Bugles, pumpkin spice and candy corn make this Halloween Chex Mix a new favorite treat.
I made five pounds of Halloween Chex mix and shipped four pounds to eleven college boys at three different universities.
It’s okay if you have to re-read that sentence. Not only is it closing in on Halloween, but it is also a care package season. I was happy to make (and sample) this easy-to-ship salty-sweet combination of cereal, pretzels, chocolate and the autumn staple; candy corn.
With my boys away at school and in semi-isolation in the midwest, I wanted to send them a “shelf-stable” homemade treat. Versus, something they could order on our family’s Amazon account.
HALLOWEEN CHEX MIX
This Halloween mix includes the standard base of rice cereal, pretzel twists and peanuts. But this recipe adds Bugles, M&M’s and candy corn to give it the tastiest of flavors.
It is addictive. It’s like Bugle and candy corn crack mix with pumpkin spice flavors.
I ate 1 cup of the 2nd batch in the time it took to write the first paragraph.
The secret to this recipe is the pumpkin spice coating. It is a melted combination of butter, brown sugar and a generous serving of pumpkin spice. Yum!
Make sure you have pumpkin spice in your pantry and no substitutions on this spice. If you have read my blog for a minute you know I love an ingredient substitution.
HALLOWEEN CHEX MIX RECIPE
4 CUPS CHEX RICE CEREAL
3 CUPS MINI PRETZELS OR PRETZEL STICKS
3 CUPS BUGLES (NEAR THE PRINGLES TOP SHELF)
1 CUP DRY ROASTED PEANUTS
1/2 CUP HALLOWEEN THEME M&M’S
1 CUP HARVEST CANDY CORN
PUMPKIN SPICE SEASONING
1/2 CUP BUTTER
1/2 CUP BROWN SUGAR
2 TSP VANILLA
3 TBSP PUMPKIN SPICE SEASONING
PREHEAT OVEN TO 275 DEGREES
PREP BAKING SHEET WITH PARCHMENT PAPER
IN LARGE BOWL COMBINE CHEX MIX, PEANUTS, PRETZELS + BUGLES
IN GLASS BOWL COMBINE BUTTER + BROWN SUGAR + MICROWAVE FOR 1 MINUTE-ISH
REMOVE FROM MICROWAVE AND ADD VANILLA + PUMPKIN SPICE
POUR OVER CHEX MIX MIXTURE
POUR ONTO BAKING SHEET + BAKE AT 275 FOR 30 MINUTES-ISH. STIR AFTER 15 MINUTES.
REMOVE FROM OVEN + COOL COMPLETELY. COMPLETELY. TRUST ME
ADD HARVEST CANDY CORN AND M&M’S
Tip: Double the batch. Trust me.
This Chex mix medley is easy (and lightweight) to ship for care package season.
Here are a few favorite Halloween treats.