CHEX PUMPKIN PIE SPICE CRUNCH

Welcome to day 10 of Tag Sale Tastes’ Pumpkinpalooza!

Today I took pumpkin spice matters into my own hands and made a batch of Chex Pumpkin Pie Spice Crunch.  This was a big hit here — in fact, I’ve already made a second (double) batch.  Crunchy, sweet, and lightly spiced, it makes a welcome snack.

The Chex varieties used in this mix are Honey Nut, Cinnamon, and Wheat (it was hard to resist eating the Cinnamon Chex straight out of the box):

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Mixing up a batch takes only a few minutes.  There are microwave versions out there, but in my opinion, the mix really benefits from conventional baking.  Use any kind of nuts you like — pictured below is a batch made with a honey-roasted nut mix from Costco that was really great.  Pecans and peanuts also work well.  (My family didn’t care for almonds, though — they were too hard.)

CHEX PUMPKIN PIE SPICE CRUNCH
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Recipe type: Snacks
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Honey Nut Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup nuts of your choice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Place cereals and nuts in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, butter, and vanilla, stirring until thoroughly combined. Drizzle over cereal mixture, stirring to coat cereal and nuts.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool before serving.

 

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Snack time!

2 thoughts on “CHEX PUMPKIN PIE SPICE CRUNCH

  1. Any suggestions for substitutions due to nut allergies? We love chex mix but someone is allergic! Something for the honey nut chex and a good substitute for the nuts. I am counting on you to come through for me!

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