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Reindeer Chow | lifemadesimplebakes.com
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4.7 from 33 votes

Reindeer Chow Recipe

Santa shouldn't get all of the treats! This fun and festive reindeer chow is a sweet and salty mix of cereal, pretzels, peanuts and M&Ms.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Chill Time30 mins
Total Time48 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 11 cups
Calories: 703kcal


  • 4 cup chex cereal
  • 3 cup cheerio cereal
  • 2 cup M&Ms red and green 11.40 oz bag
  • 1 cup pretzels halved sticks or mini twists
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 20 oz white chocolate
  • 2 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp festive sprinkles optional


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper, parchment or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cereal, M&Ms, pretzels, and peanuts. Set aside.
  • In a double boiler or in the microwave, melt white chocolate and shortening until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.
  • Pour chocolate over the cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated. Pour over the prepared baking sheet, add sprinkles over top.
  • Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes before breaking apart into chunks.


Serving: 11g | Calories: 703kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 529IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 10mg