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Mummy Munch Snack Mix For Halloween

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This Mummy Munch is the perfect family friendly snack mix for Halloween! We make a batch of Puppy Chow and mix in candy corn, candy pumpkins, and ghoulish M&M’s! Top it off with the cutest DIY Mummy Pretzels for a fun and easy snack that both the kiddos and grownups will love!

Kid Snacks For Halloween: Mummy Munch

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This is the most perfect and deliciously sweet snack mix for Halloween!

If you know me, then you know that I love Halloween! Like LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

I hold it a close second to Christmas.

And while Christmas definitely takes top rank in the food category, I think that Halloween gives Christmas a run for it’s money.

Of course, the Halloween candy is king, but homemade Halloween treats are just so much cuter!

Especially this snack mix!

So for this recipe, the foundation is your basic “puppy chow” or “Muddy Buddies” recipe. Then we add things like candy corns, candy pumpkins, Halloween colored M&M’s, and my absolute favorite…the chocolate covered mummy pretzels!

The mummy pretzels are the most extra thing you’ll have to do in this recipe, but it’s well worth it.

These little guys are so stinkin’ cute, and they take this snack mix from ordinary to SUPERNATURAL.

See what I did there?

Anyway, here are the details below. You’re going to have fun making this mix, it’s so cute, the kids are going to love it–and heck the grownups love it even more!

How to make A Mummy Munch Snack Mix for Halloween

Halloween Puppy Chow Snack Mix

What You’ll need:

  • 8 cups of Chex cereal (I used wheat and rice, but use any combo!)
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of mini chocolate covered pretzels (Flipz)
  • 1 cup of white melting wafers or white chocolate chips
  • Candy eyeballs (I used these)
  • 1 cup of Brach’s “Autumn Blend” candy (or just plain candy corn will be great!)
  • 1 cup of peanut or regular M&M’s, the “Ghoul’s Mix” variety.

To Make The The Chex Mix (Puppy Chow)

How to make a snack mix for Halloween: start with Puppy Chow

Adapted from Chex Cereal’s “Gluten Free Muddy Buddies” recipe

Measure out the Chex cereal into a large bowl and set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter on high for about 30 seconds. Give the mix a stir.

Continue to microwave and stir in 15 second intervals until the mixture is melted and smooth.

You can also melt these ingredients by placing them in a heat safe bowl over simmering water. Stir frequently until the mixture is completely melted and smooth.

Once the chocolate peanut butter mixture is melted, stir in the vanilla.

Pour chocolate over the Chex cereal and gently toss until thoroughly coated.

Transfer the chocolate covered cereal to a 2 gallon freezer bag, large bowl or stock pot (that’s what I used) and add the powdered sugar. If using a bowl or pot, make sure to put a lid on it!

Shake the mixture until the cereal is completely coated in the powdered sugar.

At this point you can either leave it in the large bowl, or move it to a sheet pan or large baking dish.

Making the Chocolate Covered Pretzel Mummies

Mummies for the Mummy Munch Halloween Snack Mix

Melt the vanilla candy wafers or white chocolate chips by placing them in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving on high for 30 seconds. Give the mix a stir and continue to microwave and stir in 15 second intervals until the mixture is smooth.

You can also melt the wafers by placing them in a heat safe bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir frequently until the mixture is completely melted and smooth.

Transfer the melted wafers to a piping bag* or a squeeze bottle.

*If you don’t have a piping bag, put the melted wafers into a ziplock bag and snip off the corner of the bag. Don’t cut off too much, or the drizzle will be too thick!

Spread out your chocolate covered pretzels in a single layer on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet.

Using your piping bag, drizzle the melted vanilla candy over the top of the pretzels, zig zagging back and forth. Make sure to add a little extra white to the top of the mummy’s “head” to make it look like bandages!

How to make the chocolate covered pretzel mummies for your Halloween Snack Mix

Quickly add the candy eyeballs to the wet drizzle, to make the mummy’s face.

Repeat this process until all the chocolate covered pretzels have been turned into mummies.

Pop the pretzel mummies in the fridge to set. This only takes about 5 minutes.

Assembling The Mummy Munch Halloween Snack Mix

Halloween Snacks For Kids

In a large bowl, add the candy corn mix and the M&M’s to the”Puppy Chow” Chex mix.

Lightly toss until everything is well distributed and transfer to your serving dish.

Remove the mummy pretzels from the fridge and add to the mix.

Serve and enjoy this cute, spooky, and fun snack mix for Halloween!

How do I store my Snack Mix and how long does it keep?

A bowl of chocolate covered chex, topped with decorated pretzels and colored M&Ms.

Fully prepared, your Halloween snack mix should last a week stored in an airtight container.

But I’m sure it’ll be devoured before that.

If you wanted to prepare the mummy pretzels ahead of time, those will easily keep for a few days before you’re ready to serve!

After the mummies are fully prepared and the candy drizzle has set, store them on a plate or a cookie sheet in a single layer wrapped tightly in plastic. They can be left at room temperature or in the fridge!

Do I need to refrigerate this snack mix?

Nope!

Everything can remain at room temperature.

During preparation, you may pop your Chex mixture or your pretzels in the fridge to set the chocolate, but after that, no refrigeration is necessary.

Substitutions and Variations

This Halloween Snack Mix is full of chocolate covered Chex cereal, ghoul colored Peanut M&M's, candy corn and candy pumpkins and DIY chocolate covered Mummies!

A lot of these ingredients are seasonal–so depending on when in the Halloween season you decide to make this snack mix, some of the ingredients may no longer be available.

But that’s ok! Here are some work arounds:

  • Add as much or as little M&M’s, candy corn, and pretzels as you want! Don’t let the above measurements stop you!
  • Reese’s Pieces can be used in place of the green, purple, and orange M&M’s. They are perfect fall colors!
  • If the “Autumn Mix” Candy is not available, just use straight candy corn! Or all candy pumpkins! Both would be super cute.
  • If you’re not up to making mummy pretzels, just use the chocolate covered pretzels undecorated–or even use plain pretzels!
  • Some fun additions to this mix: candy bones, gummy worms, mini marshmallows, or mini peanut butter cups.
  • Make or buy some candy spiders or bugs to add to the mix. You can see how to make candy spiders in our Chocolate Spider Cake Recipe post.

These are just a few variations! What I love about this mix is you’re only limited by your creativity. The important part of making this snack mix is to have a ton of fun with it!

Happy Halloween Friends!

Other Recipes You Might Like:

Spooky Chocolate Spider Cake

Halloween Popcorn Balls

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

Graveyard Brownies

M&M Cookie Bars

S’mores Bars

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Halloween Snacks For Kids

Mummy Munch Snack Mix For Halloween

Yield: 20 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

The perfect snack mix for Halloween! Made with chocolate and peanut butter Chex cereal, autumn themed candy, fun colored M&M's, and chocolate Mummy pretzels!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of Chex cereal (I used wheat and rice, but use any combo!)
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of mini chocolate covered pretzels
  • 1 cup of white melting wafers or white chocolate chips
  • Candy eyeballs (I used these)
  • 1 cup of Brach's "Autumn Blend" candy (or just plain candy corn will be great!)
  • 1 cup of peanut or regular M&M's, the "Ghoul's Mix" variety.

Instructions

To Make The The Chex Mix 

Adapted from Chex Cereal's "Gluten Free Muddy Buddies" recipe

  1. Measure out the Chex cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter on high for about 30 seconds. Give the mix a stir.
  3. Continue to microwave and stir in 15 second intervals until the mixture is melted and smooth. 
  4. You can also melt these ingredients by placing them in a heat safe bowl over simmering water. Stir frequently until the mixture is completely melted and smooth.
  5. Once the chocolate peanut butter mixture is melted, stir in the vanilla.
  6. Pour chocolate over the Chex cereal and gently toss until thoroughly coated.
  7. Transfer the chocolate covered cereal to a 2 gallon freezer bag, large bowl or stock pot (that's what I used) and add the powdered sugar. If using a bowl or pot, make sure to put a lid on it!
  8. Shake the mixture until the cereal is completely coated in the powdered sugar.
  9. At this point you can either leave it in the large bowl, or move it to a sheet pan or large baking dish.

Making the Pretzel Mummies

  1. Melt the vanilla candy wafers or white chocolate chips by placing them in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving on high for 30 seconds. Give the mix a stir and continue to microwave and stir in 15 second intervals until the mixture is smooth.
  2. You can also melt the wafers by placing them in a heat safe bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir frequently until the mixture is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Transfer the melted wafers to a piping bag* or a squeeze bottle.
  4. *If you don't have a piping bag, put the melted wafers into a ziplock bag and snip off the corner of the bag. Don't cut off too much, or the drizzle will be too thick!
  5. Spread out your chocolate covered pretzels in a single layer on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. 
  6. Using your piping bag, drizzle the melted vanilla candy over the top of the pretzels, zig zagging back and forth. Make sure to add a little extra white to the top of the mummy's "head" to make it look like bandages!
  7. Quickly add the candy eyeballs to the wet drizzle, to make the mummy's face.
  8. Repeat this process until all the chocolate covered pretzels have been turned into mummies.
  9. Pop the pretzel mummies in the fridge to set. This only takes about 5 minutes.

Assembling The Mummy Munch Halloween Snack Mix

  1. In a large bowl, add the candy corn mix and the M&M's to the"Puppy Chow" Chex mix.
  2. Lightly toss until everything is well distributed and transfer to your serving dish.
  3. Remove the mummy pretzels from the fridge and add to the mix. 
  4. Serve and enjoy this cute, spooky, and fun snack mix for Halloween!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 3gSugar: 35gProtein: 6g

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