Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sweet & Salty Halloween Snack Mix

Today I want to share a fun little Halloween Snack with y'all. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. The pumpkins, dressing up, the decorations, candy and all those fun Halloween goodies. 

Today's treat is for a festive Halloween Snack Mix.  
 I found this recipe when I was browsing around Pinterest a couple months back. I pinned this festive snack mix, because it was so colorful and pretty simple to throw together.

In fact this recipe is so easy you can even get your kids involved since there's no baking required. Those are always the best recipes.

My kids actually prepared this snack mix all themselves, so this one is easy peasy my friends.
I can't take credit for this recipe, but I can show you a few fun ways to package up this yummy snack mix.

I found everything I needed at Walmart including all the ingredients to make the snack mix. If you go to their Halloween isle you will see all sorts of fun stuff.

I found these cute little Halloween Takeout Boxes for $1.27 each. They're actually pretty good size at (6 in. by 4.5 in. ) and hold quite a bit of the snack mix. 

I also found some 20 count Halloween Treat Bags for $1.47. They're clear on one side and have a spider print on the other. I found the bolt of ribbon in the craft section for $1.97.


Just add the snack mix to the treat bags and tie on a festive ribbon. The treat sacks are perfect for school or Halloween parties. We usually make a few up for the neighborhood kids as well. 

Another cute way is to use a large quart size mason jar and add the snack mix inside. Print off a gift tag and add place it on the top of jar under the ring. This makes a perfect teacher gift.

Just add the desired amount of each of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix. Package in gift sacks, decorative take out boxes or a large jar. This is perfect for Halloween parties, girl scouts, boys scouts or family parties. 

You can also use the same gift tags for the treat sacks. Just punch a hole in the tag with a hole puncher. Run the ribbon through the hole and tie the ribbon in a bow.





Sweet & Salty Halloween Snack Mix

Ingredients:
1 - 16 oz box cheese crackers (cheese nips)
1 - 16 oz jar honey roasted peanut
1 - 9 oz bag pretzel or pretzel squares
1 - 15 ox  bag Reese's Pieces or M&M's or another candy
1 - 10 oz box caramel popcorn
1 - 10 . 9 oz box cheerios
2 - cups raisins or yogurt covered raisins
1 - 10 . 9 oz box cocoa puffs or count dracula cereal
1 - 16 oz bag Brachs autumn candy mix 
Halloween goodie sacks
Halloween Take out Boxes
Festive Ribbon
Large Mason Jar

Directions: 
In a large bowl mix together the desired amounts of each of the ingredients. 

I used half  of each of the ingredients. 

Store in an air-tight container or divide into to gift sacks, take out boxes or a large jar.

Cook's Note: If you're taking this to a party or another gathering please find out if anyone has a nut allergy. If so omit the peanuts and use m&m's or another candy in place of the Reese's Pieces. 

Recipe adapted from: Munchkin Munchies




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7 comments:

Tara said... #

So pretty! I love stuff like this. We do M and M's, salted peanuts, and candy corn. It tastes like a chocolate Payday candy bar. YUM

Patricia B. said... #

What a wonderful idea! I've been looking for a Halloween themed trail mix for my upcoming hike with my Brownie troop. This will be perfect!

Axelle the french cook said... #

Good idea !

Judy said... #

My family loves snack mixes but I don't make it very often because it's a little pricey. This is a great idea for Halloween. I might consider making up little treat bags for my coworkers - maybe with a few healthier ingredients (more nuts & dried fruit and less candy). I'm a new follower on your blog. I love your ideas!

Katie said... #

Thank you for sharing. We have a Halloween party to attend next weekend and everyone is supposed to bring candy for the kids. Instead of sugary candy, I think I'll whip up a batch of this for them. Won't I be popular? :)

Katie's language cafe said... #

What an awesome halloween treat. I think I may have to make this with my kids this week, as we like making snack mixes for snacks for busy activity afternoons. Would you come link it up at my recipe link up? I would love that! ~~katie http://www.katieslanguagecafe.com/2012/10/french-cuisine-friday-recipe-link-up-2.html

Tina Butler said... #

To the Anonymous person who left a rude comment. If you are allergic to chocolate, dye and peanuts then I guess you wouldn't be eating or making this recipe now would you. Instead of leaving a ugly comment it's much easier to just pass the post by and keep your comments to yourself. There are a lot of people who are not allergic to all of those things and just might like it. Your comment was deleted before it ever was seen.