Boo! Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time to conjure up some snacks for your ghoulish gatherings. One of our favorite treats for this spine-tingling holiday is Halloween Chex Mix. Not only is it devilishly delicious, but it’s also a breeze to make. So, grab your cauldron, and let’s get cooking!
What’s in this Halloween snack mix?
To make this Halloween Chex mix, you’ll need:
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Rice Chex cereal
- Mini pretzel twists
- Candy corn
- Honey-roasted peanuts
- Regular M&Ms. We recommend using the Halloween-colored ones!
Protip: Swap smart!
Want to add some peanut butter flavor to your Halloween snack mix? Replace some or all of the M&Ms with Reese’s Pieces!
Is Chex mix gluten-free?
Unfortunately, no. While Rice Chex cereal is indeed gluten-free, several of the other add-ins we used are not. If you want to make a gluten-free version of our Halloween Chex mix, you’ll need to use gluten-free pretzels. While Bugles don’t contain any gluten themselves, per se, they may be cross-contaminated. You can either leave them out and increase the amounts of the other ingredients, or find a suitable gluten-free replacement.
How to make Halloween chex mix
Now, let’s brew up some Halloween tricks and treats in the kitchen!
- Preheat the oven and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Whisk melted butter with brown sugar and vanilla extract.
- Stir the cereal, pretzels, and Bugles together in a large bowl, and toss with the sauce. Spread on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool, and then mix in the candy corn, peanuts, and M&M’s.
How do I store Chex mix?
Store your Halloween Chex Mix fresh and ready to scare in an airtight container or resealable bag. Make sure it’s sealed tightly to prevent any air from creeping in and making it stale.
How long does it take for Chex mix to go bad?
If stored properly in an airtight container, your Halloween Chex Mix should stay fresh for up to two weeks. However, it’s so devilishly delicious that it probably won’t last that long!
Whether you’re hosting a spooky soirée or just indulging in a late-night snack, this bewitching treat is sure to cast a delicious spell on your taste buds. So, grab your broomstick (or should I say, snack bowl) and get ready for a ghoulishly good time!