Reindeer Munchies

Reindeer Munchies
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3 Reviews
This is a sweet and easy recipe the kids can help make. Santa and the elves will gobble it up.
25 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
12 cups

Ingredients

Snack Mix

5 cups
sweetened corn & oat honeycomb-shaped cereal or cereal squares
2 cups
thin pretzel sticks, broken in half
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
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
 
*Substitute almond butter or hazelnut-chocolate spread.

Directions

  1. Cover 2 baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside. Combine cereal and pretzels in bowl; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Recipe Tips

- 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.

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Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup)

Calories
310
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
39g
Protein
6g
Fat
16g
Sodium
340mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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

Rating

my son has a peanut allergy so i used nutella instead and the taste was amazing!!

Rating

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.

Rating

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.

Rating

I have a tree nut allergy. What can be used instead of the nut butters?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
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

Rating

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.

Rating

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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