Halloween Party Mix Recipe
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Halloween Party Mix Recipe

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"This colorful snack mix has a light coating that also makes it perfect for gatherings," notes field editor Jeanette Urbom of Overland Park, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (11 ounces) pretzels
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature peanut butter filled butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (10 ounces) M&M's
  • 1 package (18-1/2 ounces) candy corn

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 562 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 92g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, crackers and peanuts. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Pour over pretzel mixture and stir until coated.
  2. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Break apart while warm. Toss with M&M's and candy corn. Cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 4 quarts.
Originally published as Halloween Party Mix in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p64

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love2sign User ID: 7686912 239696
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"We love this mix! I've been making it for years!!! At Christmas I put the Christmas M&M's in - Red, Green, and White and omit the candy corn. Sometimes I put in pretzel goldfish or S'more cereal. This is so versatile and it is always great!!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1698405 48994
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"I added approximately 5 cups of Chex cereal to the mix and didn't change any of the other amounts and it was great."

TeachersRus User ID: 2323924 22674
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"This snack mix is easy to make and very tasty! My kids devour it in no time!"

TeachersRus User ID: 2323924 53278
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"This snack mix is easy to make and very tasty! My kids devour it in no time!"

becky66 User ID: 1915904 22670
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"This snack mix is amazing...absolutely delicious and addicting! I have made this many, many times. For other occasions (such as a baby shower or Christmas), I omitted the candy corn and substituted seasonal M&Ms - such as pastel colors or red & green."

Sager User ID: 2995972 22652
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"A favorite with my husband's poker group"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3676530 47831
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I made this for my sons halloween birthday party and it was a HUGE hit, very delicious sweet and salty snack!"

scrapo User ID: 2908723 30539
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Super Yummy! I used chocolate Goldfish instead of Peanut Butter filled crackers and it still turned out awesome."

madab99 User ID: 3866426 48993
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"Have made this for years, a requested favorite at Thanksgiving."

funinthesunmom User ID: 2396212 83450
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Made this for our Halloween party this year. It is too good and addictive."

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