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Talk about a fun and festive recipe! This Halloween Snack Mix will have everyone grabbing a handful every time they walk by. The best part about making this Halloween party mix is that it’s 3 ingredients – and no baking required! 

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Krispie Treats and candy corn and nuts mixed together in a black cauldron

Simple Halloween Snack Mix Recipe

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best recipes. When you find a Halloween trail mix recipe that tastes this good, why would you not want to make it? It literally tastes like a candy bar! 

The only problem that I have with this Halloween mix recipe is that I literally can’t stop eating it. It’s one of those snack recipes that will be gone in a jiffy! 

The next time you head to the store, be sure to grab the ingredients that you need to make this party mix. You don’t have to wait until Halloween to make it! (now is the perfect time to start! 

Halloween Snack Mix Ingredients

  • Candy corn – I just use the regular candy corn, but there are so many flavored options now that could be good, too! You could even use the candy pumpkins. 
  • Peanuts – It’s up to you if you want to use salted or unsalted peanuts. 
  • Rice Krispies Treats – Buy them premade to save on time. 
Krispie Treats and candy corn and nuts mixed together in a black cauldron

How to Make this Halloween Trail Mix Recipe 

I promise you that this is going to be the easiest recipe to make ever! 

  1. Add the candy corn and the peanuts into a bowl. Mix.
  2. Cut up the Rice Krispie Treats into 24 small pieces and mix them into the candy corn mixture. 
  3. Serve! 

Pro Tip

If you get salted peanuts to combine with the other ingredients, the party mix recipe is going to taste identical to a PayDay candy bar! 

Krispie Treats and candy corn and nuts mixed together in a black cauldron


You can easily make your own homemade Rice Krispies Treats for this recipe if you’d like. I just don’t always have the time, so I prefer to buy them already made and ready to go. 

Also, while I totally understand that this is a Halloween recipe, you can easily change it up for other holidays! I’ll sometimes make this for Christmas and add red and green M&M’s in place of candy corn, and it’s always a hit! Have fun with the way you can change it up! 


How do you store this Halloween party mix?

As long as you store this mixture in an airtight container, it will last for up to 2 weeks! It can be kept at room temperature without issue. 

Can I double the recipe? 

Absolutely! You can easily double or triple this recipe without any problems at all. This makes it super simple to make for a group! 
You can also halve the recipe easily. I do this sometimes when it’s just me snacking on it – because otherwise, I’ll eat the entire batch.

Can I use other types of nuts? 

I’ve only ever added peanuts because I really love the taste and flavor. But I do think that other nuts would taste great. Cashews are always a great idea, and walnuts are a winning choice as well. 
I would stay away from harder nuts like almonds just because some people may not like the hard texture. 

What other ingredients can be added to this? 

The more ingredients that you start adding, the less and less it’s going to taste like a candy bar. That being said, it’s your recipe to be creative with. 
You can really make it into more of a pub mix by adding pretzels and rice sticks to the dish. I also think that adding in some chocolate chips or even pumpkin spice chocolate chips is a fun flavor idea also. 

What are fun ways to serve party mixes? 

I’m a bit different when it comes to party mix because I don’t want people just sticking their hands in the bowl! 
Have a cute Halloween spoon and festive Halloween bowls, and let everyone serve themselves that way. 
You can also create some cute Halloween food gift boxes that you can fill full yourself. That way, you’ve just created a really cute and fun to-go gift for anyone at your Halloween party! 

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Halloween Snack Mix Recipe

5 from 18 votes
This Halloween Snack Mix has only 3 ingredients and tastes like a Payday Candy Bar! It’s my favorite snack mix for Halloween!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 serving



  • Mix the candy corn and peanuts in a serving bowl.
  • Slice each Rice Krispies Treat into 24 pieces. Mix into candy corn mixture. Serve.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Krispie Treats and candy corn and nuts mixed together in a black cauldron with words on top

Easy Halloween Snack Mix is the perfect party recipe! It’s semi-homemade with just 3 ingredients and tastes like a candy bar. This is such an easy recipe!

Last Updated on September 26, 2022

Dorothy Kern

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  1. I worked in childcare for 20 years or so but oh snap, crackle & pop that candy corn snack mix! I’m a huge fan of candy corn. Wayyyyyy back in the day we would bite each later then get to the white part and fake we broke a tooth. Super funny when your 8! Oh I’m also a huge fan of those little candy pumpkins…. ?

  2. Wait! What?!? Candy corn and peanuts? Is that the magic combo that allows one to cross over to candy corn land? Ugh! But do I NEED to cross over into candy corn land? Yeah. Probably not. But now I know about it so now I’m gonna have to try it 🙂

  3. I want to hug that little cauldron you used in your photos! What a great snack mix! I’d add in some extra chocolate since that’s how I roll. 🙂

  4. Genius use of RKTreats! And yes the peanuts/candycorn trick. I learned about that one back in the early days of blogging too and yes it swayed me from meh about candy corn to always a fan. You know what else I’ve never thought to use candy corn for…that bonking feeling at about mile 10 of a marathon when I normally eat Swedish Fish. Next race I’m also bringing candy corn…tastes WAY better than gel shots!

  5. Oh a three ingredient snack mix? Count me in! This looks so addicting, Dorothy! Love the rice krispie treats in here!

  6. I totally hear ya. I miss the days of having no real treats in the house. Now I feel angry if I somehow run out of tricked-out dessert.
    Speaking of bomb dot com, this is what your snack mix here is. It’s perfect!!