What You Will Need-
1 pkg Oreo's (or your own)
1 bag min pretzel's
1 bag M&Ms
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (or you can use any type of solid chocolate you can melt)
Step 1: Melt the Chocolate-
This can be done in several ways. I prefer to melt mine in a pan over LOW heat, stirring constantly. I like this because I can control it more. If you have a double boiler you can use that. I have heard many people like to melt in the microwave because its faster and they don't have to stand there stirring. I don't like this because mine always seems to burn and I think it changes the taste of the chocolate. Plus I am not a big microwave person period. I use ours for popcorn and thats about it.
Step 2: Dip Oreo's for the "Heads"-
Once chocolate is melted dip Oreo's 1 at a time into the chocolate using metal tongs. Coat both sides evenly and then place on wax paper to cool.
Step 3: Add eyes, nose and antlers-
I usually dip 3-4 Oreo's and then do the eyes/nose/antlers. Dip 3-4 more and do eyes/nose/antlers again. You need to add the eye, nose s and antlers while the chocolate is still soft and warm or they will not stick.
After you have about 3-4 dipped take 2 M&Ms in whatever color you want (green, brown or blue) and add near the top of the cookie to make 2 "eyes". Using a red M&M add below the eyes to make a "nose".
Take 2 pretzel's and gently smush them into the top of the Oreo's. Be careful not to break them. I like to dip a spoon into the chocolate and drizzle a little extra chocolate on top to secure them.
Allow cookies to cool at least 10 minutes before removing from wax paper. I like to just put them in the fridge overnight.
I let Teddy help with the ones pictured above. He helped add the eyes, nose and antlers. I even let him hold the spoon to drizzle chocolate onto the antlers to secure them. Can you tell which ones he made? I like to make mine with brown eyes, he insisted they needed green. We did some with blue too. This picture is from last year so he was 3 at the time. This is a fun Christmas activity to let little hands help with.
P.S. In our house Santa enjoys these on Christmas Eve along with frosted sugar and gingerbread cookies.