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Reindeer Chow

If Santa gets cookies, his Reindeer need more than oats and carrots! Reindeer Chow is a delicious medley of peanut butter and chocolate-coated Chex cereal with M&M's and mini Reese's cups.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword reindeer chow
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 448kcal
Cost $7.21


  • 9 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk or semisweet chocolate chips I like Guittard or Ghirardelli
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Optional Additions
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) Christmas colored M&M's (can use peanut butter or peanut M&Ms for extra peanut butter!)
  • 2 cups mini peanut butter cups


  • PREP: Measure cereal into a large bowl ; set aside.
  • MELT: In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter. Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 15 seconds, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Add the vanilla and salt. Pour over the prepared cereal and stir until the cereal is evenly coated.
  • POWDERED SUGAR: Pour half of the cereal mixture into a gallon-sized zipper-top plastic bag, and pour half of the powdered sugar over it. Seal and shake until the cereal is evenly coated. Repeat with the other half of the cereal and powdered sugar in the same or a different bag. Shake until all the cereal is well coated.
  • JAZZ IT UP: Empty the mix into a large bowl and add in the M&M's and miniature Reese's cups..
  • STORAGE: Store leftover Reindeer Chow in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer if you like it chilled.


Serving: 8servings | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 62.9g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 20.1g | Cholesterol: 18.9mg | Sodium: 331.4mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 35.4g