Reindeer Poop (Gift Tag Printable)

  • Servings : 35 balls
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 10m

Reindeer Poop edible gifts and free gift tag printable

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There are some really gorgeous edible gift ideas for Christmas. This is our cheeky version. The kids will love giving these to friends and family for a little Christmas giggle. Reindeer Poop is made of dried fruit and rolled in coconut then popped in a bag, jar or box – you can use our free gift tag printable to print, cut, and stick, paste or tie.


  • Experiment with your favourite dried fruit.
  • If eating the reindeer poop right away, consider filling the centre with a raspberry or blueberry. The burst of fresh fruit would be delicious!

Nutrition Note:  Santa’s reindeer munch mostly on plant food (carrots, leafy greens, apples and water are high up on the menu during their Christmas Eve journey), so its only natural they leave behind little bites full of goodness.

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  • 100g pitted dates
  • 100g raisins or sultanas
  • 35g craisins
  • 35g dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 1tbsp + 2 teaspoon cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats*
  • 2 tsp fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut plus ½ extra for coating
  • *Note: omit the oats if you requite gluten or wheat free.


Step 1

Place all the dried fruit in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until finely chopped -

Step 2

Pour boiling water over chopped fruit and leave for a minute -

Step 3

Add the rest of the ingredients (except for the extra coconut) and blend mixture until it forms a paste -

Step 4

Place the extra coconut on a plate. Remove blade from processor bowl and begin making small balls of mixture. Roll the balls in the coconut to cover -

Step 5

Your reindeer poop can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by A Write Relief... (for PND) on December 18, 2012

    What a wonderful idea… I actually laughed at loud when I read it! I love it so much, I’m not only going to make them myself, I’ve also included your post in my latest post:
    Merry Christmas and thank you so much again! xx

  2. posted by Rachel on January 23, 2013

    Absolutely delicious! To store them for longer, I froze mine… they last for ages, and you can even eat them straight out of the freezer.

  3. posted by Ronnie on July 10, 2013

    No where near to Christmas but I wanted a quick yummy recipe to try out today and therse are so delicious. Thank you

  4. posted by Catherine on November 19, 2014

    I love the look of this but cant see the labels/ gift tag to download them.

  5. posted by Kestrel on December 9, 2015

    Hi Team, I’d love to make this for my kids Kinder class, but they have a nut free policy. Is there something else I could use instead of the almond meal do you think?

    • posted by Allie on December 10, 2015

      How about seed meal? Or dried coconut? Ax

      • posted by Kestrel on December 10, 2015

        Awesome, I’ll give it a go… Thanks so much for responding 🙂


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