Desserts

Reindeer Cake Pops

These Reindeer Cake Pops are the perfect no bake treat to make this holiday season. They come together in just under 30 minutes and are made with simple and healthier ingredients like almond flour, peanut butter, and chocolate.

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reindeer cake pops on a plate

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Reindeer Cake Pops are a no bake treat that comes together in just under 30 minutes.
  • They’re made with simple ingredients like almond flour, peanut butter and maple syrup.
  • As written, this recipe is fully vegan, dairy free, plant-based and gluten-free.
  • These taste like a reeces peanut butter cup with a creamy center and chocolate coating.
  • These no bake cake pops are decorated like Rudolph, making them perfect for the holiday season.
  • If you loved this recipe, be sure to check out my Sugar Cookie Truffles for another fun idea!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Reindeer Cake Pops. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

To create that reeces like taste, use a creamy all natural peanut butter. Otherwise, any nut or seed butter will work such as almond butter or cashew butter.

I prefer to use pure maple syrup in my recipes because it’s a unrefined sweetener. However, you can also use honey or agave.

vanilla bean paste adds a ton of flavor, but vanilla extract works just as good.

almond flour will help thicken the batter to create a dough, while still maintaining that soft, creamy center. You may also use oat flour, but you might not need as much. Add in little by little until you reach the desired consistency.

To keep this recipe plant-based, use a vegan dark chocolate. Otherwise milk chocolate works great too.

You will need gluten-free pretzels, candy eye balls and red candies to create the reindeer look.

all the ingredients you need to make these reindeer cake pops

How To Make

ONE: In a bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Then, mix in almond flour.

TWO: Use a cookie scoop and roll dough into balls. Place on a piece of parchment paper and freeze while you melt the chocolate.

THREE: Working one at a time, dip each ball in melted chocolate and then add on two pretzels for the antlers, two candy eye balls and a red candy for the nose. Place back in the freezer to harden fully, about 20 minutes and enjoy.

the dipped peanut butter balls with pretzels, eyes and a red nose

Tips And Tricks

Fully mix the wet ingredients before mixing in the almond flour.

Use a cookie scoop to create perfect uniform balls.

Place the balls in the freezer while you melt the chocolate to help them firm up.

Melt the chocolate with some coconut oil to help smooth it out.

Chocolate can be melted in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well in between each round. Otherwise, you can melt on the stovetop in a double broiler.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Reindeer Cake Pops once the chocolate shell has completely hardened.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy up to 7 days. These no bake cake pops can also be stored in the freezer in an airtight container and enjoyed up to 90 days.

a hand holding one of the balls with a bite taken out of it

Taste And Texture

Reindeer Cake Pops taste like a reeces peanut butter cup. They have a creamy peanut butter center and a chocolate shell with a bit of a crunch from the candy eyes, pretzel and candy nose.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these vegan?

Yes, as long as you are using vegan chocolate and pretzels then this recipe is fully vegan.

Are these cake pops gluten free?

Yes, just be sure to use gluten free pretzels.

Can I make this recipe nut-free?

Yes, just use oat flour instead of almond flour. However, because it’s a different flour you may not need as much, try starting with 3/4 cup and add in more as needed.

Other Recipes You May Like

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Reindeer Cake Pops

These Reindeer Cake Pops are the perfect no bake treat to make this holiday season. They come together in just under 30 minutes and are made with simple and healthier ingredients like almond flour, peanut butter, and chocolate.
5 based on 3 reviews
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
10 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
20 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup creamy all natural peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, for melting chocolate
  • 16 gluten free pretzels
  • 16 candy eyes
  • 8 red candies for nose

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

8 balls

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Then, mix in almond flour.
  2. Use a cookie scoop and roll dough into balls. Place on a piece of parchment paper and freeze while you melt the chocolate.
  3. I prefer to melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments with a touch of coconut oil. But you can use a double broiler too.
  4. Working one at a time, dip each ball in melted chocolate and then add on two pretzels for the antlers, two candy eye balls and a red candy for the nose.
  5. Place back on the parchment paper and back into the freezer to harden fully, about 20 minutes and enjoy.

Notes

  • Fully mix the wet ingredients before mixing in the almond flour.
  • Use a cookie scoop to create perfect uniform balls.
  • Place the balls in the freezer while you melt the chocolate to help them firm up.
  • Melt the chocolate with some coconut oil to help smooth it out.
  • Chocolate can be melted in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well in between each round. Otherwise, you can melt on the stovetop in a double broiler.

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I made these for my daughters and for a cookie exchange party and they were such a hit all around! They have a Reese’s flavor and are SO fun to make!

These tasted so good! I made with my kids, I only struggled with getting them coated in the chocolate and so they didn’t stay fully uniform but the taste passed my picky husband test and so easy and fun to make with young kids!

I’m so glad they worked out! I always melt my chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments with a touch of coconut oil to help smooth it out! xx

These came out great! I did an activity with my daughter, and she loved it