Who doesn’t love a reindeer? Especially at Christmas! In Colorado, we don’t get reindeer but we get a distant cousin… deer. When my kids were little I told them the deer in our neighborhood were checking up on the kids to report back to Santa. Some of my kids believed it… there’s always one who is not buying it.
I ruined many batches of sugar cookie trying to make reindeer sugar cookies It was a rare baking sheet that had a reindeer sugar cookie intact with both antlers and hooves. So these graham cracker reindeer squares were a fun and easy way to include reindeer in the holiday after school snack rotation.
And, the best part … the antlers were made with broken pretzel twists.
Not only are these graham cracker reindeer squares easy they are a kid-friendly baking treat. Except, there is no baking. Just a microwave-safe glass dish and microwave.
The details are simple.
Break full graham crackers in half.
Melt 1-2 cups of milk and/or semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe dish. Spread the melted chocolate on the front of a graham cracker square. Add broken pretzels for the ears. Add candy eyes, mini vanilla wafers and red m&m’s to complete the face.
If you want to make this even easier just use a tub of chocolate frosting for the front of the reindeer’s face. I found these cute wrappers here. They were the perfect size and color to tuck each reindeer into; like a sleeping bag.
Oh how fun would these be for a sleepover with cousins? Or, the baking sleeves make for an easy class party treat.