This Halloween Snack Mix/Trail Mix recipe is perfect for giving in treat bags, taking to work, sharing with your neighbors, or for Halloween parties. It’s ideal for treating someone!
The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and that can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner! This year, why not celebrate with a special Halloween snack mix for fall?
This recipe is easy to make, and everyone will love it. Be sure to have enough on hand because this stuff goes fast!
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Why is it Called Halloween Snack mix/Trail Mix?
Halloween snack mix is also sometimes called Halloween trail mix. The term “trail mix” comes from the fact that it was originally created as food to take on hikes.
It’s easy to see why – it’s portable, doesn’t need to be refrigerated, and is packed with energy-boosting ingredients. It’s the ideal snack mix to keep on hand.
Today, trail mix is enjoyed by people of all ages and for various occasions. Halloween just happens to be one of them!
Perfect Gift for Fall Events
This Halloween party mix is the perfect gift for all your fall events. It’s a great way to celebrate the season and show your friends and family how much you care.
This m&m sweet and salty snack mix recipe is also perfect for Halloween treat bags. I like sharing the treat bags with my grandkids and the neighborhood little ghosts and goblins.
The highlight of Halloween is seeing all the darling trick-or-treaters that come to our door on Halloween night.
This recipe for Halloween snack mix with popcorn uses peanut M&Ms (which you can easily change for no nuts) for the perfect blend of sweet and salty. And, it’s so easy to make. Just mix together some Halloween-themed candy with pretzels, popcorn, and nuts. That is all there is to it!
If you want to get a little more creative, add other ingredients like dried fruit, cereal, or even chocolate chips.
Or even make other recipes like Halloween popcorn mix, candy corn trail mix or snack mix, and Golden graham snack mix (see variations). Just make sure to use Halloween candy that you know everyone will love.
Also, see our cereal pop treats (made with Rice Krispies or Corn Pops cereals), Christmas Chex Mix, and Chex mix with M&Ms! They are another fun treat for giving out to friends and family – kids love them!
Halloween trail mix ingredients
- Candy corn – look for Brach’s Harvest corn or Autumn corn varieties
- Peanut M and Ms (M&Ms) – look for M&M Ghoul Mix or Mad Scientist Mix
- Crunch ‘n Munch buttery toffee
- Teddy Grahams Chocolate
- Pretzel grids or Cinnamon Life Cereal
- Mini candy pumpkins
- Spooky candy eyes
- Halloween trinkets – black spider rings or vampire fangs
Equipment for making Halloween Snack Mixes
How to make this Halloween Snack Mix
Making this nut-free trail mix for Halloween is very easy. You just need to mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, then serve!
What is the best way to store Halloween snack mixes?
Store the Halloween snack mixes in a storage container or gallon Ziplock bag. This will help them stay fresh for up to two weeks.
Halloween Trail Mix Recipe Variations and Add-ins
- Halloween popcorn mix – for a less sweetened version of this Halloween snack mix, use plain popcorn in place of the Crunch ‘n Munch for a tasty popcorn mix.
- Candy corn snack mix – make this Halloween a “corny” one with extra candy corn! Add in extra Brach’s Autumn and Harvest candy mixes for a true candy corn snack mix or candy corn trail mix.
- Golden graham snack mix – swap out the Teddy Grahams Chocolate with Golden graham.
- Halloween Chex Mix – Add in some Chex Mix Muddy Buddies.
- Put some dried cranberries or raisins for a Halloween trail mix with dried fruit.
- Add some candy corn pumpkins, spooky candy eyes, or Halloween trinkets.
- You can swap out the pretzel grids for Cinnamon Life Cereal.
- Also, try using different chocolate candies, like Hershey’s Kisses or Reese’s Pieces, or even some white chocolate chips.
Frequently Asked Questions
The most popular treats given on Halloween are candy and chocolate. However, some people also give out toys, stickers, and other small items. This trail mix recipe is a good option to put in treat bags and give out to neighbors, teachers, family members, or anyone you’d like to “treat.”
You can make this nut-free trail mix recipe up to two weeks in advance. Just follow the storage instructions above.
Add other ingredients like dried fruit, cereal, or chocolate chips. Also, you may check out the recipe variations above for some options. Add in your favorite Halloween treats!
Halloween Snack Mix
- large mixing bowl
- large storage container or gallon Ziplock bag
- 16.2 ounce bag Candy corn (look for Brach's Harvest corn or Autumn corn varieties)
- 12 ounce bag Peanut M and Ms (M&Ms) (look for M&M Ghoul Mix or Mad Scientist Mix)
- 2 10 ounce boxes Crunch 'n Munch buttery toffee (any variety works)
- 2 10 ounce boxes Teddy Grahams Chocolate (I used a mix of regular and chocolate)
- 2 cups Pretzel grids or Cinnamon Life Cereal
- Mini candy pumpkins
- Spooky candy eyes
- Halloween trinkets like black spider rings or vampire fangs
- Mix everything together in a large bowl.
- Store in an air tight container at room temperature. This will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks.