Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch

Can you believe it is the last week of October already? Where does the time go? I don't know...it seems to fly by. Fall is my favorite season for several reasons. One being all of the wonderful pumpkin foods I get to enjoy.

If you read often you probably know where I do the majority of my blogging. I am sitting at Panera drinking an awesomely good pumpkin latte writing about pumpkin chex mix...told you I love me some pumpkin.

(I love it here, but Panera probably hates to see me coming...I stay forever...this blogging stuff takes a lot of time...and I just guzzle the tea the whole time...ha...money saving at its best!)

Anyways, my mom brought me over a bag of this wonderfully, addictive stuff recently. It is almost like pumpkin crack. Believe me, I wouldn't really know, but you know people say that about Chipotle...so I thought I would steal, or borrow, the saying...because it is addictive!!

If you get a chance make sure you try this recipe out. Fall is going by way to fast, before you know it we will be so past pumpkin season and on to cookie season!



Ingredients:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups cinnamon chex cereal
2 cups wheat chex cereal
2 cups honey nut chex cereal
8 oz. pecans

Directions:

In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. in small microwaveable-safe dish, microwave butter on high about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in vanilla. In large microwaveable bowl, mix all cereals and pecans. pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly distributed. Add sugar and spice mixture and stir until coated.

Microwave uncovered on high for 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minutes. Spread on wax paper or a cookie sheet to cool. Store in airtight container.

Yield: 16 servings (1/2 cup each)

Recipe Source: Taste of Home

This post is linked to: URS at www.lifeasmom.com

15 comments:

Misty said...

Now this I've GOTTA try... Gonna run out and get the chex today!

Katie said...

Misty sure does love her some pumpkin, too, doesn't she? Let me know how you like it!

Tightwad Mom said...

You are a girl after my own heart!!! Pumpkin chex mix...pure genius! I'm going to add chex cereal to this weeks grocery list!

Misty said...

This was FANTASTIC! The house seemed oh so yummy and the taste... yum, yum! Great after school snack, very easy to make! Couldn't find Cinnamon Chex at Kroger's so your suggestion to use extra honey nut and add 1 t. of cinnamon would perfectly!

Katie said...

Tightwad Mom,

You won't regret it. I thought regular chex mix was great...this takes it to a whole new level! LOL!

Katie said...

Misty,

SO glad to hear you and the kids loved it. I figured the added cinnamon would do the trick...glad to hear I didn't screw it up for you!

Tiffanee said...

YUM!! This is so up my alley!! I am so making some of this and tonight!! Better hit the store first I guess. I loved the "pumpkin crack" comment. My kids are always teasing my that I am on Mommy crack..so this made me laugh!!

Katie said...

Tiffanee,

I hope you like it...come back and let me know! I love the "mommy crack", that is so funny.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Oooh, that's a different combo. Yummo!

Marcia said...

I plan to make this yummy-sounding snack and add sunflower seeds to it. Great, unique recipe. Thanks. Please stop by my blog for a visit!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

I'm sooooo making this! Yum! Thanks for telling me about it!

Kim said...

I subbed Earth Balance and extra honey nut + cinnamon in place of the Cinnamon Chex like Misty did. This is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing.

Katie said...

Kim,

I am so glad that you liked it! Thanks for sharing with me...I always love to hear when readers try out recipes!

Anonymous said...

I made this today. It is very, very good! My kids liked it too which is always a bonus. I know it is a Thanksgiving-ish recipe but I thought it would make a good treat to give as gifts at Christmas too. Thank you!

Katie said...

Anonymous,

I am glad you liked it! I think it would be a great gift for Christmas. I love pumpkin...really we should keep it around past November :)

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