Magic mix for Santa's reindeer

Starters and soups

  • Serves: 1
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time:
Santa and his helpers © National Trust

Santa and his helpers


  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower tropical birdseed mix or other
  • 1 carrot (diced)
  • Big handful of sugar sprinkles (gold, silver or a colour of your choice)


Pour all the ingredients into a big bowl and mix together thoroughly. Transfer to a cup or pot suitable for carrying out into the garden. Take a handful and sprinkle on the ground ready for when Santa's reindeer arrive. Remember to recite the magic poem at the same time.

'Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home'