Make Ornamental Reindeer Food

Edited by Mian Sheilette Ong, Anonymous, Lynn, Eng

Santa cannot possibly make his Christmas deliveries without his reindeer. His flying team of reindeer pulls his magical sleigh so that the deliveries can be made on time during Christmas Eve. Santa's reindeer are Dancer, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Cupid, Comet, Blitzen, and Donner. They were all identified in A Visit from St. Nicholas — a poem made in 1823. Of course, Rudolph joined the team in the popular Christmas song. To keep the belief in Santa and his reindeer alive every Christmas, you should see to it that you have milk, cookies, and reindeer food on hand on Christmas Eve. You can't expect the reindeer to travel all over the world without something to keep them going, right? To make ornamental reindeer food is the best indication that your house is into the Holiday spirit. It will give your children more fuel to believe in Santa, the reindeer, and the spirit of giving.

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Serves 8-9 Reindeer or 3-4 kids

Preparation time: 3 to 20 minutes

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How to Make Loose Ornamental Reindeer Food

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of green edible glitter
  • 2 tablespoons of red edible glitter
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 cup of birdseed
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of oats

How You Make It

  1. 1
    Combine all the given ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.
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  2. 2
    Mix thoroughly.
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  3. 3
    Make sure you make a wish while mixing the reindeer food.
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  4. 4
    Place your reindeer food in special pouches for your children to use on Christmas Eve.
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  5. 5
    Tell your children to sprinkle the reindeer food all over the lawn.
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    Keep some left over to place beside Santa's milk and cookies.
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How to Make Compact Ornamental Reindeer Food

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • Some edible glitter
  • 6 cups of your kids' favorite cereals
  • 1/2 cup or more of powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces or more chocolate chips (white, dark, or milk chocolate)

How You Make It

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    Get a saucepan and the chocolate chips on low heat.
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    Add in the peanut butter.
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  3. 3
    Mix everything well.
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  4. 4
    Cool the mixture.
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    Pour over the cereal.
    Let the choco-peanut butter coated cereal cool for five minutes.
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    Break into small pieces and place in a Ziploc bag.
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    Add powdered sugar into the bag.
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    Shake the pieces of coated cereal in the powdered sugar.
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    Sprinkle edible glitter on the coated cereal.
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    Leave the cereal on a plate beside Santa's cookies and milk.
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Serving Suggestions

You can serve the reindeer food as a side dish to milk and cookies for Santa. If you plan to serve reindeer food to your kids, you can modify the recipe. You can use roasted nuts and other cereals your kids like. You can also incorporate chocolate chips, small marshmallows, and candy sprinkles into the mix.

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Christmas is the season for remembering the child in everyone. Keeping Santa and his reindeer alive is a great way of making kids feel the magic of Christmas. Ornamental or edible reindeer food is definitely a tradition that you and your kids could continue for many years to come.

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