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Halloween Party Mix Recipe

Halloween Party Mix Recipe

"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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Halloween Party Mix

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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!!!"

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."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

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

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

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

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."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"A favorite with my husband's poker group"

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!"

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

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

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

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

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

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

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"I made this for a Halloween party a few years ago. I have brought it every year since!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"This is the best party mix ever! You can't buy anything that comes close to this."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2008

"I made this for a party once. it is addictive. last year I took a spooky "bucket" of it to school for the teachers. They loved it."

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