This easy Fall Chex Mix is the perfect combination of sweet and salty! The crunchy mix of Chex, Bugles, and pretzels… coated with delicious buttery brown sugar crisp… and then mixed with the candies is just amazing. I threw in peanuts, candy corn and Reese’s pieces at the end. But you could totally change that up and add chocolate chips or m&m’s or whatever your family’s favorites are.
Fall is the absolute best time for baking all the things.
Fall is the perfect time of year for me. I get so excited when the temperature begins dropping and the leaves start changing. Brings all the baking out in me! And now that my kiddos are a little older and are appreciating mom’s special treats more, I love to see them enjoy the food and hear them talk about different foods they like for each season. This Fall Chex Mix was a HIT. No doubt about it. One liked the pretzels the best, another one liked the Bugles, and of course, candy corn was the favorite of my 4 year old. 🙂 Every day until it was gone, they looked forward to the time of day that they got some for snack.
I put some cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in the brown sugar butter mixture and drizzled it over the mix. Then baked it to make it so so crisp and buttery. SO YUMMY. All the fall flavors burst out of it, along with all the fall aromas while it is baking. You can’t lose with this one!
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EASY FALL CHEX MIX
Here’s what you’ll need:
If you aren’t a fan of candy corn, just skip it. It really is god without candy corn. It just looks a lot more like a fall treat with the bright pops of orange!
What you need for the sauce:
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- pumpkin pie spice
I tossed the Chex, Bugles and pretzels with the brown sugar butter sauce, and baked it at a low temp for about 45 minutes. It makes a large batch! It will fill 2 large sheet pans. To make clean up a breeze, place parchment paper on the pans before filling them up with the gooey goodness.
Once the mix is baked, mix in the candy and nuts.
You’ll have a large batch of Fall Chex Mix, so it is great for gifting in small bags. Or if you have lots of kiddos around, it’s great for munching on all week long! Just store in an airtight container for up to a week.
For the mix:
- I box Corn Chex 12 oz
- 1 bag Bugles 7.5 oz
- 4 cups pretzel twists
- 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
- 1 package candy corn
- 1 heaping cup Reese's Pieces
For the syrup:
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 Tbs vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 275°.
- Place parchment paper on 2 large baking sheets.
- In a large bowl, toss together the chex, bugles and pretzels.
- Melt butter in a microwave safe dish and add the sugar, vanilla and spices, stirring until competley dissloved.
- Drizzle evenly over the chex mixture on the pans. Gently toss it together to spread the syrup on all of the mixture.
- Bake at 275° for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Cool completely.
- Add the candy and peanuts and toss gently to combine.