It’s easy to turn the classic Muddy Buddies recipe into Reindeer Chow! It’s the perfect seasonal snack that is loved by kids and adults!
I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again …. can you believe how fast this year is flying by?! Think about this for a second – Christmas is less than 3 weeks away! LESS THAN THREE WEEKS!! I guess that means I better get on the ball and finish up my shopping and decide what we’ll be eating for Christmas dinner!
We rarely do a traditional Christmas dinner. We opt for things like Mexican food, pots of soup …. or grilled steak with baked potatoes! That’s how we roll – whatever sounds good that year is fair game! Not to mention, having a non-traditional Christmas meal often means I’m not spending the entire day in the kitchen – score!!
For Christmas Eve dinner, we almost always have lasagna and we have tons of treats on hand for the Christmas crowd. We actually spend the few days before Christmas whipping up lots and lots of cookies, bars, cakes … you name it! One of our favorites is this Reindeer Chow! Sure, Santa gets his plate of milk and cookies … but what about the reindeer!? You know that’s gotta be hard work pulling that sleigh around all night!
The kiddos (who am I kidding …. and the adults!!) love munching on this Reindeer Chow throughout the day! I used seasonal colored Sixlets candy – but you could just as easily use seasonal M&M’s or other chocolate candy! We have made this the traditional way with peanut butter and chocolate chips … and we have used Nutella with chocolate chips – both are great! I used dry brownie mix to coat the Reindeer Chow, but you could use the traditional powdered sugar if you prefer that!
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
- 9 cups Corn Chex, Wheat Chex or Chocolate Chex
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup peanut butter or Nutella spread
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1½ cups dry brownie mix
- 2 bottles (4.5 oz. each) seasonal Sixlets candies or 1 cup seasonal M&M’s candies