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Reindeer Chow

It's time to get festive! December is the month of parties, family, and holiday cheer. This also makes it the time to start thinking of what you're going to be bringing to all these get-togethers. What better than an edible gift?


This Reindeer Chow is a fun take on trail mix, and easy to pack with a cute little bow as a gift. that's if you don't eat it all first...


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Ingredients

- 6 cups of Rice Chex cereal

- 1 cup of chocolate chips

- 1/2 cup of peanut butter (creamy) *

- 1 cup of brownie mix or 1 cup of powdered sugar + 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder

- 3 cups of  pretzels1 bag Mint M&M's (12 oz)

- 2 cups of mini peanut butter cups *


** to make this recipe nut-free, replace the peanut butter with chocolate candy melts and the mini PB cups with the candy of your choice!


Directions

  1. Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside.

  2. On the stovetop over medium-low heat, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together. Stir until smooth.

  3. Pour mixture over cereal and gently fold until coated.

  4. Dump into a large plastic bag (or Tupperware with a lid) and add brownie mix. Shake, shake, shake until covered!

  5. Pour onto a cookie sheet to let cool.

  6. In a large bowl, combine coated cereal, pretzels and M&M's and enjoy!

  7. Serve in bowls or give away in goody bags!