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Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe

This Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe makes the perfect party mix for all of your festive celebrations! It’s totally delicious and simple to make!

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Chex mix cereal, m&ms and white chocolate chips are so fun to create Christmas treats with! It’s super easy to make a festive reindeer food mix with just a few ingredients from the grocery store.

This is a fun tradition to introduce to little kids! We like to make this easy reindeer food recipe as a special treat that helps santa’s reindeer fly.

When the boys were little they would put a bowl on the lawn Christmas Eve night and check to see if it was gone by Christmas morning. Of course, mom or dad helped to eat this magic reindeer food recipe before anyone was the wiser!

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe

What is Chex Mix?

Chex Mix is an easy recipe that uses simple ingredients to create a sweet treat that is sure to be a family favorite. This easy reindeer snack mix is also known as reindeer chow or muddy buddies depending on who you talk to.

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe

This sweet and salty Christmas Chex Mix makes the perfect snack for classroom parties or events! I love how whimsical these treats look with colorful m&ms and festive sprinkles!

Creating this magical reindeer food is a fun activity to do with the kids this holiday season. The simple recipe makes a great gift when packaged in clear cellophane bags, tied with ribbon and a reindeer food tag!

Christmas Reindeer Food Process

How to Make Christmas Party Mix:

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Ingredients:

** The possibilities are endless with this Christmas recipe. Experiment with this reindeer mix and add your favorite Christmas candy!

Directions:

1. Prepare the ingredients. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Process

2. In a medium bowl, melt the chocolate wafers in the microwave at 15 second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is completely smooth.

Alternately, you can also use this new Wilton Chocolate Melting Pot that keeps the chocolate melted at the perfect temperature!

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Process

2. Place the cereal and pretzels into a large freezer bag.

A large bowl would work as well.

Christmas Reindeer Food Process

3. Add 3/4 of the melted chocolate to the ziploc bag.

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Process

4. Mix the cereal and chocolate until it is completely coated.

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Process

5. Pour the mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet. Add the remaining white chocolate and m&ms.

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Process

6. Top with festive sprinkles and mix together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.

Christmas Reindeer Food Process

7. Place the sheet pan in the fridge until the chocolate hardens (about an hour).

8. Break into pieces to serve.

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe

TIPS FOR MAKING CHRISTMAS MIX:

  • Use Wilton candy melts for best results, the wafer chocolate melts the best. Add one teaspoon of coconut oil to other melted chocolate chips to help them melt and pour better.
  • Lay the chocolate covered treat on a parchment lined baking sheet for easy moving and transporting before the chocolate has hardened.
  • Place the chocolate in the fridge or freezer to completely cool before serving.
Reindeer Food Mix Recipe

How long does reindeer mix last?

Store this yummy mix in a large freezer bag or airtight container for up to one month at room temperature. It can also be stored in the fridge to prevent the chocolate from melting or in the freezer for months.

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe

How perfect is this festive snack mix for Christmas parties??! It’s such a fun idea for small children to enjoy this magical time of year.

This mix can easily be adapted by simply using different colored chocolate or treats. Try adding festive holiday chocolates too!

Christmas Chex Mix Recipe

More gift giving ideas:

  • Package the mix into a mason jar, add a cute label and bring as a gift to your next holiday party.
  • Use any one of my printable tags to make a cute gift for santa’s reindeer.
  • Celebrate the Christmas season with this fun treat placed in a brown paper bag with a reindeer food label.
  • Give a reindeer food bag to teachers and classmates to wish them a happy holiday.
Christmas Reindeer Food Recipe

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Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe

Be sure to check out this reindeer cookie recipe or this Halloween Treat Mix Recipe too!

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Merry Christmas and happy snacking!

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe

Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe makes the perfect party mix for all of your festive celebrations! It's totally delicious and simple to make!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chex mix cereal
  • 1 cup Cheerio cereal
  • ½ cup pretzel twists
  • ½ cup red and green M&Ms
  • 2 Tbsp red & green sprinkles
  • 6 oz white chocolate wafers

Instructions

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Place the Chex, Cheerios and pretzels into a gallon sized freezer bag..

3. Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat it in the microwave at 15 second intervals.  Stir in between intervals until the chocolate becomes smooth.

4. Pour the chocolate over the cereal mixture in the bag.

5. Close the bag and shake it until the cereal is covered in chocolate.

5. Add M&Ms and Christmas sprinkles.  

6. Spread the mixture out on the baking sheet.

7. Place the sheet pan in the fridge until the chocolate hardens (about an hour).

8. Break into pieces to serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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