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Chocolate-Hazelnut Reindeer Chow

Don’t forget to leave a treat for Santa’s reindeer. This sweet snack mix is inspired by puppy chow, also called for muddy buddies, or chocolate and confectioners’ sugar–coated cereal.

Serves 16
Ready in 12 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 2 mins
221 calories per serving


> 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
> 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
> 2 tbsp unsalted butter
> 1/2 (12 oz) box Rice Chex ™ Cereal
> 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
> 3/4 cup M&M'S® Red & Green Chocolate Candies
> 1/2 cup lightly salted roasted peanuts


To a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate-hazelnut spread, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave in 30-sec. intervals for 2 min., until completely melted and combined, stirring between intervals.
To a large bowl, add the Chex™ cereal. Pour chocolate–peanut butter mixture over cereal. Gently mix with a rubber spatula until cereal is fully coated.
Add the confectioners’ sugar to a large resealable bag. Add cereal mixture to bag, seal tightly, and shake to thoroughly coat. Pour into a large bowl. Add the M&M's® and peanuts and toss to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


To give this reindeer chow as a gift, package in mason jars or cellophane bags. Tie holiday ribbon around the packaging to add a festive touch.

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