This Fun White Chocolate Reindeer Food Recipe Is a Christmas Tradition by Donna John

Holidays Desserts Snacks
10 months ago

This Fun White Chocolate Reindeer Food Recipe Is a Christmas Tradition

Reindeer food. Texas trash. White chocolate snack mix. Whatever you call this Christmas snack mix recipe, this festive concoction is a fun addition to your holiday dessert table – and it makes a great gift.

If you can, use Christmas M&Ms. But sometimes, you just can't find a bag of them to save your life. Instead of freaking out like I've done in the past, just buy regular M&Ms. No one will notice, and this incredible snack recipe will taste just as delicious. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 12 minutes 
Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 package (10 ounces) mini pretzel twists
  • 5 cups Cheerios
  • 5 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 pound M&Ms
  • 2 bags (12 ounces each) vanilla chips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Here's how you make it:

  1. Combine the pretzels, both cereals, peanuts and M&Ms in a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Put the vanilla chips and vegetable oil in a microwave-safe bowl (I use my 4-cup glass Pyrex measuring bowl). Microwave about 2 minutes. Stir. Continue to cook about 1 minute more until completely melted.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and mix well. Pour mixture onto aluminum foil and allow to cool.
  4. When cool, break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. 

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Cheerios $3 & Up
Corn Chex $2 & Up
M&Ms $6 & Up
Vanilla Chips $5 & Up
Vegetable Oil $2 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
Always a holiday fave, thanks for sharing Donna John!
Donna John
Will be making this soon for Sarah Griffin 's boys. A promise is a promise. :-)
Sarah Griffin
Oh and they will not let you forget that promise!!
Gwen Johnson
I've never made it like this! Love the twist with Cheerios. Going to try it this year. Donna John
Tiffany Zook
So good!! And cute all wrapped up with ribbon.

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