Reindeer Chow :: A Little Help for the Holidays from Kraft

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I love this time of year because it means I have an excuse to make some yummy treats for my family and friends. I am normally not much of a sweets person, but there’s just something about this time of year that makes me want to indulge a little more than normal.

When it comes to making yummy treats, I want it to be quick and easy. As a mom of three who works from home, I just don’t have time to make anything fancy. Plus, I prefer making treats that the kids can join in and help with. It makes for some quality family time!

Reindeer Chow

Today the kids and I set out to make a fun, new treat for Santa’s reindeer — Reindeer Chow! More commonly known as Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies, this treat is the same only it has holiday M&M’s to give it a little festive flair.

Reindeer Chow

This recipe is quick, easy, and affordable. In just 15 minutes, you’ve got a yummy treat that is perfect for holiday get-togethers. It also makes a great homemade gift for a teacher or friend. Simply put it in a tin or mason jar and tie it with a pretty ribbon. Voilà! A perfect gift!

Reindeer Chow
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Total time
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 18
  • 9 cups Rice Chex, Corn Chex, or Chocolate Chex
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup holiday M&M's (any variety)
  1. Measure cereal and pour into large bowl; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable plastic bag.
  4. Add powdered suger. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
  5. Add M&M's and stir into mixture. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.


Reindeer Chow with Planters Peanut Butter

I was able to buy everything I needed for our Reindeer Chow at Target. For the peanut butter I used Planters Natural Creamy, a Kraft product.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kraft. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. kathy pease says

    This looks really good and I will have to try this for our christmas eve gathering..My family would love it thanks for posting and happy holidays :)

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