Homemade snack mix for trick-or-treaters recipe

Heather Barnett

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If you're looking for a healthier alternative to sugary candy for Halloween treats, skip the old lady giveaways like toothbrushes and fruit. Try making little snack bags filled with nutritious popcorn, yogurt-covered raisins and pretzels mixed with just enough popular Halloween candy.

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Feel bad giving the neighborhood kids so much sugar on Halloween? Try filling some snack bags with this salty-sweet mix that has just enough candy to keep the kiddos interested. It also makes a great snack mix for parties!

Homemade snack mix for trick-or-treaters recipe

Serves 12


  • 1 bag natural-flavored microwave popcorn
  • 1 cup pumpkin sugar candies
  • 1/3 cup regular candy corns
  • 1/3 cup chocolate candy corns
  • 1/3 cup candy apple candy corns
  • 1 cup yogurt-covered raisins
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks


  1. Pop the popcorn in the microwave according to the package directions. Carefully pour the contents of the bag into a large bowl and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes. (If possible, remove the un-popped kernels.)
  2. Put the mix into several small sandwich baggies and tie with orange and black ribbon for trick-or-treaters, or serve at a party in a large bowl. Keep leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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