Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

This is a fun treat for elementary school children to give to their classmates at Christmas time or at a holiday party as a party favor. You can give these to any child. Kids just love it. Adults do too. When I gave them to a K-1 class 2 years ago, the kids tried to stick the "Reindeer Noses" on their own nose. It was so cute!! You can print the poem out using a card printing program. Use the Business Cards format and select the one that has 10 business cards per sheet of paper. Find a Reindeer image to put on them too. Use red and green font making one word red and the next word green like I have done. I don't know how many packets each bag of red hot candies will make. Have your child/children help you make these to save time. They will love doing it. Time is approximate depending on how many you make.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 bag red cinnamon candies
  • ziploc bag (snack or sandwich sized)


  1. Put 12 red hots in each baggie Insert this poem in each baggie:
  2. I wanted the perfect gift for you, But couldn't decide just what to d0(exclaimation mark)I almost sent you a dozen roses, but instead here's a dozen of reindeer noses!
  3. Seal the baggies.
  4. You can also staple the poem on the outside of the baggies.


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I love this idea but I tweaked it a little, I used 8 maltesers (choc malt balls) & one jaffa (choc orange ball) per bag so you have the 8 reindeer & rudolph and I found some cute printables on another site and used these for the tops of the bags...such a cute idea for class mates!

**Mandy** December 26, 2011

This recipe is so flexible! I tweaked it a bit as I was low on red hots and only put 11 in each bag or I would have had to run back to the store. My kids helped me write our own poem, "when times are tough, do not dwell, 11 red hots are just as swell. These reindeer noses are gifts from our heart, to give your Christmas a very merry start." These would make great toppers for presents!

Linda of Castle Rock December 22, 2010

This is so cute. I made these for everybody on my list. Thanks

Chef Stiles December 13, 2012

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