Simple Halloween Snack Mix Recipe

October 6, 2020

I decided on making this simple halloween snack mix recipe after spotting so many snack mix ideas on Pinterest .

simple halloween snack mix recipe with a bowlful of treat mix next to a pumpkin

I think this treat mix ticked all the boxes for having a spooky movie one off treat night. The perfect combination of salty and sweet whilst being eye-catching really makes it a simple snack treat to make.

The traditional American snack mix recipes are a little tricky to source in the UK, so I set about making a UK version of a Halloween snack mix recipe.

a bowl of simple Halloween snack mix

We used a variety of cereal to make this recipe. You can choose to just use one kind but we felt the cocoa shreddies, frosted shreddies and the Kelloggs apple blueberry and beetroot cereal provided the snack mix with the perfect spooky colour and taste combo.

Now for the salty treats, we chose to use a popcorn mix of sweet and salty and to add in some salty pretzels with a few chocolate flips pretzels. Again you can just use one of these pretzel types.

a serving dish filled with Halloween sweets and popcorn

Finally the sweet treats go in. The smarties work well, simply choose the colours of brown, yellow, orange and green to get the halloween/autumnal look. We also chose to put in 2 snack packets of Reese’s snack mix. This was really indulgent and not a necessity but was delicious all the same. Our halloween sweet choice was a few gummy Marks and Spencer halloween sweets leftover from last year and a few pumpkin marshmallows that I spotted in our local John Lewis store. You can add in any halloween sweets that you prefer.

Simple Halloween Snack Mix ( UK version)

A UK friendly version of the popular American snack mix recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, snacks, treats
Cuisine American, British
Servings 8 plus!


  • 1 Bag 80g Sweet and salty popcorn
  • 1 Cup Chocolate shreddies
  • 1 Cup Frosted shreddies
  • 1 Cup Apple, blueberry and beetroot multigrain shaped cereal
  • 1 Cup Pretzels – plain / chocolate covered
  • 1/2 Cup Mini oreos
  • 2-3 tubes Smarties
  • 1 handful Halloween Sweets or chocolates of your choice for extra Oomph
  • Optional 1-2 packets Reese's Snack mix


  • Mix all of the above ingredients into a large bowl or serving dish.
  • I recommend arranging the sweets around the bowl to make it more eyecatching. Simply dish out into small treat bowls and enjoy!
Keyword halloween party food, halloween snack mix, halloween trail mix, movie night food, party food, snack mix

The best thing about this simple snack mix is that you can tweak it to suit. I find it easy to get carried away and make too much so it would be a perfect treat for a gathering of children (post Covid of course). We found that the treat mix, even the popcorn, keeps well for a few days in an airtight container. I would love to hear from you in the comments box below how you get on making your own simple halloween snack mix recipe.

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