One of my favorite holiday homemade food gifts is Reindeer Crunch! My sister-in-law gave this as a gift (thanks Debbie!) to us years ago, and it has become a staple as teacher gifts, hostess gifts, and more during the holidays. Best of all, kids can get involved — or in my case, as teenagers, they take over the job!
You can alter the recipe based on your preferences. We replace the almond and peanut M&M’s with regular M&Ms when giving as gifts, out of concern for allergies.
Here is the recipe as given to me! Enjoy!
Reindeer Crunch Recipe
3 Cups Each of the Following:
- Corn Chex
- Wheat Chex
- Rice Chex
- Small knot pretzels
1/2 bag Plain Holiday M&M’s, Large Bag (19.20 oz.bag)
1/2 bag Almond Holiday M&M’s, Large Bag
1/2 bag Peanut M&M’s, large Bag
1 1/2 bag Nestle White Chocolate Chips
Mix all ingredients (except white chocolate chips) in a large bowl. Melt chocolate chips according to package directions (To make it easy with kids, I use microwave directions). Pour melted chocolate chips over the mixture, and gently mix together until all is well coated. Spread on wax paper to dry. Break into smaller pieces and enjoy!
Be sure to store in airtight containers, or ziplock bags.
You can re-name the above mixture based on the holiday: Cupid’s Food, Bunny Food, Uncle Sam Mix, Goblin Food!