Thursday, January 6, 2011

Have Leftover Candy Canes - Make Some Reindeer Food

I realize this recipe comes a little late in the season, but if you have leftover candy canes laying around and you need a way to use them here is a yummy snack to try.  I got this recipe from

Reindeer Food

  • 6 cups Rice Chex® cereal or 6 cups chocolate Chocolate Chex® cereal

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag white vanilla baking chips (2 cups)

  • 1/3 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candy cane (14 miniature, unwrapped)

    1. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place cereal in large bowl.
    2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate 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 mixture; 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.


    1. Have not seen this recipe before but sounds really good - not to sweet. Will have to try this holiday season!

    2. This is great for the upcoming holidays. My girls have asked to make reindeer food

    3. oh wow, this sounds delish! I love white chocolate and would use those for the chips I want to try it!

    4. This sounds like a fun dish to make with the family.

    5. I love all the different Chex Mix recipes that are out there. This one looks great! I'd even make some now, despite it being the end of June. :)

    6. Never heard of it but it looks so good. Will have to try it.

    7. I love peppermint any season, so I am up to the candy store to make this for the somewhat wrong holiday this weekend, Easter!

    8. We make the chocolate & peanut butter version, but will have to try this peppermint one.