Candy Corn and Peanuts (fall snack mix)

Candy corn and peanut snack mix in a wooden bowl.

Before you say anything — I know.  This isn’t a “real recipe”.  It’s just a combination that I thought you should needed to know about.  Because its ah-mazing…  The absolute perfect combination of crunchy, chewy, sweet and salty all in one handful!  Sweet n’ Salty Harvest Snack Mix is an absolutely addictive snack.

Virginia peanuts on a piece of crumpled paper.

Peanuts and candy corn are all you need but let me be specific on the peanuts — don’t use red skinned.  Don’t use boiled.  

What you want is roasted and salted Virginia peanuts.  

No other peanut comes close.  They’re  fully ? larger than other nuts and they are far crunchier.  

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If you live in Virginia, grab a can of Hubs.  If you’re not so lucky, Emerald nuts sell roasted and salted Virginia peanuts at most markets.

An assortment of candy corn.

Use your favorite candy corn in this mix.  I blend them in roughly a 3:1 ratio peanuts:candy corn.  That gives you just the right blend of salty and sweet in my opinion.  If you like more sweet and chew, you can certainly add more candy corn… I’m not the food police.

Mixing nuts with candy corn in a bowl.

So what’s so special about this combo, you ask?  Well, to me, it tastes like a PayDay candy bar.  Kind of nougat-y in a processed sugar kind of way, with salty, crunchy nuts that take your taste buds in a completely different direction and I can’t stop eating it.

Serving the candy corn and peanuts in a wooden bowl.

Put out a bowl while the game is on and watch it disappear.  For some weird reason, it “goes well” with beer.  Don’t ask.

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a bowl of candy corn snack mix.
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Candy Corn and Peanuts (fall snack mix)

A delicious sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy mix of Virginia peanuts and candy corn.  Tastes like a PayDay bar.
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword snack mix
Dietary Restrictions Dairy-Free, Egg Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10


  • 2 cups roasted, salted Virginia peanuts preferably Emerald brand Roasted and Salted Virginia Peanuts
  • cup candy corn


  • Add the peanuts and candy corn to a bowl and toss to combine.  Serve as a snack or a sweet and salty nibble with drinks. 


This snack mix is stealth. It looks unassuming — until you taste it.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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The easiest snack recipe has only two ingredients! Sweet n' Salty Harvest Snack Mix is addictive & tastes like PayDay candy bars. Grab a handful and see.

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  1. June Farmer says:

    How would it be to add popcorn to this mixture?

    1. I’ve never tried it, but that sounds good. Let me know how it is!

  2. 5 stars
    This mix is goooooood! I can’t keep my hand out of the bowl!

    1. LOL, I know — it’s weirdly addictive, isn’t it?!!

  3. 5 stars
    Can you believe that I have never had candy corn. I don’t think we get it here in the U.K. 🙁

    1. Actually, that doesn’t surprise me, you all have so many things that we don’t have here in the states. Guess we’ll just have to visit!

  4. 5 stars
    Always love that sweet and salty combo! What a lovely snack for halloween!

  5. Candy corn is not something you can buy around here but I like the look of it. Sweet and salty combination is definitely my favorite!