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Gourmet Reindeer Poop

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Rating: 4/5
2 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   72

recipe id: 1685
cook method: stovetop
Gourmet Reindeer Poop Recipe
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1/2 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal, not instant
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional


Mix butter, sugar, milk and cocoa together in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoon full (larger or smaller as desired) onto wax paper and let harden. They will set up in about 30-60 minutes.

These will keep for several days without refrigerating, up to 2 weeks refrigerated and 2-3 months frozen.

Pack into ziplock sandwich bags and attach the following note to each bag.

I woke up with such scare when I heard Santa call... "Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!" I ran to the lawn and in the snowy white drifts, those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts".

I got an old shovel and started to scoop, neat little piles of "Reindeer Poop!" But to throw them away, seemed such a waste, so I saved them, thinking-you might like a taste!

As I finished my task, which took quite awhile. Old Santa, passed by and he sheepishly smiled. And I heard him exclaim as he was in the sky... "Well they're not potty trained, but at least they can fly!"

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64 calories, 3 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
These are really good but I am somewhat confused. It seems like there is not enough chocolate in the recipe. I have found other recipes that call for 2 tablespoons of cocoa.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Despite the name, these chocolate reindeer cookies are great. I prepared and packaged them for my daughters Christmas Cookie fundraiser at school. I renamed them "Reindeer Bites" - obviously leaving out the poop reference. She sold them all and the kids loved them! Next time I am going to add in some shredded coconut.

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