This Sweet & Salty Fall Snack Mix is quickly going to become a favorite. Use your favorite mix-ins and it comes together in no time!
Sweet and salty is such a classic combination for many things, and a snack mix is no exception! This fall snack mix combines some of your favorite salty snacks with some sweet treats for the perfect mix. Plus you can get creative and mix it up to whatever you like! This is fall themed, so it is yellow and orange with candy corn but you really could use it for any holiday.
Party Mix is a must in our family at Christmas time, and Patriotic Party Mix is fun in the summer. There are lots of ways to mix it up for any season or holiday. Or you could go all sweet with these Easter Muddy Buddies (just use candy or or Reese’s Pieces to get it fall themed!)
Why You’ll Love This Fall Snack Mix
- Customizable – this is one of those recipes that you can mix in whatever you like. You really just need the method, and then you can go crazy!
- Easy – it does involve the oven to make sure the coating gets nice and crisp and not make the cereal soggy, but it really doesn’t get much easier than just mixing a few things together.
- Make Ahead. This lasts a long time! You can store it in the pantry for a couple weeks or you can even stash it in the freezer for a couple months.
What You’ll Need
Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card to get the measurements and full instructions!
- Chex Cereal – I used a mix of Corn Chex and Maple Brown Sugar Chex, but you can use any variety that you like.
- Cheese Crackers – I used Cheez-Its, but you can use goldfish crackers or any cracker you have
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Candy Corn
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Mini Marshmallows
How To Make Fall Snack Mix
- Mix – In a large bowl mix together the Chex cereal, pretzels, crackers, and honey nut Cheerios.
- Melt – In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon until it is very well combined, and the sugar is mostly dissolved. Pour over the cereal mixture and mix until everything is well coated.
- Bake – Divide the mixture onto 2 baking sheets and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
- Toss – Once the snack mix is cool and crispy, add in all of your mix ins; the candy corn, peanuts, peanut butter cups and marshmallows. Mix until everything is combined. And it is ready to serve.
- This does make a lot, but you can easily cut the recipe in half if desired. It also freezes well, so if you have extra it will keep for a couple months in the freezer.
- Get creative! You really can mix up what you want to put in this. Whatever your favorite sweet and salty mix-ins are you can use them!
- Make sure to let it cool. The mixture really needs to be back to room temperature when you add the marshmallows and peanut butter cups. They will melt easily and make a sticky mess.
Other Mix-In Ideas
This is where you can get super creative and make it your own. Use whatever sweet and salty mix-ins that you have on hand or enjoy!
- Sweet – you can add candy eyes for halloween, Reese’s Pieces candy, coated pretzels, M&Ms, dried fruit, caramel corn etc.
- Salty – Popcorn, chow mein noodles, rye chips, other nuts, and use whatever variety of cereal you like! I used corn chex, but rice chex, Crispix, Life cereal or anything else you like works great.
Store your Fall Snack Mix in an airtight container at room temperature, for up to 3 weeks.
It also FREEZES really well. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 months. Just remove and let it set at room temperature to thaw.
More Fun Fall and Halloween Recipes
- Halloween Party Mix
- Graveyard Pudding Cups
- Mummy Pretzel Rods
- Halloween Muddy Buddies
- Ghost Cupcakes
- Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops
- Halloween Candy Bark
- 5 cups Chex Cereal
- 2 cups pretzels
- 2 cups cheese crackers
- 2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
- 2/3 cup butter, melted
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1 cups peanuts
- 1 cup mini peanut butter cups
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 250º F.
- In a large bowl combine chex cereal, pretzels, cheese crackers and honey nut cheerios.
- In a small bowl stir together melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon until well blended and the sugar is mostly dissolved.
- Pour butter mixture over the cereal and stir until everything is well coated.
- Divide mixture onto 2 large baking sheets and spread out into a single layer.
- Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
- Once the mixture is cool toss with the candy corn, peanuts, peanut butter cups and marshmallows.
Use any variety and combination of Chex Cereal that you like.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Amount Per Serving Calories 275Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 14mgSodium 258mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 5g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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