Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Magic reindeer food recipe

Guide Rudolph and his team this Christmas Eve with some magical reindeer food. Sprinkle the mix of oats and edible glitter in the yard - the glimmer in the moonlight will light the way for Santa and his sleigh and the reindeer will have something to eat after all their hard work!a



  • 1/2 cup porridge oats
  • 1 tsp edible red glitter
  • 1 tsp edible green glitter


Mix oats and glitter in a small bowl until combined.

Spoon into a snack-size resealable bag and seal carefully.

Print our sheet of FREE Magic reindeer food labels, cut out one label and attach to bag of oats and glitter using a stapler.

On Christmas Eve, sprinkle Magic reindeer food outside while reciting the special poem printed on the label.

Snuggle down in bed and listen out for sleigh bells!


  • Be sure to use edible glitter (the sort that you can decorate cakes with) as craft glitter can be harmful to wildlife.
  • If Christmas Eve is damp, sprinkle your Magic reindeer food on grass, not a pathway or paved area as the rain could turn your glittery oat mix into porridge!
  • This recipe was created by Ruth Devine for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.