tools that would require adult supervision. Let kids use a butter knife for spreading the Nutella and you are all set!

Close up view of the finished no bake Nutella reindeer cookies ready to eat.

Is it possible to make these gluten free?

You can use your desired brand of pretzels and graham crackers for this recipe which means you can definitely make this recipe gluten free.

Always do a double check to be sure your ingredients don’t have any sneaky gluten and you’ll be all set. It’s really easy to make this recipe with any variety of ingredients that will suit your dietary needs.

There’s nothing overly complicated in this no bake Nutella reindeer cookies recipe so you don’t have to stress too much over finding suitable substitutions. Most of us have a preferred pretzel and graham cracker brand when it comes to gluten free living and they’ll all work pretty well for this recipe.

Another look at the finished no bake Nutella reindeer cookies ready to eat

How many servings does this recipe make?

We usually only make as many as we know will get eaten that day. These don’t store or keep very well, they’ll get stale very easily so the nice thing is that you can assemble as many or as few as you need.

This is one of those recipes that I keep the ingredients on hand and when we want some we’ll just whip up a batch.

If I’m making them to share with others we prepare enough for the group and then we don’t have to worry about leftovers.

The list in the printable recipe card will show you what you need to make each one. It’s up to you to choose how many of each item you get / prepare which will determine how many you come up with.

a top down look at the finished no bake Nutella reindeer cookies

What do I need to make Nutella reindeer?

This recipe uses graham crackers, Nutella spread, mini twist pretzels, small candy eyes, and red m&m candies. You can use any small red candy for the nose!

From one full regular graham cracker, four pretzels, eight eyes, and four noses and a few tablespoons of Nutella you’d get four servings if that makes sense!

Each reindeer needs a quarter of a graham cracker, a spread of Nutella, two eyes, one pretzel broken in half, and a candy nose!

ingredients needed to make no bake Nutella reindeer cookies.

Kitchen essentials for tasty no bake recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

I like these casserole dishes from Pyrex which are great for no bake recipes and for all your favorite dinners, brownies, cakes, and more.

You can’t go wrong with some good sharp knives and a cutting board. They will always come in handy in the kitchen for recipes of any kind, even desserts!

Finished no bake Nutella reindeer cookies lined up ready to eat

How to assemble a no bake reindeer cookie:

This recipe is really easy to make. So easy that kids can definitely do this one their own if you help by getting all the ingredients ready.

In our house we like to do a little assembly line where everyone gets one step in the process as their job then the Nutella reindeer cookies move down the line and take shape as they go! It’s fun an festive and gets everyone involved in an easy and safe way in the kitchen.

Nutella spread on each graham cracker

Spread a small amount of Nutella on each graham cracker.

antlers being added to each graham cracker

Give each graham cracker a pair of antlers. 

eyes added to each reindeer

Place two small candy eyes below the pretzel antlers.

Noses being added to the reindeer

Place one red candy under the eyes. 

Finished reindeer ready to eat.

Repeat with all the Graham crackers until you’ve made your desired amount. 

Finished reindeer ready to eat

Eat and enjoy! 

Looking for more holiday cookie recipes?

If you are looking for more holiday cookie recipes you won’t want to miss out on these other delicious choices. There’s something for everyone. I’m including some other no bake choices as well as some classic cookie recipes that we love to make during the holiday season.

You won’t want to miss out on any of these delicious options so give them all a try and let us know which ones you liked best!

This digital download of 30 Christmas Cookie Recipes is available to purchase for $4.99. Tried and true recipes from bloggers I know. Some traditional cookies and some new things like eggnog cookies, sourdough sugar cookies, gingerbread and Snickerdoodles from a cake mix. Your copy will be available for download as soon as you purchase. Click here for all the details >> 30 Christmas Cookie Recipes Digital EBook.

There’s so many others. You can find all of our cookie recipes here and be sure to check back for more Christmas classics and fun festive treats.

Printable No Bake Nutella Reindeer Cookies Recipe:

Yield: 8

No Bake Nutella Reindeer Cookies

Close up view of the finished no bake Nutella reindeer cookies ready to eat.

These no bake Nutella reindeer cookies are not just cute they're also super easy to make and delicious to boot! These are a must for your holiday baking list.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Graham cracker squares, broken in half
  • Nutella hazelnut spread
  • Mini pretzel twists, broken in half
  • Small candy eyes
  • Red candies (I used red M&M candies)

Instructions

  1. Spread a small amount of Nutella on each graham cracker.
  2. Give each graham cracker a pair of antlers.
  3. Place two small candy eyes below the pretzel antlers.
  4. Place one red candy under the eyes.
  5. Repeat with all the Graham crackers until you’ve made your desired amount.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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