Magic Reindeer Food

Magic Reindeer Food Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Sprinkle some of this nutty cereal-candy snack mix outside on Christmas Eve and watch your children's faces when they see just crumbs left in the morning.


25 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 (24-ounce) packages vanilla candy coating
3 cups mini pretzels
1 (12-ounce) can cocktail peanuts
1 (14.25-ounce) package frosted toasted oat O-shaped cereal
1 (12-ounce) package crisp rice cereal squares
1 (16-ounce) package holiday candy-coated chocolate pieces
Red and green sugars


Place candy coating in a glass container; microwave at HIGH 2 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring once.

Combine pretzels and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; add melted candy coating, tossing to coat. Stir in chocolate pieces.

Spread mixture onto wax paper; sprinkle with sugars. Let stand 30 minutes. Break into pieces.

December 1999
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