Salty & Sweet Christmas Treat

It’s that time of year when we bake up a storm, cookie swap like crazy and make gift baskets for all of our friends and families. This year I tried out a new dessert recipe and it happens to make the perfect holiday party treat OR that something special for friends or colleagues.

What’s salty, chocolatey and festive? These Reindeer Antlers — yummy and cute!

 Sweet & Salty Christmas Treat

Pretzels and chocolate — is there a better combination? There really aren’t many things better than great chocolate and Dove totally has you covered. Click to sweeten the holidays with Silky Smooth Dove Chocolate.

Reindeer Antlers Treat

 Pair this treat with a small glass of milk and you have the perfect surprise for that after school snack (that is if you don’t eat them before the kids get home!).

Reindeer Antlers


1 3/4 cups DOVE® Chocolate

3/4 cup M&M’S® Brand MINIS®

1 bag pretzel sticks, broken into various sized pieces

Reynolds® Parchment Paper

To Make:

1. Remove 3/4 cup red and green M&M’S® Brand MINIS® and set aside for decoration.

2. Line a baking sheet with Reynolds® Parchment Paper.

3. Melt the DOVE® Chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir the mixture as it melts. When mixture is shiny and smooth, turn off the heat.

4. Once all the chocolate is melted, dip the pretzel pieces one at a time and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet into an antler shape. Place the M&M’S® Brand MINIS® on each antler as it is finished.

5. Repeat this same process until all the antlers are finished.

6. Let the chocolate cool completely and get firm. You can refrigerate to firm the chocolate more quickly.

7. Once firm, remove them from the Reynolds® Parchment Paper.

8. If desired, wrap each one in a sheet of cellophane, tied with a ribbon or simply put them on a cookie plate.

Tip: Add red M&M’S® Brand MINIS® to form the red nose.



Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mars via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mars.

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24 Comments on Salty & Sweet Christmas Treat

  1. Debbie
    December 12 at 3:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Sounds like a great recipe, but I don’t see any mention of peanut butter in the ingredients. Are you supposed to use the Dove peanut butter chocolates?

  2. Jeanne Hamilton
    December 12 at 6:06 pm (5 years ago)

    I read the same thing, no mention of peanut butter, should i dip in melted peanut butter first then chocolate.

  3. Wanda Clark
    December 12 at 6:51 pm (5 years ago)

    This is so cute and looks easy I’m definitely gonna try this.

  4. Hillary
    December 12 at 7:41 pm (5 years ago)

    I love this!

  5. Pam
    December 12 at 8:53 pm (5 years ago)

    definitely going to make this. Great snack to take to work to share and my grandkids will love to make this with me and share with their friends..

  6. Lisa Nalley
    December 12 at 9:34 pm (5 years ago)


  7. Your Hostess
    December 12 at 9:57 pm (5 years ago)

    No peanut butter here — but that does sound like a nice twist on this recipe!

  8. Crystal P
    December 13 at 6:17 am (5 years ago)

    I read through the post as well and I didn’t see a mention of peanut butter….works out for be though cause I am not a fan of peanut butter anyways, but do LOVE the choclate….yummy!

  9. Elizabeth T
    December 13 at 9:37 am (5 years ago)

    to cute and simple. Would of never thought of it :)

  10. Nancy Jachcik
    December 13 at 11:14 am (5 years ago)

    Simple to make with great results!

  11. Zlata T.
    December 13 at 11:48 am (5 years ago)

    This sounds tasty and like lots of fun!

  12. Susan Gent
    December 13 at 12:23 pm (5 years ago)

    They look really treat, can’t wait to try some.

  13. Tammy Smith
    December 13 at 1:47 pm (5 years ago)

    These are super cute! I think I will try this with my stepson.

  14. Robyn
    December 13 at 2:09 pm (5 years ago)

    I believe the “peanut butter” was a typing error, it was supposed to be “pretzel”. But these are delicious!

  15. Tammy
    December 13 at 3:20 pm (5 years ago)

    I love mixing pretzels and chocolate…these are cute!

  16. Debbie
    December 13 at 6:48 pm (5 years ago)

    The reason why I asked about the peanut butter is that I’m a member of Crowdtap, and we were asked to share this recipe on Facebook. The title of the post had “peanut butter” in it.

  17. KATIE
    December 13 at 6:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks so yummy & very easy to make…

  18. Monique
    December 13 at 7:42 pm (5 years ago)

    This looks so cute and easy! I can’t wait to try it!

  19. Dot
    December 15 at 12:29 am (5 years ago)

    These look really tasty! Just might have to give in and try them! Don’t see the peanut butter either, but am not a fan of it so it really doesn’t matter to me. Ok get ready belly!

  20. Amanda
    December 16 at 8:44 am (5 years ago)

    What fun idea’s to share with the kiddos for the holiday, and yummy ones at that! -Thanks!

  21. labori88
    December 17 at 1:09 am (5 years ago)

    it looks so good

  22. cindy
    December 21 at 5:50 pm (5 years ago)

    sounds good for the taste, but bad fgor the waist

  23. julieann1856
    December 21 at 7:37 pm (5 years ago)

    these look easy to make and delicious too!!

  24. cindy
    December 22 at 6:09 am (5 years ago)

    big chocolate lover, I’d love this


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