This Easy Sweet Harvest Fall Chex Snack Mix Recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and salty flavors. I love a snack that is simple to make and tastes amazing! The spice blend coats the Chex cereal and pecans creating the perfect snack, one you can not stop munching on. This is one snack mix the whole family is going to love!
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Why You'll Love This Sweet Fall Chex Snack Mix Recipe!
This is a great snack for fall and something I love to make every year. You don’t need too many ingredients, and there are plenty of things you can substitute for to suite your tastes. I like to add Chex cereal as well as pretzels and fun Halloween candy as it makes the perfect combination. Dried apples are my secret ingredient which I think really adds to the theme of fall, as well as tasting delicious.
This fall harvest Chex mix snack is a fun snack that the kids can get involved in making with you. Serve it up when you have kids over for a playdate, enjoy it as a weekend snack in front of a movie, or serve it at a Halloween party. This harvest snack mix recipe is ideal for all occasions. I love this sweet and salty snack mix and it is so easy to make and enjoy during my favorite season.
- Great for snacking and for gifting - This is the perfect snack mix to make as DIY gifts for friends and family.
- Tastes amazing - The blend of sweet and salty ingredients brings this fall Chex mix recipe to life.
- Kid-friendly - Kids and adults will love this snack mix. I am sure it will become one of your favorite snacks.
- Perfect for all occasions - Whether you serve it as a snack at the weekend, Halloween parties, or a fall party, this is the perfect easy snack mix that everyone will love.
- Versatile- Whether it is Reese's pieces, melted white chocolate, chocolate chips, different cereals, or some extra candy, this Chex mix recipe is so easy to make your own.
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- Very large bowl
- Large baking sheet or cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- Airtight container
Chex cereal - I used corn Chex cereal for this recipe but flavored Chex would also work amazingly. Crispix cereal is a great substitute.
Butter - This is what coats the Chex mix and adds extra flavor with the spices, vanilla extract, and sugar to make a brown sugar glaze.
Pecans - A great way to add some crunch and the savory flavor of the pecans are perfect for this recipe. They get coated with the butter, sugar and spices becoming an almost candied pecan! You could also use walnuts or any other nuts you like.
Dried apples - I love adding dried apples to my harvest Chex mix. You could also add other dried fruits such as berries or even dried bananas.
Spices - I use apple pie spice as it works amazingly with dried apples. You could also use a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg or even pumpkin pie spice could be a great flavor.
Candy - I used campfire M&Ms for this and it tasted great and had Halloween colors. But if you are a huge fan of candy corn then any Halloween candy would work for this recipe.
Preheat oven to 250° F. Gather all of your ingredients together. Add Chex, pretzels and pecans into a large bowl and mix together. Set the candy and dried apples aside to add after the Chex has baked and cooled off.
Melt the butter and stir in the sugar, spices and vanilla extract. Make sure everything is combined with the melted butter.
Stir the butter mixture well and pour over the cereal mix and stir to coat all of the ingredients.
Pour the chex mix onto a rimmed baking tray. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Make sure you stir the chex mix every 15 minutes.
Cool completely and then you can add the dried apples and candy. Serve and enjoy.
How Long Does Homemade Chex Mix Stay Good?
Chex mix can stay fresh for up to 2 weeks when stored properly.
Harvest Mix should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about up to 2 weeks.
Substitutions And Additions
Chex- you can use any flavor or different combinations of cereal for the recipe.
apple pie spice- is a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cardamon. You can make your own blend or use pumpkin pie spice.
nuts-I love the pecans in this recipe because they become candy coated and are so delicious when baked with the butter, sugar and spices. Walnuts would also be a great choice.
candy- this is totally flexible, just remember to add it after the cereal bakes in the oven.
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Fall Chex Mix
- rimmed baking sheet
- 7 cups Corn Chex Cereal
- 2 cups pretzels
- ½ cup pecans
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup dried apples
- ⅓ cup fall colored candy
- Preheat oven to 250° F. Add the cereal, pretzels, and pecans to a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and apple pie spice and stir well. Pour the mixture over the cereal while stirring to evenly coat.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes and stir every 15 minutes to insure the mixture evenly browns and becomes crispy.
- Allow the Chex to completely cool before adding the candy and the dried apple slices.