This Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies Recipe combines cereal with pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree for a delicious result perfect for lunch bags, late night snacks and Halloween and Thanksgiving party treats.
The weather is turning cooler and that means it is time for fall and, better yet, fall-themed treats!
This yummy Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies Recipe (aka Pumpkin Pie Puppy Chow) makes a great treat for lunch bags, late night snacks and party treats.
These fall-themed muddy buddies are also a fun addition to fall parties for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Whip up a big batch and share the yumminess!
We love that this recipe is not only delicious to eat, but fun to make too. There are several steps that kids can get involved with since they require several rounds mixing. (Don’t kids always like to mix things up?)
To add that fall flavor to your snack you’ll need pumpkin pie spice. You can either buy a bottle from the grocery store or you can use our easy homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe – it only needs 4 ingredients.
This recipe also calls for canned pumpkin puree (such as Libby’s), but you can make your own homemade with our easy Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree Recipe.
Another fun way to turn this into a family project is by creating individual snack-sized bags of the Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies. They make excellent party favors!
To make them you can use ordinary zip-top bags, or, better yet, use cello treat bags (available online, at a craft store, or party store), fill them with snacks and tie up with a fall-colored ribbon.
We even have these fun Halloween treat bag tags that you can print out HERE and then tie to your treat bags with a length of ribbon. They look so festive!
This recipe calls for canned pumpkin puree, but you can also make your own homemade with our easy Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree Recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies Recipe
8 cup Chex Cereal
12 oz White Melting Chips (White Chocolate)
1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
2 cup Powdered Sugar
3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup Fall Color M&M’s
Chex Cereal, Gluten Free, Rice, 12 Ounce (Pack of 2)Wilton White Candy Melts, 12-OunceLibby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin 15 ozC&H, Pure Cane, Powdered Sugar, 32oz Bag (Pack of 2)McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice, 1.12 oz.M&M’s Milk Chocolate Candy Fall Harvest Blend, 11.4 Ounce Bag
How to Make Pumpkin Muddy Buddies:
Melt candy chips by microwaving 30 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted.
Add Pumpkin and stir to combine.
Spread cereal on lined tray(s) and pour mixture over cereal.
In a bowl add spice to powdered sugar and mix well.
Sprinkle sugar mixture cereal and toss to coat well.
Leave on tray(s) to dry out for a while.
Add M&M’s when you transfer to a serving bowl.
Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies
- 8 cup Chex Cereal
- 12 oz White Melting Chips White Chocolate
- 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 cup Fall Color M&M’s
- Melt candy chips by microwaving 30 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted.
- Add Pumpkin and stir to combine.
- Spread cereal on lined tray(s) and pour mixture over cereal.
- In a bowl add spice to powdered sugar and mix well.
- Sprinkle sugar mixture cereal and toss to coat well.
- Leave on tray(s) to dry out for a while.
- Add M&M’s when you transfer to a serving bowl.
Jennifer Whitehead says
What did we do wrong on the muddy buddies..are they not supposed to be crispy still?? Ours turned out kinda mushy. 🙁
I’m sorry to hear that! I’m not sure why it would have happened unless maybe you didn’t add as much cereal as needed or else they were crowded too much on the tray when drying out? Those are my best guesses!