12.19.2016

Reindeer Food + A Free Printable

One of my kids favorite after school snacks is popcorn.
I make them popcorn several times a week & around holidays we make "festive" popcorn with m&m's, sprinkles and mix it with melted white chocolate & peanut butter. 
I have a Valentine version HERE and an Easter version HERE.
The kids love making Christmas cookies for friends & family, and this year they asked if we could make a Reindeer food for their friends.
We decided to make our White Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn, but give it a Christmas theme and call it Reindeer food:
Here is what you need:

- 2 packages of microwave popcorn (I used homestyle because it isn't too buttery)
- 12 oz of White Chocolate Chips or White Almond Bark
-  1/2 cup Peanut Butter (I use Skippy Natural)
- Christmas M&M's
-Christmas Sprinkles

Pop 2 bags of Microwave Popcorn & pour them into a bowl (let cool for 10-15 minutes)
***Make sure you get all the un-popped kernels out of the bag***
While your Popcorn is cooling, heat up your white chocolate/almond bark in the microwave or in a double boiler. I heated mine in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring in between.

Then add the 1/2 cup peanut putter to the melted white chocolate & stir. You might want to heat it up for another 15-30 seconds at 50% power:
 When your popcorn is cooled, add the m&ms & sprinkles to the popcorn. I used about 1 1/2 cups of m&ms 
 
 Then pour the white chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the popcorn, sprinkles and m&m's and stir it all together.

Lay down a piece of wax paper & spread the popcorn on wax paper.
Then, I slide the wax paper onto a cookie sheet & then put it in the fridge for an hour.
After it's chilled, I then put it in an airtight container.

Of course, I had to make a printable to go with it because I love making printables :)
We gave these to friends over the weekend.
You need the printable....I printed it on brown paper:

You could also print on white, but I liked the way the brown looks.

I found these cute Reindeer cartons at CVS & they are perfect for Reindeer food.

We added some "Reindeer Food" to a ziplock sandwich bag (so it stays fresher) and then put it in the carton:

We wrote on the labels, cut them out & then attached them to the top with some washi tape.

I think they turned out so cute!
My kids loved putting these together.

We hope you love making these (and eating) this Reindeer Food as much as we do!
 
Here is the printable:
{Click to download. Right click & then Save.}

This is a perfect little treat for your neighbors, friends or teachers!

2 comments:

  1. So cute. Thanks for the printable & recipe!

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