I admit, I am all about the sweet, cute side of Halloween. I love toddlers in pumpkin costumes, Class Halloween parties with Candy Corn Bingo and cute Skeleton Bone Cookies. But with my boys growing up, I know sometimes I need to embrace the creepier side of Halloween. Now don’t get me wrong, I will never encourage blood and gore (more on that here) but I thought making a fun (but slightly creepy?) Zombie Snack Mix would be a hit with my older boys. Because really, what boy wouldn’t love eating Fingers and Eyeballs out of an Monster Eyeball Cup as a part of their Halloween snack?!
Halloween Zombie Snack Mix
Eyeballs (Gummy or Candy)
Green Apple Jacks
Mini Green Marshmallows
Gummy Fingers (This is a different set than I found, but this one is even better because it has gummy brains!!)
Bones (If you use a candy coating, I would suggest skipping the bones as it made them all mushy!)
Green Candy Melts (optional)
When creating this Zombie Snack Mix, I knew I wanted to find as many green foods and body parts as I could find! I started with a popcorn base (but coated it in green later) and then added several green foods that would compliment the flavors- mainly green Apple Jacks cereal and green mini marshmallows. Next, I found green gummy fingers and green gummy eyeballs! I didn’t stick to just green foods, but that was the overall color theme of the Zombie food.
After combining the basic ingredients for the Zombie Snack Mix, you have 2 options. You can make the simple version by simply combining the ingredients and leaving it as is, or you can add a candy coating to give it an extra sweet touch.
If you decide to add the candy coating, you need to melt the candy first in a microwave safe dish. Follow the directions on the package, but it usually instructs you to melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring well in-between. Once you have your melted candy coating, pour it evenly over the bowl of ingredients. Stir well to combine. Let harden.
Next, you need to decide how you will serve your Zombie Snack Mix. Of course, I had to bag some up to give away (Zombie Gift Tags available at the end of this post), but I also loved the idea of serving up cups of Zombie Snack Mix in Zombie Monster Cups in front of a Halloween movie!
Zombie Monster Cups with Eyeballs
To make these monster cups, I used the smaller green paper cups, but larger plastic ones would work as well. I think the cups ended up looking more like Frankenstein’s Monster, than Zombies, but I think they are cute either way! =) Next, all you have to do is stick the eyeballs on the cups! If you are making monsters, you could use a sharpie and add a scar or mouth on the cup as well.
These Zombie Monster Cups filled with Zombie Popcorn Snack Mix are the perfect Halloween Party Food or scary movie snack! But of course, I wanted to share some of our yummy creation, so I bagged some up in cellophane bags and added a fun little Zombie Snack Mix gift tag to it. You can download it at the bottom of the post.
Download your Zombie Snack Mix Gift Tags here:
Whether you like a scary Halloween with scary treats or are like me and love the innocent version of Halloween, I definitely came up Halloween Party Food that will work for everyone this year! You can check out our other snack mix’s here: