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Buttered Halloween Chex Mix

This Halloween Chex mix recipe is the the perfect salty and sweet treat to serve up for spooky season. Using Chex cereal, Reese’s pieces, Halloween M&M’s, Bugles, pretzels and a sweetened buttery coating, your guests will be asking for seconds!

This is a family favorite perfect for snacking at your football games or while you stream your favorite Halloween movies.

halloween chex mix in a white bowl
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I love an easy recipe that takes no time to make. Make sure to check out this easy pumpkin magic cake, or these candy corn Jello shots. Both are so fun for the Halloween season.

What I love about this Halloween Chex Mix Recipe

  • Has a sweet candy coating over the snack mix
  • Halloween mix kids and adults can enjoy
  • Easy ingredients
  • Quick to make
  • Fun Halloween party mix

Ingredients Needed 

Give this yummy mix a try for your Halloween parties. With easy to find ingredients you may have already, you can whip it up in no time.

ingredients for party mix
  • Butter – I recommend using real butter not margarine. 
  • Brown Sugar – Firmly pack in the measuring cup. 
  • Vanilla 
  • Rice Chex Cereal 
  • Pretzels – Any shape of pretzels work. 
  • Bugles – Reach for the original Bugles. 
  • M&M’s
  • Reese’s Pieces 

How to Make It

Full steps on how to make this Halloween snack mix are below. This is a quick walk through. 

Step One: Preheat your oven and prep your baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Step Two: In a medium saucepan you want to melt your butter. Aim for medium heat. 

Step Three: Add in the brown sugar, and heat on medium high, and cook until the mixture simmers. 

melt brown sugar and butter

Step Four: Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. 

Step Five: Place the cereal, pretzels and bugles on the baking dish and mix to combine. 

add crunchy mixture to pan

Step Six: Pour the sauce over the mixture, and stir to coat all the ingredients. 

add melted butter mixture to pan

Step Seven: Bake as directed. Make sure to stir half way through. 

Step Eight: Allow your mixture to cool and then add to a bowl or tray and toss in the M&M’s and the Reese’s Pieces. Yum!

add candy and cooled mixture to large bowl

Variations To Recipe 

Here are a few ways to transform this salty Halloween Chex mix recipe with a few fun add-ins.

It is a good snack mix for the whole family!

  • Try adding Muddy Buddies (puppy chow) with the candies for a chocolate twist.
  • Instead of the butter and brown sugar, swap with white chocolate. Melt the chocolate and coat all the ingredients, and spread out to dry.
  • Add candy corn
  • Use Pre-made caramel corn popcorn.
  • Mix in your favorite Halloween candies or mini marshmallows.
  • Try Corn Chex in addition to Rice Chex
  • Add in some Halloween sprinkles with candy eyeballs, or ghost candies.

Storing Tips

You can store this party mix in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2 weeks. Feel free to make a big batch of this festive snack mix and munch on it through the week.

These are also fun to use single serve bags to make for party guests for each person to have their own snack bag during school parties and celebrations. Then each person has their own snack bag for happy snacking!

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brown sugar halloween chex mix

Halloween Party Mix

Andrea Updyke
Make this sweet and savory party mix that will have your guest coming back for more!
5 from 3 votes

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 521 kcal


  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups rice chex
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups bugles
  • 1 cup M&Ms ghoul mix regular or peanut M&Ms
  • ½ cup Reese’s Pieces


  • Preheat your oven to 300°F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium heat, until melted.
  • Stir in brown sugar, and heat over medium high, until it begins to simmer.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  • To your baking sheet, add rice chex, pretzels, and bugles. Stir to combine and mix the ingredients.
  • Pour the sauce over the mixture.
  • Stir the mixture to coat everything in the sauce.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly, and add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add M&Ms and Reese’s pieces and toss together.


Store in an airtight container.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 521kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 7gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 570mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 518IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is estimated. For the most accurate info, always doublecheck with your ingredients.

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