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Reindeer Snack Cakes

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Looking for a fun way to make your Swiss cake rolls a little more festive? These reindeer snack cakes are easy to make and cute for the holidays!

These reindeer snack cakes are a cute no bake treat that is great for sharing during the holidays. They’re also fun for little ones to help make since they don’t require any baking or sharp tools.

When it comes to making no bake Christmas treats you should also check out Grinch Rocky Road Candy, Grinch Dessert Dip, or even No Bake Nutella Reindeer Cookies!

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Today we’re going to take those brining old Swiss cake rolls or Ho Ho’s and turn them into an adorable little holiday treat. These reindeer snack cakes are perfect for adding to your holiday cookie platters, you can also make them for parties, school events for the kids, and anytime you need a quick dessert to share.

You can make as many or as few as you need, the process is simple and if you have multiple little helpers in the kitchen you an assemble them in a line and give everyone a job of their own.

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How many servings does this recipe provide?

The full recipe as listed below will make about 20 servings. You can cut that down or make more if you want! The recipe is really easy to customize since you only need to open and prepare the number of snack cakes that you will need!

Each pack has two Swiss cake rolls so each pack will make 2 reindeer snack cakes, you’ll only need to open as many packs as you need. Boxes are usually 10 packs but again, just make what you need!

Close up of the finished reindeer snack cakes

What do I need to make these holiday snack cakes?

This no bake holiday snack cake recipe uses Swiss cake rolls, Nutella, small candy eyes, small red candies, large pretzel twists, and craft sticks.

You can leave out the sticks if you do not want to serve the reindeer snack cakes with sticks. They can be picked up and eaten as is if you like!

The sticks do make them easier to grab and serve for parties and gatherings tho so it’s a nice option to have and kids love to eat these from the sticks for sure.

ingredients needed to make reindeer snack cakes

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 reindeer snack cakes ready to eat.

How to make reindeer Swiss cake rolls:

Open the Swiss Cake Rolls and discard the wrappers. 

snack cakes unwrapped ready to decorate

Insert a craft stick into the base of each Swiss Cake Roll. 

pretzels being added

Carefully break the pretzel twists in half and insert into the side of the Swiss Cake Rolls for the reindeer antlers. 

adding the eyes to the Swiss cake rolls

Add a small amount of Nutella or chocolate frosting to the back of two candy eyes and place on the Swiss Cake Roll. 

adding the noses to the reindeer

Add a small amount of Nutella or chocolate frosting to the back of one red candy and place on the Swiss Cake Roll for the reindeer’s nose. 

Finished reindeer ready to eat

Repeat these steps will all the Swiss Cake Rolls.

Looking for more holiday dessert recipes to try?

Here are some other holiday dessert recipes that I thin you will enjoy. There’s so many great recipes to try and everyone will find something for the whole family to enjoy.

Finished reindeer Swiss cake rolls ready to eat

These holiday dessert recipes are perfect for sharing so if you need some new treats to make for your parties, gatherings, and family dinners these will be sure to do the trick.

Printable Reindeer Snack Cakes Recipe:

Yield: 20

Reindeer Snack Cakes

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