Jack-o'-Lantern Jumble Recipe
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Jack-o'-Lantern Jumble Recipe

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"Perfect for Halloween, this snack mix pairs candy corn with crisp cereal tossed with a savory seasoning that has a hint of peanut butter," says field editor DeEtta Rasmussen, Fort Madison, Iowa. "The bowl empties in no time."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup candy corn

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 322 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 481 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereal and peanuts. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, peanut butter, Worcestershire sauce, salt and garlic powder; cook and stir until butter and peanut butter are melted. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool; stir in candy corn. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 quarts.
Originally published as Jack-o'-Lantern Jumble in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p65

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"I recall making this mix and I made these adjustments: I used 8 cups of one of the Chex cereals,(I may have had only one of them available for use), 1 cup either mixed nuts or goldfish crackers if nuts were not available, and I'd added 2-1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce! I recall adding 1 cup of butterscotch chips OR semi-sweet chocolate chips along with the candy corn! I'd kept the peanut butter, garlic powder, butter or margarine, peanut butter the same amount! I find that whenever I prepare any type of snack mixes now, I prefer to use a large roasting pan or one of those foil steamer pans as they hold a LOT and I don't have to worry about the mix spilling in my oven! This mix is wonderful and I've taken it to our chapel for our Sunday coffee breaks! Thank you, DeEtta Rasmussen, for sharing this tasty mix! I bought the "Harvest mix" and that is a GREAT substitution for the candy corn! delowenstein"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"This is always a hit when I make it - a delicious combination of sweet and salty! I used to only make it in the fall, but then discovered Easter and 4th of July colored candy corn so now I make it year around. Whenever I take it to a potluck, I bring home an empty bowl!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"Soooo yummy! Everyone loves every time i make it!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"A staple at our Thanksgiving appitizer table. The sweet, salty, and crunchy mix is such a treat, and it is so feastive with the candy corn."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"This is so good!!!! Easy to make I do double the butter, peanutbutter mix!!!! Always a hit!"

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