Make It: Halloween Trail Mix


I’ve made my love of candy corn public information here on the Candy Dish so it should probably come as no surprise that when I looked through NCA’s recipes for festive fall treats this Halloween Trail Mix caught my eye right away. It has a bunch of classic tastes and it’s a great way to add some extra protein and whole grain to that candy you’ve had your eye on this Halloween.

Sweet? Check. Salty? Check. Peanut butter? Check. Chocolate? Check.

I’m sold.

Also, it couldn’t be easier and it’s a great way to use some of that Halloween candy after the big night (and make it last even longer!). As an added bonus, mixing whole grain cereal and nutritious almonds with Halloween candy increases the amount of protein and may help you stay full longer. Remember – this is still a treat, though, and should be consumed in moderation. Note that the recipe below makes 20 1/3 cup servings. 20 – okay? Not five.

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You will need:

  • 4 cups whole grain cereal (Cheerios, Crispix, etc.)
  • 1 cup stick pretzels
  • ½ cup Reese’s Pieces
  • ½ cup candy corn
  • ½ cup M&M’s (just the orange, red, brown and yellow ones if you have the patience to separate them – or buy the seasonal mix)
  • ½ cup of almonds


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, divide the mixture into small, airtight snack bags. Makes about 20 1/3 cup servings.


The nutritional information above was created on Please note that your choice of cereal and the brand of pretzels you choose may impact the nutritional information.