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Reindeer Chow

Reindeer Chow is a festive twist on the classic Muddy Buddy Recipe. Super EASY no bake recipe that's perfect for gifting friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors during the holdiay season. Customize with your own mix ins and gift in a tin or holiday themed bag to give it even more holiday cheer!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 lbs.


  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12.8 oz box Chex (you can choose whichever variety you like)
  • 2 cups small pretzel twists
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • holiday M&M's to taste
  • holiday sprinkles to taste


  • Melt choclate chips, peanut butter, and butter over medium/low heat. Stir frequently until smooth and combined.
    melting chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter on stove top
  • Remove from heat. Add the vanilla and salt. Stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl add the Chex. Pour The chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the top and stir well to combine.
    chex mix covered in peanut butter and chocolate
  • Transfer the mixture to a large plastic bag (it's best to do this a little at a time). Pour in a some powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake, shake, shake! Continue to do this until all your chex mixture is coated in powdered sugar.
    Chex mixture in bag to shake on powered sugar
  • At this point you can add in your M&M's, sprinkles, and pretzels. Add however much or little as you'd like. You can even get creative and add in your own additional mix ins such as your favorite chopped up candy bars or some salted peanuts.
    reindeer chow before adding mix ins
  • Distribute the Reindeer Chow into holiday tins or bags to distribute to your friends and family.
    Green bowl filled with reindeer chow
Keyword Christmas, dessert, Holiday Desserts, Holiday Treats, Muddy Buddy, no bake, Puppy Chow, Reindeer Chow