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This cute reindeer chocolate covered strawberries recipe is so cute and just perfect for the holiday season. You only need a few ingredients and they’re really easy to make. You can turn juicy strawberries into these gorgeous, tasty reindeer strawberry sweet treats and everyone will want to enjoy them. They’re ideal for any occasion such as a Christmas party or when you have friends or family visiting and want to offer them a festive drink and something fun.

Chocolate reindeer strawberries on a cutting board.

Christmas chocolate covered strawberries are a lot of fun to make and they look so cute. Everyone is going to want to much on at least one of these sweet little bites!

Looking for more festive delights? Try these chocolate dipped peppermint meringue kiss Christmas cookies or make these delicious gingersnap eggnog jello pudding shots. And these chocolate covered cherries and Rudolf the reindeer donuts will surely delight.

Christmas treat of strawberry reindeer on a plate.

Why You’ll Love Them

Easy:  It’s simple to make Christmas chocolate covered strawberries and you only need a few ingredients. Apart from making melted chocolate, there’s no baking or cooking involved.
Undeniably cute: These fun reindeer chocolate dipped strawberries will appeal to everyone – they aren’t just for the kids!
Tasty: Pairing different textures, both smooth and crunchy, with sweet and savory flavors, these reindeer strawberries are certainly delicious.

Chocolate reindeer strawberries on a baking sheet, also known as red-nosed reindeer strawberry treats.

Ingredients for Christmas Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You need strawberries, chocolate chips, avocado oil, graham cracker crumbs, M&Ms, mini pretzels, and candy eyes to make the reindeer.

A bowl of chocolate chips and pretzels transformed into adorable strawberry reindeer, a perfect Christmas treat.

How to Make This Holiday Season Favorite

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Melt the chocolate:  Melt the chocolate chips with the avocado oil in the microwave.
Dip the berries: Dip strawberries in melted chocolate then arrange on wax paper or parchment paper (here) to set once the excess chocolate has dripping off.
Decorate the reindeer: Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on them and stick on the candy eyes and red M&Ms, and push in the pretzels when the chocolate covered strawberries are set.

A person creating a festive Christmas treat by drizzling chocolate over a strawberry in a jar, forming a chocolate-covered strawberry reindeer.

Substitutions and Variations

Omit the graham cracker crumbs or use another kind of Christmas sprinkles if you like. Semisweet chocolate chips work well but it’s up to you what chocolate to use.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Reindeer on a plate.

Either white chocolate or dark chocolate would work in place of semisweet or milk chocolate, or you could use some of each so people get the choice. Another option is to skip the avocado oil or sub coconut oil instead.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Reindeer on a cutting board.

How to Serve Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Christmas

Enjoy these paired with a festive cocktail such as Santa hat cocktails or chocolate martinis. If you want to make other snacks to offer too, what about gingerbread man cookies or Grinch sugar cookies?

Chocolate reindeer strawberries on a plate.

How to Store Chocolate Covered Strawberry Reindeer

Store:  Leftovers will keep for a few days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Freeze: They don’t thaw out well since the fruit goes mushy inside the chocolate shell, as do the pretzels.

Indulge in the delightful chocolate strawberry reindeer treats, featuring Rudolph the red-nosed appearance.

Reindeer Strawberries FAQs

Why do you add oil to the melted chocolate?

The oil helps the chocolate runnier and more easy to dip the strawberries, but if you want to use another kind of oil or leave it out altogether, that’s fine. Just make sure the strawberries are completely dry before dipping, else the chocolate will run off.

Can you use frozen strawberries to make Christmas chocolate covered strawberries?

Not for this recipe because the strawberries will be soft and a bit mushy when they thaw, so your reindeer’s faces won’t come out the right shape.

Three strawberry reindeer on a cutting board.

Chocolate Strawberry Reindeer Recipe

5 from 37 votes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Reindeer

By: Bella Bucchiotti
The cutest strawberry reindeer treats made with strawberries, chocolate, and pretzel antlers. They are easy to make and will be a hit!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 Pound strawberries
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet, for melting
  • 1 Teaspoon avocado oil
  • ¼ Cup graham cracker crumbs
  • chocolate candy, Peanut butter M&M’s or other
  • 1 Cup pretzels, mini
  • candy eyes
  • ¼ Cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet, for melting


  • Melt the chocolate chips and the avocado oil together in a small Mason jar in the microwave on 30 second intervals. Stir after every 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Wash the strawberries, and pat them dry thoroughly.
  • Dip the strawberries in the chocolate enough to coat them, and let the chocolate drip off for a few seconds. Place the strawberries on their side on a plate or sheet of parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the melted chocolate, and while the chocolate is still wet, place the eyes and M&M.
  • Break the corners of the mini pretzels off into curved shapes. (The pretzel should naturally break this way.)
  • Once the chocolate has hardened, push the pretzels into the strawberry on both sides.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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Super-cute and yummy too, you’ll definitely want to whip up some of these for Christmas this year. They’re a fun way to get one of your five-a-day, and they will appeal to everyone! This light dessert option can be served as they are or you can use one or two to decorate a sundae or your favorite festive dessert. Nobody will be able to resist a cute and edible red nosed reindeer!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends too!