Reindeer Food: Holiday Peppermint Chex Recipe

The three ladies of Butter, with a Side of Bread, the “Butter Girls” as they call themselves, shared this delicious recipe for an easy treat you can make with your family this holiday.  With only 3 ingredients and no oven involved, you can whip this up with things you probably already have in your pantry.


Betty Crocker recently released their “Top 10  Holiday Recipe Trends” and since I’m a sucker for a new recipe, I took a look. Yum. There are several recipes I’m planning on trying but I knew I had to make the Reindeer Feed as soon as humanly possible. It didn’t disappoint! It was super easy to make {only 3 ingredients!} and I haven’t been able to keep my hand out of the bowl for longer than a few minutes. Dinner shminner…

Instead of using the small candy canes I bought a giant candy cane for .79. I used 1/3 cup and have about 1/4 cup leftover. I also used white chocolate bark in place of the white chocolate chips, only because that’s what I had on hand.


Reindeer Feed

  • 6 cups Rice Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal
  • 1 bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips (2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candy canes (14 miniature, unwrapped)

1. Line cookie sheet with foil or waxed paper. {I just put wax paper on the counter top.} Place cereal in large bowl.

2. In microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on high about 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. Stir in half the crushed peppermint candy.

3. Pour over cereal; toss to evenly coat. Spread mixture in single layer on cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle with remaining candy. Let stand until set, about 20 minutes. Gently break up coated cereal. Store in airtight container.



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