Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies

October is halfway over and today I am sharing pumpkin recipe #3 of 5. This weeks post also features a special blog hop at the end where you will find links to several other fall inspired recipes from some of my closest blogging friends. If you are looking for a new recipe to inspire you to start baking or cooking, I feel certain you will find at least one to try.

Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies

Like last week’s recipe, this week was another first for me. Believe it or not, I had never made muddy buddies before. Why? I have no idea. But I am starting to think I was better off that way, since I can’t seem to keep my hand out of the bowl.

This was such a quick and simple treat to make. It would be perfect to put in some fall treat bags to hand out at a party, snack on while watching a fall movie or bring with you to a bonfire or fall celebration.

There are SO many ways you can make your own variations of this easy mix. I threw some fall candy corn mix in mine, to make it a little prettier to photograph, but I have a whole list of other ideas that would also be amazing in this treat. 

Add-in Ideas:
*Fall M&M’s
*Heath bits
*Almonds or another nut you love
*Craisins or raisins
*Mini Chocolate Chips
*Fall Sprinkles
*Candy Corn

Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies
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3764 calories
666 g
72 g
113 g
33 g
67 g
839 g
1766 g
516 g
0 g
37 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3764
Calories from Fat 998
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 113g
Saturated Fat 67g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 32g
Cholesterol 72mg
Sodium 1766mg
Total Carbohydrates 666g
Dietary Fiber 15g
Sugars 516g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 6 cups Cinnamon Chex Cereal
  2. 2 cups white chocolate chips
  3. 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Optional Caramel Drizzle
  1. 1/2 Cup Ghirardelli Caramel Chips
Optional Add Ins
  1. 1-1.5 Cup(s) of any ingredient or combo of ingredients (see list above for inspiration)
  1. 1) Pour the 6 cups of check into a large bowl or pan and set aside.
  2. 2) Melt the chips in a microwave safe container, stirring every 30 seconds, until fully melted and smooth.
  3. 3) In a separate bowl mix the powdered sugar and spices until fully mixed.
  4. 4) Pour the melted chocolate over the chex and mix well, completely covering all of the cereal.
  5. 5) Pour and fold the powdered sugar mix over the wet cereal until it is completely covered.
  6. 6) Optional caramel drizzle: Melt some of the caramel chips and drizzle over the mix. These will later break off a bit but the flavor they add is SO good.
  7. 7) Optional add ins: Mix in your toppings.
  1. You can also garnish with some cinnamon sugar as well.
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Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies a super easy recipe with lots of ideas for variations.

My girls have loved snacking on this simple sweet treat and I know your family would too.

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  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Beth! It’s so Festive and pumpkin-y and all things PERFECT for Fall!! I love this and now I wish I had some in a baggy to take to work and munch on today!! Great job pretty mama!!

    • Oh trust me, you do but you don’t, HA! I love this stuff, but I am very ready for it to be out of my house.

  • I love Muddy Buddies! That’s such a fun twist to add pumpkin spice flavoring!

    • Right?! There are so many ways to play with this recipe and make it fun and different.

  • Yummy…. muddy buddies are so worth the calories! The candy corn makes it so pretty

    • Haha! I think so too most days. I really thought they added the perfect flare of fall.

  • Um shut the front door….. you have never made muddy buddies?! Well friend, I am glad you fixed that! It is sooo yummy!!

    • IKR?!?! I can’t believe that you are the only one who has been shocked by this.

  • shootingstarsmag

    Oh yum! I don’t know if I’ve made muddy buddies before or not, but I HAVE had my friend’s. πŸ™‚



    • And that is all that really matters, lolol. SO good and so dangerous.

  • How delicious does this look!!

  • We love muddie buddies and these look so yummy!

    • They are so good and such a fun fall way to mix up a classic too.

  • I had no idea how easy these were to make. I’ve neither made them or ate them before…must change this!

    • You have never ate Muddy Buddies!!! Oh girl you have to fix that. Totally make the classic recipe. You will love it! So maybe do it for a party or just a half batch. This stuff is dangerous.

  • Lisa Richardson

    This stuff is the best and I’d make it in a heart beat except then I’d eat it in a heart beat. I love your addition of fun seasonal candy!!!

    • Oh girl, YES! That is exactly how I am feeling right about now. I need this stuff out of my life.

  • I would have never thought to add pumpkins & candy corn to the muddy buddies mix! This sounds so delicious. I love your add-in ideas.

    • The add ins are such a fun way to mix it up. I love that you can really customize it too.

  • Stephanie fact: I love Heath bars and would die if this would have been added to your recipe.

    • I have a bag of heath chips that I discovered after I had mixed this up. Otherwise it would have been ON!

  • This sounds delicious and I think the kids would like it too! These would be so cute to put in little bags for Jacob’s Halloween party at school!

    • It would look SO cute in little baggies. Almost makes me want to make some up with a cute printed tag just for the heck of it!

  • Whitney Jordan

    Yum!! I love that you mixed some Fall candy in with the chex mix. Looks super festive πŸ™‚

    • I thought that was the easiest way to make it look festive. Plus I knew if I dumped fall M&M’s in there I would have ate them all out of it by now :P.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Muddy buddies are soooo good, and even better with all the extra goodies!

    • Hehe! YES! I want to pick all of the extras out! Which is exactly why I didn’t put M&M’s in it.

  • I only ever make this (we call it Puppy Chow) at Christmas, and I don’t know why! I love the idea of making it a fall treat with pumpkin spice and fall candy mix-ins! Yum!

    • See, most people around here call it puppy chow too. At least all growing up that is what it was called. This was definitely a fun variation on a classic treat.

  • Yum! I want.

  • We are on vacation and realized today we have had nothing sweet! I could go for a handful of this stuff right now!

  • Why have I never made muddy buddies before??? This looks fantastic though, so I really ought to just do it! πŸ™‚

    • IKR?! There are SO many amazing variations on it too. I bet your kiddos would love it.

  • Mother of 3

    Sounds so festive; I love the idea of adding heath bits to it!

    • Thank you! Doesn’t that sound amazing. I wish I had thought of that sooner. I had some in my freezer!

  • WebMDiva

    I pinned this and it’s so going down at my house! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing! Found you via #happynowlinkup

  • My daughter loves Muddies!

    • They are SO good. She is such a smart girl :).

  • Dont even remind me October is halfway over, wahhh! Ill have to make these to extend the festivities. Ive only ever made muddy buddies once, isnt that crazy?!

  • Maria Rose

    I love Muddies and looking so delicious. Thanks for sharing.
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