Reindeer Chow

A delicious sweet and salty treat for the holidays. You can substitute white candy melts for the white chocolate and shortening.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Setting time 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 15 to 20 servings
Calories 522 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Cheerios cereal
  • 3 cups peanuts
  • 3 cups pretzel pieces
  • 3 cups red & green M&Ms
  • 20 ounces white chocolate
  • tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
US Customary - Metric


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper; set aside.
  2. In a very large bowl, mix together the Rice Chex, Cheerios, peanuts, pretzels and M&Ms.
  3. In a medium bowl, melt the white chocolate and shortening in the microwave on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely melted.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate over the dry ingredients and quickly toss together until everything is pretty evenly coated in the white chocolate. Spread the mixture out on the prepared pan and refrigerate until it's set, about 20 minutes. Break up any chunks and store in tins or airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Reindeer Chow
Amount Per Serving
Calories 522 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 283mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 36g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 13.1%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.