This festive Halloween snack mix is such a crowd-pleaser! It’s definitely a treat, but has some fiber, protein and healthy fats to balance out the sugar too. It’s a great way to use up any leftover candy after the holiday too.
Can we all agree that festive treats make all holidays 100x better? This is something I’ve learned in my role of toddler mom. Every holiday that rolls around, I start racking my brain for ideas.
This Halloween snack mix came to me during a Target trip when I was lured by all of the seasonal goodies that were on display. I wanted to incorporate all of it and suddenly the gears started turning.
I love a snack mix like this because you can enjoy some of your favorite treats, but it’s a little bit more substantial and satisfying than eating candy straight-up. This one in particular definitely leans more “treat-worthy” but with the addition of nuts, apple chips, popcorn and wholesome crackers, it also has some staying power too.
Here’s what you’ll need to recreate this exact version:
- popcorn, I used the one from Costco but any unflavored lightly salted variety will work
- honey roasted cashews (found these at Target!)
- unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
- apple “chips” which are basically just baked apples that have a little bit of crunch
- toasted coconut chips
- graham cracker pieces – I used these sweet thins from Simple Mills
- fun stuff! such as festive M&Ms, candy corn “harvest mix” & white chocolate chips
How to Make a Really Great Snack Mix
While recipes like this are certainly customizable, here’s a few things to keep in mind while you do your shopping:
- Try to include items that are similar in size for ease of eating
- Go for festive colors and flavors when possible
- Include at least one thing from each of the following categories: nuts/seeds, dried fruit, popcorn, crackers/cereal, chocolate
- I prefer going heavier on the wholesome stuff and adding less of the chocolate and candy. A little sweetness goes a long way and you’ll get the best of both worlds.
I know you’ll be totally obsessed with this! It’s such a festive party snack, but it would also be fun to pack in lunchbox after Halloween (this is a great recipe to use up some leftover candy). I would say it’s for the kids but we all know the adults will be sneaking bites all day long too.
I’m normally pretty neutral on candy corn but served like this, I think it’s so much fun. I hope you enjoy this mix just as much as I do!
More healthyish fall treats:
- Salted White Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups (I love topping these with festive sprinkles!)
- Oat Milk Hot Chocolate (save this one for a cold, dreary afternoon)
- Vegan Apple Cider Doughnut Mug Cake (the perfect fall single-serving treat)
Halloween Snack Mix
This festive Halloween snack mix is such a crowd-pleaser! It’s definitely a treat, but has some fiber, protein and healthy fats to balance out the sugar too. A great way to use up any leftover candy after the holiday too.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 20 servings 1x
- Category: Sweets
- Method: No-Cook
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 3 cups popcorn (lightly salted, no flavorings)
- 1 cup honey roasted cashews
- 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
- 1 cup apple chips
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut chips
- 1 cup graham crackers (see notes)
- 1 cup peanut butter m&ms (bonus if they’re the festive colors!)
- 1 cup candy corn or “harvest mix” (which also has the pumpkins)
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss until well combined.
- The equipment section above includes affiliate links to things I use often in my kitchen and recommend.
- Store this in a zip top gallon-size bag or other airtight container for up to five days.
- Those cute little diamond-shaped graham crackers are the Simple Mills honey cinnamon sweet thins and they work so well here! If you can’t find them, try Annie’s graham cracker bunnies or break up regular graham cracker sheets into smaller pieces.
- Serving Size: 3/4 cup
- Calories: 212 calories
- Fat: 12 grams
- Carbohydrates: 24 grams
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Protein: 4 grams
Keywords: halloween snacks, halloween treats, kid friendly snacks, candy corn
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