Cocoa Muddy Buddies
Candy Cane Reindeer

These Candy Cane Reindeer are certain to put anyone in the holiday spirit! Plus, they taste great, too!

There’s something about the holiday spirit that just screams, “It’s time to create!” I don’t know about you, but I love to see all the festive food creations that everyone does throughout the holidays of the year.

In our family, we love Christmas, and love reindeer. (Let’s be honest…they often get overlooked because Santa tends to steal the show!) Once I knew that this recipe was super simple, it was on my holiday radar as a “must-do”.

Trust me…you won’t have to work hard to recruit your family members to help with this Candy Cane Reindeer recipe. In fact, they may want to make it a family tradition year after year!

I love the idea of making these up a few days before Christmas and giving them out as gifts to family and friends. And who knows, maybe you’ll make enough that you’ll have some left over for late night Santa snacking as well. After all, putting a few of these out on his plate would be a much welcomed changed from those plain on cookies that he has to eat, right?!

Ingredients
½ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
¼ Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 teas. Vanilla
5 Cups Chex Cereal
¾ Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

In a microwave safe bowl combine the Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter and Butter. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave in additional 15 second increments stirring after each until melted and smooth. Stir in the Vanilla.

In a large bowl add the Cereal and pour the melted chocolate over the top. Gently fold with a spatula until the Cereal is completely coated. Transfer to a Gallon size resealable bag.
In a small bowl combine the Powdered Sugar and Cocoa Powder, sprinkle about half into the bag with the Cereal. Seal the bag, make sure you leave lots of air in the bag, then shake to coat.
Add the remaining Sugar and Cocoa and shake again.
Serve or keep in sealed bag.

8 Comments on Cocoa Muddy Buddies Recipe

  1. Masshole Mommy
    November 12, 2014 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Those sound SO good. I love muddy buddies!!

  2. Jenn
    November 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm (4 years ago)

    These are a recent favorite with my kids, they cant get enough of them.

  3. Heather // Rhinos to Rugrats
    November 12, 2014 at 9:31 pm (4 years ago)

    These are one of my favorite things to eat! But once I start, I can't stop! YUM! 🙂

  4. Theresa Mahoney
    November 13, 2014 at 3:38 am (4 years ago)

    These are soooo good! We usually make them for our New Year's Party and they are the first thing gone.

  5. Kristen Campbell
    November 13, 2014 at 5:17 am (4 years ago)

    I love these! I make them with gluten-free Chex – such a treat!

  6. Chrystal Mahan
    November 13, 2014 at 9:08 pm (4 years ago)

    I love chex mix and puppy chow so I am pretty sure I am going to love this!

  7. mail4rosey
    November 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm (4 years ago)

    That's a good tip to leave the air in before shaking. I'm so used to ensuring the air is all out when sealing things that I probably would have done that automatically.

  8. Jamie F
    November 17, 2014 at 7:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you for this recipe! I pinned it for later!