Reindeer Cake Pops
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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.
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.
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.
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
Yes, as long as you are using vegan chocolate and pretzels then this recipe is fully vegan.
Yes, just be sure to use gluten free pretzels.
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
- Sugar Cookie Truffles
- Chocolate Pinecones
- No Bake Brownies
- Christmas Puff Pastry
- Pretzel Christmas Crack
If you make these Reindeer Cake Pops, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!