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
• 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
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.