This sweet and salty Halloween Snack Mix is a great Fall snack to have on hand. It makes a perfect on-the-run handful or a fun treat for kiddos after school. It's also great for Fall- or Halloween-themed parties! Mix and match the snacks you have on hand to build your own delicious mixture.
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I can remember eagerly reading Halloween-themed books and planning out my costume as October 31st approached. I later learned that some people consider it to be an "evil" holiday, but can't anything be evil if used improperly? For me it has always had a magical spin, with the costumes, candy, spooky stories and pumpkin carving. I'm noticing that Halloween holds magic for my boys, too, and I love that.
Last night we opened the cupboard to find that we were out of popcorn. Gasp. I immediately worked toward a solution so we wouldn't find ourselves in the same sad dilemma tonight. On paper, in the light of the moon here at our cozy campsite, this delicious snack mix was born.
I picked up ingredients and made it first thing this morning, which may have been a bit of a mistake because I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO STOP EATING IT. This will tell you two things: 1. It is totally addicting, and 2. I will not be eating lunch or dinner. In addition to being a triple meal replacement, it would also be great for a Halloween-themed party!
Enjoy this season and everything fun and delicious that comes with it!
HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN SNACK MIX
Make the perfect fall treat in minutes, just a few ingredients and this easy recipe is ready to go!
This unique mix of ingredients is particularly good in the fall when candy corn is sold. Take these sweet treats and mix them up with a good salty snack to offset the sweetness. Bugles are another great crunchy snack alongside some caramel corn. If you have a favorite chocolate candy other than M&M’s, then toss those in! Use whatever mix of Halloween candy you have around the house!
Here are my favorite ingredients to mix together in a large bowl:
1 bag Tiny Twists Pretzels
1 bag Original Bugles
1 bag Caramel Corn
Large bag Milk Chocolate M&M's
1-2 bags Candy Corn (or Autumn Mix variety)
1 jar salted peanuts
Use any variety of M&M's, including peanut butter, caramel, peanut or regular!
Load up snack-sized ziploc bags with this snack and hand them out for trick or treating!
Regular or cheesy popcorn can replace caramel corn.
Chop up fun-size candy bars and throw them into the mix!
WHAT IS SNACK/TRAIL MIX?
Having the perfect finger foods for your kids to munch on or to send along for a Halloween party is great in the fall. This snack mix doesn’t require extra prep dishes and you can change up the ingredients if you prefer a different mix. A lot of crunch, some salty, some sweet but not too much of either. Stirring together the ingredients are the only instructions, so enjoy putting together your own colorful mix!
HOW TO STORE SNACK MIX
Once you mix this up, you can put it in an air-tight container and keep it around for a couple weeks as you enjoy it.
OPTIONAL ADD-INS FOR YOUR SNACK MIX
Raisinets or plain raisins
Variety of Nuts (salted or unsalted)
White chocolate chips
GREAT GIFTS FOR FRIENDS
This makes a great little gift! It's a perfect gift idea for someone you're going to spend the day with or to send a long as a little gesture that you're thinking of them. Pick up a pint sized mason jar and fill it with all the favorite ingredients you picked out. Place a gift tag on it and let them know you've been thinking of them.
OTHER PERFECT FALL TREATS
Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting - Introducing the only Pumpkin Cookie recipe you'll ever need in your life. These cookies are DELICIOUS and so soft, pillowy, light and fluffy. The Cream Cheese Frosting complements them absolutely perfectly. This is the perfect easy dessert to bring to any fall gathering!
Pumpkin Pie Bars - If you want a Pumpkin Pie without the hassle, make your pumpkin pie into bars instead! Each buttery bite of the tasty shortbread crust is perfect with the creamy pumpkin. They are just as delicious as pie but without the extra work.
Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake - Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake is the perfect festive dessert to bring to your next Halloween or fall-themed party and as a Thanksgiving dessert. The cream cheese frosting complements it perfectly and looks beautiful with a rustic ombre look.
Festive Candy Corn Cake - Celebrate fall or Halloween with a festive candy corn themed cake! The flavor and texture of this cake are delicious and people will swoon when you cut into it.
Caramel Apple Cupcakes - Caramel Apples transformed into CUPCAKES, people! It's a dream come true! These are great for Fall or Halloween gatherings!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds - Don’t let those delicious little pumpkin seeds go to waste when carving pumpkins! Learn how to prepare those raw pumpkins seeds. Season and roast them, they’re easy to make! They turn into a delicious little fall snack that will get gobbled up by all.