I have got the cutest holiday project for you today! It’s so simple too! I think they’d make a good project to do with kids. Maybe as a craft at a holiday party?  Or maybe wrap them up to add a cute touch to a hot chocolate gift? Regardless of what you do with them, they’re awesome because they involve chocolate and peppermint! 🙂

Here’s how to make simple Candy Cane Reindeer:



  1. Line a cutting board or cookie sheet with wax paper.
  2. Heat chocolate candy chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
  3. Take 2 candy canes and dip the bottoms (straight parts) in chocolate and shake off excess.
  4. Place together on wax paper so hooks of each go off in opposite directions.
  5. Place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss on the chocolate covered canes.
  6. Repeat for remaining canes.
  7. Using a toothpick, take a dab or melted chocolate and glue the red candy on top of the kiss as the nose.
  8. Using a toothpick, take a dab or melted chocolate and glue on the eyes.
  9. Take the white chocolate chip and place on wax paper and heat in microwave for 15 seconds.
  10. Take another toothpick and paint a white mouth on each reindeer.

Aren’t they cute? Are you going to give these Candy Cane Reindeer a try?

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This is the cutest holiday DIY that I ever did see! These candy cane reindeer are so simple to create too! Perfect addition to hot chocolate.