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Candy Salad Recipe

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Ok. I know. Candy salad is an oxymoron. Salad is typically healthy and candy is, well, candy. But, it's Halloween and grown men dress like cheerleaders and everybody let's their kids prowl around at night. So given the situation, we can absolutely make a salad out of candy.

Spoon of Salad

But, using all candy for a treat mix is a bit overkill if you ask me. It would be so sweet! By combining a few sweet treats with a savory, salty baked mix, you'll have a hard time stopping with this stuff.

Pretzel Mix

This is really easy mix to throw together. To start, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. and stir together the Chex cereals and pretzels in a large bowl.

Butter Mixture

Then melt together the butter, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, and seasoned salt and melt it all together in the microwave.

Drizzling Seasoning

Then drizzle that mixture into the pretzel mixture and spread it out on a baking sheet. Bake that mixture for about 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through. It should be a bit crispy and smell amazing.

Gummies Added

Let this cool a bit and then just toss in the chocolate candies and gummies. I listed some amounts in the recipe, but to be honest it's one of the more flexible recipes in the world. Just toss in whatever you like.

Candy Salad
Your Candy Salad will look great in the Zak Halloween Serveware Set!

One thing I wouldn't add to the salad is any kind of chocolate that isn't coated as it will melt and just create an unappealing mess.

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The Zak Halloween Serving Set

There you have it! The 100% guaranteed way to make sure your kids eat salad.

Candy Salad Recipe Instructions

Candy Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 10

Ingredients

  • 3 cups corn Chex
  • 3 cups whole wheat Chex
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups M&M candies
  • 2 cups gummy candies

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine butter, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, and seasoned salt in a small bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds until garlic is melted.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together Chex cereals and pretzel sticks. Drizzle in butter seasoning and toss to combine.
  3. Lay out the mix on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
  4. Let that mixture cool slightly and then toss with chocolate and gummy candies.
  5. You can either serve this in a huge bowl or split it up into smaller bags for people