Halloween Snack Mix: If needing easy recipes and sweet treats for a Halloween party, a large bowl of this sweet and salty snack mix will be a hit!
Quick Overview: You’ll only need 45 minutes to whip up this Halloween Chex mix recipe (30 minutes of baking required) to blend all the delicious flavors of this yummy snack! Serve with these fun mummy cookies and mummy treats, and it will all be a hit!
Why you’ll love this recipe
What’s not to love about this fun little monster munch? But you’ll especially love that:
- it’s a great way to easy Halloween snacks for Halloween parties or while watching a scary movie on movie nights! (As well as this pumpkin patch dessert!)
- that you can combine all of your favorite Halloween candy, in one bowl!
- it has a variety of ingredients, so everyone is sure to find something they’ll love in this Halloween mix.
Although I give the ingredients below, feel free to change up some items to make it exactly how you want it! Or, see the substitution ideas below as well, in case you’d like to mix things up!
- 3 cups Chex cereal (flavor of your choice)
- 2 cups Bugles (original or caramel flavor)
- 2 cups salty pretzels, regular or twists
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup Reese’s Pieces
- ½ cup candy corn (Use any leftover candy corn in this candy corn cake recipe!)
- ½ cup candy corn pumpkins
- ½ cup mint M&M’s
- ¼ cup candy eyes
- Begin by preheating the oven to 250°F.
- Then, line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and spray it with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the Bugles, pretzels, and cereal. Set aside.
- Next, in a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix it until it is combined.
Don’t overmix the sugar mixture, otherwise it will become too thick to pour over thecereal mixture. You’ll want it a little runny to easily pour over the cereal mixture.
- Pour the sugar mixture over the cereal mixture slowly, while stirring, to coat all the ingredients well.
- Spread the mix evenly on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
- Remove it from the oven and let it cool completely.
- Pour the mix into an extra large bowl and add the candies.
Make sure that the mixture from the oven cools completely before adding the candy,unless you like the chocolate candies to become a bit melty.
- Mix well and serve!
As mentioned earlier, you can switch out some of your favorite ingredients or simply add more! Here are some ideas that you may love:
- caramel corn
- nuts (such as peanuts, cashews)
- different cereal (think Cocoa Puffs, Cheerio’s, Cinnamon Toast Crunch)
- cheese crackers
- different candy (such as Rolo’s, mini Snickers, or chocolate candy)
- chocolate covered pretzels or mini pretzels
- oyster crackers
- chocolate chips
- mini Oreo cookies
If there are leftovers, it’s best to store it in an airtight container at room temperature, for up to 2 weeks.
Do I have to bake this in the oven?
Yes. Baking this in the oven gives the snack a delicious coating texture, so it’s not sticky. Or, it will be runny and wet, and of course, messy.
More Halloween Ideas
If you love this easy Halloween snack mix, then you’ll also love this similar Nuts and Bolts recipe! Then, if you need another fun Halloween recipe, you’ll love this pumpkin dip, mummy Oreos, and these jack-o-lantern pops! Make sure you also check out this Halloween Party I designed for Martha Stewart!
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Halloween Snack Mix
- 3 cups Chex cereal flavor of your choice
- 2 cups Bugles original or caramel flavor
- 2 cups pretzels regular or twists
- ½ cup butter melted
- ½ cup brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Reese's Pieces
- ½ cup candy corn
- ½ cup candy pumpkins
- ½ cup mint M&M's
- ¼ cup candy eyes
- Preheat oven to 250°F. Then, line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and spraywith cooking spray.
- Next, in a large bowl, mix together the Bugles, pretzels, and cereal. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix together untilcombined, but leave it still a little runny to easily pour over the cereal mixture. (If you mix it too much, it can become thick.)
- Pour the sugar mixture slowly over the cereal mixture while stirring to coat all the ingredients well.
- Spread the mixture, evenly, on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfwaythrough. Remove fromthe oven and let cool completely.
- Pour Halloween mix into an extra large bowl and add the candies. Mix well and serve.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.