Fall Harvest Munch



My parents raised me never to cop-out of stuff.

Well, sorry Mom and Dad, but this is officially a cop-out.

A big, fat, delicious cop-out. Delicious. But admittedly lazy. I’m sorry. Forgive me?

I’m about to give you all a big Captain Obvious bomb: life can get a wee bit hectic sometimes. And since 99% of you are actual parents, you know very well about the busyness of life. Kids actually need to eat relatively-nutritious meals three times a day? And need to be bathed? And carted to school, sports, activities and the like?

Duuuude. Suddenly I am appreciating my dog a lot more and I’m not even done finishing this post.

Anywho, again, 99% of you are parents. Those who aren’t parents (hi! hello?), you can keep reading, too. I’m assuming if you don’t have kids, you have coworkers and friends, too, who like to eat. And party. And munch. So basically, you just have grown up children. Ones you can drink with (how awesome).

Is this post coming off to ramble-y? Ugh, sorry. Don’t let me drink + type. ANYWAAAAAY.

When life dropkicks you + time in the face and say, you need to whip up a fun, cute, portable little treat for your kids/kids classmates/a party/coworkers/grown-up childrenfriends but you don’t have time, you need a cop-out. No, not a beer (okay, maybe one). What you really need is this Fall Harvest Munch. 

It’s so easy, it’s not even really a recipe. Sorry to waste your time, but it’s only the best, most easiest non-recipe-recipe of your LIFE. It makes a big batch, keeps up to a week, and can be easily bagged up for get-togethers, parties, and the like. Can it get any bettah?

Here’s the line-up I chose:

But because this is a non-recipe-recipe, you could totally switch up your line-up of goodies. I won’t mind.

And then you simply throw it into cutie treat sacks and call it a day.

Time for a beer?

Fall Harvest Munch

Pumpkin-Spice Caramel Corn (found it at Target)
White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s
Candy corn
Peanut butter chips
Honey roasted peanuts

1. Pour all your desired ingredients into a bowl; gently toss to combine.
2. Pour into bags and serve. Store any leftovers airtight, up to one week.

did coat some of my Bugles in white chocolate and sprinkled on some festive jimmies–this is totally an extra step if you want to be super festive, but if you’d rather enjoy your beer and nurse your dropkick from life, I totally get you. Sorry to get all artsy-fartsy on you for this non-recipe.

Have a happy day!

xo, Hayley


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  1. To do: 1. go to Target to buy ingredients ,2 make harvest munch, 3.eat! I love easy and you are right life can be crazy busy but we all need to eat dessert don’t we! Thanks Hayley for a great idea! Seriously, I’m making this munch this weekend!

  2. Just in case you were wondering, I’m 20 and know a few friends who read your blog too. Yay for diverse readership 🙂

  3. The chocolate covered bugles! My favorite part 1I’ve NEVER had them before but I am a sweet/salty fiend. What a festive combination of tastes and textures, Hayley! I don’t think I’d EVER be able to stop munching because there is so much going on in it! honey roasted peanuts are my favorite type of nut too 🙂

  4. Did someone say bugles?!? I haven’t had those since I was a kid, but I can’t wait to try them covered in white chocolate. What a great idea! I found you via Online BlogCon 🙂

  5. I love chocolate covered bugles! You just made my day with this post!

  6. What a great party treat!

  7. Nothing this delicious can be a cop out. And what perfect party food it is!

  8. OMG, I’m off to Target to find that pumpkin-spice caramel corn. This mix looks seriously amazing, Hayley. I’m a sucker for snack mixes–seriously, I would probably choose something like this over cookies most days. You know the calories don’t count when you eat just a handful (or two) at a time. 🙂

  9. Loooooooove this. Easy is awesome. I may need to figure out a way to “cheerlead” it up before my snack day on Saturday.

  10. Hi! I’m already obsessed with this…I’m getting married Halloween weekend and would love to make this and put in clear cute baggies with a ribbon for my guests. Do you know (approximately) how many servings might feed? I’m going to have to buy a LOT if I do this 🙂

    • Hey Kristen! The great thing about this mix is that you can make it based on how much or how little you’ll need. For this, I used about one bag of each thing–one bag of M&M’s, about half a huge bottle (or 2 cups) honey roasted peanuts, an entire small bag of Bugles, etc. You can certainly quadruple the ingredients to fit your needs! And I think that’d be an adorable favor!! However, for what I did for this recipe, I think it made about 7 servings inside of mini cellophane bags 🙂

  11. This looks like one of the more delicious cop-outs i’ve ever seen. YUM! i’ll take a bagful AND a beer. =)

  12. we LOVE easy here, and my kids would love me if I fed this to them as their three meals:)

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