Everyone has fall flavors they crave when the leaves start to change: apple cider, kettle corn, a certain type of latte that I will not name... For me, this snack mix is a quintessential sign that autumn has finally arrived.

My sister Camille and I were raised in a hyper-healthy household, where our father would secretly buy Oreos that our mother would hunt through the cupboards for, and promptly throw away. It was a real treat any time that a "junk food" was not only allowed, but also celebrated. Seeing a bag of this snack mix in my lunch box was like striking gold back in the day.

Grab these sweet and salty ingredients to mix up some super easy crunchies that everyone in the library will envy.

4-Ingredient Fall Snack Mix

  • Prep Time:3 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:3 mins
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 1 bag classic Fritos
  • 1 bag pretzel sticks
  • 1 bag candy corn
  • 1 can salted peanuts
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  • Step 1

    Gather the ingredients! They probably all live in the same aisle of the supermarket.

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  • Step 2

    Place them all in a whimsical pumpkin bowl. Seriously, you have to use a festive bowl. It changes the whole experience.

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  • Step 3

    Mix it up. The little peanuts might try to wander down to the bottom, so make sure you toss it well! Take a few sample handfuls and adjust the ingredient ratios to sufficiently please your palate.

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There you have it! So easy but so addictive. My parents love to keep snacks on the counter during holiday season, and this one attracts its fair share of secret munchers in my household. The whole bowl will be gone within a day or two if we don't keep each other accountable.

Trust me, you'll want to give this away to your friends, or else you may eat it all.