Add a spooky twist to your party lineup with a recipe for sweet and salty Halloween Snack Mix starring the perfect blend of crunchy cereals, toasted nuts, chewy caramel corn and festive candies.
You know what’s truly frightening? A Halloween party snack table that doesn’t have a fun Halloween Party Mix. What I love most about this specific mix is that it covers all of the flavor and texture essentials. It’s sweet and salty, crunchy and chewy. Best of all, it’s totally customizable! Not a fan of candy corn? Swap in another festive favorite like Raisinets or Milk Duds. Prefer to go nut-free? Simply omit the pecans and same them for those 5-star favorite Pecan Pie Bars. The only non-negotiable is that you enjoy every last bite of this festive snack mix, which is perfect for using up any leftover halloween candy!
How Do You Make a Fall Snack Mix?
Some snack mixes require mixing, seasoning and baking (hello, Homemade Chex Mix!), but I chose to go short, sweet and simple route with this mix. All you’ll need is a large bowl and all your salty and sweet snacking favorites.
Take this mix in whatever direction you choose; I will only advise making sure you have a balance of salty and sweet flavors. I toss together eight total ingredients, so four salty and four sweet would be ideal when choosing your own snack mix adventure.
What Kind of Candy Works Best?
I like to make sure there’s a good balance of textures and flavors when it comes to candy. That way, any time you get a handful, you get a little bit of everything. In this case, I use M&Ms, candy corn and pumpkin jellies as my candies to strike that balance, but feel free to experiment and use what you’ve got.
What About Substitutions?
Substitutions are a breeze in this recipe! Raid your pantry and candy stash for any and all varieties of cereals, nuts, pretzels and popcorn to personalize your blend. I love the saltiness of Bugles and pretzels, but Cheez-Its, rye chips or white cheddar popcorn would also be welcome additions.Craving more? Subscribe to Just a Taste to get new recipes, meal plans and a newsletter delivered straight to your inbox! And stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest updates.
- 1 1/2 cups mini pretzels
- 1 1/2 cups Chex cereal
- 1 1/2 cups Bugles
- 1 1/2 cups homemade or store-bought caramel corn
- 1 cup toasted pecans
- 1 cup M&Ms
- 1/2 cup candy corn
- 1/2 cup pumpkin jellies
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients and stir to combine.
- Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
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