Reindeer Celery Sticks

Reindeer celery sticks are a fun and easy way to add a festive touch to your holiday table. This classic snack gets a makeover with a few simple ingredients, making it a perfect healthy option for Christmas treats. Plus, it’s food allergy-friendly and so cute that kids will love to help make it! This recipe is so simple that even the youngest children can help in the kitchen. All you need is celery sticks, sunflower butter, chocolate, pretzels, raspberries and candy eyes. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll have a delicious and adorable snack that’s perfect for any holiday party or after-school snack. Adults will love them also!

Why You’ll Love This Cute Snack

It’s super fun to make!

These reindeer celery sticks are delicious!

They are the perfect combination of sweet, salty and crunchy.

This snack can easily be made gluten free and dairy free.

These are the perfect treat for a holiday board or an after-school snack.

Adults and children will love them.

They are super kid-friendly and a great activity to do with children!

Equipment Needed

All you need to make these reindeer celery sticks is a bowl, knife and a plate.

Ingredients Needed

Celery: Celery acts as the base for these reindeer celery sticks. It provides a crunchy and refreshing contrast to the creamy sunflower butter. I used three celery stalks and cut them in half to make six reindeers.

Sunflower Butter: I love using sunflower butter here! Feel free to also use peanut butter or any other nut butter if you are able to. Nutella would also be a great idea here.

Chocolate Chips: I added melted chocolate to some of these reindeer celery sticks and it was a game changer. This is completely optional but very delicious!

Candy Eyes: The candy eyes help give these reindeer snacks a recognizable face!

Pretzels: I used pretzels for the antlers. I made it easy by just leaving the pretzels whole. I used gluten free pretzels here because I am gluten free!

Raspberries: Raspberries are used for Rudolph’s nose!

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Gather your ingredients.

Step 2: Spread sunflower butter on each piece of celery. Melt chocolate and spread chocolate on half or all of the celery sticks.

Step 3: Add the pretzel antlers to the top of each celery stick. Press two eyes into the top of each celery stick, right under the antlers. Work quickly before the chocolate hardens.

Step 4: Add the raspberry noses towards the lower middle of each celery stick. Serve and enjoy!

How to Make Homemade Eyes

If you prefer to make homemade candy eyes:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the dark chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Drop small dollops of the melted dark chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet. Melt the white chocolate chips in a separate microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Use a toothpick to add small dots of the melted white chocolate to the center of each dark chocolate dollop. Refrigerate the candy eyes for at least 15 minutes, or until set.

Variations

Try using different nut butters for these reindeer celery sticks. Mix it up with peanut butter, pecan butter, almond butter or Nutella!

Instead of using a raspberry for the nose, some alternative options could be a red candy, frosting, a strawberry slice or a cranberry!

A fun way to mix these up is using chocolate-covered pretzels dipped in festive sprinkles for the antlers!

Recipe FAQ

How do you make candy eyes?

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt dark chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Drop small dollops of the melted dark chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet. Melt white chocolate chips in a separate microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Use a toothpick to add small dots of the melted white chocolate to the center of each dark chocolate dollop. Refrigerate the candy eyes for at least 15 minutes, or until set.

What do celery and nut butter do for your body?

Celery is a good source of insoluble fiber, which helps promote digestive health and keep you feeling full. Nut butter contains healthy fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are beneficial for heart health.

What is celery with peanut butter and raisins called? 

Ants on a log is a simple and healthy snack that is perfect for kids and adults alike. It consists of celery sticks filled with peanut butter and topped with raisins, resembling ants crawling on a log. These reindeer celery sticks are a fun twist on this classic snack.

What tastes best on celery?

I think nut butter or sunflower butter tastes delicious on celery! I love adding chocolate as well.

Related Recipes

Be sure to try these fun holiday ideas next:

Reindeer Pancakes

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

Candy Cane Caprese

Candy Cane Brownies

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Reindeer Celery Sticks

Reindeer celery sticks are a fun and easy way to add a festive touch to your holiday table. This classic snack gets a makeover with a few simple ingredients, making it a perfect healthy option for Christmas treats.
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Snack, Snacks
Keyword: celery, christmas, holiday, holidays, reindeer, snack
Servings: 3
Calories: 336kcal

Equipment

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 knife
  • 1 plate

Ingredients

  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1/2 cup sunflower butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 12 candy eyes
  • 6 raspberries
  • 6 pretzels

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Spread sunflower butter on each piece of celery. Melt chocolate and spread chocolate on half or all of the celery sticks.
  • Add the pretzel antlers to the top of each celery stick. Press two eyes into the top of each celery stick, right under the antlers. Work quickly before the chocolate hardens.
  • Add the raspberry noses towards the lower middle of each celery stick. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg
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