This Halloween Snack Mix is the perfect mix of sweet, salty, crunchy and chewy, and it’s sure to be a family favorite! Keep it in layers or mix it all up.
Part of me cringes to share this Halloween Snack Mix idea.
This is not healthy.
But it’s a tradition I’ve been making for my family for almost 20 years now and my grown kids still ask me to bring it to tailgates at college!
Sometimes that’s more important!
Do you have any Halloween traditions your family still loves? I’d love to hear about them! Share your ideas in the comment section at the end of this post.
When we hosted an annual Halloween party, AnnMarie made me a fun sign to hang on my jar!
I’ve always loved the combination of sweet and salty.
I came up with this combination of snacks and candies that became my Monster Munch recipe before a Halloween Bunco night.
One of the best parts about this easy fall snack mix is it’s so simple to make.
You literally open bags and boxes and dump stuff in.
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What to Include in a Fall Snack Mix
Every time I make this recipe it ends up a little different depending on where I go shopping. I love it when I can find the fall-themed M&Ms!
These are the ingredients I use most often:
- thin, extra salty pretzel sticks
- cheddar flavor-blasted goldfish
- mini Oreo cookies
- peanut M&Ms
- peanut butter M&Ms
- plain M&Ms
- candy corn
- yogurt covered craisins
- chocolate covered raisins
- honey roasted peanuts
Some other ingredients I’ve tried and loved:
- yogurt covered mini pretzels
- yogurt covered raisins
- chocolate covered peanuts
- salted cashews
- Reese’s Pieces
- mini Nutter Butter cookies
- Teddy Grahams cookies
- mini chocolate chip cookies
- Ritz Bits peanut butter crackers
- cocktail peanuts
- cocoa almonds
- chocolate covered mini pretzels
The key to a great Halloween snack mix is to use a variety of sweet, salty, crunchy, and chewy ingredients.
I recommend choosing 8-10 different items to make your perfect snack mix.
Start with three salty items, then pick one of the fruity/chewy items. Next, choose one or two nutty items (omit if there are nut allergies) and one of the mini cookies. Finally, choose two or three candies.
Using this method, it’s easy to customize the snack mix to account for any nut or dairy allergies.
What About Melted White Chocolate Over the Mix?
I’ve gone to parties where people have made a similar Halloween snack mix, but they pour melted white chocolate all over the mix.
It looks really pretty!
If you decide to use Chex cereal in your mix, the white chocolate really helps it not break up as much.
However, my favorite part about this fall snack mix is the mix of sweet and salty.
In fact, I feel like the salty ingredients are what makes this mix amazing!
Especially the flavor-blasted cheddar goldfish. If you’ve never tried flavor-blasted, wait until you see how cheesy they are.
When you pour white chocolate over all of it, you really lose some of the saltiness. It all ends up tasting really sweet.
If you love white chocolate, then go ahead and use it. After all, this snack mix is about choosing the things you like best.
How to Make a Halloween Snack Mix
First, get a big container.
I used to use a large plastic bowl with a lid and mix everything up inside it.
But then I found this 2-gallon glass canister on Amazon and I knew it would be perfect.
Don’t you love the way the layers look inside it?
I try to get about equal amounts of each item and then just layer them in, alternating sweet with salty.
I’d love to say that maybe someday I’ll find a way to make this healthy.
But that’s just not going to happen.
And that’s Okay!
This Monster Munch is one of those things I allow myself to enjoy in small, measured-out amounts once or twice over the Halloween season.
Then I’m back on the Trim Healthy Mama plan for my next meal!
Because my Monster Munch is Simply. Memorable. and Simply. Irresistible.
Ways to Serve This Monster Munch Fall Snack Mix
When my kids were still home, I would mix up a batch of this fall snack mix and leave it layered on the counter with a serving scoop inside the jar.
This metal serving scoop from Amazon comes in several different sizes.
You can serve the snack mix this way at a party too.
Now that the kids are grown and mostly not home, I don’t keep this snack mix on hand in the house.
It’s the perfect thing to bring to football tailgates and other get-togethers with lots of people!
I typically just mix everything up in a big bowl and then set the bowl out with the scoop and small plastic cups.
You can also scoop the mix into the small cups so people can easily grab a cup and go.
I’ve even seen people serve the snack mix inside waffle cones for a really pretty presentation!
No matter how you serve it, I can virtually guarantee everyone will enjoy this yummy Halloween snack mix.
Halloween Snack Mix Printable Recipe Card
More Halloween Ideas and Inspiration
- Farmhouse Styled Halloween Tiered Tray
- Milk Jug Luminaries
- Simply Spooky Halloween Decor
- Low Carb Halloween Candy Round-Up
- Easy Halloween Front Porch Decor
If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!