Fun and Festive Reindeer Chow!


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Several years back I was handed a baggie of what looked like messy, muddy cereal. Um, thanks?

I am not sure why I chose to taste this concoction, maybe I had skipped lunch? I did taste it though, and I haven’t looked back! It is now something I look forward to every single year.

What was this bag of scrumptiousness? Puppy chow!

Except in this case, we are making Reindeer Chow!

Reindeer Chow is very very similar to Puppy Chow, except it has a festive dash of red and green M&M’s! I made this for my kiddos class and handed it out with some printable bag toppers. Unfortunately, the past few days have been so hectic that I did not get a pic of the Reindeer Chow in the baggies, but they were adorable!

To make this for 2 classrooms worth of kiddos, I doubled this recipe (but I made it in 2 different batches because it’s easier to work with).

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Now on to the recipe!

Reindeer Chow Recipe


  • 9 cups of Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • (1) 8 oz bag of festive M&M’s


1. Find a large surface and cover it with wax paper, or just use your biggest baking sheet. Lay your chex out as flat as possible. Go ahead and make sure your powdered sugar is ready and measured out and your M&M bag is open…your hands are about to get messy!

2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter together until smooth and creamy. Microwave for about 30 seconds, stir, 30 more seconds, stir, etc until it is nice and smooth.

3. Drizzle the chocolate mixture all over the chex mix. Once you have it all dispersed, use your hands and really get in there! Make sure each piece is covered. Work quickly because you need to add the powdered sugar before the chocolate fully cools/hardens.

4. Once every piece is covered, add your powdered sugar and repeat.

5. Finally, add your festive M&M’s!

I love this stuff! I know you will too! You can doctor this up anyway you want. I’ve seen people add peanut butter chips, pretzels, different candies, etc. Have fun with it!



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Heather is the creator and owner of Family Friendly Frugality. She calls Texas home and is married to her best friend. With 2 children 22 months apart, she has her hands full. So full that she decided to start blogging as a hobby. That hobby blew up into a full time job. Now she's got the husband, the kids and the blog. We're not exactly sure what she was thinking, but she's too busy for us to ask. Find Me On Google +

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