Halloween Chex Mix

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by Amy Flanigan on September 20, 2012 · 7 comments

While I am not quite geared up for the Christmas decorations already on display in Costco (really Costco? REALLY?), I squealed with delight when I saw the Target employees stocking the shelves with Halloween goodies. (I really did. And everyone looked at me like I was some kind of weirdo. Same thing happens when I read greeting cards and cackle out loud. But then every once in a while, someone will approach me and ask, “that funny, huh? Can I see it?” I love those people.) 

Anyhooooo…I know it’s only September, but judging by the orange and black pinning frenzy taking place on Pinterest, I get the feeling you’re all eager to get this Halloween party started. Or maybe that’s just me? I just can’t wait any longer or I’ll burst!

So let’s do it!

First up is this super simple crack treat. I know there are probably a million different variations for Chex Mix, but I just tweaked my popular Halloween Candy Corn Pretzel Bark to come up with this version. Easy, fast…addicting. Of course.

It would make a great snack for a school lunch, or wrapped in little cellophane baggies for a class celebration or birthday party. Seriously, your kid will be so totally aaaawesome!

Halloween Chex Mix
Serves about 16 (at 1/2 cup per person)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cool time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
• 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
• 3 1/2 cups Chocolate Chex Cereal
• 2 1/2 cups broken up pretzel pieces
• 1 1/2 cups candy corn

Directions
Line a cookie sheet with foil; set aside.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate on high for 1 minute. Stir and continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until completely smooth.

Add the cereal, pretzels, and candy corn to the bowl and mix gently to combine. Spread onto the cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set. Break into pieces and serve in cute Halloween cupcake liners.

Store in a tight fitted container in the refrigerator.

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carrie October 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

i was very thankful last year when i was able to get christmas wrapping paper and bows early. My son was in iraq and my church group was getting a holiday box together for him and his troop to share. I wanted the box to be frestive and make them feel like christmas came to Iraq for them. i sent gifts and christmas candies for them all some homemade and some not. My son told me all the guys were excited to get a gift and some candy. im glad i could go and buy the stuff early so we could wrap it and ship it to them it takes forever to get there so i wanted it to be in there hads befor Christmas. And it was .

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Ray Mullins September 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Costco had Christmas gift wrap and ribbons out a month ago; see my photo on FB and the reaction that ensued (pretty much the same thing).

I really should drop them a line via customer service telling them that although I really do love the company, it does not really help their bottom line to get that stuff out this early, because everyone is so abhorred by it (totally empirical observations here) they won’t buy it.

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Amy September 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Oh yes, I was part of that thread! There’s no doubt that having the holiday decorations out THAT early makes it anti-climatic and makes everyone apathetic.

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the wicked noodle September 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I am so with you on the Christmas decorations! I saw them at Costco, too. But I love this yummy Halloween mix!

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Veronica September 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Yaaay! Something to do with my candy corn besides make butterfingers! I have a huge stockpile from last year–a friend gave me a big jug of it that she won at work and since I don’t eat it (not a candy corn fan), I need ways to use it. Will pin this!

P.S. I love that you squeal with excitement at stores and laugh out loud because so do I! I think we’d get along juuuuust fine. :)

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pam September 20, 2012 at 6:49 am

I am so ready for Halloween too!

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Sandi Benoit September 20, 2012 at 5:53 am

You had me at Candy Corn!!!!!

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