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Zombie Bait Halloween Chex Mix

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Zombie Bait Chex Mix is a fun Halloween treat that comes together in a snap!  It is SO easy to make and uses only 4 ingredients!

Spooky or silly, savory or sweet – festive Halloween treats can be so fun! Here are a few more of our favorite ideas – Bugs and Kisses, Trix or Treat, and Eye Candy.

a bowl of zombie bait chex mix with sour gummy worms

Halloween Chex Mix

Zombie Bait Chex Mix can be as cute or scary as you’d like, simply by adding different candies to the mix. I kept it tame (because I’m a wuss), but you could add bloody bones sprinkles and blood shot eye candies for a more gruesome dish… if that’s you’re thing!

This is a fun little treat to share with neighbors or classmates. Adults and kids both love it because it is strangely addicting and such a fun idea!

How To Make Zombie Bait

Melt – Using a microwave safe bowl, heat the candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power.  Stir and continue to microwave until they have completely melted.

Stir – Place the Rice Chex cereal into a large mixing bowl and then pour the candy melts over the top.  Stir the Chex cereal until everything is coated.

Spread & Cool – Spread the Chex mix over a parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Scatter the sprinkles over the top of the top of the mix.  Let the Chex mix cool for about an hour.

Break & Serve – Once the zombie bait has cooled, break apart any large pieces, mix in the gummy worms and then serve.

Recipe Tips & Variations

Storage – If you don’t plan on serving the zombie bait right away, be sure to store it in an airtight container or it’ll get stale.

Variations – I love a good salty sweet combo so sometimes I’ll add in a cup of pretzel sticks to the recipe.  Just be sure to mix these in before you pour in the candy melts.

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Leave us a comment below and let us know how it turned out.  If you serve this at a Halloween party, tag us on social media so we can see all of fun you’re having!

a bowl of zombie bait chex mix with sour gummy worms
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Zombie Bait Chex Mix

Zombie Bait Chex Mix is a fun Halloween treat that comes together in a snap!  It is SO easy to make and uses only 4 ingredients!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween,, snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1  12- ounce bag vibrant green candy melts
  • 8 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1  2.5- ounce Halloween sprinkles
  • 1   4- ounce package gummy worms

Instructions

  1. In a medium heat-safe bowl, melt the candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power. Stir and repeat microwaving until the chips are completely melted.
  2. In a large bowl pour the candy melts over the Chex. Stir carefully until the Chex are coated.
  3. Spread the mixture out over parchment paper or wax paper. Add the sprinkles on top and let cool and harden, about 1 hour.
  4. Break apart, add the candy worms and serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

This zombie Bait Chex Mix can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 5 days... but I don’t think it’ll last that long! This recipe is so versatile. With all of the different candy melt colors & seasonal sprinkles, the combinations are endless! If you want to add a salty component to the recipe, add a cup of pretzel sticks in with the Chex cereal before adding the melted candy melts. The "vibrant green" candy melts that I used are a bit on the pale side. Feel free to use a darker green candy melt if you want a more noticeable green color.

Nutrition Facts
Zombie Bait Chex Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

ENJOY! 

a close up of a green bowl filled with a zombie bait Halloween Chex mix

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Jillian is the creator, author, recipe developer and travel blogger behind Food Folks and Fun. She’s a teacher turned SAHM married to a military man—which means her family moves often, traveling and experiencing the world!

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