Hello Fall! Thank you for pumpkin spice and apple cider and this candy corn trail mix.
As soon as the candy corn hits the shelves, we are grabbing bags and bags of it to make our three ingredient candy corn trail mix. This stuff is like crack. The combination of candy corn and peanuts gives you a flavor that is just like a PayDay candy bar. To take it up a notch, naturally you need some M&Ms added to the mix.
What is it about candy corn??? I mean seriously. The jelly bean doesn’t have the kind of cult like addiction the candy corn has. For some reason I also have it in my head that first bags of candy corn always taste better. I guess because they are “fresher” pieces of sugary spender. But does sugar freshness matter?
Candy Corn Trail Mix
There is not a science to this candy corn trail mix recipe. It is more like an art. The candy corn to peanut to m&m ratio is really dependent on how much of each you really need. If you make one batch and you run out of one of the ingredients halfway through, you obviously need to work on your ratios. But to start, you could start with one package of each.
The other question I get is what kind of peanuts? Cocktail? Dry Roasted? Spanish? Well, let’s once again say, your choice. I think I prefer cocktail if I am held to a decision on one type of peanut. But once again, if you are dry-roasted type of person, go with it. Now, the peanuts tend to be whats left at the end of the trail mix, so I have started not putting quite so many peanuts in since everyone seems to just eat the sugary stuff at a ratio of one peanut to one m&m to one candy corn.
Obviously the fall colored m&ms give the mix the best fall feel, but if the regular m&ms are cheaper, it all tastes the same! Enjoy the candy corn trail mix while the candy corn season lasts.
- Candy Corn
- Candy Coated Chocolate Pieces like M&Ms
- Mix equal parts of the peanuts, candy corn and chocolate pieces together.
- Enjoy all fall long!
- Adjust the ratio dependent on how your family eats the trail mix.