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Reindeer Chow
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4.34 from 3 votes

Reindeer Munch

A delicious Christmas Chex Mix recipe that makes for a festive holiday snack. Reindeer Chow is a Santa-approved, perfect Christmas party food for people of all ages.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Chex Mix, Christmas Chow, Reindeer Chow, Reindeer Munch
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 563cal
Author: Amy
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • Jumbo Mixing Bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • Large Plastic Spoon
  • Medium Microwave-Safe bowl

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Chex Mix Cereal You can use corn or rice variety
  • 1 cup semi -sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Color It Candy Sixlets holiday mix
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms
  • *optional Rudolph Snack Mix by R.M. Palmer

Instructions

  • Add the creamy peanut butter, chocolate chips, butter, and extract to a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl.
    Reindeer Chow Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Microwave in 30-second intervals until creamy. If for some reason, your chocolate gets a little thick, add in additional butter.  
    Reindeer Chow Melted Ingredients
  • Add 9 cups of Chex mix to a jumbo mixing bowl.
  • Once your mixture is creamy, pour it over the 9 cups of Chex Mix cereal.
    Reindeer Chow Mixing Chex
  • Mix cereal and chocolate mixture with your spoon gently enough to coat each piece with the chocolate peanut butter mixture. 
  • Once the cereal is fully coated, add 2 cups of powdered sugar to a large 1 gallon zippered bag and shake half of the coated cereal. You will need to do this in 2 separate batches. 
    Reindeer Chow Adding to Bag
  • After all the pieces are coated with powdered sugar, they will have a white appearance. Spread them on the baking sheet. 
    Reindeer Chow Bag
  • Add the white chocolate morsels, marshmallows, Sixlets, and snack mix. 
    Reindeer Chow Spread
  • Stir to mix and store in in air-tight container, or bag for gifting. 
  • This is best kept in a dry place without humidity which can make the mix feel wet. Personally, I find this mix is best enjoyed within 3-5 days of creating when stored perfectly.  

Notes

Gifting:
To gift, add Reindeer Chow to small plastic treat bags and seal with a twist tie. I used a combination of standard treat bags and cone bags. I added a red gumball to the bottom of the cone bags for a fun treat. Ribbon and gift tags can add a fun touch.
Storage:
This is best kept in a dry place without humidity which can make the mix feel wet. Personally, I find this mix is best enjoyed within 3-5 days of creating when stored perfectly.
Nutritional Values may differ and are meant to be a guide. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 563cal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 658IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 16mg