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I am all about the snacking. In fact, I probably snack more than I eat full meals. They say more small meals is better, right?
Halloween snack mix is probably not what they had in mind when they said that… but it is quite tasty and delicious all the same.
No Bake Snack Mix
When I am on the hunt for an easy munchie, I really don’t want to be mixing, baking and cool. I aim for ease. Flavors that complement each other but without the work.
So while every once and while I am fine with baking on a crunchy caramel layer, in this case, the children under 5 I was serving really didn’t care.
Instead, I opted for several of my favorite flavor combos, all without having to turn on an oven or stove.
What Goes In It?
Clearly this recipe is super verstile so don’t get hung up on the amounts or the ingredients. You can measure to get ratios right, but you can also eyeball it and no one will be the wiser.
These are the more savory ingredients that provide structure and the base for snack mix.
- Honey Nut Chex– no need to make a caramel coating when you can just buy them already coated. Feel free to use other flavors of Chex (rice cereals) or use a plain variety if you don’t have a sweet tooth. Or want your children to run around like sugared up demons. Cheerios are another great options.
- Pretzels– I am all about the sweet and salty.
- Popcorn– I used a slightly salty popcorn, but kettle corn works too. Butter didn’t taste right with this particular combo.
The Small Stuff
The small stuff is very much the sweet stuff, along with peanuts. Peanuts are totally optional.
- Reeses Pieces- Peanut buttery goodness in candy coated pockets.
- Candy Corn/Candy Pumpkins– If you just want to use one or the other, be by guest. I am ashamed to say I am a sucker for candy corn pumpkins this time of year and there would probably be more in the mix if I hadn’t already snuck into the bag.
- Peanuts– These are optional, but I like the salty crunch they add.
Storage & Shelf Life
Store your assembled snack mix at room temperature in an airtight container or bag.
It will stay fresh for about a week. If you happen to live in a humid area, some of the elements may get a little stale faster.Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today: Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Bat Sugar Cookies from The Flour Handprint
- Voodoo Doll Cookies from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Halloween Confetti Cookies from Fake Ginger
- Marshmallow SpiderWeb Cupcakes from Big Bear’s Wife
- Candy Corn Poke Cake from Devour Dinner
- Halloween Brownie Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from It’s Shanaka
- Mini Candy Corn Cheesecakes from Cheese Curd in Paradise
- Halloween Themed Layered Drinks from 4 Sons R Us
- Easy Chocolate Pudding from Pastry Chef Online
- Halloween Bark from West Via Midwest
- Halloween Snack Mix from Savory Experiments
- Healthy Halloween Snacks from House of Nash Eats
- Sweet & Savory Halloween Snack Board from An Affair from the Heart
- Spooky Candy Bark from Sweet Beginnings
- Poisoned Candy Apples from Fresh Coast Eats
- Donut Hole Mummies from Family Around the Table
- Halloween Caramel Popcorn Munch Recipe from Back To My Southern Roots
- Spiderweb Baked Donuts from Lemon Blossoms
- Mini Monster Meatball Sliders from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Mummy Brie from The Spiffy Cookie
- Halloween Deviled Eggs from I am a Honey Bee
Halloween Snack Mix
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings!