Reindeer Munchies (Gluten-Free Recipe)
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Reindeer Munchies (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Let the kids measure the ingredients and shake the bags for this sweet snack. Santa and Rudolph will gobble it up.

25 min
45 min


5 cups gluten-free bite-sized crispy rice squares cereal

2 cups gluten-free 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) milk chocolate chips

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup red and green candy-coated milk chocolate pieces


Gluten-free ice cream cones, if desired


 *Substitute almond butter or hazelnut-chocolate spread.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cover 2 baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cereal and pretzels in large bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    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.

  6. STEP 6

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

Tip #1

- Add more powdered sugar after storage, if needed.

Tip #2

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

Tip #3

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

Tip #4

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.


12Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
180Sodium (mg)
26Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


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  December 04, 2015

This is a recipe we make year after year. Its very easy & simple, yet fun & festive. Everyone loves it!

— says MyMarine
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