Autumn Trail Mix

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This Autumn trail mix is crunchy and sweet with the best kinds of holiday candy and the versatility of really making it your own with your preferred trail mix add-ins.

While traditional trail mixes are usually enjoyed outdoors while on the move, this Autumn trail mix deserves to be showcased at your next Halloween or Thanksgiving party or other holiday celebrations!

It looks inviting, tastes moreish and provides a great snack to keep the guests busy while you get the main meal ready.

Ingredients

  • Chex Mix
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Brach’s Autumn Mix
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • White chocolate covered pretzels
  • White chocolate chips
  • Crunch & Munch caramel popcorn

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and serve in your favorite bowl.
  2. Enjoy!
easy to make fall trail mix made with chex cereal and pretzels

WHAT VARIATIONS CAN I MAKE TO THIS AUTUMN TRAIL MIX?

There are so many ways that you could adapt this trail mix – it all depends on your ingredient preferences. Here are some suggestions for you to consider:

  • While this Autumn trail mix contains quite a few sweet add-ins, you could opt for more savory ingredients such as nuts, salted pretzels, mini savory crackers…and so on.
  • You could also keep to more of a sweet trail mix by simply adding in or swaping out those sweet ingredients in this recipe for candy and other sweet bits and pieces that you or your family enjoy the most!
  • Make a gluten-free Autumn trail mix by using gluten-free add-ins.
  • Instead of using Chex, you could use any other favorite cereal such as Honey combs or even a chocolate cereal.
easy autumn trail mix with chex mix, chocolate, preztels, and more.

HOW SHOULD I STORE AUTUMN TRAIL MIX?

It’s best to store this Autumn trail mix in an airtight container or in the serving bowl (wrapped tightly with plastic wrap) in a cool, dry area of the kitchen for it to be served or used up as soon as possible.

The longer you store leftovers, the greater the chance that the crunchy crispy components of this mix will start to soften and go stale. While you could store this trail mix in the refrigerator, there’s a chance that condensation from the fridge could also affect the freshness of your mix.

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO SERVE THIS?

This Autumn trail mix is perfect for your Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday parties. Serve it in a bowl on display that guests can help themselves to.

You could also gift this trail mix to friends and family in clear cello bags with decorative ribbon and gift tags or in mason jars. They’re also fabulous as party favors!

Autumn Trail Mix
Yield: 1 Batch

Autumn Trail Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

You'll love how simple and fun this Autumn trail mix is to make. These make a great little gift, too!

Ingredients

  • Chex Mix
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Brach’s Autumn Mix
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • White chocolate covered pretzels
  • White chocolate chips
  • Crunch & Munch caramel popcorn

Instructions

    1. Mix all ingredients together and serve in your favorite bowl. Enjoy!

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TIPS FOR MAKING THIS AUTUMN TRAIL MIX

  • If you are serving this Autumn trail mix at a party setting, it’s always best to check beforehand whether any kids or adults have certain food allergies i.e. to peanuts. 
  • Easily double or triple the ingredients in this trail mix if you’re catering to a larger crowd.
  • This trail mix can be made a couple hours ahead of time and stored in an airtight container or in the serving bowl, covered tightly with plastic wrap, in a cool, dry area of your kitchen. I don’t really suggest making this too far in advance since then you’ll need to store it in the fridge due to the chocolate candy and the other ingredients could potentially collect some condensation and become soft instead of crunchy and crisp.
  • You could serve this trail mix as a stand-alone party snack or you could place smaller bowls of the mix on a large themed charcuterie board for Halloween or Thanksgiving along with other holiday-themed snacks and treats.

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