I have to say, I’ve never been much into Halloween. Fall – yes. But specifically the “holiday” of Halloween – no. But now that Harper is here, I’m a little more interested in it. Today, I made a batch of pumpkin spice chex mix (complete with candy corn) to drop off to a few of our friends.
There’s nothing much to this – a few kinds of chex, some pretzels, pepitas and pecans all combine with butter, brown sugar, vanilla, pumpkin spice and a dash of salt. Bake it up for about 28 minutes and let them cool – drop in some candy corn and you’re done!
A fun little treat for your neighbors or the kiddos friends! We’re going to drop these off to a few friends for a socially-distanced porch visits over the next few days. Something to look forward to!
Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix with Candy Corn
- 6 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 c rice chex
- 1 c cinnamon chex
- 1 c chocolate chex
- 1 c pretzels
- 1 c pecans
- 1/2 c pepitas
- 1 c candy corn
- Preheat oven to 300. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment, set aside.
- Combine butter, pumpkin spice, salt, sugar and vanilla extract in a small pot and combine together until melted. Set aside.
- Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl, except the candy corn.
- Pour butter mixture over chex mix and toss until well coated.
- Split between two baking sheets in one layer. Bake on middle/top racks for 28 minutes, tossing half way.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before adding candy corn.
- Store in an airtight container up to one week.