Halloween Snack Mix #HalloweenTreatsWeek

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  • This event is being sponsored by Dixie Crystals, all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

    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?

    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.

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

    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.

    hand reaching into snack mix in a black cauldron

    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.

    what to put in a no bake snack mix

    The Base

    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.
    snack mix base ingredients

    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.
    all ingredients for 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.

    no bake sweet and salty snack mix for pinterest
    Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:  Halloween Cookies & Bars: Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes: Halloween Brownies: Halloween Pies & Cheesecakes: Halloween Drinks: Chilled Halloween Treats: Sweet Halloween Treats: Savory Halloween Recipes: 
    cauldron of halloween snack mix
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    5 from 5 votes

    Halloween Snack Mix

    A sweet, salty and totally delicious snack mix that only requires mixing- no bake and no making a candy coating!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Total Time10 mins
    Course: Appetizer, Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: halloween snacks, no bake snack mix
    Servings: 20
    Calories: 231kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Instructions

    • 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!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 4mg

    Happy Halloween!

    Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

    “When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

    For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!

    Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!  

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    Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar

    Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms

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    Prize #7 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS

    1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”

     

    Prize #8 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

    1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”

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    Prize #9 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog

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    Prize #12 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise

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    Prize #13 from Amy from House of Nash Eats

    ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card

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      a Rafflecopter giveaway   Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including:  Angie of BigBearsWife ,  Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms,  Terri of Our Good Life,  Julie of Back To My Southern Roots,  Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!

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