Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix

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Sweet and salty come together in this delicious and easy-to-make fall snack mix. It’s a wonderful medley of flavors that is all treats with no tricks. I know you’re going to love it as much as I do. 

Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in jars

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a snack mix. In the past, I’ve made a sweet mix such as my peanut butter pretzel puppy chow, and a salty mix such as my parmesan ranch snack mix. Today I am combining the two flavors to create a sweet and salty mix. And since it’s fall, I am adding in a few seasonal goodies!

Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in a jar.
Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in a bowl.

I put together this fall snack mix when my mom was visiting. Let me tell you, neither one of us could keep our hands off of it. The combo mix is so good. I sent her home with half of the batch because I knew that if it was left at my house, I would eat through the entire jar in no time at all.

What makes it so good? It’s a wonderful combination of ingredients! This mix is a winning blend of salty and sweet with just a kiss of fall flavor thanks to a bit of cinnamon and maple syrup. 

Looking for a savory / salty snack mix for fall? You’ll LOVE this Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix. Want even more? Check out this collection of my best snack mix recipes.

Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in jars.
Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in a bowl.

Let me walk you through the ingredients you’ll need. 

Fall Snack Mix Ingredients:

The thing I love the most about snack mixes is that you can completely customize them with all the ingredients YOU love. Here’s what I used in my sweet and salty fall snack mix:

  • peanut butter corn cereal squares 
  • wheat cereal squares
  • bite-size pretzels
  • cheddar cheese crackers
  • honey nut o’s cereal 
  • mini marshmallows
  • candy corn
  • peanut butter candy pieces
Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix ingredients in jars.

For the glaze, you will also need butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon.

As I mentioned above, feel free to make substitutions and/or leave out ingredients that aren’t your favorites. If you do this, try and fill in with other ingredients to create the same amount. For example, if you’re not a fan of candy corn, remove it and add an extra cup of peanut butter candies. If you don’t like pretzels, leave them out and add two cups of mini graham crackers. 

Side note: I know that using cheddar cheese crackers with a sweet mix might sound a bit odd, but trust me, it’s wonderful! 

Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in a bowl.
Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in jars.

Beautiful and Functional Storage Solution: 

As you can see, I have all of my ingredients well organized in various Ball® mason jars and pantry jars.

  1. I love storing things this way for a few reasons: The air-tight storage helps to keep my pantry staples and snacks fresher longer.
  2. The clear jars allow me to see when I’m running low on a particular item.
  3. The jars look delightful. These products are so well designed that they add to the beauty of my kitchen. I’d rather see these nice-looking jars than a bunch of boxes and bags.
Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix ingredients in jars.

Ever since I created my pantry storage using Ball® Canning Jars a few months back, I’ve been so excited to make the rest of my pantry storage look pretty too. All of these products have been the perfect solution. These Ball® Stack & Store jars are my current favorite.

Ball Canning Products included in this post: 

Now that you know the ingredients you need for the snack mix (and how to store them in a functional and pleasing way), let me walk you through the recipe.

Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in a jar.

How to Prepare: 

I’ll walk you through the steps here, but for your convenience, I’ve also provided a detailed ingredient list and instructions in the printable recipe card below. 

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  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 275 degrees F. 
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  3. In a large bowl toss together the corn cereal squares, wheat cereal squares, mini pretzels, cheese crackers, and honey nut o’s cereal.
making Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix.
  1. In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, kosher salt, and cinnamon. 
  2. Pour this mixture over the snack mix and stir evenly to coat.
making Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix.
  1. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. 
  2. Bake for about 25 minutes or until things start to turn a golden brown. Stir every 10 minutes. 
making Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix.
  1. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Stir in the marshmallows, candy corn, and peanut butter candy pieces. 
making Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix.
  1. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container (like the Ball® Storage Latch Jars or Ball® Stack & Store Jars) for up to one week. 
Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in a bowl.

And that’s it! 

As you can see, I used some Ball® Storage Latch Jars, Ball® Stack & Store Jars, Ball® Jars with Wooden Lids, and some cute Halloween bags to store my sweet and salty fall snack mix.

The glass storage will help to keep things fresh and the little bags were just too cute.

Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in a jars.
Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in halloween bags.

Halloween Treat Bags for Snack Mix

I’ve received a few questions about where to find the halloween bags. To be honest I don’t remember. Sorry! They are a few years old. I think I found them at a small little shop.

If you want to craft something really special, I think you’ll love THESE vintage-inspired halloween treat bags I made last year.

I did a little research and found some SIMILAR vintage-inspired halloween paper treat bags that I think would be just as cute. You an check them out here:

Happy Snacking!

I hope you’ll give this addicting new recipe a try. It’s perfect for parties, giving as a gift, or just for having a tasty snack at home.

Enjoy!!

Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in a bowl.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post that is part of an ongoing partnership with the Fresh Preserving Division of Newell Brands. They have provided jars, equipment, and monetary compensation. All thoughts and opinions expressed remain my own.
Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix in a bowl.

Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix

Sweet and salty come together in this delicious and easy-to-make fall snack mix. It’s a wonderful medley of flavors that is all treats with no tricks. I know you’re going to love it as much as I do.
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex mix, snack, snack mix, trail mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 986kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups peanut butter corn cereal squares (Peanut Butter Chex Cereal)
  • 2 cups wheat cereal squares (Wheat Chex Cereal)
  • 2 cups bite-size pretzels
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese crackers (Cheez-its)
  • 2 cups honey nut o’s cereal (Honey Nut Cheerios)
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup peanut butter candy pieces (Reeses Pieces)

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl toss together the corn cereal squares, wheat cereal squares, mini pretzels, cheese crackers, and honey nut o’s cereal.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, kosher salt, and cinnamon. Pour this mixture over the snack mix and stir evenly to coat.
  • Spread this mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for about 25 minutes or until things start to turn a golden brown. Stir every 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely. Stir in the marshmallows, candy corn, and peanut butter candy pieces.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container (like the Ball® Storage Latch Jars or Ball® Stack & Store Jars) for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 986kcal | Carbohydrates: 174g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1825mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 1320IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 18mg

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15 Comments

  1. This was so yummy! However, I did choose to omit all the candy/sweet items at the end and instead add salted popcorn and dried cranberries at the end – wanted something less sweet. Have already made two batches with rave reviews!

  2. This looks amazing and I’m having a Halloween party this year. Please clarify what the peanut butter candy pieces are? I want to make it exactly as you did!! Thank you!!!

  3. I can’t wait to make this mix this week! I love the Bell jars with wooden lids; I’ve never seen them before; they are so cool! I love getting your emails and following you on Instagram! Question: do you think adding dry roasted peanuts would mess up this blend you’ve created? I won’t add if you think it would spoil the taste!

  4. I rushed out to get everything to make this for my family. We just love snacks like this. Would love to know where you got such great Halloween bags. Would love to have some on hand for the Trick or Tr eaters.

    1. Yay!! Enjoy it! To be honest I don’t remember where I got the bags. They are a couple years old. I think it was a little speciality store, but I don’t remember. Try searching Etsy or Amazon and I’m sure you’ll find something.

      xo Michael