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Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

I can't believe Christmas Eve is tomorrow!  This whole month has flown by.  We've made our fair share of sweets this season now that the girls like to help me in the kitchen.  I like to keep things super easy when they are helping, and I have a really simple recipe you can make last minute for your holiday festivities.  Our festive and easy chocolate peanut butter dessert mix will be sure to cure your sweet tooth!  Also known as muddy buddies or reindeer (or puppy) chow, I love mixing in extras for each holiday.  For ours, we mixed in holiday m&m's and Christmas sprinkles to make it extra festive.  I packed up a few batches in mason jars and gave them out to my neighbors.  We'll be serving them as a snack tomorrow at Christmas Eve at our house.  I hope you enjoy them!

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 20
Calories 266 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups Corn Chex Mix Cereal
  • 5 cups Rice Chex Mix Cereal
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Christmas sprinkles
  • 1 cup holiday m&ms

Instructions
 

  • Mix together both cereals in large mixing bowl.
  • In a microwave, melt peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips in a medium microwave safe bowl for 1 minute on high.  Take out and mix, then microwave for another 30 seconds.  Once melted, add in vanilla extract. 
  • Slowly spoon out wet ingredients into cereal and mix until coated evenly.  
  • In 2, 1 gallon storage bags, pour an even amount of mix into each bag.  Add 1 cup of powdered sugar into each bag and shake until evenly covered.  
  • Spread mixture onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and add Christmas sprinkles and m&m's.  Stir until covered.  Let cool for 5 minutes.   
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Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

I had the girls help measure out the cereal and put it in the bowl

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

the girls helped with the sprinkle part and they loved it

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

the finished product! 

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

These were seriously so easy to make!  I think I'll replicate this same recipe but with white chocolate and pink/red/white sprinkles and m&m's for Valentines day!

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

Have you made muddy buddies/puppy chow before?  What are your favorite mixes and combos?  I'd love to try adding pretzels and mini marshmallows sometime!  Thanks for reading and I hope you have the best Christmas!

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Festive and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Dessert Mix

 

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