Reindeer Chow

This post will include the recipe and instructions [as in a sentence] on how I made “reindeer chow” for Keller’s school Christmas party… BUT mainly this post is about the multiple failed attempts at the simplest recipe ever and how easily stressed the holidays can make you.


  • 6 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 package of Candiquik white chocolate [16oz]
  • 1 cup confection sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1/2 cup holiday M&M

Directions: Melt the chocolate according to the package, pour into Chex cereal, and mix all that shit together in a ziplock bag. Easy, until…

So back to the beginning, Alex took Keller to the grocery store for the ingredients. He came back with white chocolate chips, a green donut, and forgot the candy canes. Then he tried the gas station for candy canes and came back with three, the cheap ones they pass out for free.

We tried to melt the chips, but that ended in a thick chunky mess followed by black smoke and everyone sitting on the kitchen floor. Keller was upset because he wanted to help. Alex was upset because he “kept messing everything up.” I was upset because I wanted a snack.

After the chocolate chip fiasco, I ran to Walmart and got the ingredients listed above. At this point our family Christmas activity turned into me making the reindeer chow, Alex watching football, and Keller eating cheese balls.


Eventually everything turned out great and I hope Keller’s class enjoys their Christmas treat. It’s moments like this that remind you how the holidays can make us all a little crazy and sometimes adults need to take a minute and lay on the kitchen floor before getting it together.


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