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Monster Munch

This Monster Munch recipe makes a delicious, sweet and salty treat for Halloween parties that everyone loves!

Not only is this a delicious Halloween snack, it is easy to make and feeds a group! Try these other fun Halloween treats: Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes and Halloween Mason Jar Mini Cakes.

Monster Munch in bowl and tin

What is Monster Munch?

Monster Munch is a mix of popcorn, pretzels, candy corn, M&M’s, peanuts, Chex cereal, cheerios, candy eyes and white candy melts for coating the mix! It is the perfect Halloween party snack.

This Halloween recipe is fun and easy to make. If you have kids, they will love helping make this Halloween snack mix! They will also love customizing this recipe using the variations section below.

Monster Munch in a tin

Ingredients

  • Popcorn
  • Pretzel Twists
  • Corn Chex Cereal
  • Cheerios Cereal
  • Peanuts
  • Candy Corn
  • Halloween M&M Candies
  • Candy Eyeballs
  • White Candy Melts

How to Make Monster Munch

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts, see the recipe card below.

Monster Munch Ingredients

Combine all ingredients except the white candy melts into a large bowl and mix them up.

Monster Munch in bowl and tin

At this point, you can be done if you like, but we like to add a white candy melts coating.

Setup two baking sheets with a piece of wax paper or parchment paper in each of them.

Baking sheet with wax paper in it

Melt the white candy melts according to the package directions.

Pour the candy melts over the mix in the large bowl and use a large spoon to toss to coat all of the mix. The candy melts can be hot, so be careful and use pot holders or oven mitts as needed.

You can go light or heavy with the coating depending on how sweet of a mix you want. We use 1 ½ cups of the candy melts, which is pretty sweet, so use a little less if you want it a little less sweet.

Monster Munch with white candy melt poured over it

Spoon the mix onto the baking sheets.

Spooning monster munch onto a baking sheet

Allow the coating to set for 30 minutes.

Monster munch on a baking sheet

Break up the Monster Munch and place in a serving bowl or individual servings in bowls, tins, paper cups, zip-top bags, etc.

Monster Munch in bowl and tin

Monster Munch Variations

Colored Candy Melts – Add more color with purple, orange, red or green candy melts!

Popcorn – You can use any kind of popcorn you want – butter, white, kettle, caramel or cheese popcorn or even a mix of popcorns for additional flavors. We used microwave popcorn, but you can cook popcorn in a popcorn maker, over the stovetop or buy ready to go popcorn in a bag from the store.

M&Ms – We used Plain Halloween M&Ms, but you could use Peanut Halloween M&Ms instead or a mix of both.

Reese’s Pieces – Add in some peanut butter flavor with these candies.

Cereal – You can use any cereal that you like. We used Corn Chex, but you could use Rice Chex or Honey Nut Chex. We also used plain Cheerios, but you can use Honey Nut Cheerios or any other Cheerios flavor.

Candy Corn – You can use the original candy corn, the chocolate version, candy pumpkins or all three together!

Other Candy – You can also use other candy to add into this mix as you like. How about mini Reese’s cups, gummy worms or malt balls?

Monster Munch in a bowl

FAQ

Can I make this recipe without the peanuts for those with allergies?

Yes, you can easily leave the peanuts out or replace them with another ingredient. You can also make two batches or split the batch in two and clearly label each so no one gets sick.

Storage Info

Store this Monster Munch Halloween snack mix in an airtight container or zip-top bag for up to 1 week.

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Monster Munch in a tin

Monster Munch Recipe

This Monster Munch recipe makes a delicious, sweet and salty treat for Halloween parties. Everyone loves this mix of popcorn, pretzels, candy corn, M&M's, peanuts, Corn Chex cereal, cheerios, candy eyes and white candy melts for coating the mix!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Cooling time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 271kcal
Author: LifeMadeSimple Team
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups popcorn
  • 3 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups Pretzel Twists
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup Cheerios Cereal
  • 1 cup M&M candies - Halloween colors
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1/4 cup candy eyeballs
  • 1 1/2 cups white candy melts

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except the white candy melts into a large bowl and mix them up.
  • Setup two baking sheets with a piece of wax paper or parchment paper in each of them.
  • Melt the white chocolate melting chips according to the package directions.
  • Pour the candy melts over the mix in the large bowl and use a large spoon to coat all of the mix. The candy melts can be hot, so be careful and use potholders or oven mitts as needed.
  • Spoon the mix onto the baking sheets.
  • Allow the coating to set for 30 minutes.
  • Break up the Monster Munch and place in a serving bowl or individual servings in bowls, tins, paper cups, zip-top bags, etc.

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NOTES

This recipe makes 16 cups of treats which is 32 servings of ½ of a cup in size.
Nutrition Facts
Monster Munch Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
271
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
3
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
88
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
160
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
45
g
15
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
126
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
44
mg
4
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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