Reindeer Cupcake Recipe

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Reindeer Cupcake Recipe

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How cute are these babies!!! It does not take much to whip these up. This is the perfect treat to make for a potluck or if you want a ton of delicious cupcakes for yourself πŸ˜‰

Can you spot Rudolph?

To make this treat gluten – free simple use a gluten – free cake mix and pretzels which can easily be found at your local grocer

Reindeer Cupcake Recipe

Everything you need to make this recipe is above — everything was pretty easy to find except for those darn candy eyes. I thought I was going to have to go to Michaels to get them ( which is about a 20 minute) drive; however, I lucked out and found them in the baking aisle at Safeway!

I used red dot candies for the noses which were $1.49 from Winco ( found in the baking section) but you can cut the cost by using red hots

I would say this recipe cost me about $4.00 ish for 15 cupcakes completed — which is not too shabby!

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Reindeer Cupcake Recipe

But my favorite is the reindeer with that red nose!

Reindeer Cupcake Recipe

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Reindeer Cupcake Recipe



  • 1 Box of Cake Mix ( look on the box to know how much oil and eggs to add)
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Candy Eyes
  • Red Candies
  • ¼ of Melting chocolate
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  • Pretzels


  1. Mix the cake mix and preheat the oven according to the instructions on the box
  2. Fill cupcake liners with the mix and bake
  3. Let the cupcakes fully cool
  4. Frost each cupcake and place 2 pretzels on each
  5. Then add the eyes under the eyes place the wafer
  6. Put a little frosting on the red candy and place on the wafer
  7. Enjoy!
  8. If you want brown noses - melt the chocolate in the microwave and dip the red candy into the melted chocolate then place on the wafer