Everyone will love this spooky, sweet, and crunchy snack mix. With a buttery caramel coating and plenty of candy, this is a fun treat for kids or the young at heart.
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❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe
- The caramel candy coating! Baked until crisp, the caramel coating is sweet, buttery, and delicious.
- It’s easy to make. Once the cereal is in the oven, the hard part is over. Just a lot of mixing.
- You can customize the mix-ins. Don’t like candy corn? I don’t blame you. Leave it out! Add in your favorite fall candies or snacks
This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.
You’ll need the following for this fun fall snack:
- corn syrup
- brown sugar
- baking soda
- corn Chex cereal
- candy corn
- pumpkin candies
- mini pretzels
- candy eyes
- 9 x13 baking dish
- large bowl
Step One: Make the syrup
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Put the cereal in a 9 x13 baking dish and set aside. Bring all the syrup ingredients to a boil, except for the baking soda. Stir in the baking soda and continue boiling.
Step Two: Bake the cereal and syrup
Pour the syrup on top of the Chex cereal and gently stir it. Bake it at 275° for 45 minutes, stirring it a few times during the baking process. (Once every 15 minutes is perfect.)
Step three: cool and mix
Let the cereal cool completely before adding the candy. When it’s ready, the coating will be hard and crispy. Add the candy corn, candy pumpkins, mini pretzels, and candy eyes to the bowl.
🥫 Storage instructions
If you have any leftover Chex mix, be sure to store it in an airtight container. This will keep it from becoming stale or soggy. Make sure it’s totally, 100% cool first!
It will keep for about a week.
It forms little bubbles that keep the caramel slightly softer instead of being tooth-shatteringly hard.
👩🏻🍳 Expert tips
- Let the cereal cool completely before adding the candy. Before it cools, it’s sticky and will create a big mess.
- You can pour the caramel over the pretzels too if you want, but I always seem to break them.
- You can add whatever you want! Try Bugles, M&Ms, Reese’s pieces, anything you’d like.
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📖 Here’s the recipe
Halloween Chex Mix
- 9 x13 baking dish
- large bowl
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 2 cups brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 18 ounce box corn chex cereal
- 2 cups candy corn
- 2 cups cream pumpkin candies
- 2 cups mini pretzels
- 1 package candy eyes
- Prep. Preheat the oven to 275°. Pour the cereal into a 9 x13 baking dish.
- Make the syrup. Bring all the syrup ingredients to a boil except for the baking soda. It doesn't need to thicken or cook. Add the baking soda and stir.
- Bake the cereal and syrup. Pour the syrup on top of the Chex and gently stir, trying not to break too much of the cereal. Bake at 275° for 45 minutes, stirring a few times.
- Cool. Let the cereal cool completely before adding the candy. When it's ready, the coating will be hard and crunchy.
- Mix. Add the candy corn, candy pumpkins, mini pretzels, and candy eyes.