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Halloween Trail Mix

Wow, you won't believe all the flavor combinations in this delicious and crunchy Halloween Trail Mix. As a matter of fact what's not to like about it? Keep reading to see all of our favorite gluten and dairy free snacks in one bowl. There's everything but the kitchen sink!

A big bowl of different yummy festive Halloween snacks.
You won't be able to stop eating this gluten and dairy free Halloween Trail Mix.

Prepare for every handful of this mix to be amazing. It's no surprise when you consider the mix has all of our favorites... chocolate vanilla creme cookies, puppy chow, pretzels, candy pumpkins, and candy corn. You might call this a "party in a bowl." All these flavors complement each other well. And there is a bit of everything to make your taste buds enthralled. No doubt you'll look forward to enjoying this snack every fall.

Halloween Trail Mix Recipe Notes:

  • pretzel sticks and twists-- Snyder's of Hanover sell delicious sticks and twists. You can purchase them on their website or Amazon.
  • homemade Puppy Chow-- click here for an easy recipe. You'll find it's worth the extra time to add this to the mix. Honestly it's a star ingredient. You'll have a little puppy chow leftover from this our home this doesn't last long.
  • candy corn-- and don't forget about Brach's Autumn Mix with pumpkins, harvest corn, and classic candy corn. While this mix has gluten and dairy free ingredients, it's manufactured in a facility with milk, see their manufacturing statement here. If you're looking for something safer, consider the candy corns from YumEarth. Check out their FAQs page by clicking here.
  • chocolate vanilla creme dream cookie-- produced by Glutino or Kinnikinnick. It's no surprise how fabulous these taste in this mix.
  • optional add-ins-- mini marshmallows, popcorn, salted nuts, plain Chex Mix cereal, and even chocolate chips.
This Halloween Trail Mix is easily shared and enjoyed by all.

More fall recipes you love:

  • Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting-- these cookies are so soft and they melt-in-your-mouth. You can't beat how good these are with or without the cream cheese frosting-- all gluten and dairy free.
  • Candy Corn Brownies-- are so easy to bake. And crowds go crazy over the candy corns... you can't go wrong with them.
  • A Smoking Hot Thanksgiving Turkey--we all know how valuable the oven is on Thanksgiving day. Once you try smoking the turkey you won't go back to using the oven. This recipe will walk you step by step through the smoking process.
  • Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Bake-- is half veggie, half dessert. This will become your new Thanksgiving tradition.

In Conclusion:

Not only will this Halloween Trail Mix curb your sweet tooth, but it will also be the perfect fall snack to share. And can I get a "woot woot" that this recipe comes together in minutes?!

Be sure to follow me on Pinterest. I'm frequently adding new recipe ideas I love. And I've been adding so many new recipes to my "Best of Fall Food + Drinks" board. Follow it today so you don't miss out on one recipe.

Please let me know your favorite part of this Halloween Trail Mix. Was it the puppy chow? Or maybe the autumn mix of pumpkins and candy corns?Let me know below.

Eat well and feel well,


Halloween Trail Mix

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Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 20 people
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 2 c puppy chow (see homemade recipe link in post)
  • 2 c gluten free pretzel sticks
  • 2 c gluten free pretzel twists
  • 1 20 oz bag Brach's Autumn Mix more suggestions in the post
  • 7 cookies gluten and dairy free chocolate vanilla creme cookies (Oreo-like), chopped in half brand suggestions in the post


  • Mix all together in a large bowl and serve. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 days. Best if eaten same day as mixed.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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