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Magic Reindeer Food Recipe

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This homemade magical reindeer food is the perfect Christmas Eve tradition, with a mix of oats, sugar crystals, and sprinkles that make a fun and festive treat to serve Rudolph and his friends!
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Table of Contents
  1. What is Reindeer Food?
  2. Reindeer Food Recipe Ingredients
  3. Reindeer Food Substitutions
  4. How to Make Reindeer Food
  5. How to Use this Magic Reindeer Food Recipe
  6. Storing this Magical Reindeer Food Recipe
  7. Magical Recipe for Reindeer Food
  8. Magical Reindeer Food Recipe FAQs
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Sprinkling reindeer food on the lawn with your littles on Christmas Eve is such a fun tradition. The twinkle in their eyes as they scatter this glittery treat to guide Santa’s reindeer is magical and will live in your memory for years to come.

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What is Reindeer Food?

Reindeer food is a delicious treat made of oats, sprinkles, and glitter that reindeer love to eat. Sprinkle it on your lawn on Christmas Eve to guide the reindeer right to your house!

Reindeer Food Recipe Ingredients

Reindeer Food raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • ½ cup of oats
  • ⅓ cup festive sprinkles
  • ⅓ cup colored sugar

Reindeer Food Substitutions

GLITTER: You could also make this yummy treat with edible glitter. You can find it in the craft store baking section. 

SPRINKLES: We used fairly traditional red and green sprinkles for this special food, but you could also use fun shapes like snowflakes or snowmen. 

COLORS: If you like doing themed Christmas decorating, you could use any color sprinkles that match the decor that you’d like. 

How to Make Reindeer Food

FREE PRINTABLE:

Don’t forget to print out our free printable reindeer food tag with a special reindeer food poem.

STEP ONE: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, then distribute evenly in bags.

Reindeer Food process shot of ingredients combined in a bowl

PRO TIP:

You can use a plain Ziploc bag or festive patterned cellophane bag to store your magical treats until they are ready to be sprinkled.

STEP TWO: Attach the printable tag and staple each bag shut.

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STEP THREE: Sprinkle liberally across your lawn on Christmas Eve.

How to Use this Magic Reindeer Food Recipe

This magic reindeer food recipe would be such a fun activity for all the little people during a holiday party before Christmas. Package it in bags with our cute little printable Rudolph tags to send home, ready for the big night.

It would also be such a fun idea to create and distribute a batch of reindeer food to your child’s school or to your neighbors during the holiday season so everyone can get in on the fun.

Try making these tasty Christmas sugar cookies and this Christmas fudge for the humans to munch on as well, along with a tall glass of milk or a warm hot chocolate.

Storing this Magical Reindeer Food Recipe

ON THE COUNTER: Reindeer food will not go bad and can be kept in an airtight container or Ziploc bag until you are ready to spread it.

close up overhead shot of a bag of Reindeer Food

Magical Recipe for Reindeer Food

This is one of my favorite Christmas traditions — it’s so much fun leaving magic reindeer food to guide Rudolph and Santa’s sleigh straight to your house. 

You can create this easy, homemade recipe complete with printable reindeer food tags in just a few minutes with a handful of ingredients you’ll have in your cupboard. Then, on Christmas Eve, head out to your lawn with your kids and sprinkle liberally. 

Magical Reindeer Food Recipe FAQs

How long will this reindeer feed keep?

This special treat will keep on your counter fine as there isn’t anything perishable in it. So you can whip it up whenever you have time during the busy holiday season, and it will be ready to be sprinkled on your lawn Christmas Eve night.

Can I add other ingredients to this sweet treat?

This simple recipe is customizable as long as any ingredients you add are edible and safe for birds and wildlife.

Is this recipe safe for human consumption?

This recipe is safe for humans, birds, wildlife, and magical reindeer to eat!

What do reindeer eat on Christmas Eve?

Santa feeds his reindeer hay and reindeer food. On Christmas Eve, they love to eat Christmas cookies, carrots, and all the reindeer food that kids sprinkle on their lawns!

Do reindeers eat glitter?

As long as the glitter is edible, reindeer will gobble it up on Christmas Eve. It may even help them fly even higher!

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Magic Reindeer Food

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This homemade magical reindeer food is the perfect Christmas Eve tradition, with a mix of oats, sugar crystals, and sprinkles that make a fun and festive treat to serve Rudolph and his friends!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup oats
  • cup sprinkles
  • cup colored sugar

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients, then distribute evenly in bags.
  • Attach the printable tag and staple each bag shut.
  • Sprinkle liberally across your lawn Christmas Eve.

Notes

  • Don’t forget to print out our free printable reindeer food tag with a special reindeer food poem.
  • You can use a plain Ziploc bag or patterned cellophane bag to store your magical treats until they are ready to be sprinkled.
  • The simple ingredients in this reindeer food are all edible and completely safe for birds and other wildlife, so don’t worry if Rudolph and pals leave a bit behind.
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