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Reindeer Candy Cane Pops

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These adorable Reindeer Candy Cane Pops are so much fun to make with kids. We whipped these up for Christmas and they were a huge hit, plus they taste great.

Reindeer Candy Cane Pops

When I have my three year old grandson here, I’m always looking for fun things to do with him.

One early morning, to keep the noise level down while everyone else was sleeping, we decided to make these adorable Reindeer Candy Cane Pops.

I made these with my preschool class back in the day, and they’ve certainly made their rounds over the years.

Reindeer Candy Cane Pops

Carsyn loves to put the eyes and nose on the reindeer, but needs a little help filling in the chocolate. 

I also allow the chocolate to cool a lot before squeezing it into the spot to have more control and to keep little hands from touching anything too hot.

You can use any type of candy cane you want, and truthfully you can use large candy canes instead of the mini candy canes. 

We just find the mini candy canes easier to work with.

Since we like to make these anytime of year, we often buy this two pack with two flavors off Amazon. (affiliate link)

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Usually I smooth out the chocolate a little better and fill the candy canes in a bit better, but you know … the three year old wanted to help a lot. 

He loves these Reindeer Candy Cane Pops and we tried a few other cute animals while making these to see what else we could come up with.

I will share those on their respectful holidays.

But for now, you can enjoy these cute little character candy cane pops.

Reindeer Candy Cane Pops

Ingredients for Reindeer Candy Cane Pops:

Simple!

For each reindeer, all you need are two mini candy canes, two eyeballs, red hots and melting chocolate.

(plus lollipop sticks <– we use these because they are great quality and the perfect size!)

Reindeer Candy Cane Pops

Are you ready to make your own Reindeer Candy Cane Pops?

It only takes a handful of ingredients and a partner in crime.

Okay, so you can make them without the partner in crime. 

But my three year old grandson was pretty fun to make these with!

Reindeer Candy Cane Pops

Reindeer Candy Cane Pops

Reindeer Candy Cane Pops

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These adorable Reindeer Candy Cane Pops are so much fun to make with kids. We whipped these up for Christmas and they were a huge hit, plus they taste great.

Instructions

  1. Place a piece of parchment paper down on the surface you are working on. It will be where you place each of the reindeer pops as you're assembling them as well as to dry.
  2. Place all 20 candy canes reversed in a heart shape around the lollipop stick (see photo for reference). Place the lollipop stick about halfway between the two candy canes to ensure they stay put.
  3. Melt your melting chocolate according to package directions.
  4. Place the chocolate into a piping bag or a zip top bag with one corner snipped off. Fill the candy cane hearts with chocolate, covering the lollipop stick. It's okay if you get some chocolate on the candy canes. Once it's dry, you can easily just chip it off.
  5. Allow the chocolate to dry just a little and then gently push the eyeballs into the chocolate. Add the cinnamon red hots at the bottom for a nose.
  6. Allow to cool/dry completely. Wrap to give as gifts, or simply store in an airtight container for about 4-5 days.

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Joan

Saturday 19th of December 2020

These reindeer candy cane pops are adorable. The little people I gave them to really liked them. I am thinking about making them for a non profit I support next year to sell.

Thanks Nicole and Brielle!

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