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.
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.
- Pretzel Twists
- Corn Chex Cereal
- Cheerios Cereal
- 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.
Combine all ingredients except the white candy melts into a large bowl and mix them up.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Store this Monster Munch Halloween snack mix in an airtight container or zip-top bag for up to 1 week.
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- Oreo Mud Pie
- Double Chocolate French Silk Pie
- Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie
- Pecan Pie Cheesecake
- Mini Pumpkin Pies
- Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars
Monster Munch Recipe
- 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
- 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.