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Reindeer Dust Recipe

Looking for a tradition that sparks belief? Something easy and still magical? Mix up some Reindeer Dust and watch their eyes twinkle!

Kate Dwyer, children’s author, a seasoned marketing executive, and busy mom to 8-year old twins, share the special recipe from her beautiful, interactive book, Reindeer Dust.

It’s as easy as gathering the family together, a mixing bowl, and a few ingredients – after you’ve made your batch of Reindeer Dust, take it outside to sprinkle the sparkling goodness onto the ground so the reindeer can spot your house from the sky! Children and parents alike will feel the magic and look forward to the tradition for years to come.

Reindeer Dust

Photo Courtesy of Kate Dwyer


Reindeer Dust Recipe

Author: Kate Dwyer
  • 2 cups oats for energy
  • ½ cup bran for strength
  • ¼ cup brown sugar to sparkle
  • 20 small cellophane bags
  • Curling ribbon
  • Decorative drawstring bags

How to Make Reindeer Dust

  1. Mix together all ingredients.
  2. Scoop 2 tablespoons of mixture into a small cellophane bag.
  3. Tie with a bow.
  4. Insert the cellophane bag into a decorative bag.
  5. Sprinkle the Reindeer Dust on Christmas Eve.
  6. You are now done and ready to share the reindeer fun!


About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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