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Halloween Trail Mix Recipe

The Best Halloween Trail Mix Recipe

I’m sharing a Halloween trail mix recipe with you that will brighten up your autumn days.  As we wistfully let go of summer and welcome the crisp days of autumn, we know that  Halloween is not far behind.  Time to locate the Halloween decorations and think about Halloween costumes.  It’s time to get out your recipe binder and plan some Halloween food!

This Halloween trail mix recipe is easy and fun.  Keep it on hand during October for friends that drop in and for after school snacks for the kids.  Make up a batch of this Halloween trail mix recipe and take it to work to share with your co-workers.  Take it to a party or a potluck.  Take trail mix with you for energy when you go hiking.

Halloween is the time when we maybe indulge in too much candy.  Trail mix can include candy but it doesn’t have to.  There are healthy substitutions you can make if you want to reduce the sugar load this year.  I’ll give you some ideas for that.  You can also choose low fat and low salt versions of the ingredients for trail mix.

These Halloween trail mix recipes are customizable.  Look at the ideas presented here and decide what you like best.  You can make it to fit your family’s preferences.  Happy Halloween!

Photos of Finished Trail Mix Recipes


Almond Cranberry Chocolate Coconut Mix

My favorite Trail MixRoasting Nuts

Halloween Trail Mix Recipes

We start with a basic trail mix recipe.

1 cup salted peanuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup M&Ms

Mix together in a sealed bag and you’re done!

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You probably want something a little more decorative for your Halloween trail mix recipe.  The trick is to mix up some sweet and salty food items.  The treat is in how pretty it looks and how good it tastes!

Here is another Halloween trail mix recipe idea

1 cup mini pretzel twists
1 cup cheese Goldfish crackers
1 cup honey roasted peanuts
1 cup dried fruit such as raisins, dried apricots, or your preference
1/2 cup Halloween M&Ms

Shake it up together in a sealed bag.

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Now that you have the idea you can customize your own Halloween Trail Mix Recipe. Follow the proportions given in the recipes above and choose what sweet and salty items you’d like in your trail mix. As you browse the grocery store aisles I’m sure many more ideas will come to you. If you store has a bulk foods section, try looking there.

Sweet Additions to your Halloween Trail Mix Recipe
candy corn
any other Halloween candy that is bite size or smaller (not hard candy)
chocolate chips
golden raisins
dried apricots-chopped
Reese’s Pieces
peanut butter chips
dried cranberries
banana chips
orange jelly beans
black jelly beans if you like licorice
mini marshmallows
chocolate covered raisins
flaked coconut
chopped dates
diced dried apples

Salty Additions to the Halloween Trail Mix Recipe
little cheese crackers
small pretzels
any kind of nuts
sunflower seeds, shelled of course
chow mein noodles
Chex brand cereals
shelled and roasted pumpkin seeds
Honey Nut Cheerios

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Keep your Halloween trail mix recipe in one of these binders. Recipe binders are a great for keeping your recipes all in one place. If you are one of those people (like me) who has recipes jotted down on scraps of paper and clipped out of newspapers and scattered all over the place, you need a recipe binder! I love mine and now all my recipes are in one place. I can always find the one I want because it’s in my recipe binder! You can slip the newspaper clippings ones into a page protector and you will at least know where they are!

A page protector in a recipe binder is a great place to save recipes that you want to try. If you like the recipe after you try it, you can give it it’s own page. If not, just chuck it. But until you’re ready to try it, it will be safe in your recipe binder! These fall themed recipe binders are so pretty!

Recipe Binders for your Halloween Trail Mix Recipe

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Recipe binders make organizing your recipes so easy. I print out my recipes and put them in a plastic page protector, including my Halloween trail mix recipe. When I want to use one of them I just take that page out of the binder and take it in the kitchen with me. If it gets something on it I can just wipe it off. Back it goes into the recipe binder for next time. I always know where to find my recipes. Zazzle has thousands of recipe binders in many different themes. If you don’t see one here that you like, click on the banner below and browse the collection at Zazzle.

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  1. Great recipes and I love the recipe binders too, nice addition.

  2. Super ideas for Halloween trail mix! those Halloween M&M’s make it so festive!

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