Spooky Snack Mix



  • 5 cups crispy corn cereal squares
  • 2 cups cinnamon-flavored bear-shaped graham crackers
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 2 cups tiny twist pretzels
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/8 teaspoon yellow food coloring
  • Plus 1/8 teaspoon red food coloring
  • Or 1/2 teaspoon orange paste food coloring
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups small candies such as candy corn, candy coated chocolate pieces, etc.
  • 1/2 cup white or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons corn oil


  1. Mix together cereal, crackers, peanuts and pretzels in large bowl sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup and butter in saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Stirring frequently, bring to boil and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla and food colorings (mixture will bubble).
  5. Drizzle glaze over snack mix and toss to coat.
  6. Gently stir in marshmallows and candy; immediately spread on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Melt chocolate chips and oil until smooth.
  8. Drizzle over snack mix and refrigerate for 30 minutes to set chocolate.
  9. Store mix in air-tight container.

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