Santa’s Reindeer Puppy Chow

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Santa’s Reindeer Puppy Chow is a delicious chocolate puppy chow recipe loaded with Santa’s favorite goodies no one can resist! Rudolph approved! Santa’s secret recipe for his Reindeer makes them jump for glee!

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Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, right down Reindeer Lane!   Santa’s gearing up for that special night before Christmas and do you know what snack Reindeer love the most?  Santa’s Yummy Reindeer Chow!!

They only get it on that magical night on Christmas Eve because it’s addicting as hell.  And if he gave it to the reindeer all the time, they probably wouldn’t be able to fly like they do.  

(Shhhh….Don’t tell anyone, but Santa eats it all the time, so that might explain why he looks like he does, ya think?)  But since it’s a very special time of the year, Santa whips up his own special concoction of Santa’s Yummy Reindeer Chow for his beloved Reindeer and it makes them jump for major glee–like over-the-world glee!

Reindeer are awesome, don’t you think?  Rudolph, of course, is the most famous; then you have Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.  A very magical team, for a very magical night.

To get in that magical mood, you can make these in a flash and promptly, give them away as gifts, Christmas party-time or movie-time watching Rudolph and all your favorite Christmas shows or Hallmark Channel, my personal favorite. 

This snack mix is one of the best desserts for Santa’s reindeer and anyone who wants to join in the fun!

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Ingredients Needed for Santa’s Reindeer Puppy Chow

Reindeer Puppy Chow Recipe

Santa’s Goodies for Reindeer Treats

christmas reindeer puppy chow recipe treatsInstructions How to Make Santa’s Reindeer Puppy Chow

Christmas Puppy Chow Recipe

  1. Pour cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together either in the microwave or stove-top and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture over cereal and gently fold until coated.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together, until mixed well.
  5. Dump powdered sugar into a large plastic bag and add cereal mixture and shake until covered.
  6. Pour onto a baking sheet to let cool.

Santa’s Goodies

  1. Mix in marshmallows, Whoppers, pretzels, M&M’s and enjoy these yummy reindeer treats!  Feel free to add in some mini peanut butter cups for an added treat or substitute with the Whoppers! 

Storing Santa’s Reindeer Puppy Chow

  • Store chocolate chex mix in an airtight container for up for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.
  • You can freeze puppy chow for up to 3 weeks, seal really well in a zip-top bag, but I would add in all the goodies, when you pull the chocolate mixture out of the freezer, after it thaws for the best results.

Santa's Reindeer Puppy Chow recipe dessert treats

Santa’s Reindeer Puppy Chow is a magical combination of flavors designed to bring joy to Christmas celebrations. Its delicious mix of crunchy cereal and sweet chocolate make it an unforgettable reindeer treat for the holiday season.

This sweet and crunchy snack is sure to become an annual tradition in households with a sense of Christmas cheer and it’s so easy to make!

So, this holiday season, don’t forget to try this amazing and easy to make Santa’s reindeer Puppy Chow. With its joyful colors and flavors, it’s a recipe for Christmas cheer that will be enjoyed by all, especially the kids!

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3.96 from 70 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 325 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Reindeer Chow

  • 6 cups Rice or Corn Chex cereal
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Santa's Goodies

  • 1 - 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 - 2 cups Whoppers
  • 1 -2 cups salted mini pretzels
  • 1 bag Red and Green M&M's

Instructions
 

Reindeer Chow

  • Pour cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together either in the microwave or stove-top and stir until smooth.
  • Pour mixture over cereal and gently fold until coated.
  • In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together, until mixed well.
  • Dump powdered sugar into a large plastic bag and add cereal mixture and shake until covered.
  • Pour onto a cookie sheet to let cool.

Santa's Goodies

  • Mix in marshmallows, Whoppers, pretzels, M&M's and enjoy!

Notes

Adjust goodies as you would like.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0.01mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 2gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 6mg
Keyword candy, chex party mix, chocolate party mix, reindeer chow, reindeer muddy buddies, snack
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34 Comments

  1. No, cool whip wouldn’t work Janna. You would need to use a peanut butter substitute like WOWbutter or Sunbutter for substituting. You should be able to order it over Amazon or see if your local walmart or Target might have it. Hope that helps!

  2. This is great..but what can I substitute for the peanut butter. No peanut butter at school…would cool whip work?

  3. Hi Jackie! I would say anywhere between 12-18 cups depending on how many cups of the pretzels, marshmallows and whoppers you add in and how much you want to to gift. πŸ™‚ I hope they enjoy it! πŸ™‚

  4. Do you know about how much this makes? I want to give as Christmas presents and need to gigure out bag sizes and how many I can get out of a batch. Thank you!

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