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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 containing the Magic Reindeer Food poem to make Magic Reindeer Food easy to make--and to give.
Magic Reindeer Food Recipe
In a small zipper food storage bag or empty shaker container, mix:
- 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup red or green sugar crystals (as used for cake decorating)
[Note: many Internet recipes for Magic Reindeer Food call for craft glitter, which can harm birds or wildlife if ingested. For safety, substitute colored sugar crystals and be kind to animals!]
Add a printable gift tag or bag topper, or hand-print a tag using the Magic Reindeer Food poem below.
Magic Reindeer Food Poem
Be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn,
On Christmas, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn.
The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way
And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn on Christmas Day!