I recently made these Nutter Butter Christmas treats as a thank you for our church staff. I wanted to pass along the tutorial to you because it is a really fun cookie treat to give around the Christmas season. I originally saw the reindeer cookie idea on the cover of “Family Circle.” This magazine just began arriving at my home. Who am I to complain? I’ll take it. I thought the reindeer was adorable, but I decided to branch out and try other Christmas characters as well. I originally thought of doing the snowman and bought the supplies. As I started to do them, the Santa idea came too. Luckily, I had everything I would need on hand to do that one too.
Let’s start with the reindeer. You use candy melts to make these treats. Candy Melts are easy to use, and I have a tutorial you can follow to discover more about this medium. I melted up my chocolate and dipped the Nutter Butters in the chocolate.
I twirled the chocolate around to coat completely. I then set the chocolate coated Nutter Butter onto a jelly roll pan covered in parchment paper.
I had prepared ahead by cutting up a bunch of pretzels for the antlers.
I then dipped the pretzel into the dark chocolate.
The antlers I added to the side of the reindeers. Then I added the candy eyes and a Red Hot nose. They eyes I saw for the first time in the cake section of Walmart. It is a Wilton product. They’re really coming out with some fun ideas.
I made up a bunch of these reindeers. Aren’t they cute?
The reindeers were done, but I gathered the supplies for the snowmen and Santa Claus. I used sprinkles, candy snowflakes, Twizzlers that pull apart, Red Hots and candy eyes. You will also need white chocolate and red chocolate Candy Melts and Nutter Butters.
You can melt Candy Melts in a double boiler or microwave. Just read the directions on the back for the exact instructions on how to do this.
For the snowman, the Nutter Butters are dipped and twirled in the white chocolate. I sometimes needed to use a knife to smooth out the top once I laid it on the parchment.
You will want to un-twirl the Twizzlers so you have a single strand. Lay that down on the parchment paper before you lay down the white chocolate coated Nutter Butter.
Decorate these little snowman with big sprinkles, candy eyes, Red Hots and pull apart Twizzlers.
There you have your adorable snowmen.
I re-heated my white chocolate and then microwaved my red chocolate to prepare for the Santa Claus Nutter Butter treats.
First dip one end of the cookie in the white chocolate.
Dip the other end in the red chocolate.
Add the candy eyes, Red Hot nose and snowflake to the hat.
The snowmen are all done.
These can be displayed on a tray for a party or packaged in a fun way for individual gifts.