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Something New for Santa Recipes: Cookies and Reindeer Mix

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Our kids are still young enough to leave out cookies and cocoa for Santa. This year, we were inspired to create a new and yummy treat for him and the reindeer using three of our favorite products: NILLA Wafers, Peter Pan Simply Ground™ peanut butter, and Swiss Miss®! The peanut butter was a new product for us to try -- but it really took our treats to a new level!

Make something new for Santa this year with our Nilla Wafer cookies and Reindeer Mix. Serve with Swiss Miss for the best holiday yet!


First, we shopped at our local Walmart for the supplies. Since this idea was so simple, we didn't need to get much (and we can save $2.00 off our purchase with the ibotta app. See below for details.)


We picked up our three staple ingredients in the various aisles of our store. The NILLA Wafers were in the cookie/cracker aisle; Swiss Miss was in with the coffees and teas, and the Simply Ground™ was in the condiment aisle with the peanut butter and jelly products.

Make something new for Santa this year with our Nilla Wafer cookies and Reindeer Mix. Serve with Swiss Miss for the best holiday yet!


What did we come up with? Our recipes were really quite simple.

For Santa's Cookies, we took one NILLA Wafer, spread some Simply Ground™ on top, sprinkled a few raisins on the peanut butter, then topped with another NILLA wafer with Simply Ground™ on it. Easy peasy!

Make something new for Santa this year with our Nilla Wafer cookies and Reindeer Mix. Serve with Swiss Miss for the best holiday yet!

These are made super special if you use golden raisins or dried cranberries. They have just the right amount of sweet and crunchy notes.

Make something new for Santa this year with our Nilla Wafer cookies and Reindeer Mix. Serve with Swiss Miss for the best holiday yet!


The Reindeer Mix took a bit longer, but was still rather simple. You'll need:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup Simply Ground™ peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened rice or corn cereal

Mix the butter, peanut butter, and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for one minute. Stir, then drizzle over the cereal in another large, microwave-safe bowl. Stir well.

Return to the microwave for one minute. Stir again. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Spread the cereal mix out on a parchment lined cookies sheet to cool.  Mix with NILLA Wafers and serve to the reindeer!

Make something new for Santa this year with our Nilla Wafer cookies and Reindeer Mix. Serve with Swiss Miss for the best holiday yet!


I put both of these snacks on our traditional Christmas cookie tray for Santa. Served with a cup of Swiss Miss  with mini marshmallows, it's quite the treat (and it's made with real milk)!

Make something new for Santa this year with our Nilla Wafer cookies and Reindeer Mix. Serve with Swiss Miss for the best holiday yet!

What special treats do you leave out for Santa? Will you try something new for him this holiday season?

Make something new for Santa this year with our Nilla Wafer cookies and Reindeer Mix. Serve with Swiss Miss for the best holiday yet!

Make something new for Santa this year with our Nilla Wafer cookies and Reindeer Mix. Serve with Swiss Miss for the best holiday yet!


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