Serve This Tasty Treat for Santa's Reindeer on Christmas Eve

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Making reindeer chow for Santa's furry flight crew is so easy -- and so fun -- kids can definitely help. Brimming with chocolate and peanut butter flavor, this crunchy midnight snack is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Things You'll Need

  • 4 cups square cereal
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup red and green chocolate candies
(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Combine chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. If mixture is completely melted, move on to the next step. Otherwise, cook for an additional 30 seconds and stir again.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Stir vanilla into the melted chocolate mixture.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Add square cereal, pretzels and peanuts to chocolate mixture.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Gently stir with a large spoon to coat every piece in chocolate.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Pour confectioner's sugar to a gallon-size zip-top bag, then gingerly add the chocolate-cereal mixture to the bag as well. Shake until every piece is coated with sugar.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Pour mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Sprinkle additional sugar where needed. Add chocolate candies and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)
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