With Halloween just around the corner, it is time to prepare for a week of costume parties, work celebrations and spooky movie nights. Besides getting a great costume for the occasion you should also be prepared to make a spooky snack that is easy to bring to any kind of event.
My five-minute recipe for Halloween snack mix is a crowd favourite among my friends. It basically takes the idea of party mix to the next level with just a little Halloween flair. This treat is great because it has something for everyone as it combines sweet and salty, chocolate and candy. Bringing this snack mix to any Halloween gathering is a surefire way to get invited back every year!
*Makes one medium bowl of snack mix*
1/4 cup Reeses Pieces
1/2 cup Candy Corn
2 cups Waffle pretzels ( Normal pretzels work as well but these ones looked more fun)
2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
1/2 cup Chocolate covered raisins
1 cup Sesame Sticks (Make sure to get a flavor that will pair well with candy, like honey, plain or lightly salted)
1/2 cup Lightly salted peanuts
Other ingredients you could add: Skittles, Candy pumpkins, chocolate covered pretzels, popcorn, Cheerios, Corn nuts, caramel chews or Kit Kat Balls.
While this may seem like quite a few ingredients, you can pick most of these up in small quantities at your local bulk food store at a relatively low cost. Alternatively, you can get creative and use whatever is in your cupboard to make this mix. The important thing is to keep a balance between sweet and salty and to throw a few Halloween- themed treats into the mix as well.
To make the mix all you have to do is prepare your popcorn ( if you decide to add some) and pour all ingredients into a large bowl. Gently stir with a wooden spoon to make sure your candies are well distributed throughout.
Now you can either bring your snack mix to an event right away ( I would recommend putting it in a fancy bowl) or you can store it. If you decide to store it for later, make sure the snack mix is in an airtight container somewhere cool so that the chocolates don't melt and make the mix into more of a clump.
Now you are armed with an easy Halloween snack that can be made five minutes before any Halloween even you may have coming up this week. Happy Haunting!