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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

I stumbled across this recipe the day before Thanksgiving and immediately knew I wanted to make it. Not only was it fast and easy to make, but I probably could have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled the recipe because everyone loved it so much on Thanksgiving Day, and it was gone very quickly. While delicious, I think it would also be great with some peanuts or pretzel sticks added in. Try this one - you won't regret it!
Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix
adapted from Taste of Home
Yield: 16 1/2-cup servings {Count on everyone eating more than half a cup, because it's just that good!}

What You Need
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup margarine {or butter}
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
2 cups Corn Chex cereal {Original recipe calls for Wheat Chex, but I didn't have any. Whatever you have should work just fine.}
2 cups Honey Nut Chex cereal
8 oz. pecans and/or walnuts

What To Do
1. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
2. Melt butter in microwave on high for about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in vanilla.
3. In large microwaveable bowl, combine all cereals and nuts.
4. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly distributed.
5. Add sugar and spice mixture and stir until coated.
6. Microwave uncovered on high for 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute. {Don't worry if your cereal seems to be getting soft. It will get crunchy again later as it sits.}
7. Spread on waxed paper or a cookie sheet to cool. Store in airtight container.
8. Hurry to the grocery store to get more ingredients, because the batch you just made will be gone in a flash! :) 

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4 comments:

  1. Sounds so good! I can make this GF/DF. Just copied it. Any ideas for WW pts?

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  2. @Elaine: I haven't figured the points on it, but I'll try to do that this weekend and let you know!

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  3. Elaine, it's 3 Points Plus for 1/2 cup when figured with margarine and Wheat Chex. :)

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