It’s such a shame that homemade treats are frowned upon for trick-or-treating, because there are so many festive homemade treats out there for Halloween! Luckily, my coworkers trust me enough to know that I won’t poison them, so I mixed up some of this snack mix to take to work this week for Halloween. It is ridiculously easy to make, and can easily be adapted to cater to your own tastes. I stuck with cereal, pretzels, marshmallows, and Reese’s pieces and candy corn to give it a festive Halloween look. For a slightly healthier version, you could easily add in some nuts, raisins or dried fruit.
Fall Snack Mix
Yields: 10 cups
6 cups Chex or Crispix cereal
1 cup pretzels
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup Reese’s pieces or M+M’s
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup candy corn
Pre-heat the oven to 275 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large bowl, then toss together with the cereal and pretzels until evenly coated. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon, then toss with the cereal mixture to evenly coat. Spread the cereal mixture onto the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.
After removing from the oven, allow to cool completely. Then, stir together with the Reese’s, candy corn and marshmallows. Serve in a large bowl for a party or package into small bags to give out to friends.
Source: Stick a Fork In It original.