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Holiday Recipes for Kids: Reindeer Snacks


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Tell the kids this is what Santa feeds his reindeer, and they'll gobble it up.

Megan Cooley
Sometimes, serving your kids a healthy snack is all about the packaging. Kids will love imagining that Santa feeds these sacks of trail mix to Prancer, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer crew.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Use any of your favorite trail mix ingredients such as:

    • Cashews
    • Walnuts
    • Peanuts
    • Almonds
    • Shelled sunflower seeds
    • Pumpkin seeds
    • Flax seeds
    • Pretzels
    • Raisins
    • Other dried fruit
    • Chocolate chips
    • Carob chips
    • M&Ms
    • Yogurt-covered raisins


Combine your choice of the above ingredients, using your desired quantities, in a bowl and mix until evenly combined.

Scoop about one cup of the trail mix into individual sacks, such as cellophane baggies, brown-paper pastry bags or simple burlap sacks you've sewn, as pictured. Tie the bags shut with a red or green ribbon.

Optional: Add a tag to each bag that says "reindeer snacks," perhaps with each child's name on it, too.

Note: If you're low on time or not interested in customizing the look and taste of your trail mix, just use a pre-packaged variety.

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