Halloween Chex Mix


Total Time:

10 minutes



Proceed with caution. Halloween Chex Mix is dangerously addictive and one cannot be responsible for their actions when within 5 feet of this treat.

Halloween Chex Mix

It’s true. This is dangerous. So dangerous in fact, that I keep trying to pawn it off to unsuspecting friends and neighbors so I don’t eat the giant batch myself.

Halloween Chex Mix

In my house we call this “Mix.” I’ll jump at just about any occasion that calls for Mix. Having a party – let’s make mix! Some sort of themed event, let’s color coordinate the mix. Holidays – duh. Birthdays – obviously. Fridays – I think so! The list goes on. So when I finally decided early this week to get into the halloween spirit, Halloween Chex Mix was the first thing on my to-do list.

The recipe below makes a massive batch. Enough to fill up at least 2 big zip top bags. Now let me fill you in on a little secret – this mix is served best frozen. So go ahead and throw both of those bags into the freezer and let them chill. Then grab a handful every time you walk by and go to town.

Word to the wise. Do not, under any circumstances, take an entirely full bag out of the freezer and plop down on the couch to watch an episode of Nashville or Scandal and snack on this. One hour later you’ll get up and discover that the entire bag has disappeared and you’re only left with crumbs. It’s truly a sad moment. And it’s best to avoid that at all costs.

But then again, if you posses even the slightest bit of self control, you’re way better off than me!

Halloween Chex Mix

Happy snacking and more important HAPPY FRIDAY! Wishing you all a superb weekend!

Halloween Chex Mix

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1 cups Pretzel Sticks
  • 2-3 cups Halloween Colored m&m’s
  • 24 oz White Chocolate plus an extra 4-8 oz if needed


  • In a large bowl (or wok, or giant tupperware or punch bowl) combine the Cheerios, Chex, Pretzels and m&m’s. Mix them up a bit, making sure that everything is evenly distributed.
  • Meanwhile, over a double boiler, melt the white chocolate according to the directions on the package.
  • Once the chocolate has melted and is a smooth consistency, drizzle the chocolate over the cereal mix and combine with a wooden spoon. Make sure all the cereal is covered in chocolate. If you need to melt the extra white chocolate to cover all the mix then go right on ahead!
  • Once the entire batch has been combined, lay it out to dry on a large sheet of parchment or wax paper. Let dry for 4 hours so the chocolate is cooled and hard. Break it into pieces and store in zip top bags or package it up into jars to give out as gifts.

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    This stuff is so highly addictive that I almost don’t wan to make it. But omg I love these kinds of mixes and love that you did not skimp on the white choc. Thank you! Pinned!

  2. Nancy [email protected]

    My husband brought something similar home from an office party and he said you know they call this crack! I just laughed and said yes! These mixes are oh so good!!

  3. Terri A.

    We call this white trash and I always add peanuts to mine, too. I totally agree – don’t sit down with it, it’ll be gone!

  4. Liz @ Virtually Homemade

    Yeah – that looks too good to not be eaten instantly!

  5. Mallory @ Total Noms

    This looks like the perfect treat for the holiday! I am a huge nut for anything Chex Mix. Looks so tasty!

  6. Julie @ Table for Two

    I want my claws all over this snack!! Perfect to have a bowl of this and wait for the trick-or-treaters 😉

  7. Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

    Chex Mix is already addictive and you’ve made it even more so! Love this!

  8. ATasteOfMadness

    Yeah.. I think I would just eat this all right away. I’m not sure if it would be a good idea for me to make this

  9. Jaclyn

    I seriously love stuff like this! I could probably finish the entire batch myself, it looks soooo good!

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  11. Dee

    My sis in law makes it all the time for christmas…is is soooo yummyyyyy….i never thought for halloween?

  12. Tera Pettit

    This looks delish! Any ideas for subs for the m&ms? Something nut free? Would chocolate chips be good?

    • Gaby

      chocolate chips would be great!! Or you could use the UNREAL candies!

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  14. S’Moore

    Looks yummy. I can see how it could be adapted to other seasons and holidays, changing the candy colors, and flavors.

  15. Gina C

    Could you mix in peanut butter to the white chocolate and use Reese’s pieces? Thinking like a tiger butter mix…

    • Mel W

      I was wondering if you could use some of the flavored chex mixes like the Chocolate or vanilla…..or cinnamon.

  16. Christine Bresley

    5 stars
    Delicious! So easy & it makes a huge batch .. so it may last … lol

  17. Kim Le Velle

    I just saw this on Instagram. It looks absolutely divine. So does your other recipes and I can’t wait to try them!

  18. Amanda

    Is this supposed to have all three chex like the Christmas version? Or are only the two needed? I bought the two as I was following this recipe but then just watched your Christmas video and it has all three. Thank you!! 🙂

    • Gaby

      it’s flexible!! honestly, whatever you have on hand works

  19. Rachel

    5 stars
    Subbed Reese’s pieces instead of M&Ms and it was next level! Also drizzled some melted milk chocolate over the top after spreading it out on the baking sheet. Sooooo good!