Halloween Party Mix

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep
40 mins
Cook
45 mins

My kids are "freaky" over this.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 (11 ounce) package pretzels
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) package miniature peanut butter filled butter flavor crackers (I use Ritz)
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine
  • 12 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (10 ounce) package M&M's
  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) package candy corn

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine first 3 ingredients.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter and corn syrup.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam).
  5. Pour over pretzel mixture and stir until coated.
  6. Pour into a greased 15x10 inch baking pan.
  7. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  8. Break apart while warm.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Toss with M&M's and candy corn.
  11. Store in airtight container.
Most Helpful

5 5

Made this because I was looking for a Halloween snack. Turned out great. Very colorful. We liked the sugar coating which gave it a great taste and crunch. My kids were impressed. Thanks Nurse Di.

5 5

I made this as a snack for my kids. However, my biggest kid (husband) couldn't stop eating them. Yummy, crunchy, sweet and salty. The candy corn an M&M's give great color and taste. A big hit at our house. I am going to have to make more and hide it from my husband. Thanks Nurse Di.

3 5

I rated this 3 stars because I brought it to work in a tin and it took 3 days before it was all eaten. This made me think that people thought it was just so-so. From experience, if something is really tasty at work it will be gone in half a day.