Get into the spirit of Halloween with our Halloween chex mix. This snack is a spooktaular melody of pumpkin spice Cheerios, cinnamon Chex cereal, crunchy pretzels, chopped pecans, and more.
It's drizzled with a touch of white chocolate and maple syrup, this snack is perfect for your festive gatherings. Plus, it is super simple to make!
Bring this halloween snack to your next halloween party, family movie night, or as a fun surprise for trick-or-treaters. Share the fun and spookiness of this holiday with our delicious, and visually appealing treat.
One of the best things about this yummy mix is that you can get your kids in on the Halloween excitement with this effortless recipe. Let their creativity shine as they choose ingredients and join in the spooky fun.
It's a fantastic way to involve the whole family and create a family favorite snack and delightful Halloween memories together. Our Hocus Pocus charcuterie board is another one you can get creative with.
While this halloween mix is delicious by itself, it's always a good idea to pair it with a halloween mocktail or crockpot apple cider. The mix of sweet, salty, and spiced flavors go perfectly with those festive drinks.
Why you'll love this easy halloween snack mix
- The blend of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and maple syrup creates the perfect combination for a flavor profile the whole family will love
- It's the perfect snack for halloween parties
- You can customize this festive snack mix with your favorite fun add-ins and halloween candies, bringing a personal touch to the salty snack mix.
- With simple ingredients, minimal prep, and baking time, this recipe is convenient for busy Halloween preparations.
- It's makes a great party mix, school treat, or even a halloween gift for friends.
- Cereal - Cinnamon Chex cereal and pumpkin spice Cheerios work best in this easy halloween snack.
- Pretzels - Feel free to use small salty pretzels, twists, or sticks.
- Pecans - Chopped pecans, or another type of nuts, add a fun crunch.
- Marshmallows - Mini marshmallows work best.
- Graham crackers - You'll want to break your graham crackers into small pieces. You can also use teddy grahams if that's easier.
- Chocolate chips - I prefer to use white chocolate chips but normal chocolate chips will also work.
- Maple syrup - The maple syrup drizzle over this chex mix takes it to the next level.
- Butter - Unsalted or salted butter will work just fine.
- Candy - Add your favorite halloween candy to make this chex mix your own. Candy corn, M&Ms, candy pumpkins, Reese's pieces, etc. will taste great.
Can I use regular cheerios?
Yes, you can use regular cheerios or cinnamon cheerios for this recipe. You might miss the distinct pumpkin pie spice flavor, but almost any other cereal will work for this chex mix.
How to make Halloween Chex mix
Step 1: Mix
Add everything except the butter, maple syrup, and halloween candy to a large mixing bowl and combine.
Step 2: Spread
Spread the ingredients onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
Step 3: The maple drizzle
Whisk together the melted butter and maple syrup until combined. Pour over the chex mix and bake for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Final touches
Let the mix cool for 5 minutes before adding the halloween candies.
Pro tip: Make sure everything is spread in an even layer on the cookie sheet to ensure even baking.
Can I make this recipe in advance?
Yes, you can make this chex mix a day in advance. This is a great way to save some time in the kitchen if you're hosting a big party. Just make sure you properly store it to ensure it's crispiness and freshness when you're ready to serve.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
Like this Christmas reindeer chex mix recipe, this sweet treat is not gluten-free but you can easily make it celiac friendly by using gluten-free chex cereal, cheerios, graham crackers, and pretzels.
Be sure to check the labels of candies to ensure they're gluten free halloween candy.
How long does homemade chex mix stay fresh?
You can keep this chex mix in an airtight container or ziplock baggie at room temperature for up to a week.
Be sure it's completely cooled before storing. This easy recipe makes a great addition to school lunches throughout the week or a quick pick-me-up snack.
More recipes you'll love
- This charbooterie board is one of my favorite ways to serve halloween treats.
- These soft gluten free pumpkin cupcakes are perfect for the fall season.
- If you're looking for something other than halloween party treats, try this halloween Frankenstein cheeseball.
- To get the kids in the spirit of halloween, make them halloween sandwiches for lunch.
Easy Halloween Chex Mix
- 1 baking sheet
- 4 cups pumpkin spice Cheerios cereal
- 4 cups cinnamon Chex cereal
- 2 cups pretzels
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup graham crackers, lightly chopped
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup assorted Halloween candies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and heavily grease a large baking sheet then set aside
- In a large bowl, mix everything except the butter, maple syrup and assorted halloween candies
- Spread that mixture on the baking sheet evenly
- In a small bowl, whisk together the butter and maple syrup then drizzle evenly over chex mix mixture
- Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees then let cool 5 minutes before sprinkling with assorted Halloween candies
- Remove from baking sheet as soon as candies are on so it doesn't cool and stick to the pan