Reindeer Snack

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


This is a fun make-ahead snack mix for the holidays. Especially kid-friendly.

From Betty Crocker Creative Recipes #133 November 1997


★★★★★ 1 vote

9 cups
15 Min
15 Min


  • 3 c
    popped popcorn
  • 3 c
    bugles (nacho cheese flavor corn snacks)
  • 2 c
    pretzel sticks
  • 1 c
    cherrios cereal
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1
    garlic clove, very finely chopped

How to Make Reindeer Snack


  1. Heat oven to 300ºF.
  2. Mix popcorn, snacks, pretzels and cereal in large bowl. Mix remaining ingredients; drizzle over popcorn mixture, tossing until evenly coated. Spread in ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2X1 inch.
  3. Bake uncovered 15 minutes, stirring twice; cool. Store loosely covered at room temperature up to 2 weeks.
  4. Microwave Directions:
    Place butter, chili powder and garlic in 3-quart microwavable casserole or bowl. Microwave uncovered on High about 1 minute or until butter is melted; stir. Stir in popcorn, snacks, pretzels and cereal. Toss until well coated. Microwave uncovered 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until toasted; cool.
  5. Special Touch
    Make party favors out of this addictive snack mix. Wrap 1-cup portions in holiday-themed plastic wrap, and tie with green and red ribbon. Personalize packages by attaching a small gift tag with a guest’s name written on each.

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About Reindeer Snack

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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