Who doesn’t love a Halloween treat or two? It’s the biggest candy day of the year let’s be honest! Back home you can find tons of Halloween colored candy or our infamous candy corn. Here in the UK, you have to get creative. Since I can’t use Reese’s pieces in my recipes (they would make fab Halloween colors) I went with smarties and just took out the colors I didn’t need.
I was going to make a traditional Halloween trail mix with candy corn and pretzels etc. But it’s been done, done and done again. We made Candy Corn Brownies last year that were to die for but we wanted something different and easier for our UK readers to get their hands on the ingredients. I have a slight obsession with things that are sweet & salty at the same time. Anyone else with me? In my mind, that’s what snack mixes are all about that combination flavor.
So I did what any foodie would do and put all my favorites in a bowl together. From Oreo Cookies to Sweet and Salted Popcorn and we coated with something that made it even sweeter and more addictive than just melted chocolate this time. I even added Shreddies just to make me feel like it’s a balanced breakfast if I happen to grab a handful with my morning coffee. Ooops!
Halloween Snack Mix
- Two Tubes of Smarties
- 1 package Oreo Cookies
- 3 cups Chocolate Shreddies
- 1/2 cup icing powdered sugar
- 1 bag Sweet & Salted Popcorn
Pick out the pink, red and blue smarties and leave to one side
Chop oreo cookies in quarters
In large bowl, mix all ingredients together
Like all my recipes it’s super easy and fast to make. This you could whip up in five minutes or less. There are all things you can substitute if you aren’t a smarties fan try Reese’s pieces or skittles. If you like more salt than sweet throw some peanuts or pretzels or both into it too. The beauty of Snack Mix or Trail Mix is that you can throw whatever you want in it. I love the icing sugar coated on the sweet and salted popcorn it was my favorite in this snack mix. I might just have to put a tablespoon or two of icing/powdered sugar in my bag of popcorn come movie night next time.
Don’t forget to pin this to your Halloween treats board? Don’t have one, make one! There are thousands of Halloween snacks and treats on pinterest that are SO fun to make with the kids. Get them involved in the kitchen this Halloween for half term.