Chocolate Popcorn Reindeers - Fun, easy to make Holiday treat

December 21, 2018 |  

If you are looking for a fun Holiday treat that the whole family can participate in making, try this festive recipe from 

8 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn
2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter or light olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
16 pretzel sticks
16 eyeball candies
8 red candy-coated chocolate candies

1. Place popcorn in large mixing bowl.
2. In saucepan set over medium heat, heat marshmallows, chocolate, butter and salt, stirring often, until smooth. Toss marshmallow mixture with popcorn until well combined.
3. Scoop 3/4 cup popcorn mixture into ball. Repeat with remaining mixture to make 8 balls. Place each ball in paper muffin cup liner.
4. Insert pretzel stick on each side of ball to resemble antlers, stick two eyeball candies on for “eyes” and red candy for “nose.” Let cool completely.

These festive holiday popcorn balls are a great project for kids as they create their own red-nosed sleigh-pulling team!
Tip: Eyeball candies can be found in the baking aisle of your local supermarket or bulk food stores.
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Nutrition Facts
Per 1/8 of recipe
Calories 190
Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 130mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g


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