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4 Ingredients Christmas: Reindeer Snacks and More Treats for Santa

4 Ingredients Christmas: Reindeer Snacks (Magic Reindeer Dust, Reindeer's Favorite Dip, Reindeer Treats)Reindeer Snacks are easy and fun to make with the kids on Xmas eve! From 4 Ingredients Christmas: Recipes for a Simply Yummy Holiday.

Magic Reindeer Dust

1/4 cup oatmeal (rolled oats)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon edible glitter

In a small plastic sandwich bag or cellophane gift bag, mix all the ingredients together. Tie with a ribbon. On Christmas Eve, give to your children to…

Sprinkle on the lawn at night,
The moon will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,
This will guide them to your home.

Reindeer’s Favorite Dip

5 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 packages Boursin cheese (5.2 ounces each)or one 8-ounce tub cream cheese with chives
2 tablespoons tahini(sesame paste)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives

Cook the carrots in a saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and set aside for 10 minutes to cool. Place the carrots, cheese, and tahini in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with sea salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to serve. Sprinkle with the chives just before serving.

Reindeer Treats

8 ounces Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, grated (2 cups)
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, sliced
1 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Using a mixer with a paddle or a wooden spoon, mix all the ingredients until well blended. Shape into a roll about 1 inch in diameter. Wrap in parchment paper and freeze for 30 minutes, or until firm enough to cut. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the roll into 1/2-inch slices, place on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until light golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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