It’s “Fall Mix” Time!!!

Hi everyone!  First of all, if you are in the process of recovering from Harvey or evacuating from Irma, you are never far from my thoughts and prayers!  I even hesitate in posting something trivial here, as if we have already forgotten the tragedy in which you are walking.  But this post is actually in dedication to a friend who is targeted by Irma – Amy – the creator of this most beloved and now famous Fall Mix.  Her family is prepping to head inland from Merrit Island, Florida as I type, and I know they, and everyone else in the affected areas, would covet your prayers.

However, here in the MS Delta, we are experiencing a short break in the heat – just a teaser, but it’s making us feel like Fall is in the air.  Yay!!!  This means it’s time to do three things ASAP:  1.  Decorate my porch and house for Fall.  2.  Find and drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte (which is not too easy where I live!) and 3.  Make Amy’s Fall Mix, one of the oldest recipes posted on this blog. 😉


The BEST snack mix for Fall.

It’s a happy day when the Fall Mix is set on the counter or received as a “thank you” or “thinking of you” gift to friends and loved ones.  Want to make some?  The batch makes tons, enough for you and plenty to share.

This is Amy’s original recipe:

Amy’s Fall Mix

Just mix the ingredients together in a big bowl:

1-2 Bags Candy Corn or Autumn Mix

1 Bag Indulgent Trail Mix (WalMart)

1-2 Bags M & M’s (Fall Colors, Plain or Peanut) [Jennifer here: If I can’t find those, I just pull the blue M&Ms out of the “regular” bag.]

1 Can Toffee Peanuts (Dollar General Store or DG Market) These can be hard to find.  I saw some a Walgreens recently.

1 Can Mix Nuts or Peanuts (Salted)

1 Box Sugar Babies

This mix is also great because there are really no exact measurements or ingredients involved. For example, if you don’t like sugar babies, just leave them out! My only word of caution…don’t add cheerios or pretzels to this mix, they get soggy.

For around $15 you can be a blessing to many people this season! Be aware that this mix can become addictive….”


I usually follow Amy’s recipe exactly, but sometimes, I experiment with adding a few other ingredients.

Fall Mix ingredients. Amy's Fall Mix Recipe~

The colors from this batch were beautiful.  And the taste… Ummm, Ummm, Good!

Fall Mix ingredients. Amy's Fall Mix Recipe~


(Sometimes the M & M’s fall colors don’t look so great in the mix – like the year that they had purple and green as a part of their fall bags.  Ug. I think they learned their lesson that year.  Haven’t seen them that colored since then! I think it was 2009?)

Amy's Fall Mix -


Once the mix is made, package it in mason jars tied with ribbon or twine, disposable plastic containers, or little cellophane bags tied with ribbon.  Take it to a party, leave it on your desk in the office, or in a glass container on your kitchen counter.

As an added bonus, to bless both the tummy and the heart, don’t forget to add a little note of encouragement, thanks, or an empowering Scripture verse.

Amy's Fall Mix recipe ~

A little kindness and thoughtfulness and chocolate goes a long way~

Hurricane people, workers, rebuilders, evacuees… we are praying and giving… I wish I lived close enough to make a batch of Fall Mix to encourage YOU!



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  1. I thought of you and this mix yesterday Thursday when I walked down the candy aisle at Walmart and saw the candy corn and pumpkins! Time for it for sure!

  2. Love reading your blog Jennifer! Remembering all those times when your children were at Lakeview!

  3. Now I know that Fall is here!!! This is my time of the year and this year, I’ll get to enjoy it with my daughter and grandson!

    How’s the empty next going?

    • Love it! Both Fall… AND the empty nest! I had NO idea how busy I could be!!! 😉 People told me we would really enjoy this new stage of life, and they were right. Thanks for asking! Enjoy your fall with your daughter and grandson – and that Fall Mix! 😉