Halloween fast approaches, and to celebrate, we’ve created a fun and simple recipe for a snack mix that anyone can put together! This quick Halloween snack mix is both parts sweet and salty, and you and your loved ones will gobble it up scarily fast.
The weather grows cooler, the leaves are starting to fall, and it’s feeling a lot like autumn, don’t you think? (Unless you live in a very hot area…in which case…we’re sorry!) Soon you’ll be getting those invites to Halloween parties—or the kids will be, at the very least—and you’ll want something silly and spooky to prepare as a treat. This Halloween snack mix is that something! Prepare it in a bowl or in cute Halloween bags as a party favor and you’ve got a memorable October goodie on your hands.
Of course, you may also want to eat it all yourself…and that’s okay. Very understandable, in fact. It’s insanely addicting—we have to warn you!
If you scan the instructions down below, you’ll notice there’s nothing out of the ordinary here. Just grab your favorite mini pretzels, chocolate chips, M&Ms, pumpkin candy corn, and everything else sweet and salty under the sun for this amazing treat! We also recommend tossing in candy googly eyes (for a silly, scary topper) and one of our Halloween-themed sprinkle mixes.
You’ll notice that we listed specific ingredients to put into this snack mix, but honestly, you can use whatever you’d like that feels fall-y or Halloween-y to you. Or anything that just tastes really, really good! We like to create our Halloween snack mix with a sweet and salty combo in mind, so neither flavor overpowers the other. However, if you’ve got a sweet tooth…or a salty tooth (is that a thing?)…go forth and change things up!
You know how we said this snack mix is simple? It really, truly is. The instructions, as you’ll see, are literally just a few steps long! And it only takes ten minutes to prepare, too. If you want something adorable to make with the kids (and for the kids) this Halloween, this is your recipe. They’ll have a lot of fun helping you and you’ll get a yummy treat as a bonus.
It’s also great for grown-ups, too, if you happen to have a Halloween party to attend. Throw this together, put it into a bowl, bring it to your event, and watch as the snack mix disappears right before your very eyes within minutes. Spoooooky! It’s just that good!
If you’re in need of some Halloween inspiration, you’re in luck. In this section, we’ve taken the time to research and list off some delicious variations on this snack mix for Halloween. (Always our favorite part of any blog post, to be honest!)
For the sprinkles…
- We have lots of Halloween mixes to top off this snack mix, like our Halloween Nonpareils, Haunted House mix, or Monster Mash mix.
- You can also use our bone-shaped candy sprinkles, our skull-shaped candy sprinkles, and/or our bat-shaped candy sprinkles to match a specific theme!
For the sweet bits of the Halloween snack mix…
- Reeses Pieces
- Regular candy corn
- White chocolate chips (or dark ones!)
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Honey Nut Cheerios
For the salty bits of the Halloween snack mix…
Other tasty treats to add…
- Cheerios, for a neutral flavor. (At least, we think they’re neutral!)
- Raisins or craisins, if your kids don’t dislike them like some kids do! (Of course, if you’re making this mix for yourself or for friends, then raisin away!)
- Cheez-Its or other cheesy crackers. Depending on your personal preferences, you may not want to add anything with a cheesy flavor to your mix, but we find they’re utterly scrumptious alongside the candy and pretzels!
Salty, sweet, scary, spooky, and a little bit adorable! This is a recipe that really encompasses everything great about fall…and Halloween, of course. If you are looking for a mix that is less holiday, more FOOTBALL, check out our game day version.
Comment down below with your thoughts on this snack mix for Halloween! Did it inspire you to get creative? Did you leave anything out or use substitutions? Or did you find the recipe difficult? We always want to hear from you!
You KNOW we’ve got a million and one autumn-y, Halloween-y recipes to try here on the blog! Well, maybe not that many…but quite a few, and you’ll love them all! Check out…
- Easy Sprinkled Halloween Chocolate Bark
- Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats with Fall Sprinkles
- Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
- Homemade Candies for Halloween
- Spooky Cocoa Bombs
- Snack Mix
- ● 5 cups Pretzels
- ● ½ cup Chocolate chips
- ● 3 cups Bugles
- ● 1 cup Pumpkins
- ● ½ cup Peanut M&Ms
- ● ½ cup M&Ms
- Additional Toppings
- ● Candy eyes
- ● Sprinkles
- ● Candy melts
You can also use whatever your favorite candy is and whatever colors you would like.