Last Updated on September 8, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
This Autumn Chex Mix is a fun Fall twist on Muddy Buddies. It’s a great finger food snack for Fall entertaining.
I like to make Autumn Chex Mix to fill snack bowls for our Halloween parties and Thanksgiving gatherings. It’s easy to make a big batch and it’s a crowd favorite. If you like Halloween snack recipes, you should make Pumpkin Pretzels.
How to Make Autumn Chex Mix
If you’ve made Muddy Buddies before, you’ll have no problem with this Autumn Chex Mix. The steps are pretty much the same. The main difference are a few ingredient swaps to give this version an Autumn twist.
Step 1: Chex Cereal
You probably guessed from the name “Autumn Chex Mix” that Chex cereal is going to play a starring role in this recipe. I used Cinnamon Chex because cinnamon is one of my favorite Fall and holiday spices. Just pour the entire box into a large bowl.
Step 2: Melt Chocolate Chips
Next, is my kids’ favorite ingredient — the chocolate chips. You can use semisweet chocolate to create a Muddy Buddy look, but I prefer the white chocolate chips.
Put the chocolate chips in a bowl and heat in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until all the chips are melted. Then, add pumpkin spice pudding mix.
Stir to combine the pudding mix and chocolate, then pour over the cereal and gently mix to coat each piece of cereal.
Step 3: Powdered Sugar
Add 1 cup of powdered sugar to a large Ziploc bag plus a couple tablespoons of the pumpkin spice pudding mix.
Seal the bag and shake to combine the pudding mix and powdered sugar. Then, add the Chex cereal to the bag, reseal, and shake vigorously until all of the cereal pieces are covered.
Step 4: Add Candy
To finish, pour the sugar-coated Chex cereal back into the large bowl and add Reese’s pieces and candy corn for those beautiful Fall colors.
Stir it all together. That’s it! Your Autumn Chex Mix is ready to snack on!
Autumn Chex Mix Recipe
Because this Autumn Chex Mix is so easy to make, you’ll want to make it again and again. Bookmark this page or print off the recipe to keep in your recipe box.
Autumn Chex Mix
- Add the cereal to a large mixing bowl.
- Melt the chips in 30 second intervals in the microwave on high, mixing in between.
- When melted and smooth, mix in the ½ cup pudding mix.
- Pour over the cereal, and gently mix.
- In a large freezer bag, add the powdered sugar and the 2 tablespoons of the pudding mix, and shake until combined.
- Pour cereal in the freezer bag and shake until well coated.
- Add coated cereal into a large bowl and add in Reese’s pieces and candy corn, mix until evenly combined.
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More Easy Fall Recipes
If you enjoyed this recipe, you might like this Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting Recipe or some of my other easy Fall recipes.