Reindeer Feed

It’s that time of year again.

For us, the week before Christmas is all about wrapping gifts, rushing into crowded stores for last-minute shopping and hustling to finish all of our favourite recipes before the big day.

If you thought that was stressful, try being a reindeer.

In just a few short days, these guys and girls need to be ready to carry a pretty hefty guy with an even heftier sack of toys around the world in one night. This is their training week.

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Santa’s reindeer are running drills like:Β Landing on a test roof with zero slippage, withstanding the urge to eat herb gardens and flying in hot weather conditions.

It’s a lot of work. The only North Pole residents who are more stressed are the elves (for obvious reasons).

Even with all of that prep work, delivering toys around the world in one night is a tough job. That’s where this Reindeer Feed comes in.

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It has all of the vitamins and minerals reindeer need to fly fast and for long distances.

  • Popcorn for lightness and airiness – good for flight
  • Pretzels to strengthen antlers for long journeys
  • Peanut butter for protein (just like humans)
  • Chocolate, because Santa’s reindeer can’t resist chocolate
  • Candy-coated chocolate for a smooth flight
  • Christmas candy corn for the ultimate power boost
  • Sprinkles for Christmas spirit

When reindeer need that extra boost before the big day, this is the mix they turn to.

If you’re looking for a similar boost, especially for your Christmas spirit, this mix is also people-friendly. Even Santa sneaks some when he’s bulking up for the holidays.

If you leave this Reindeer Feed out on Christmas Eve, even just a small bowl, I’m sure they’ll appreciate the extra boost. And Santa will, too!

Reindeer Feed

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of popped microwave popcorn
  • 2 cups of pretzel twists
  • 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • Holiday sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup of Christmas coated chocolate candy
  • A handful of Christmas candy corn

Directions

  1. Pop popcorn. Using a colander, shake the popped popcorn until all of the leftover kernels are at the bottom. Pick the popcorn up and place in a large mixing bowl, leaving the kernels behind. Mix popcorn with pretzel twists.
  2. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together. This should take about a minute in the microwave. Drizzle on top of the popcorn, adding pinches of sprinkles as you do. Toss until the whole thing is coated.
  3. Stir in chocolate candy and candy corn. Serve immediately, cover until ready (best served the same day) or package in little bags for gifts!

Yum

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