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Autumn Chex Mix Is Great For Entertaining

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5 from 2 votes
Total Time : 10 mins
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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.

a glass bowl of chex mix with candy corn and m&Ms on fake leaves with an orange bowl of more chex mix and a napkin in the background with title text reading Autumn Chex Mix

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.

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a glass bowl of chex mix with candy corn and m&Ms on fake leaves with a napkin in the background

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.

a box of cinnamon chex, a bag of white chocolate chips, a box of jell-o pumpkin spice, glass bowls of confectioners sugar, m&ms and candy corn on a counter with a table and window in the background

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.

cinnamon chex mix in a metal 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.

white chocolate chips in a glass bowl on a white counter

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.

a glass bowl of melted white chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice pudding mix being combined with a red spoon

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.

confectioners sugar and pumpkin pie spice pudding mix in a plastic bag

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.

chex mix covered in powdered sugar in a white bowl topped with candy corn and m&ms

Stir it all together. That’s it! Your Autumn Chex Mix is ready to snack on!

a glass bowl of chex mix with candy corn and m&Ms on fake leaves with an orange bowl of more chex mix and a napkin in the background

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

Corinne Schmitt
A great party snack!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 230 kcal


  • 1 box Cinnamon Chex Cereal
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup pumpkin spice pudding mix + 2 tablespoons divided
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup Reese’s pieces


  • 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.


Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chex mix, Fall snack
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