Candy Corn Chex Mix (TMP Photo/A. McKinney)
Every October, I have to resist the temptation to buy too much candy corn. I just really love those sugary little devils.
So this year, I wanted to come up with a way to use the candy corn in a snack mix.
What resulted was this candy corn Chex Mix. At least when I get a handful of this, it’s not just the straight sugary candy corn.
Recently, I made a big batch of this mix when we had friends and family over. I put it in a cute bowl for everyone to munch on, and they loved it.
This would also make for a festive snack for a school Halloween party. Plus, it gives the kids a break from the constant candy binge.
Another thing I love about this recipe is that your whole house will smell like pumpkin spices and maple, perfect for fall entertaining.
So, go ahead a buy that bag of candy corn. You won’t regret making this adorable, kid friendly recipe.
Candy Corn Chex Mix
3 cups wheat Chex
3 cups corn Chex
2 cups pretzels
1 cup peanuts, unsalted (If using “salted,” omit salt in recipe.)
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/2 cups candy corn
1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Place wheat Chex, corn Chex, pretzels, and peanuts on a sheet pan or use two if needed. In a small skillet, melt together butter, salt, pie spice and maple syrup. Pour the butter mixture over the Chex Mix, and stir until everything is well coated. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to keep from burning. Cool completely, and then stir in the candy corn and cranberries. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
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