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A tin full of Christmas muddy buddies, with red and green m&ms.
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Reindeer Chow

This Reindeer Chow is the perfect Christmas Chex Mix. It's loaded with chocolate and peanut butter muddy buddies, red and green m&ms, and crunchy pretzels, for a delicious, festive, sweet and salty snack mix.
Servings: 28
Calories: 277kcal


  • 9 cups chex cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups mini pretzels (divided)
  • 10 oz Christmas m&ms
  • 1/2 cup Christmas sprinkles (optional)


  • Add the chex cereal and 1 cup of the mini pretzels to a giant mixing bowl.
  • Combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a medium sized microwave proof bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until you can stir it smooth.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract, and sea salt.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and pretzels and gently stir to coat the cereal completely with the mixture.
  • Add the cereal to a large gallon sized zip top bag, add in the powdered sugar too. (I often do half the cereal and half the powdered sugar at a time, since it makes so much). Shake it all up to cover the cereal completely in the powdered sugar.
  • Pour the muddy buddies into a large clean bowl, and stir in the remaining pretzels, the m&ms, and the sprinkles.
  • Spread the mixture out onto parchment paper and allow to set till the chocolate is hardened, about 20 minutes.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 7mg