The weather is changing and so is your snack menu. This Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix recipe is coated in a buttery seasoning mixture and then baked to crisp perfection.
Looking for a new fall flavor for your kitchen this fall season? Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix is so easy to make, and the flavors are perfect for the cooler months. Once you taste a bit of this Chex mix, you’re probably going to want to eat the whole pan, which wouldn’t be a bad thing!
What is Chex Mix?
For those who don’t know, Chex mix is a popular snack made with various types of Chex cereal, nuts, and pretzels. It’s usually coated in a buttery/seasoning mixture and baked until crisp. So good!
Why Pumpkin Spice?
Pumpkin spice is one of the most popular flavor combinations for the fall season. It’s a mix of perfect ingredients and it just screams “autumn”! Adding this flavor to your Chex mix will give it a warm, cozy flavor that is perfect for snacking on during cooler weather.
Ingredients Needed to Make Pumpkin Chex Mix
- Maple Cheerios – You can find these at most grocery stores near the regular Cheerios.
- Cinnamon Chex mix cereal – You want the regular size, not the mini cereal pieces.
- Pretzels – Any type of pretzel will work fine.
- Chopped pecans – Another option could be chopped walnuts or almonds.
- Mini marshmallows – Don’t be afraid to use regular size marshmallows, just cut them into smaller pieces.
- Ground cinnamon – To help you get that true fall flavor, you’ll need cinnamon.
- Pumpkin spice – You can find this in the spice aisle at most grocery stores.
- Unsalted butter – This will be used to help coat everything and give it a nice flavor.
- Honey – This will also help with the coating and add a touch of sweetness.
- Maple syrup – You could also use brown sugar, but we think the maple syrup helps enhance the pumpkin spice flavor.
How to Store Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix
Once your Chex mix is done, you’ll want to store it in an airtight container. It can last for up to two weeks stored this way. We like to keep ours in the fridge, so it stays nice and crisp.
FAQs for Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix Recipe
Can you freeze Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix?
Yes! This snack mix freezes really well. Just make sure to store it in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat it, just let it thaw out on the counter for a bit before serving.
Is Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix gluten-free?
It depends on the ingredients that you use. Some of the Chex cereals are gluten-free, but not all of them. Be sure to check the labels before you buy if this is something that you need to be aware of. The same goes for the pretzels, some brands are gluten-free and some are not.
Can I make pumpkin spice Chex mix in the slow cooker?
Yes! If you want to make this a slow cooker Chex mix, just add all of the ingredients (except for the marshmallows) to the slow cooker and stir everything together. Cook on low for about two hours, stirring every so often. Then, turn off the heat and stir in the marshmallows. Let the Chex mix sit in the slow cooker for about 15 minutes so the marshmallows can melt a bit. Give everything a final stir, and then it’s ready to serve!
Do I have to use maple syrup?
No, you don’t have to use maple syrup if you don’t want to. You could use honey, brown sugar, or even white sugar in its place. We just find that the maple syrup compliments the pumpkin spice flavor really well.
So, if you’re looking for a fall recipe that will WOW everyone around you, don’t be afraid to introduce them to this Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix recipe!
More Delicious Fall Treats
- Soft And Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
- One Hour Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
- Best Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
- Soft And Chewy Caramel Popcorn
- Caramel Apple Nachos
Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix
- 4 cups Maple Cheerios
- 4 cups Cinnamon Chex mix cereal
- 2 1/2 cups Pretzels
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. pumpkin spice
- 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl combine cheerios, chex mix, pretzels, pecans, marshmallows, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice until combined. Spread chex mix on prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
- In a small mixing bowl whisk together melted butter, honey, and maple syrup.
- Drizzle syrup over chex mix and toss to coat.
- Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy!
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