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Reindeer Treats Recipe
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Reindeer Treats Recipe

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You'll hardly be able to rein folks in once they see these crispy critters! CT's cooks hurried the herd together using a sweetened mix of chocolate, rice cereal and peanut butter, then designed deer with pretzels and candies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + standing
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + standing
MAKES: 21 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chocolate-flavored crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 40 miniature pretzels, halved
  • 80 miniature peanut butter candies
  • 40 red-hot candies

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 351 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place cereal in a large bowl; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter until smooth. Pour over cereal and stir until coated.
  2. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Let stand until set. Place two pretzel halves in each ball for antlers. Position two peanut butter candies on each for eyes and one red-hot for nose. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Reindeer Treats in Country Woman July/August 2001, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 351 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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