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reindeer cookie bars decorated with pretzels m&ms and mini chocolate chips sitting in Christmas box
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Reindeer Cookie Bars

Extra cute Reindeer Cookie Bars are fun, festive and fabulous! These easy to make Christmas cookie bars are the perfect addition to your holiday festivities and look amazing on cookie trays and dessert tables!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword reindeer cookie bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 381kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • ½ cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup M&Ms


  • 1 cup pretzels cut in half
  • ½ cup M&Ms red and green
  • mini chocolate chips for the eyes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 11 x 17 inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat. You can also grease with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about one to two minutes.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Add in flour and baking soda and stir. Fold in crushed pretzels and M&M's until just combined.
  • Transfer dough to prepared pan and press into pan evenly.
  • Make a reindeer face by lining up 2 chocolate chips, one M&M, and a pretzel (cut in half) to make the face of a reindeer (See photos for example). I like to make a small indentation where the bars are going to be so that I can make sure the reindeer are lined up evenly.
  • Bake in oven for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  • Allow cookie bars to cool for 15 to 20 minutes before cutting into bars and serving.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg