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Harvest Halloween Snack Mix with Rice Chex, Bugles, Pretzels and Candy

Harvest Halloween Snack Mix

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A sweet and salty snack mix (Chex mix) perfect for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving gatherings. Easily customize for any fall occasion using your favorite cereals and candies.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 28 cups 1x


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Snack Mix

  • 1 box Rice Chex (about 12 cups)
  • 1 7.5 ounce bag Bugles (about 8 cups)
  • 4 cups tiny twist pretzels
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup harvest M&M’s
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup candy pumpkins

Sugar Coating

  • 1 c butter
  • 1 c Karo light corn syrup
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Begin by measuring out the pretzels, Rice Chex, and Bugles.
  2. Mix them together in a large mixing bowl. (We use a 7.5-Quart bowl, but you can use 2 large bowls if needed.)
  3. Next, it’s time to make the sugar coating. In a medium saucepan, add the sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Melt on medium heat.
  4. Once the mixture is fully melted and mixed, continue to cook, and bring to a boil.
  5. Once the mixture boils, add the vanilla extract, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
  6. Mix thoroughly. The butter and sugar mixture should look light and creamy.
  7. Pour the sugar mixture over the pretzels, Rice Chex, and Bugle mix. Stir gently until everything is well-coated.
  8. Then add the mixture to baking sheets covered with wax or parchment paper.
  9. Repeat on additional sheets of wax paper until all the snack mix is spread out into a thin layer.
  10. Let the sugar coating set for an hour or two. Then you’re ready to add the mix back into a large mixing bowl – break apart pieces that need to be separated.
  11. Add the mini marshmallows, candy corn, pumpkin candies, and harvest M&M’s.
  12. Gently mix all the ingredients together, being careful not to crunch the cereal.
  13. And there you have ita tasty, festive snack mix perfect for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
  14. Serve right away or store in an airtight container.


  • You can easily customize this mix with your favorite ingredients; be sure to use 24 cups of cereal, pretzels, and bugles (or similar ingredients) when using the sugar coating. 
  • Nutritional information is our best estimate.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 280
  • Sugar: 25.4 g
  • Sodium: 284.4 mg
  • Fat: 11.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.9 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.5 mg
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