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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!


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