Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer (dairy-free)

Delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer

Are you looking for a fun and festive treat that is both dairy-free and absolutely adorable? Look no further than these Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer! Perfect for holiday parties, school events, or just a sweet indulgence at home, these reindeer treats are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.


  • 12 large strawberries
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 24 small candy eyes
  • 12 small red candies (such as M&M’s or Skittles)
  • 12 small pretzels


  1. Wash the strawberries and pat them dry with a paper towel. Make sure they are completely dry before proceeding.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the dairy-free chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth and fully melted.
  3. Dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate, coating it about three-quarters of the way up. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  4. Place the chocolate-coated strawberries on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. While the chocolate is still wet, carefully press two candy eyes onto each strawberry to create the reindeer’s eyes.
  6. Next, place a small red candy below the eyes to create the reindeer’s nose.
  7. Break each pretzel in half to create the reindeer’s antlers. Gently press the pretzel halves into the top of each strawberry.
  8. Repeat the process with all the strawberries.
  9. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
  10. Once the chocolate is set, remove the strawberries from the refrigerator and serve.


  • Make sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips to keep this recipe dairy-free. There are many brands available at your local grocery store or specialty food store.
  • If you don’t have candy eyes, you can use small drops of melted chocolate or icing to create the eyes instead.
  • Feel free to get creative with the reindeer’s antlers. You can use pretzel sticks, small pieces of licorice, or even small pieces of sliced almond.
  • These Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer are best enjoyed the same day they are made. The strawberries may release some moisture after being refrigerated, so it’s best to serve them fresh.


These Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer are not only delicious but also a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply want to enjoy a sweet treat, these dairy-free reindeer will surely delight both kids and adults alike. Get creative with the decorations and have fun making these adorable edible reindeer. Happy holidays!

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