For those of you that like the salty sweet combination of treats, this one is for you!
We recently hosted a house blessing and game night so I like to have little treats out that people can pick at or pour onto their plate while they are socializing. I ESPECIALLY love to crunch on chips, I could take care of an entire bag myself, but wanted to give the plain bowl of chips a little pizzazz. So, I decided to add in some of my other favorites: chocolate covered pretzels, peanut M&Ms, and Reese's peanut butter cups. When the company left I threw it into a Tupperware container and saved it for a movie night or show watching snack.
What I love about this easy snack mix is that you can throw in anything and everything that you want. Since I mixed this one up during the Fall season I threw in candy corn, get creative with the season that you are making it in. For ideas on snack mix variations, scroll all the way to the bottom. If you are making it around Halloween, throw in some little candy eyes so that the pretzels look like monsters! You can see this when you scroll to the bottom, but you get the idea! Go to town with it!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1. Savory Chex Mix
2. Bugles (not pictured)
3. Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels (Chocolate and White Fudge)
4. Miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
5. Peanut M&Ms
6. Candy Corn (or another season option)
7. Optional for Halloween: Candy Eyes
Grab a big party bowl, glass or plastic, and pour in your Chex Mix.
Note to self for next year: stay focused and stop eating the cheese crackers.
Toss in the small peanut butter cups.
Note to hubby: Let's make sure we don't buy the individually wrapped peanut butter cups!
Unload the peanut M&Ms. See note to self from step one.
Add in candy corn for those silly folks that enjoy those!
Dump in the chocolate covered pretzels as you see fit. I did not use both bags entirely, it was getting crowded and I already added other chocolate treats. So if you don't use them all just seal them back up, throw them in the fridge, and eat a couple as a late night snack tomorrow.
Our party was closer to Halloween so I bought candy eyes and put them on top of the pretzels facing up. This was staged for the guests to see it when they walked in.
Easy. Cute. Quick!
If you're anything like me you probably put a lot of other hosting to dos on your list so this is a really cute addition that adds character to the party display without taking up a lot of time.
Here are some other season variations that you could do instead of using candy corn!
1. Small peeps
3. Pastel M&Ms
1. Raw Nuts
2. Candy Corn
3. Candy Pumpkins
1. Peppermint Chocolate
3. Candy Coating
1. Dried Strawberries or Cherries
2. Cheeto Balls
3. Short Twizzlers
4. Chocolate Chips
Did you make this recipe? If so I would love to see it, drop a picture in the comment or send it to me on social media Facebook @HisGirlSunday or Instagram @steffani_hisgirlsunday!
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