These are So cute for a Christmas cookie tray or as a gift and they taste good too! I saw these posted on Facebook by a friend and just had to make them. I made the Nutter Butter Santas following Kim Blegacki's JAP recipe so my picture shows both the Santa's I made following Kim's recipe and the Reindeer. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!
Melt the chocolate almond bark in a double boiler or microwave.
Dip each cookie into the melted almond bark. Do one at a time tapping cookie to get the excess almond bark to drip off. Put onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
After dipping a few cookies at a time put broken pretzels on the top of the dipped cookies to resemble antlers. Next put two candy eyes not quite halfway down in the cookie. Finally put a Red Hot candy at the bottom of the cookie for the nose. Continue dipping and decorating the cookies. You can make a few at a time or make an entire package. I bought my candy eyes at Walmart and had just enough candy eyes in each package to decorate an entire package of cookies. I did half a package of Reindeer and the other half I made Santa's.
As I posted in the ingredients, you can make eyes and the nose using cookie icing. I have a lot of Christmas goodies to make so it was just easier for me to use the already made ones.