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Treat your friends and family with this spooktacular Ghostly Sweet and Salty Snack Mix at your next Halloween Party! Leave the recipe as is or change it up to add whatever you like!
This post/recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
I think that trail mix and snack mix are the easiest things to make for a party. This Ghostly Sweet and Salty Snack Mix is perfect for any Halloween party that’s happening this year!
It’s easy to toss together and it’s great for snacking before the party, during the party and it’s great to bag up to send home with friends and family after the party!
Ps. don’t forget that today and tomorrow are the last two days of #HalloweenTreatsWeek this year. The giveaway is at the end of this post and so are some other creepy Halloween recipes!
For this fun Ghostly Sweet and Salty Snack Mix I used these ghost sugar candy decorations from Wilton to create some of the ghost pretzels for this snack mix.
I also used some of Wilton‘s little candy eye calls to make the other little ghost pretzels for this mix. Both turned out some super cute ghosts pretzels for this snack.
I used the sprinkle mix to decorate candy-coated cereal pieces and I think it gave it just the right amount of Halloween color pop! I love orange, purple and green together when it comes to Halloween.
Then to pack the Ghostly Sweet and Salty Snack Mix up to send off to my family I used these fun Trick or Treat boxes that Wilton sent over.
Aren’t they the cutest!?! I love the little window so you can see the Ghostly Sweet and Salty Snack Mix inside.
SPONSORED ITEMS USED IN THIS RECIPE:
Ghostly Sweet and Salty Snack Mix
- 16 ounces vanilla candy coating
- 1 cup Chex cereal pieces
- Sprinkles - I used Sweets and Treats Shop's Sweet Sprinkles Mix: Monster Mash
- Candy Ghost Decorations
- Small Candy Eyes
- 5 cups mini pretzels + 1 cup for pretzel ghost
- 2 cups mallow candy pumpkins
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
Melt vanilla candy coating accordning to package directons.
Lay 1 cup mini pretzels out onto a piece of parchment paper or a slipmat.
Spoon a bit of melted vanilla candy coating into the center of each mini pretzel.
Press a candy ghost into the melted vanilla candy coating on some of the pretzels and add candy eyes to the melted vanilla candy coating on the rest to create ghost pretzels.
Dip 1 cup of chex pieces (individually or in clumps) into the melted vanilla candy coating. Lay them on a piece of parchment paper and sprinkle with Halloween Sprinkles.
Let Pretzels and chex pieces sit for 15 - 20 minutes or until vanilla candy coating hardens.
In a large bowl, combine plain mini pretzels, candy pumpkins, peanuts and white chcooalte chips. Stir to combine.
Stir in ghosts.
Stir in mini marshmallows right before serving or packaging to keep them from going stale if you\'re making this ahead of time.
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Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Ghostly Sweet and Salty Snack Mix from Big Bear’s Wife
- Donut Monsters from Mrs Happy Homemaker
- Brownie Bottom Candy Explosion Cheesecake from I am a Honey Bee
- Sugar Cookie Coffins from Love and Confections
- Reeses Halloween Cookie Bars from A Blender Mom
- Candy Corn Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
- Paranormal Parfaits from Eat Move Make
- Easy Day of the Dead Cake from Pint Sized Baker
- Buttercream Bat Wing Cupcakes from Kudos Kitchen
- Vanishing Candy Corn Cocktails from The Baking Fairy
- Wicked Zombie Trifle from Who Needs A Cape?
- Monster Party Halloween Cupcakes from Lady Behind The Curtain
- Candy Corn Moonshine Truffles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Ghost Cupcakes from Mildly Meandering
- Graveyard Brownies from The Redhead Baker
- Day of the Dead Black Buttercream Cake from House of Nash Eats
- Halloween Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Savory Experiments
- Easy Caramel Apples from Katie’s Cucina
- Bag of Bones Scary Snacks from For the Love of Food
Happy Halloween! We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. (ME!!)
This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For our very first #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 100 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all!
Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Caramel Extract, Almond Extract, Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix and Adam’s Best Twice as strong Vanilla
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Halloween Cookie House Bat, Tombstone and Skull 3-Piece Cookie Cutter Set, Halloween Skull Tube Pan, Zombie Cupcake Liners, Skull Sugar Decorations
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away 1 (one) 1.5lb Sprinkle Mix Kit from their shop
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 1st – October 6th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.