Recipe: Spooky Eye Snack Mix

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Isn’t it funny that something almost every one of us have every day of our lives becomes such a creepy, spooky element with which to scare us at Halloween? What is that thing? Why, our eyeballs!

Our amazing eyeballs– they allow us to access information for everyday living–we take them for granted. But at Halloween time, you can make almost anything scary-looking by adding a white circle with a small black circle inside it. Who knew something so simple and ordinary could bring fright to a situation?

Well, when it comes to food, I have no desire to frighten folks, but adding one little special ingredient can certainly perk up a Halloween party food. That special ingredient is a package of edible eyeball candies. These little white flat candies with black candy dots on them come in several sizes and can be used to decorate all kinds of seasonal treats. Found in the baking section of your grocery store or craft store, they can be used on cakes, cupcakes, cookies and so much more.

I decided to use this edible novelty in a snack mix that can be served to your family or used as a treat for Halloween party guests. Please note that this recipe is totally adaptable to your preferences; there are no exactly amounts of ingredients that you must use, nor are all the ingredients required–you can switch them out as you like. You can leave out the peanuts if any of your guests have allergies. Add to the amounts of ingredients if you are have a larger group to serve.

Spooky Eye Snack Mix

Mix together the following in a large serving bowl:

1 cup Reese’s Puffs cereal

1/2 cup mini-pretzels

1/2 cup peanuts

1/2 cup peanut butter mini-baking chips

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces candies

1 package edible eyeball candies

You could substitute for the Reese’s Puffs cereal for another brand or type–I think Cap’n Crunch peanut butter cereal or Coco Puffs would work well, but other cereals would also taste fine in the mix. You may also find Utz Halloween-shaped pretzels at your grocery to use, or try seasonally colored M&M candies to use instead of the Reese’s Pieces.

Plastic Halloween pumpkins are available in most discount or grocery stores–one of these would make a good serving container for your snack mix. You could also serve this snack mix in individual paper cups to eat at your party, or put it in Halloween plastic cups, bowls, treat cups or bags for your guests to take home.








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