The Weekend Gourmet: #SundaySupper Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party...Featuring Spooky Good Popcorn Snack Mix F

Sunday, October 28, 2012

#SundaySupper Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party...Featuring Spooky Good Popcorn Snack Mix

This week, #SundaySupper is celebrating Halloween with a foodtastic virtual Trick-or-Treat Party featuring all sorts of fun goodies -- some spooky, some fun! My contribution to the party is a sweet and crunchy snack mix that makes enough to feed a crowd. It can also be bagged up in small portions and given out when trick-or-treaters ring your doorbell Wednesday night. 

I really like mixes like this, because they're yummy and so versatile. Sub in your favorite Halloween-colored candy...this time, I opted to add Reese's Pieces and jujube candy corn, along with a drizzle of orange-tinted white chocolate and dark chocolate. The main thing is to have fun and let your imagination run wild. Easy to make, yummy to eat, and colorful? That's a winning trifecta to me, people!

Spooky Good Popcorn Snack Mix
adapted from Chex

Step 1: Add 4.5 cups Corn Chex and 4.5 cups popped popcorn to the largest mixing bowl you have. Set aside while you make the caramel sauce. Add the following ingredients to a 4-cup measuring cup: 1 stick butter, 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, and 1/4 cup light corn syrup. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir well to combine, then add 1/4 tsp. baking soda. This will make the caramel foam up, so don't panic!


Step 2: Pour the caramel over the popcorn-Chex in the bowl. Stir carefully to evenly coat with the caramel mixture. Microwave for 5 minutes, stopping to stir at least twice during that time to completely cover the popcorn-Chex with caramel. Evenly spread the coated mixture onto a large rimmed baking pan topped with parchment or foil.


Step 3: Before the caramel sets, sprinkle Reese's Pieces and jujube candy corn (or regular candy corn) on top of the mix. Drizzle with orange-tinted white chocolate and dark chocolate. Put in the fridge to set...or if it's cool out like it is in Texas today, set it outside for a few minutes to let the chocolate harden. 


Step 4: Break the snack mix into bite-size pieces. To serve right away, place the mix in a fun Halloween bowl. If you're not serving it right away, store in an air-tight container so the mix stays crunchy and fresh. This makes about 10 cups of snack mix, but the recipe is easily halved or doubled to adjust to the size of your needs. 


This snack mix is quite sweet, but isn't that what Halloween is all about? The peanut butter punch from the Reese's Pieces is really nice and pairs well with the caramel coating and the chocolate drizzle. This is a treat that kids of all ages will enjoy, so get ready for some compliments when you put a bowl of snack mix out! 

Make sure to join us at 600 CST for our #SundaySupper Twitter chat...we'll be sharing lots of tips for making some spooky, fun Halloween treats In the meantime, make sure to go visit my fellow #SundaySupper food bloggers. They're sharing some amazing Halloween goodies today...from sweet to savory!

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Haunted Snacks: 

Spooky Sweets: 




40 comments:

  1. Now this is a popcorn snack treat for me. I like the caramel instead of the usual white chocolate. The peanut butter and chocolate makes it really tasty!

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    1. I like the white chocolate-coated stuff too, but I was in the mood for a crisp caramel snack!

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  2. I love how this can be done up for any holiday or occasion! Cute!

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    1. Exactly...I love things that can be adapted during the year, depending on the season! This is so simple to make and makes a TON, so it's good for taking to work...sharing with friends...at a party, etc.

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  3. I love chex mix! This is wonderful! I'll be making this soon! Perfect for Halloween treat bags for friends!

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    1. Chex out (hehe) the Chex website...they have a TON of sweet and savory Chex mix recipes over there!

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  4. YUM! I love salty and sweet so this is perfect for me. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yeah...if you love salty, maybe use some yogurt-dipped pretzels for part of the popcorn and/or cereal. Just keep the total quantities of mix the same!

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  5. Lovely ! Healthy too ! I may try these soon. My family will go crazy over it :)

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    1. Yeah....this is pretty healthy compared to some treats! I used my favorite organic bagged popcorn, so I didn't even have to take time to pop it. The rest of it is cooked in the microwave, so it's super-quick!

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  6. Yummy, great idea. I am always looking for different snack mix for our Halloween party. I love this recipe!!

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    1. This can be made for Christmas with white choc and red/green candy melts...and holiday M&Ms...or even peppermint pieces!

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  7. What con possibly not be great when you add caramel and chocolate to popcorn and other goodies?!

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    1. Exactly...feel free to add nuts, use M&Ms instead of Reese's etc. I almost added mini Oreo bites too, but didn't...but now I wish I had!

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  8. Oh this looks so good. I wish I was snacking on it right now. Pinning thisone for next year!!!

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    1. Come on over...I've got a HUGE plastic container of this stuff!

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  9. I love Chex mix and caramel corn...so this fantastic snack mix is a two in one bonus! Beautifully done, Wendy!!!

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    1. This is a really nice caramel too...not too sticky, and it coats it all very evenly. Next time, I might add a smidge of salt to make it a salted caramel!

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  10. What a fabulous snack idea! LOVE this, my husband would LOVE this too!! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Have fun with it...adjust it for your tastes as far as the toppings go!

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  11. Mmmm...this is the type of thing I love to munch on (probably love it too much). I think I'd have a hard time keeping my hands out of the "candy" dish! Yummy =)

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    1. Yeah...I have been having that same "issue" too :hehe:!!

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  12. You had me at caramel. I love anything caramel.

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  13. Yummm! I adore a good snack mix, salty or sweet! Love this version; thanks for sharing!

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  14. You know, I don't think I've ever made a snack mix with melted anything... this looks nummy!

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  15. You had me at caramel corn!!! YUM! Multiple deliciousness when you add in all the other treats!

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  16. I have only ever had salty chex mix, which I love. But this looks sinful, might have to give it a try.

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  17. I would throw myself on all that yummy goodness to save everyone else. ;) Seriously though... this snack looks to die for!

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  18. I could see myself eating an entire batch of this in one sitting. Looks delish! Pinned.

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  19. I love chex mix, and am always looking for fun variations on it. The caramel corn, one of my personal favorites, is perfect in this!!

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  20. That's it - I'm coming over to trick or treat so I can get multiple bags of this!

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  21. Great snack for watching spooky movies, Wendy!

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  22. A party wouldn't be a party without popcorn snack mix! I love this! It's perfect and looks soooo good! :) Love it!

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  23. I love this idea! Perfect party food!

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  24. This is the best snacking combo ever of all time! popcorn, chexmix, caramel and chocolate. I am all over this!

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  25. I love popcorn mixes because you can through in extras, they are easy to eat, and kids love them! Yours looks delicious.

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  26. Oh, yummmmmy!! And this would be so good to give out as a gift to family and friends too.

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  27. I am all about anything with popcorn, what a fun mix!

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  28. I love this. I am such a huge fan of making party mix. Buying it is just never the same. Yours looks amazing.

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