Rudolph the red-nosed pretzel dog

Claire Gallam

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Looking for a cute holiday appetizer for your kids? Instead of regular pigs in a blanket, make these adorable Rudolph the red-nosed pretzel dogs!

Rudolph the red nosed pretzel dog

These bite-size little pretzel dogs are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Add a few of these to your kid's lunchbox or to your holiday party for a great app everyone will love.

Rudolph the red-nosed pretzel dogs

Serves about 12


  • 12 mini pretzel dogs
  • Ketchup
  • Black olives for eyes
  • Ranch for the eyes
  • Rosemary for antlers


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a standard size baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the pretzel dogs on the baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 12 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  3. Once cooled, decorate with black olives (for eyes) and ketchup (for the nose). Using a skewer, carefully stick a few holes into the top of the pretzel dog. Stick a few rosemary branches into the tops for antlers.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.