Always a holiday favorite is Reindeer Mix, a.k.a. White Christmas Snack. We made a big bunch of it yesterday. It’s very simple. You might even have the ingredients on hand. Just melt the white chocolate bark and pour it over Crispix, marshmallows, pretzels and M&Ms.
Only this year and last, so that the youngest two can enjoy it safely, we substituted Hershey chocolate chips for the M&Ms. See, those beautiful red and green treats are processed in a facility with nuts. I also made sure the pretzels were safe. Rold Gold pretzels are peanut free, so far.
Now, the chocolate chips, as you can see from the photo, do melt a bit because of the warm white chocolate. But, hey, it’s all chocolatey anyway.
A most delicious treat!
Here’s the original recipe, posted December 2008:
20 oz white chocolate (bark, chips or block)
1/2 box Crispix or Rice chex cereal
1/2 bag medium pretzels
1/2 bag mini marshmallows
1 cup M&Ms (Christmas colored, of course)
1 cup peanuts (not in our house! 🙂
Mix all dry ingredients. Melt chocolate according to package directions. Pour over dry mixture while tossing gently like a salad. Pour mixture onto a lined cookie sheet and refrigerate until solid. Break into bite sized pieces and enjoy.
Really, it is simple to make treats and meals that are safe for allergic children – and delicious for the whole family!
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*all Hodgepodge meals prepared with care due to our Trials and Triumphs with allergies