Halloween Snack Mix

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? This Halloween Snack Mix is both sweet and savory making it the perfect snack!

overhead of halloween snack mix in a small cast iron cauldron


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.

no bake sweet and salty snack mix in a glass mixing bowl

Why You’ll Love This Halloween Snack Mix

A spooky snack mix perfect for the Halloween season full of fun add-ins, what’s not to love!

  • Great for Halloween parties – There’s nothing better than a snack you can set out for people to munch on at parties- and this Halloween trail mix is perfect for that!
  • Family favorite – This is an easy way to get the kids involved in the kitchen. And everyone in the fam can make it their own by adding their favorite Halloween candy.
  • Simple ingredients – This monster munch is made with super basic ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store.
hand reaching into snack mix in a black cauldron


Clearly this recipe is super versatile 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. Salty pretzels bring both crunch and savory flavor to this easy Halloween snack mix.
  • Popcorn– I used a slightly salty popcorn, but kettle corn works too. Butter didn’t taste right with this particular combo.

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.
snack mix base ingredients


This easy recipe is one that you can easily make your own. Your perfect combination of a sweet and salty snack mix, full of your favorite ingredients.

  • Savory add ins – You can make this more of a Halloween chex mix recipe by adding things like Cheez-Itz, Ritz crackers, other nuts like cashews or pecans, Bugles or goldfish crackers.
  • Sweet add ins – To add more sweet flavors to this spoon Halloween snack mix, try adding Halloween sprinkles, drizzled melted chocolate, Reese’s pieces, white chocolate chips, your favorite cereal mixture, candy eyes, caramel corn or any other sweet treats you can think of.
  • Gifting – Make a big batch and give this festive snack mix as gifts, or even pass out to trick or treaters. Add a fun gift tag, pour it into small bags and tie with a ribbon.
what to put in a no bake snack mix

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.

all ingredients for snack mix

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cauldron of halloween snack mix

Halloween Snack Mix Recipe

5 from 5 votes
A sweet, salty and totally delicious snack mix that only requires mixing- no bake and no making a candy coating!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20


  • 3 cups honey nut Chex cereal
  • 3 cups popcorn , lightly buttered or salted
  • 2 cups small pretzels
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup Reeses Pieces
  • 1 cup candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins


  • Combine the cereal, popcorn, pretzels, peanuts, Reeses pieces and candy corn in a large bowl, Gently toss to mix.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings!


Calories: 231 kcal, Carbohydrates: 44 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 189 mg, Potassium: 157 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 11 g, Vitamin A: 99 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 30 mg, Iron: 4 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 231
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween snacks, no bake snack mix
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    Love the sweet and savory contrast of flavors in this tasty party mix! What a great addition to any party!