Friday, December 10, 2010

Reindeer Food Recipe

Scarlett learned to sing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at preschool, so she was very happy when our day to read Rudolph rolled around.  We asked Scarlett to read it to us, but she sang it to us instead.

We made these hand-print Rudolph cards to go with our "reindeer food".

Don't worry, it's ok for humans to eat too...and lots of it.

I received this recipe in the Christmas activity advent from my "secret sister:


12 cups Crispix cereal (approximately one box)
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 bag)
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar


In a very large pot over low heat, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat and add cereal, stirring gently to coat well.  Add the powdered sugar, a bit at a time, and continue stirring until mixture is completely combined.

Spread pieces on a cookie sheet or other clean, flat surface, separating them so they don't stick together.  Allow to cool.  Store in airtight container until ready to serve.

Makes about 12 1-cup servings.


  1. We usually make reindeer food every year as well, but for some reason this year it skipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder! I will be sure to pick up the ingredients and make some for our game night next week. :)

  2. Yum! Our "reindeer food" is actually "food" we put out on the lawn to give Santa and his reindeer a landing path to our house Christmas Eve. It is a mix of green and red glitter and oats.

    The reindeer see the glitter and it guides them to our house, and the oats are a treat for them.

  3. Cute idea Glass of Whine!

    I've always had that recipe with chex cereal and called it muddy buddies. I wonder what the difference is in taste. I think I need to go to the store now.

  4. Emily - It probably tastes very similar. The recipe indicates that you can use Butterscotch chips as well. My grandma used to make it an call it dog food...reindeer food seems more magical and appealing! :)

  5. My only problem with this is that I will eat it all before the reindeer come. I would have to make it the night of :) YUMMERS!!

  6. Reindeer food will be a big hit with my grandkids. And best of all...IT'S EASY!


  7. we always make this and call it puppy chow. i guess whatever it is, it's delicious!

  8. Yummy! I can hardly wait to make it! Thanks and blessings to you! LeAnn