Are you a Halloween party fanatic? How can you tell? Well, do you make your own Halloween party mix? Do you string the shrubs with fake cobwebs as soon as October 1st rolls around or do you wait until after Thanksgiving? Is your pantry well stocked with Halloween treats weeks in advance of the event itself? Costumes picked and ready to go by October 25th, a week early or more?
Are you an adult who dresses up and goes out to a costume party just for the evening? Have you been planning your own costume for months and will it match your sweetheart’s costume? Then odds are good you are a Halloween party fanatic.
Our Haunted House Neighbourhood
We have some fun Halloween fanatics in our neighbourhood. Bless their spooky little hearts. I live to see the houses all decorated for the little trick or treaters at the end of this month. Some people in our area make their entire front yard into a haunted house or a haunted maze and it is pretty awesome, with fake smoke billowing down the street and spooky soundtracks. One year I tried the neighbour’s Halloween maze just for fun.
This time of year Halloween parties can be popular too which is why I wanted to take a stab at making a sweet and salty Halloween party mix to share. My new sweet and salty Halloween party mix is a perfect combination of tangy sweet candies and party favourites like pretzel sticks that are pretty much everybody’s go to snack foods.
Funny thing I never used to like candy corn as a child. Strangely when I was younger it held NO appeal at all and now at this time of the year I really get a kick out of having some. Don’t even get me started on the various flavours of candy corn that are out there because – YUM.
It’s Not Allergy Friendly so Beware
Please note this recipe is not nut friendly. I often gather supplies from Bulk Barn and other bulk style food stores so it’s impossible to guarantee that in those gigantic bulk bins. You could make your own easily enough and choose regular Cheerios to make it a simple and nut free take on this fun party mix. A simple change of grocery stores and attention to details on labels could mean that with a few small changes and substitutions you could make this Halloween party mix nut free too.
Easy Sweet and Salty Halloween Party Mix
- Half a cup of Honey Nut Cheerios
- 15-20 Gummy eyeballs
- About ½ cup Pretzel sticks
- ½ cup Halloween cremes with candy corn
- ¼ cup of chocolate coated sponge toffee bites
- Combine all the ingredients except for gummy eyeballs in a bowl and shake gently.
- Set the gummy eyeballs on top of each bowl. You only need a couple in each bowl because they are super sweet and you don't want them to overtake the entire mixture.
- Serve in individual bowls for kids to avoid germs or serve in one big one and share.
Have you started decorating for Halloween yet then? If you have not done any decorating indoors and you have a fireplace mantel to decorate this month then don’t forget to check this post out for a Halloween fall mantel ideas.
Printables and Free Kid’s Activities for Fun
I have MANY cute Halloween printable activities to share with your kids this season too. We have already done this one. Actually I left it for my youngest when I went to Wyoming last week for a press trip. She had it done in no time. There are several really sweet Halloween colouring books here too on Thrifty Mommas Tips.
And one more thing…
Do not forget to try this Halloween candy corn fudge. It’s sublime. Next month you want to do some of these adorable Make Your Own Olaf snowmen from Frozen with kids. Give them out for Christmas treats. Hands on snacks.
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