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Fall Party Mix Recipe – The Perfect Fall Party Food

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This Fall Party Mix Recipe is one of my top picks for Fall party food. It only takes a couple of minutes to put together and everyone loves snacking on it.

fall party mix in two leaf shaped dishes.

I like to throw parties because I love to be surrounded by family and friends. For a long time though, we didn’t host a lot of parties because I couldn’t find the time or would stress over all of the details.

I started paying attention to other people who seemed to entertain effortlessly.  They always seemed to have simple food ideas and comfort food that was perfect for sharing. My friend Erika throws impressive parties with no notice at all. I love all of her suggestions for what to have on hand for impromptu parties.

This got me thinking that I could easily whip up some fall appetizers for a crowd, and not stress out as much over the details. 

For pre-planned parties, I use a lot of items from my impromptu party supplies and I also try to keep things simple. I stick to easy appetizers and finger foods for the menu and Spotify party playlists for music.

Also, I try to take advantage of times of the year when I’m already decorating my home (e.g. holidays and seasonal changes such as Thanksgiving or football game days). Since Fall is my favorite season, I go a little crazy with pumpkins, gourds, and fall party food.

When it comes to fall flavors, be sure to check out my Simple Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies for one of my favorite fall treats. 


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About This Fall Party Mix Recipe

I wanted a festive and colorful snack to fill up bowls to place around the house where guests would be mingling. For this Fall party mix recipe, I just basically threw in a combination of sweet and salty snacks I know people love.

Not only is this great for easy entertaining, but it’s also super easy to prepare as well. All my party guests always say that it makes a perfect grab-and-go treat, and I love that it will easily feed a crowd. 

If you prefer a tangy, savory combination, try this Ranch Snack Mix instead.

ingredients for making fall party food.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s super easy to make
  • You can make the perfect fall treat ahead of time
  • It’s a great way to get the party started with a yummy snack

My favorite part of this fall appetizer is that you can add whatever you have on hand already to change the flavor and make it savory or add some more sweetness. You can add crackers, chips, pumpkin seeds, cheese balls, or even apple chips.

fall party mix in a metal bowl.

🥘 Ingredients

Every party needs a simple dish, and this one is it! Celebrate fall every day by gathering up these easy ingredients.

Kettle Corn: Popcorn is one of those easy finger foods – and kettle corn adds the perfect sweetness.

Mini Marshmallows: Guests will love the little pops of sweetness.

Cinnamon Life Cereal: This is the best fall cereal flavor. You can also use Chex Mix as an option. 

Mini Pretzels: Pretzels should always be on your list for the perfect party appetizer. 

Candy Corn: Get the autumn mix because it looks like a miniature candy fall harvest! 

Reese’s Pieces: While this isn’t seasonal fall candy, it’s a great way to add a hint of peanut butter flavoring that pairs really well with the rest of the ingredients. 

See the recipe card for a complete list of ingredients and quantities.

🔀 Substitutions

Bite-sized Crackers: If you don’t want to add mini pretzels, crackers or even potato chips are other delicious ideas for fall foods. 

Crackers can be added to enhance this perfect autumn appetizer because they have a nice crunch as well. 

🌈 Variations / Options / Add-Ins

If you want to change things up for this make-ahead treat and create the ultimate fall appetizer for your next party, you can! 

Make a fall charcuterie board: Everyone knows that once you start dreaming about fall party appetizers for your dinner party, you’re going to want more. Why not use this simple snack as your base, and create an epic charcuterie board full of flavor? 

Some other options to add to your snack board could be cranberry brie bites, ham and cheese sliders, pumpkin spice pretzels, buffalo chicken meatballs, slices of cheddar cheese or goat cheese, and even some homemade cheese dip and crackers.

Arrange a platter full of easy fall appetizers that are full of fall flavors. 

🔪 How to Make This Fall Party Mix Recipe

This fall appetizer favorite recipe comes together in just a few minutes of time. 

Step 1: Combine the ingredients 

Add all the ingredients together in a serving bowl. I like to use the best fall themed bowl for this, but you can use any type of bowl to house this perfect fall party appetizer. 

You could also skip mixing the ingredients together and just place bowls of each snack item around your entertaining space. I like mixing them together because you get all of the fun Fall colors at every table.

When you combine them, make sure to put the popcorn and mini marshmallows in the bowl first and the candy last because as you mix them, the heavier snacks will naturally fall toward the bottom.

Step 2: Serve

Put a bit in a bowl, and serve. 

👩‍🍳 Pro Tips

Be sure to add the heavier ingredients first into the bowl as they are heavier and they will sink to the bottom. 

❓ Recipe FAQs

How to Store

Once this simple snack for fall is made, store it in an airtight container and keep it at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

What are other popular fall party appetizers?

In my opinion, you can never have too many yummy options for fall. I’m all about serving beer cheese dip or making an easy crockpot buffalo chicken dip recipe. Slice up some fall cheese flavors as well and put on a plate. 

Don’t forget that fall is also football weather, so serving buffalo chicken wings or a butternut squash soup topped with a bit of sour cream is a great tangy flavor as well. 

Roasted Brussels sprouts drizzled with olive oil also create a fun and flavorful option, too.  Don’t forget that sweet potato bites drizzled with maple syrup are always a good idea! 


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Fall Party Mix Recipe

Corinne Schmitt
This Fall Party Mix Recipe combines a colorful assortment of sweet and salty snacks to create the perfect party mix for your next Fall party!
4.99 from 69 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 13
Calories 331 kcal



  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl in the order listed since the heavier items (e.g. candy) will sink to the bottom.
  • Mix the ingredients together and pour into serving bowls or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 285mgPotassium: 121mgFiber: 4gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 108IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 4mg
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More Fall Party Inspiration

Don’t forget beverages! Try one of these delicious Fall beverages using classic fall spices to wash down the Fall party mix. And for a non-alcoholic beverage, try this slow cooker apple cider!

There are also many great Fall appetizer recipes that will be perfect for a fall party! Try using some classic fall ingredients such as turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, mushrooms, cranberry sauce, and caramelized onion.

Some other classic examples are spinach and artichoke dip, pigs in a blanket, pumpkin hummus, baked brie or (brie bites) and mac & cheese. This Fall appetizer has peppers, cream cheese, and crispy bacon all in bite sized pieces – perfect for a party!

Fall appetizer with stuffed peppers, cream cheese, and bacon on a cutting board.

One of my favorite easy ways to decorate is to use printables in inexpensive picture frames. Here are some Fall printables I created that you can download and print for free.

Will there be kids at your Fall party? Print off several of these Fall scavenger hunts and send them out into the backyard to find as many as they can.

If some of the kids prefer to play inside, give them this printable Fall Word Search to get them excited about this beautiful time of year.

More Fall Snacks

This party mix isn’t just for parties! Store some in small plastic baggies to toss in a lunchbox or bag as an easy on-the-go snack.

Here are some other great fall snacks:

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