Magic Reindeer Food

a mix of birdseeds and sugars for kids to leave for Santa's reindeer Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

As you mix together the ingredients, make sure little hands don't reach in for a taste—this snack is for reindeer only!


Makes 4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


2 cups regular oats
2 cups sunflower tropical birdseed mix
2 tablespoons red decorator sugar crystals
2 tablespoons green decorator sugar crystals


1. Combine all ingredients in a 2-qt. zip-top plastic bag.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hartz Nutrition Bonanza Parrot & Other Large Hookbill Gourmet Diet birdseed.