Recipe: Halloween Party Mix

updated May 1, 2019
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My days of trick-or-treating may be far behind me, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be spending Halloween without a sweet treat or two. I’ve got something far better than mini candy bars: a sweet and salty party mix that includes all the high points of this sugared-up holiday.

Whether you’re looking for one more snack for your party this weekend or just want something fun to nibble on while you greet trick-or-treaters, this snack mix will answer your wildest dreams of Halloween.

(Image credit: Kelli Foster)

This sweet and salty snack mix starts with dark chocolate and Nutella puppy chow. Oh yes — we’re pulling out all the stops. If you’ve never tried puppy chow before, it will blow your mind. It’s crunchy and sweet, with just a hint of salt — it really has everything going for it.

With candy corn, mini peanut butter cups, popcorn, mini pretzels, and Reese’s Pieces, this festive party mix offers something for everyone. And while this blend makes enough to feed a crowd, the recipe is quite easy to cut down, so you can make just what you need. It’s also easily customizable, so go ahead and add more of the sweets and snacks that you really love, and feel free to leave anything out that you’re not into (or swap it with something else). There’s a lot of room to really make this party mix your own.

(Image credit: Kelli Foster)

Halloween Party Mix

Makesabout 3 quarts


Nutritional Info



  1. In a large bowl, mix puppy chow, popcorn, pretzels, candy corn, Reese's Pieces, and peanut butter cups. Toss to combine and serve immediately, or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

This party mix tastes best within 1 to 2 days of making it, but will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week.