RECIPE: Harvest Trail Mix

October 18, 2018



This harvest trail mix is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and crunchy. It’s great for this time of year too – a little bit like comfort food. Leaves crunching under your feet. The gorgeous fall colours on the trees. This trail mix will quickly get you into the fall spirit with the brown butter sauce creating the perfect crunch or if you're like my three year old, you'll gobble the candy corn and then blame it on your sister for eating it all! 




If you find candy corn too sweet, feel free to leave it out. It tastes great with just the cereal, pretzels, bugles and Reese’s pieces. But of course, that’s not very much fun for Halloween! Be prepared, this makes a big batch. It’s great for a party, or giving away in little treat bags! Or you can store it in an air tight container and you’ll have a yummy snack ready for you all week long.






For the Sauce:

  • ¾ cup Butter, melted

  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar, packed

  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract

For the Mix:

  • 1 box Rice Chex [365g (12 oz)]

  • 1 bag Bugles [213g (7 oz) bag]

  • 4 cups Pretzels

  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn

  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn Pumpkins

  • 1 bag Reese's Pieces [230g (8oz)]


  1. Preheat the oven to 275°F.

  2. Melt the butter in the microwave in medium bowl or measuring cup.

  3. Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract and whisk well until combined and dissolved.

  4. In a VERY large bowl, add the Chex cereal, pretzels and Bugles.

  5. Pour the sauce over the cereal mixture and toss gently until evenly coated.

  6. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  7. Divide mixture on the two baking sheets and spread in even layers.

  8. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

  9. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Then add it to a large bowl, along with the candy corn, pumpkins and Reese's Pieces. Toss to combine.

  10. Store in airtight container.



Recipe from Debbie at One Little Project At A Time

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