Do you put food out for the reindeer on Christmas Eve? This year would be a great time to dive headfirst into a new tradition with this Frozen Fractals Reindeer Food recipe!
Everyone knows you are supposed to set out milk and cookies for Santa, but the poor reindeer are often overlooked! I'm pretty sure the reindeer are my children's favorite Christmas characters (especially after watching The Santa Clause so many times), so they never allow me to forgot to leave out some carrots. This year, we decided to make reindeer food instead.
I see no good reason why Santa should be the only one to get treated to something special on Christmas Eve, without those hardworking reindeer to pull the sleigh and stand watch, he would be nowhere. We love to put out a special treat for them every year, and I have it on good authority that FROZEN is Blitzen's favorite movie.
I am pretty sure that no one is immune to the charms of Olaf and Sven, so this year we mixed it up a bit and created a wintery, Frozen mix of reindeer food. Filled with special ingredients meant to first attract and then fuel those antlered darlings on their merry way. Oats and sugar for energy, snowflakes to remind them of home and a certain movie, and magical glitter that catches the moonlight and glows-guiding the reindeer down.
This is a very easy recipe to make and the kids will love doing it! Start by measuring out your ingredients. You need oatmeal, granulated sugar, sprinkles, and glitter. If you don't want to make our frozen fractal version (my boys are a mite bit obsessed with the movie Frozen right now), you can change the sprinkles and glitter to whatever colors you want.
Now, just mix everything up. This is a great quick activity to do with the kids and looks so pretty in a glass jar or a baggie tied up with a handmade note to pass out to friends, cousins, or classmates. On Christmas Eve, set out a bag of reindeer food with your cookies and milk, so Santa can feed the reindeer when they get hungry!
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp. Snowflake Sprinkles
- 1 Tbsp. Blue glitter
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to combine evenly.
- Drop-in a kiss for luck and wish.
- Place in a ziplock bag and leave for Santa to give to the reindeer when they get hungry.
Note: Because the glitter isn't wildlife safe, we no longer leave this recipe sprinkled outside. There are tons of wildlife safe recipes that do not include glitter or sprinkles that could hurt birds and rabbits in the area.