Reindeer Munchies

Reindeer Munchies

This is a sweet and easy recipe the kids can help make. Santa and the elves will gobble it up.

25 min. prep time
12 cups
353 Ratings


5 cups sweetened corn & oat honeycomb-shaped cereal or cereal squares
2 cups thin pretzel sticks, broken in half
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter*
1 (11.5-ounce) package (1 1/2 cups) real milk chocolate chips
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup red and green candy-coated milk chocolate candies
Ice cream cones, if desired


Cover 2 baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside. Combine cereal and pretzels in bowl; set aside.

Place butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips in another bowl. Microwave 45 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving 15-45 seconds or until butter and chocolate are melted. Stir until smooth.

Pour chocolate mixture immediately over cereal in bowl; stir until well coated. Spread mixture evenly in single layer on prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate 20 minutes to set.

Break into bite-sized pieces; divide mixture between 2 large resealable plastic food bags. Pour 1/2 cup powdered sugar into each bag; seal bags. Shake bags until mixture is well coated. Place 1/2 cup chocolate pieces in each bag; seal bags. Carefully shake to distribute chocolate pieces.

Spoon mixture into ice cream cones, if desired. Store mixture in resealable plastic food bags or container with tight-fitting lid in refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

*Substitute almond butter or hazelnut-chocolate spread.

Recipe Tip

- Add more powdered sugar after storage, if needed.

- For longer storage, freeze in container with tight-fitting lid or resealable plastic freezer bags up to 2 months.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup)

Calories: 310

Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 340mg

Carbohydrates: 39g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #11680©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

when I make this recipe I just coat the honeycomb cereal in the chocolate mixture and mix the pretzles and candies in after this makes a great contrast in flavours
my son has a peanut allergy so i used nutella instead and the taste was amazing!!
My son has a peanut/tree nut allergy and I've used WOW butter in place of nut butters. It's made entirely of soy, but it has a very similar look and texture to peanut butter. You should be able to find it in the peanut/nut butter section of your grocery store.
I have a tree nut allergy. What can be used instead of the nut butters?
Test Kitchen Comment


I reviewed the recipe and I think you could just eliminate the peanut butter from the recipe and the mixture you pour over will be just a chocolate mixture and not have the peanut butter flavor in it. It would be worth trying. Keep in mind I have not tried this but I am thinking it will work for you.
Posted November 16, 2012
Super easy. I used mint flavored M&M's and put them in the ice cream cones - YUM! I'm going to set them out on the kids table at our holiday open house.
My daughters love this. I make it for every
holiday, using Halloween M&M, or Fall M&M, or
Valentine or Easter M&Ms.

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