Nut-Free Holiday Snack: Rudolph Celery Reindeer

For a festive and nut-free holiday snack, serve these adorably simple Rudolph Celery Reindeer. Use sunflower seed butter or soy butter to make them a school-approved snack. 

Nut-Free Holiday Snack: Rudolf Celery Reindeer from Holley Grainger

Looking for a break from all the holiday sweets? Bring your kiddos into the kitchen and make these festive Rudolph Celery Reindeer. The combination of crispy, crunchy, salty and sweet make this a favorite recipe even after Santa and the reindeer have parked the sleigh for the season. 

Nut-Free Snack for School Parties: Celery Reindeer

As a room mom, I’m always on the hunt for cute snacks to serve at holiday school parties. My friends tease me because I tend to put my dietitian hat on to make sure there is a balance of sugary treats along with something relatively nutritious (like fruit or veggies). That’s why I created a list of my favorite nut-free holiday treats for class parties and included these sunflower seed butter celery reindeer. In fact, if the children in the classroom are old enough, you can give them the ingredients and let them make the reindeer as a fun Christmas party “snacktivity.” 

Nut-Free Holiday Snack: Rudolf Celery Reindeer from Holley Grainger

If you’re on the hunt for more nut free ideas for school then don’t miss this roundup and free printable of 50 nut free snacks for school. And if you want even more healthy holiday treat ideas for kids then this list of 12 Healthy Holiday Treats is sure to have a favorite recipe or two.

How to Make Simple Celery Reindeer:

Celery Reindeer from Holley Grainger

Nut-Free Holiday Snack: Celery Reindeer

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack


Celery Reindeer are an adorable nut-free holiday snack to serve at school parties or any time you need a healthy snack. Use sunflower seed butter or soy butter to make the reindeer school-approved. Otherwise, feel free to use peanut butter or almond butter for an equally delicious treat.



4 Tbsp sunflower seed or nut butter (almond, peanut, etc.)

8 celery sticks

⅓ cup fresh raspberries

2 Tbsp chocolate chips

¼ cup pretzels, broken into pieces to make “antlers”


Spread ½ Tbsp seed or nut butter evenly over each celery stick. Arrange raspberry as the nose, chocolate chips as the eyes and pretzels as the antlers. Serve immediately. 

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Nut-Free Holiday Snack: Rudolf Celery Reindeer


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