Happy Fall! Today is our first-ever Fall Festival here at the farm. We’re opening up the shop and marking everything 20% off (get ahead on that Christmas shopping!) plus there’s a bonfire, giveaways and our favorite… treats. 

We’re serving up caramel apple cider (oooo… more on that another day!) and tried a new way to make a traditional snack mix! This is packed full of salty and sweet and is way better than I even expected!

A word to the wary… if you’re over the pumpkin spice craze: try this anyway! If you try it and midway through the baking you suspect it’s going to be too strong: JUST WAIT!!

The snack mix DOES smell great while baking, but it’s a very, very spicy mix that had me a bit concerned. Not to worry, though. The end result is a perfect mix – not too heavy with the spice and flavoring and we loved our ratio of sweet to crunchy (although true candy fans might want to toss in a bit more of the good stuff!) 

This recipe will yield enough snack mix to fill a roasting pan — the black enamel type.

Northern Comfort Fall Festival Snack Mix
A sweet, salty mix perfect for cool fall nights!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
  1. 6 cups honey nut Chex cereal
  2. 15 oz (one bag) pretzels
  3. 1 pound dry roasted peanuts
  4. .5 cup melted butter
  5. .5 cup brown sugar - actually, just a little LESS than a half cup
  6. 1.5 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  7. .75 teaspoons vanilla extract
  8. 1 bag (8 oz) peanut butter M&M's
  9. 1 bag (8 oz) regular M&M's
  10. 2 cups candy corn
  1. Heat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Mix together the pretzels, Chex mix and peanuts.
  3. Stir together melted butter, spices, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour over dry mix and stir to coat.
  5. Fill roasting pan with the snack mix.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Spread on wax paper or paper bags to cool.
  8. Once thoroughly cooled, toss with the candy.
Northern Comfort http://northerncomfortmn.com/

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