This Monster Munch is a six ingredient treat, perfect for Halloween or a monster themed birthday party. Easy, fast, and addicting!
While I am not quite geared up for the Christmas decorations already on display in Costco (really Costco? REALLY?), I squealed with delight when I saw the Target employees stocking the shelves with Halloween goodies. (I really did. And everyone looked at me like I was some kind of weirdo. Same thing happens when I read greeting cards and cackle out loud. But then every once in a while, someone will approach me and ask, “that funny, huh? Can I see it?” Those are my people.)
Anyhooooo…I know it’s only September, but judging by the orange and black pinning frenzy taking place on Pinterest, I get the feeling you’re all eager to get this Halloween party started. Or maybe that’s just me? I love Halloween.
So let’s do it!
First up is this Monster Munch – a super simple, and ridiculously good, treat.
I know there are probably a million different variations for Chex Mix, but I just tweaked my popular Halloween Candy Corn Pretzel Bark to come up with this version.
You only need six ingredients for Monster Munch
1. Popped popcorn
2. Chex cereal
3. Pretzel pieces
4. Candy corn
5. Chocolate sprinkles
6. White candy melts
And it comes together in minutes! Easy, fast…addicting. Of course.
What are some substitutions?
This is definitely one of those recipes where it’s so easy to alter! You just want to keep the ratios in this recipe the same, to make certain the white chocolate coats everything evenly.
1. You could use corn Chex or rice Chex
2. Swap out some of the pretzel pieces and add in some nuts
3. Leave out some of the candy corn and add in some brown and orange M&Ms
4. Toss in a few Candy eye balls
5. Drizzle on some melted orange candy melts for more color
Have fun with it!
This Halloween Monster Munch would make a great snack for a school lunch, or wrapped in little cellophane baggies for a class celebration or birthday party. Seriously, your kid will be so totally wicked!
Other Halloween treats we love
Halloween Monster Munch
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- Add the popcorn, Chex cereal, pretzel pieces, and candy corn to a very large mixing bowl.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy melts according to package directions until completely smooth.
- Drizzle candy melts over the popcorn mixture, then using a spatula, quickly (but gently) stir and fold until all the ingredients are coated.
- Transfer the mixture to the lined baking sheet, spreading it out to an even layer.
- Sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles on top before the candy melts coating hardens.
- Transfer to the refrigerator to completely dry and set, about 1 hour.
- Break into snack-size pieces and serve in cute Halloween cupcake liners or package up in cellophane bags for a cute party favor.