Reindeer Noses

"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."
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Ready In:


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


  • Put 12 red hots in each baggie Insert this poem in each baggie:

  • 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!
  • Seal the baggies.
  • You can also staple the poem on the outside of the baggies.

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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. This is so cute. I made these for everybody on my list. Thanks
  4. We've also used this with red m&m's. A simple but great holiday treat!
  5. Well done AuntWofieWoof! I gave these to workmates and they were so delighted (even the men) A few girls ran straight to the photo copier to photo copy the verse to make their own !!! I couldn't find red cinnamon candies, and no-one here is oz new of them. So I used large Jaffa type lollies instead, about 6 in each bag. I used clear cellophane bags and red ribbons and bells to tie them up, and of course the verse! A great gift idea when you are looking for just that little something without spending to much or going overboard!


  1. Cute! I put them in satin gold Christmas satchel and they looked jazzed up. I was in a hurry, I read Recipe #72535 ingredients and printed this recipes message so I used marshmallows instead of red candies. They were still so cute and who ever we gave them to thought it was a funny. Thank you AuntWoofieWoof for sharing your holiday fun.


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