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Reindeer Chow Recipe

Treat Santa’s reindeer to this yummy Reindeer Chow — a fun twist on the traditional Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies recipe! Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s a quick and easy treat for holiday parties or get-togethers.

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.

Reindeer Chow - a yummy & simple muddy buddies/puppy chow recipe for the holidays!

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.

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

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

Reindeer Chow

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Treat Santa’s reindeer to this yummy Reindeer Chow — a fun twist on the traditional Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies recipe! Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s a quick and easy treat for holiday parties or get-togethers.

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Rice Chex, Corn Chex, or Chocolate Chex
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup holiday M&M's (any variety)

Instructions

  1. Measure cereal and pour into a large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a 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 a 2-gallon resealable plastic bag.
  4. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
  5. Add M&M's and stir into mixture. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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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