A sweet and salty snack mix that is perfect for Halloween!

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 25 mins
40 servings


Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 255 degrees F (124 degrees C).

  • Combine corn snacks, cheese crackers, popcorn, and pretzel sticks in a large roasting pan.

  • Bring brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract and baking soda. Pour the syrup over the snack mixture in the roasting pan; stir to coat.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, stirring to coat every 15 minutes.

  • Line a countertop with waxed paper. Spread snack mix into a single layer on top.

  • Place candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir until smooth and place a dot of the melted candy on the back of a candy eyeball; attach to a corn snack. Repeat with remaining eyeballs.

  • Transfer snack mix to a large bowl. Stir in candy corn and peanut butter candy pieces.

Cook's Note:

Nacho cheese-flavored Bugles(R) also work.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 52g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 690.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
Labor intensive but a big hit! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
People seemed to like it but I didn't care for the Cheez-Its. Store was out of eyeballs so I skipped that part. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
People seemed to like it but I didn't care for the Cheez-Its. Store was out of eyeballs so I skipped that part. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious snack. I left out the cheezits as I was doubtful of how the cheese snacks would go with the caramel coating. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Labor intensive but a big hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Tasty and festive treat! Easy to make...I was going to double the batch but the recipe alone was PLENTY! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I failed to buy the candy caoting and thought the sticky sauce would hold it all together. I was way wrong! Don't leave that part out! The eyeballs were left sitting in the bottom of the bowl in the end. I also left out the candy corn because I'm not a fan and that was not missed:) I gave it 5 stars because I have been asked to share the recipe! Read More