Caramel Fudge Reindeer -The Cutest Christmas Gift

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Caramel Fudge reindeer is one of the cutest things you can make this Christmas. Making gifts from the kitchen is one of my favourite things to do. I have the opportunity to cook a bunch of sweet treats and can give them away before I overindulge.

Reindeer Caramel Fudge
Reindeer Caramel Fudge

These reindeer were born when I was trying to find a way of creatively gifting salted caramel fudge. Salted Caramel Fudge is one of my most popular recipes on ThermoKitchen, so people LOVE to receive it as a gift, especially if they don’t have a Thermomix.

This simple fudge is so quick to make, never fails and is absolutely addictive. Making the fudge in the shape of a circle gave me the chance to be crafty and clever. A quick trip to spotlight and I had all the supplies needed to decorate the packaging so the fudge looked like a cute reindeer. Don’t worry, I’m not crafty and I created these. You don’t need any exceptional talent! Decorating them is super easy and heaps of fun.

You could even enlist the help of the kids in sticking on the reindeer’s eyes and nose!

Easy Christmas Gifts to Make - Reindeer Fudge Wheel
Easy Christmas Gifts to Make – Reindeer Fudge Wheel

If you’re anything like me you leave your Christmas gift cooking until the last moment. This is a fabulous last-minute recipe because it’s super quick. Plus, once it’s packaged it looks like you spent many loving hours making the cutest Christmas kitchen gift ever! o make and it can be packaged up and given as a last-minute gift to neighbours or friends that drop by.

Twin Caramel Fudge Reindeer
Twin Caramel Fudge Reindeer

Last year I gave my Reindeer Caramel Fudge to neighbours and the children’s bus driver. I really enjoy spreading the Christmas spirit, so I made some “spares” for the fridge. These were to give friends that dropped by in the lead-up to Christmas.

Reindeer Fudge - A gift from the Kitchen
Reindeer Fudge – A gift from the Kitchen

Don’t forget, your reindeer don’t have to be caramel in colour and flavour. If you prefer you could also use this Vanilla Fudge recipe. Making a batch of each would just be crazy cute.

Simple Thermomix Vanilla Fudge
Simple Thermomix Vanilla Fudge

Tips for Crafting the Reindeer

  1. The fudge is made using a round spring-form pan lined with plastic wrap.
  2. Once the fudge was set the sweet was cut into eight wedges.
  3. The reindeer caramel fudge was then placed into rectangular clear cellophane bags. I folded back the cellophane sides to get a nice triangular shape and then secured the sides with sticky tape to the back of the reindeer.
  4. The nose was an adhesive gem from Spotlight.
  5. The adhesive eyes were out of stock to I used a hot glue gun to stick eyes on the plastic.
  6. I bunch the top of the plastic bag together and secured it with sticky tape.
  7. Then I tied a cute ribbon at the top to finish the look.
Christmas Caramel Fudge Recipe
Christmas Caramel Fudge Recipe

The bravest and most patient parents might consider asking the children to help decorate the reindeer. Seriously though, the decorating is simple. The step by step instructions are above. But it is mostly just sticking on gems and stickers. Then finishing with a Christmas ribbon.

Reindeer Caramel Fudge -Pin
Reindeer Caramel Fudge -Pin

I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. Don’t forget to pin this idea to your Christmas Cooking Board on Pinterest.

Thermomix Fudge Watchpoints

Making fudge is really simple in the Thermomix if you follow the instructions. There are a few things that can go wrong so I will explain those to you before we get cooking.

  1. Make sure not to get condensation in the TM bowl. This means leaving the MC out so steam can escape. Also, be very careful when you lift the lid not to let the condensation drip into the bowl. If condensation gets into the bowl it can make the texture of the fudge feel grainy. Grainy isn’t nice!
  2. Follow the exact instructions for temperature and heating. The timing allows the mixture to get to a set temperature. If it doesn’t cook long enough it won’t set properly when it cools.
  3. Place the chocolate and any other flavourings in at the end of the cooking time. If they are added prior it can interfere with the setting and reduce the intensity of any flavourings.
Heart Rum Balls
Heart Rum Balls

More Christmas Ideas

If you’re looking for more Thermomix Christmas cooking ideas take a long at my Easy Rum Balls, these are made with cake so they’re super gooey and delicious. Plus they last for a long time so they can be made weeks ahead of Christmas. My other classic is a Traditional Shortbread, this is so adaptable, make it as small cookies or large rounds. Two more super cute ideas is a Chocolate Mint Fudge Christmas Tree or Chocolate Reindeer Cookies.

You can’t forget to make a Steamed Christmas Pudding. This is so much easier to make than the traditional method of boiling the pudding in a calico cloth. Plus, people will think you are just SO clever!

I also have a healthy bliss ball festive treat. They really look festive but they’re filled with nutrient-rich ingredients. These are perfect for Vegans or friends who don’t indulge in sugary treats

Festive Acai Bliss Balls
Festive Acai Bliss Balls

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Thermomix Salted Caramel Fudge Reindeer

Thermomix Salted Caramel Reindeer Fudge

Julie Carlyle
These cute little reindeer make gorgeous Christmas gifts for the neighbour and friends.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack, Sweet
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 8 slices
Calories 504 kcal


  • 170 gm Cadbury White Chocolate Dream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 160 gm brown sugar
  • 120 gm salted butter
  • 75 gm golden syrup
  • 50 gm glucose
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Break chocolate into squares and place into TM bowl. Mill 5 Sec/Speed 9.
  • Remove the chocolate from TM. Reserve for later.
  • Add condensed milk, butter, brown sugar, salt, golden syrup and glucose syrup to TM Bowl. Cook 8mins/100C/Speed 3 MC OUT.
  • Scrape down the TM bowl. (Don’t allow the condensation to fall into TM bowl)
  • Cook 20mins/Varoma/Speed 3 MC OUT.
  • Add reserved chocolate to TM bowl. Combine 10 secs/Speed 4.
  • Repeat if necessary until the chocolate has melted and the fudge is a smooth consistency.
  • Pour the fudge into a lined round springform tin, refrigerate until set.
  • Slice the fudge into wedges and decorate as desired.


Don’t allow any condensation to go into the fudge when you remove the lid as this will cause the fudge to go “grainy”.
STORE: In the fridge for up to 2 months.


Calories: 504kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 5gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 343mgPotassium: 271mgSugar: 71gVitamin A: 515IUVitamin C: 1.4mgCalcium: 203mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword chocolate fudge, Christmas Cooking, Salted caramal, Thermomix Slice
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20 thoughts on “Caramel Fudge Reindeer -The Cutest Christmas Gift”

  1. Jaimie says:

    5 stars
    These are just the cutest! What a great little gift idea and an awesome activity to do with the kids 🙂

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  3. Carmela says:

    Hi. Could I use pancake and waffle syrup instead of golden syrup?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Carmela, I wouldn’t substitute the golden syrup as this is one of the components that helps the fudge to set. Sorry 🙁

  4. Bev says:

    How big is the can of condensed milk please.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Bev, the condensed milk can is 395g.

  5. Jess says:

    Can you do a double batch at once?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Jess, Sorry…No, the recipe has very specific temperatures the candy needs to hit to work properly. Doubling the batch would change the consistency of the fudge and it probably wouldn’t set. Sorry 🙁

  6. Amanda says:

    Gorgeous! Pinned to “Christmas”… I am thinking you could also do this with brownie as well. Thanks for sharing ????

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      That’s exactly what I planned to do!! I have a chocolate brownie recipe I’m getting ready to add to the website that would be perfect!!

  7. Natarsha Lambie says:

    Hi did you use cellophane bags or pieces of cellophane. These looks great and I am wanting to order bags etc. Ie what size cellophane this would be most helpful.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Natasha, I just bought pre-made rectangular cellophane bags from the dollar shop. Then I folded the excess behind the fudge and sticky taped it. The bags I got were very long so I trimmed the top once it was secured with a ribbon. Good luck ????????

      1. Natarsha Lambie says:

        Brilliant thank you.

  8. Gill says:

    What size springform tin do you use

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Gill, I used a 24cm springform, although a few cm difference won’t matter, there will just be a slight difference in the thickness of the reindeer.

  9. Jo Lawrence says:

    Hi! I’m just wondering how long they last, would it be too early to start making batches now for Christmas?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      I’m sure these will be fine in the fridge until Christmas 🙂

  10. Kelly says:

    5 stars
    Does the gift need to be stored in fridge? I want to include in hampers but prefer not having to keep it in my fridge.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      I always keep mine in the fridge because it’s hot here in Summer and I don’t want any softening/melting. Having said that, all the ingredients in the fudge are stable at room temperature so there wouldn’t be a spoilage issue.

      1. Kelly Berwick says:

        5 stars
        Thank you

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