Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Reindeer Food Recipe

Many families leave cookies and milk for Santa, but what about his reindeer? Sprinkled on the lawn on Christmas Eve, Magic Reindeer Food leaves a glittering path--and a sweet snack--for Rudolph and friends.

An inexpensive stocking stuffer, Magic Reindeer Food makes a great classroom or Secret Santa gift. Package this simple recipe in zipper food storage bags, and add a free printable gift tag to make Magic Reindeer Food easy to make--and to give.

Reindeers get hungry too! Mix up some oats, coconut, cranberries, and almonds as a healthy snack for Rudolph and the gang. Come on, he can only eat so many carrots!

2 cups uncooked, rolled oats

1/2 Cup unsalted butter, melted

1/4 Cup honey

1/2 Cup brown sugar

1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 Cup dried cranberries

1/4 Cup sweetened, flaked coconut

1/4 Cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray foil with a non-stick cooking spray. Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together until thoroughly combined.

Spread a thin layer of mixture on prepared sheet. Bake 10 minutes until oats or a golden brown. Cool to room temperature to allow oats to harden. Break into bits and enjoy.

Makes 3 cups