Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Snack Mix

 This is just about the EASIEST fun fall treat there is! I snatched the idea from Alicia over at A Beautiful Mess.  Of course you can put your own spin on it, just as I did. With this sweet and salty mix  I tried to tip the scales more to the salty, even though I didn't measure anything.  All the ingredients are store-bought:)
Here's what I did...I got out my biggest bowl and dumped in 
cheese crackers, 
salted peanuts, 
and pretzel squares.  
Then the sweet stuff was added:
Reese's candy bits,
caramel corn,
honey nut cheerios,
cocoa puffs, 
candy corn,
and  mellowcreme pumpkins.
That's it!
The sky's the limit!
I divided the mix up into jars, tied a ribbon around each one and they're ready to give as a fall treat to someone . It would also make a nice little Thanksgiving hostess gift. I already have visions in my head of the Christmas Crunch Mix:)

54 comments:

  1. What a great hostess gift. These are so cute and I love that you can customize them to your taste. I'd rather eat salty than sweet. Such a great idea.

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  2. Oh boy, that wouldn't last 2 hours in my house!!! LOL! Looks great and I love it all packaged up in the jars with the pretty ribbon. You're so right, would make a lovely hostess gift!

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  3. Darling jars of treats! Your ribbons are so cute and fun, I may have to think about making these for thank you gifts. Great idea :)

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  4. i can feel the halloween spirit with this!=D

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  5. What an adorable Halloween treat! I love it!

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  6. What a great idea, and cute as well!! I can tell you thought that M1 would eat all of the candy corn and leave the rest :)

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  7. Looks wonderful !!!

    -Smita
    littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    (fun food ideas for picky eaters )

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  8. Sue, what a great treat to give. The mix looks so festive in the cracker jars with the bow on it. Joni

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  9. That is a wonderful holiday treat. Kids of all ages must love it! The jars are so cute, too.

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  10. Halloween treats make me soooo happy! - this mix looks great! I really like how you packaged them up too. :-)

    Happy Tuesday Sue!
    ~avril :-)

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  11. I love this snack mix! Perfect for gifts :)

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  12. This is great!!!! I think this will make a great teacher gift! Hugs!

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  13. Perfect combination for a Halloween snack mix. I love it!

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  14. Sue! You know how I love things that are good and simple and this is it! I love, love, love it! I picked up one of those cute $4 glass pumpkins at Walmart and have been brainstorming what to fill it up with, You just gave me the perfect thing!

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  15. Oooh I'm coming a knocking on your door now Sue! :D

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  16. Such a great idea, I love your blog it's fantastic x

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  17. I like this idea, it's the perfect little gift I've been looking to give!

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  18. Sue this is the CUTEST idea! Omgosh. I am printing this off.

    Laura

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  19. I love those little jars you used. This would definitely make a great gift that people would enjoy.

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  20. Thanks for the idea... this makes fantastic tidbits for any occasion.... Could definitely bring this jar to a birthday party :-)

    Sawadee from bangkok,
    Kris

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  21. That is so cute! OOOOOhhhh Christmas Crunch, can't wait for that one :)

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  22. That is a really wonderful little gift treat idea to bring along. Love it!

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  23. What a cute idea! I love the colors and would much rather my kids eat this than other junk!

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  24. OK, so NOT to rush you or anything, but I would really like you to put your thoughts on blog about that Christmas Crunch. I love this for a Visiting Teaching Gift for September. (any LDS friends out there?)

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  25. These are adorable! I think we'll make these for my son's teachers, I don't know anyone who wouldn't LOVE this. :)

    Mandi from BBM

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  26. Kati, I ended up making a "Snowman Snack Mix" for christmas:
    http://www.munchkinmunchies.com/2011/01/snowman-snack.html

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  27. I just found your blogs and glad I did. I love everything photography, food, home, crafts, and most importantly my munchkins!

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  28. Any ideas on where to find the jars?

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    1. Dollar store or Dollar Tree $1 ea.

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  29. Rebecca,

    I couldn't find your email, so I hope that you check back:)

    I bought the jars at Target, but have also seen them at Wal Mart. Good Luck!

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  30. This is amazing! Simple, customizable and delicious. I'd love to feature it on my website (popcosmo.com) for teens for Halloween. PLEASE contact me through the website so we can chat!! Love it!

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  31. What a clever idea! I think I am going to try that this Halloween. Thanks for the idea :-)

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  32. Love this idea! Shared it on my Facebook page CraftBliss. Thanks for creating and sharing! ~Dee

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  33. I made this yesterday. It was absolutely delish. Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait for your christmas mix..:)

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  34. Thanks for the recipe - going to be perfect for movie night!

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  35. Love this idea! Such a great fall treat! I made a version over the weekend that was super tasty too! I love how you have packaged it! Perfect teacher gift.
    http://thekingsoftheroad.blogspot.com/2011/10/fun-with-my-momma.html

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  36. I can't wait to make this for my sons teachers. I sure hope they enjoy it! I can't wait to see your ideas for Christmas!!! :)

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  37. I think you Halloween snack is a great idea for school partys. I am always trying to come up with new ideas for partys. Thank you very much

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  38. I found plastic. jars with lids at dollar tree.. $1.00

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  39. Where did you find the jars!? I love this idea :)

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    1. Julie, I bought these at Target, but have also seen them at Walmart, as Judy (below) points out:)

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  40. Julie, I've seen jars like that at Walmart (in the kitchen aisle). Another great thing to add to the mix is yogurt covered raisins. I always add those to snack mixes because they're so yummy!

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  41. Adorable! I just found this on Pinterest, I can't wait to give this as gifts to the snack-crazed college girls! Thanks for a great recipe.
    Cheers, Andrea

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  42. Sue, approximately how many jars can you fill with the above recipe?

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    1. Sorry, this is so late, but I filled three (photo above) jars...it's just up to how much ingredients you buy for the mix.

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  43. I just found your blog and that Halloween snack is going on my Things to do for favor in Oct. I hang around with about 7 ladies in our court, most are widows and we have dessert parties to celebrate birthdays and this would be nice to put together for them. I recognize a lot of the ingredients..easy peasy to make up and one can buy smaller jars or containers to put the snacks in. One lady saves or has somebody to save Instant coffee jars for her and that is what she stores her munchies in. One of the gals on my bowling team is always coming up with something like this to give to all the bowling team members on special holidays. She made up something like this at Thanksgiving I think it was and purchased the clear plastic bags online or maybe down at Micheal's..I want to finish looking at your blog for more ideas. Very Creative and thanks for sharing.

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  44. great gift for our prayer sisters fall meeting .

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  45. Plastic bags with ties and a flat bottom can be bought on line at uline

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  46. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to omit the peanut items since it will go to school and some kids have peanut allergies, but even without those items it sounds delish and something the kido's should love without being full of sugar!
    YAY for Fall!

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  47. I would SO love to make it but I'm not sure my mom would agree! Must ask soon...

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  48. What a neat snack idea for the Fall months! A group of us neighbors have dessert parties to celebrate birthdays..each person taking a turn hosting the party. It's only 7 or 8 of us and out of that amount, there are only 3 of us that make our own desserts; the others serve store bought desserts. We really enjoy being together for the evening about 3 hrs. have many laughs and great fellowship. Most of the ladies are widows, one single lady, and me the married one. Age bracket from 62-92..It is an enjoyable evening for all. This would be a pretty snack to sit out in little bowls or give to each to take home in a jar, decorated like the picture shows.

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