Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer (dairy-free recipe)



Looking for a fun and festive treat that’s also dairy-free? Look no further than these adorable Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer! With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and allergy-friendly dessert that everyone will love.


  • 12 large strawberries
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 24 candy eyes
  • 12 red M&M’s or other small red candies
  • 24 pretzel twists


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash and dry the strawberries, leaving the stems intact.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the dairy-free chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth and fully melted.
  4. Dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess to drip off.
  5. Place the chocolate-covered strawberries onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. While the chocolate is still wet, carefully attach two candy eyes to each strawberry.
  7. Next, place a red candy in the center of each strawberry to create the reindeer’s nose.
  8. Break each pretzel twist in half to create the reindeer’s antlers. Gently press two pretzel halves into the top of each strawberry.
  9. Allow the chocolate to set completely before serving.


Feel free to get creative with your Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer! Here are a few ideas to customize your treats:

  • Use white chocolate instead of dairy-free chocolate for a different look.
  • Replace the candy eyes with small chocolate chips or mini marshmallows.
  • Experiment with different colored candies for the reindeer’s nose.
  • Add sprinkles or edible glitter to the chocolate for some extra sparkle.

Serving Suggestions

These Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer are perfect for holiday parties, school events, or just a fun activity to do with the kids. Serve them on a platter with some extra pretzels for a festive touch. They also make great edible gifts – just wrap them up in cellophane and tie with a ribbon.

Remember, these treats are dairy-free, so they’re suitable for those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies. However, always double-check the ingredients of your chocolate chips and candies to ensure they are truly dairy-free.


Get in the holiday spirit with these adorable and delicious Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer. They’re easy to make, allergy-friendly, and sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. So gather your ingredients and have fun creating these festive treats!

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