Reindeer Food Madness

The other night, I was home alone sitting next to the tree, watching I Survived, and decided it needed to get a little more in the spirit around here. So I headed to the kitchen and dove in to making some reindeer food. Yes, we had all of the ingredients already in our kitchen because J likes this place stocked like a grocery store. I'm not mad at it.

Here's the thing about Reindeer Food... It's not brain surgery, and honestly the key is to be gentle with the cereal. The other key is to not eat the entire batch before sharing. That's the hardest part of the whole shebang.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 5 Cups of Chex or Crispix Cereal. (I used Crispix)
  • 1.5 heaping cups of Powdered Sugared (which after Googling I learned is the same thing as confectionery sugar). 2 cups is too much. Remember you can always add more.
  • Half Cup of Nutella
  •  2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Half Cup of Chocolate Chips
  • Handful of Candy of your choice. I did Peanut M&M's

NOW HERE'S WHAT YOU GOTTA DO:

Take the butter, Nutella, and chocolate chips and place them in a large microwave safe bowl. In heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat 3 more times.

Slowly mix in the cereal. I went cup by cup and used my hands. The Crispix is delicate and I didn't want a bunch of broken pieces. Remember that the chocolate butter mix is now very hot so maybe use gloves. I made a lot of noises during this process. It was worth the pain.

Once the cereal is as evenly covered as you can manage, place the powdered sugar in a gallon sized Ziploc bag.

Add in the chocolate covered cereal. And seal the bag.

Shake, shake, shake... Maybe play Taylor Swift?

Once the chocolate cereal is evenly covered in powdered sugar, place it in a bowl and add in candy as a topper. Another option is to add M&M's right into the bag after it's all covered in heaven, and get it all mixed in there.

My favorite pieces of Reindeer Food are the clumps. They remind me of Ferrero Rochers. So delicious! I will be enjoying more of this Reindeer Food on Christmas and I can't wait. The batch I made this weekend is completely gone, but luckily I was smart enough to share it with friends and not gain 100 pounds by myself. Remember that everything is good in moderation!

Share and Enjoy! Happy Holidays!

MORE YUMMY TREATS!