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Reindeer Droppings

A recipe from OSF Healthcare Registered Dietitian Ashley Simper

These no-bake dark chocolate, cranberry and walnut treats are decadent and chopped full of antioxidants!

Reindeer Droppings

Here's what you'll need:

  • 4 ounces (1/2 block) ⅓ less fat/Neufchatel cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate morsels (60% cacao or greater)
  • ⅓ cup baking cocoa
  • ¼ cup chopped dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Place cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat until fluffy.
  2. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt dark chocolate in the microwave for 50-60 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
  3. Add baking cocoa, melted chocolate, cranberries and walnuts to cream cheese and beat until combined.
  4. Gradually beat in 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar.
  5. Using the ¼ cup powdered sugar that was set aside, coat hands and roll chocolate into 24 balls.
  6. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with powdered sugar or baking cocoa as desired

Serves 24

Nutrition Information:

Per 1 Reindeer Dropping:

  • Calories: 58
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 19 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 1g


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