Sweet and Salty Halloween Snack Mix

mixed up halloween snack mix in pumpkin dish

This Sweet and Salty Halloween Snack Mix is the perfect treat to whip up for the holiday! Loaded with lots of different candies, salty peanuts, pretzels, popcorn….it’s the perfect blend of sweet + salty and YUMMY! 

Happy spooky season, friends! Ben and I love Halloween – okay, well, to be honest, we love the fun “spooky” little kid movie vibes of Halloween. 

We can pass on the ultra scary movies or haunted houses or anything of the kind. As a person with a very vivid imagination, I like to sleep and not be scared in my own house, thank you very much! 

Why You’ll Love this Treat: 

Whether we love super scary things or just fun spooky things, one thing I think we can all agree on is that we love CANDY. Halloween candy specifically just tastes SO good. 

I think it’s something about the fun, seasonal colors, the oranges, bright lime, purple…so much happiness and joy in candy! 

This snack mix is SO fun. It’s loaded with the perfect balance of both sweet and savory foods. The colors are vibrant, the mixture has a ton of different textures from crunchy to chewy..it’s the perfect blend. 

close up of m+m's, candy corn and pumpkins

I also, of course, loved putting it in a fun pumpkin dish! It makes it even more festive. 

Another thing that’s great about this mix? It’s super versatile. If you don’t like *any* of the candy I chose to put in here (looking at you candy corn haters)…you can mix it up and add all of your favorite candy and salty snacks! 

side view of mixed halloween snack mix in pumpkin dish with cinnamon broom in the background

If you’re like Ben and I, I feel like we have *never* had trick or treaters. So this is the perfect treat to whip up on Halloween night to ease your pain of not being able to give out candy. Instead, we get to eat our own candy! YES. #adulthood

Let’s get into what I used to make this yummy mix. 

Ingredients You Need: 

  • Candy Corn + Pumpkins 
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Seasonal M+M’s 
  • Kettle Corn
  • Salted peanuts 
  • Pretzels
  • Chex cereal (I mixed mine with cinnamon and butter for an extra treat, but this is optional)

Best Tips to Make this Halloween Snack Mix: 

Begin by grabbing what you will be putting the snack mix in. Like I said above, I really love this huge pumpkin I got from Target, but any large dish will work! 

Grab all of the candy/salty snacks you will be using and open them up. 

I knew I wanted to use cinnamon chex for this mix to add a little bit of *spice*..but I couldn’t find it anywhere! 

So, me being me, I ended up adding the chex to a bowl, adding some melted butter and cinnamon and making my own. Even though it’s an added step, I highly recommend it! It really added a great spice to the mixture. 

cinnamon chex in glass bowl

And no worries if you don’t want to do that – you can just use normal chex or if you can find the cinnamon chex, use that!

And well, there aren’t many tips I can give you about this..it’s pretty straightforward. 

Add in all of the ingredients to the large dish. Depending on how many people you will be serving, you can adjust how much of each you put in there

close up of mixed halloween snack mix

And then mix it up! If you feel like there might be too much candy, add a few more pretzels and vice versa. 

mixed halloween snack mix in pumpkin dish with spoon

From there, you’re ready to dig in! Grab a spoon and dish yourself out if you want some self control. If not and you may be like me…I just couldn’t stop myself from eating it! 

Other add-in ideas: 

  • Skittles for a sweet non-chocolate option 
  • Muddy-buddy chex mix
  • Mini peanut butter cups (leave them in the wrapper to prevent them from getting too melty/messy
  • Fun seasonal candies like chocolate eyeballs, skulls etc.
  • Cheez-it’s (or any cheese crackers) for a yummy cheesy add

Enjoy this fun and spooky treat, my friends!

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few others you might like: 

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Blondies 

Fudgy Brownie Cookies 

Easter Egg Blondies 

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Sweet and Salty Halloween Snack Mix

This Sweet and Salty Halloween Snack Mix is the perfect treat to whip up for the holiday! Loaded with lots of different candies, salty peanuts, pretzels, popcorn….it’s the perfect blend of sweet + salty and YUMMY! 

Course Snack, treat
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween snack mix, sweet and salty snack mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Homemade Cinnamon Chex (can skip this step, see notes)

  • 3 cups Chex 
  • 2 tbsp melted butter 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sugar 

Sweet and Savory Snacks

  • 2-3 cups candy corn (and pumpkins)
  • 2 cups m+m’s 
  • 1 cup Reeses pieces 
  • 2 cups pretzels 
  • 1 cup kettle corn 
  • 1 cup salted peanuts 

Instructions

Homemade Cinnamon Chex

  1. If desired, add chex into a large bowl along with melted butter, cinnamon and sugar. Mix together.

Putting together snack mix

  1. Add in the cinnamon chex, peanuts, pretzels, m+m's, reese's pieces, candy corn and kettle corn into a large serving bowl.

  2. Mix together. If you feel like you have too many salty snacks, add more candy and vice versa. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can absolutely skip the step of the homemade cinnamon chex and instead just buy storebought cinnamon chex OR just use the regular chex. 

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