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Eco-friendly Reindeer Food Recipes

Eco-friendly Reindeer Food Recipes

A fun, exciting, and definitely interesting Christmas project to do with kids, making eco-friendly reindeer food is so easy. Just read the CelebrationJoy article for easy-to-follow recipes that can be done with your entire family.
CelebrationJoy Staff
Also known as magic reindeer food or magic reindeer dust, this is a fun kids' activity during Christmas. According to tradition, each year, young kids leave milk and cookies for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. But what about the reindeer? Even they get hungry after riding from one place to the other. Shouldn't they get sweet treats while they wait for Santa out in the garden? As a popular Christmas school project, kids are given a few ingredients to make the food. Whether this activity is done in school or at home, you too can make sweet snacks for Rudolph and his friends.

Traditional Magic Food

Ingredients
  • Rolled oats, 1 cup
  • Red-colored sugar crystals, 4 tablespoons
  • Green-colored sugar crystals, 4 tablespoons
Directions

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients, and stir it with a wooden spoon. If you want, you can add different colors of sugar crystals like blue, yellow, and orange to make the mixture even more colorful. Once mixed, ask the kids to leave the mixture in a bowl for the reindeer.

Cereal Magic Food

Ingredients
  • Froot Loops cereal, 4 cups
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, 12 oz.
  • Peanut butter, ¾ cup
  • Colorful sugar crystals, 1 cup
Directions

In a double boiler, melt peanut butter with the chocolate chips over low heat. Once the mixture is ready, remove the pot off the heat, and let it cool down just a bit. Add Froot Loops in and let it coat properly. In the end, sprinkle sugar crystals; the mixture at this point will still be slightly gooey. With a ladle, place the mixture on a cookie sheet. Flatten it with a spoon and let it cool down completely. With your hands, break the cookies into small crumbs. If you want, you can even add Coco Puffs, Lucky Charms, or Oreos to this recipe.

Fruity Magic Food

Ingredients
  • 2 cups dried apple slices
  • 2 cups red and blue sugar crystals
  • Nutmeg, for taste
  • Cinnamon sticks, for taste
  • Cloves, for taste
Directions

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and stir properly. You can add about ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. On Christmas Eve, have the kids keep the food in a bowl on the porch.

Don't waste the efforts of the kids just by throwing the food away. Instead, donate it at a homeless shelter. All you have to do is place the reindeer food in small plastic bags, and seal it properly. Also, don't forget to write a short poem on it.

On a piece of paper, write a short poem (examples given below) and keep it inside the Christmas stocking.

Sprinkle this magic reindeer food outside tonight.
The moonlight will make it sparkle bright.
As the reindeer fly and roam.
This magic dust will guide them to your home.


OR...

Be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn,
On Christmas, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn.
The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way
And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn on Christmas Day!