This EASY Halloween snack mix will be a hit at any party! This mix is filled with popcorn, Chex cereal, pretzels, and M&M’s, and coated in melted white chocolate. No baking required.

Watch it disappear quickly at your next Halloween party. Plus it can easily be made gluten-free!

Halloween snack mix in a bowl


 

Looking for a quick, sweet treat for the Halloween season? This easy Halloween snack mix is a great option! It’s comes together in just a few minutes and is filled with the perfect combination of sweet, salty, chewy, and crunchy snacks, including popcorn, pretzels, candy corn, and Reese’s Pieces.

I love making this festive snack mix for a scary movie night, Halloween gathering, school parties, and more. Package it in cute cellophane bags and ribbon for a cute and tasty party favor!

Since this recipe makes a big batch, it really is the perfect snack for a crowd. It has the best sweet and salty crunch that makes it a great alternative to caramel corn or kettle corn.

Feel free to customize this snack mix with your favorite ingredients. Switch it up with candy pumpkins, butterscotch chips, milk chocolate candy coating, or any other fun add-ins. You can also make this a spooky snack mix by adding edible candy eyes.

To matter how it comes together, you can bet this fun Halloween snack mix will be a family favorite.

Happy Halloween!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy recipe
  • Sweet and salty snack mix
  • Chewy and crunchy
  • Great for Halloween parties
  • Perfect party favor

For more Halloween recipes, try these healthy halloween snacks, halloween fruit salad, gluten-free halloween cookies, pumpkin cheesecake dip, caramel corn. You also might like this caramels recipe.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Halloween snack mix ingredients on a countertop
  • Popcorn: Air popped popcorn will work best for this recipe! This is the air popper I use. You might like this article on is popcorn gluten-free.
  • Rice Chex: Be sure to use Rice Chex if you want this recipe to be gluten-free. Wheat Chex and other types of Chex are not gluten-free.
  • Gluten-Free pretzel sticks: Be sure to use gluten-free pretzel sticks to ensure this recipe is gluten-free. I like Snyder’s brand gluten-free pretzels.
  • White chocolate chips: Nestle white chocolate chips are labeled gluten-free, so those are the ones I usually use for this Halloween mix.
  • Peanuts: I like to use chopped, roasted, and salted peanuts. You could also use honey-roasted peanuts, if you prefer.
  • Oil: You can use coconut oil or vegetable oil for this snack mix.
  • Reese’s Pieces: Reese’s Pieces have the perfect Halloween color scheme for this snack mix, and the peanut butter/chocolate flavor is a nice contrast to the popcorn and pretzels.
  • Candy corn: Candy corn is a sweet, chewy contrast to crunchy, salty pretzels and popcorn.
  • Halloween sprinkles: This is an optional ingredient, but I love how it makes this Halloween Chex mix recipe even more festive!
  • Sea salt: This is another optional ingredient. If you like a strong contrast of sweet and salty, be sure to add it! I like to use coarse sea salt.

You also might like these gluten-free brownies or these halloween brownies!

How to Make Halloween Snack Mix

  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. 
Snack ingredients mixed in a glass bowl
  • In a very large bowl (or use 2 bowls), add the popcorn, chex, pretzel sticks, and peanuts.
Melted chocolate in a glass bowl
  • Place the white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds then stir. Keep microwaving/stirring for 10-second increments until totally melted. 
Snack mix spread on a baking sheet
  • Spread mixture into an even layer on a prepared baking sheet. Then drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn mixture then gently fold with a rubber spatula until everything is evenly coated. 
Snack mix and candy added to a baking sheet
  • Then immediately sprinkle with the Reese’s pieces, candy corn, Halloween sprinkles and salt. Gently press the mix-ins into the chocolate so they stick together. 
  • Let the snack mix cool until the chocolate is set. Store leftovers in an airtight container or resealable bags. Enjoy!

Storage Instructions

Once the snack mix is cooled to room temperature, store snack mix in an airtight container or Ziplock bags for up to five days.

Halloween snack mix in a Halloween bowl with decorations around it

FAQs

What snacks are best to have at a Halloween party?

There are lots of festive and fun snacks you can bring to a Halloween party. Sweet snack options include pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, spider cupcakes, candy apples, caramel apples, or festive snack mix. Savory options include “mummy” wrapped hot dogs, roasted pumpkin seeds, ghost-shaped pizza, or a Halloween cheese ball.

What are the top 10 Halloween treats?

The ten most popular Halloween treats include Reese’s peanut butter cups, Reese’s Pieces, Skittles, M&M’s, Twix, Sour Patch Kids, Starburst, Kit Kats, Nerds, Swedish Fish, and Sour Punch Straws.

What can I put in a Halloween goodie bag?

Halloween goodie bags can be filled with a mix of sweet treats, savory snacks, toys, and stickers. Cake pops, cookies, snack mixes, candy, spider rings, pencils, and Tootsie pop ghosts are all great options. You could also make homemade popcorn balls, ghost-shaped Rice Krispy treats, or caramel apples.

Expert Tips & Tricks

  • I use this air popper to make the popcorn!
  • Nestle white chocolate chips are labeled gluten-free, so those are the ones I usually use!
  • Be sure to use Rice Chex and gluten-free pretzel sticks if you want this recipe to be gluten-free. Wheat Chex and other types of Chex are not gluten-free.
Halloween snack mix in a bowl on a decorated table

MORE HALLOWEEN RECIPES

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you try this Halloween mix, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you! 

Halloween snack mix in a white bowl with spider decorations
5 from 3 votes

Easy, Halloween Snack Mix

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
This EASY Halloween snack mix will be a hit at any party! This mix is filled with popcorn, Chex cereal, pretzels, and M&M’s, and coated in melted white chocolate. No baking required.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn ~1/4 cup kernels
  • 2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 cups gluten free pretzel sticks I like Snyder’s GF
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 12 oz bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Reese’s Pieces
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • Halloween sprinkles optional
  • coarse sea salt optional
  • Edible eye balls optional

Instructions 

  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a very large bowl (or use 2 bowls), add the popcorn, chex, pretzel sticks, and peanuts.
  • Place the white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds then stir. Keep microwaving/stirring for 10-second increments until totally melted.
  • Drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn mixture then gently fold with a rubber spatula until everything is evenly coated. Mix in the Reese’s pieces, and candy corn.
  • Spread mixture into an even layer on the prepared baking sheets. Then immediately sprinkle with the Halloween sprinkles and salt. Gently press the mix-in’s into the chocolate so they stick together.
  • Let the snack mix cool until the chocolate is set. Store leftovers in an airtight container or resealable bags. Enjoy!

Notes

RECIPE NOTES
  • Nestle white chocolate chips are labeled gluten-free, so those are the ones I usually use!
  • Be sure to use Rice Chex and gluten-free pretzel sticks if you want this recipe to be gluten-free. Wheat Chex and other types of Chex are not gluten-free.

Nutrition

Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

    1. Candy corn typically isn’t made with any gluten-containing ingredients, however most brands aren’t labeled gluten-free. I have celiac and I’ve never had a problem with it but definitely use your discretion.

  1. 5 stars
    What a fun way to create snacks this coming halloween! I’ll be making this again for sure, it was a huge hit last time I tried this.

  2. 5 stars
    Cant wait to make this again on my birthday which falls on halloween! So festive and addictive. Spooky good fun!

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