Reindeer Hot Cocoa

Last night our kids had a visit from our neighborhood Santa and afterwards we had a fun little treat: Reindeer Cocoa.

reindeer hot cocoa

Santa and Mrs. Claus make visits every December and it’s always a fun holiday tradition.  Unless you’re three and then it’s torturous.  Poor Tate.

reindeer hot cocoa

Last year we had Santa snacks after the visit and one year we had a themed sundae bar.  This year I decided to do something a bit different.

I made reindeer hot cocoa!  I love the way it turned out and it’s really simple to throw together.

The most finicky part is the antler application.  I used large pretzels and broke them off to look like antlers then used candy melt to stick them to the edges of the cups.  I did one antler at a time and propped them up in the freezer so they’d stick quickly.  Propping them up in the proper position is a bit finicky but once they’re stuck you’re set.

reindeer hot cocoa

To make the reindeer faces, I used a jumbo marshmallow and stuck the edible eyes and a cinnamon candy nose on with a dab of candy melt.  Unlike this photo, you need to make the reindeer face on the side of the marshmallow {see below} otherwise the marshmallow just tips and the face goes underwater.  A drowning Rudolph never makes for a merry Christmas.

reindeer hot cocoa

Fill the cup up with cocoa …

reindeer hot cocoa

… and pop the marshmallow reindeer face in.

reindeer hot cocoa

There you have it: reindeer cocoa!

Isn’t that cute?  Let me know if you make some for your kiddos!


  1. says

    LOVE!!! I have a hot cocoa date with Riley as one of our activities for our Christmas Countdown. She’d love this. Riley is also 3 and still has a hard time with Santa too. She loves him from afar, but isn’t so keen on him up close.

  2. says

    So Cute. I found you on Google. Your caption was crafter, DIYer, and Coffee. You had me at coffee. I look forward to seeing you around. I am your newest follower. Rhonda