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.

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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 Credit: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Step 1: Melt Chocolate Mixture

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.

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Step 2: Add Vanilla

Stir vanilla into the melted chocolate mixture.

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Step 3: Combine Crunchy Ingredients

Add square cereal, pretzels and peanuts to chocolate mixture.

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

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Step 4: Coat with Confectioner's Sugar

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.

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Step 5: Cool

Pour mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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

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

Image Credit: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

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