I have never been a die-hard Halloween fan. The part that excites me the most is seeing cute kids in costumes.
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And of course I get excited about creating extra fun treats and having (yet another) excuse to eat more candy. I came across a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow on Sally’s Baking Addiction a couple of weeks ago and it could not have come at a more perfect time because I had a bake sale that I needed to make some treats for. My own spin on this recipe became this Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix.
I decided to add white chocolate covered pretzels and Pumpkin Spice M&M’s to this already tasty mix. I packaged the mix up in cute treat cups that I found in the dollar section at Target and this Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix was a sell out at the bake sale.
The Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix begins with Cinnamon Chex Cereal coated in a mixture of candy melts infused with fall spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Then just like traditional peanut butter and chocolate puppy chow, you shake the coated cereal in powdered sugar. You could coat your own pretzels in almond bark, but I just bought a couple of small bags of white chocolate Flipz and tossed those in with the coated cereal once it was cooled. A snack mix is not complete to me without some form of chocolate, so I added colorful and festive Pumpkin Spice M&M’s to this Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix for a chocolate kick.
If you are having children over for Halloween or you are expecting some friends or family to bring their children over trick-or-treating, I think it would be so much fun to hand out treat bags full of Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix rather than traditional candy. You’ll be the most popular house on the block.