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Pumpkin Pie Chex Puppy Chow Recipe

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Mix it up this fall with this pumpkin flavored Chex puppy chow recipe!  Five simple ingredients plus about 15 minutes are all you need to whip up a pumpkin pie treat everyone will love.

Mix it up this fall with a pumpkin flavored Chex puppy chow mix! Just 5 simple ingredients plus about 15 minutes are all you need for this delicious pumpkin recipe everyone will love.

One my favorite snacks is Chex puppy chow or muddy buddy mix.  I’m not sure where the different names came from but either way, it is an easy snack to make.

I love the traditional chocolate and peanut butter mix, but there are a lot of fun variations on this classic snack recipe.

Since fall is just around the corner, and pumpkin will soon be on everyone’s menu,  a pumpkin pie flavored Chex puppy chow recipe was a must try.

Pumpkin Chex Muddy Buddy Recipe

Like most Chex puppy chow recipes, this pumpkin pie version is simple and quick to make.  It only requires 5 ingredients and is ready in about 15 minutes.

Use any type of Chex cereal you prefer, but this version uses rice.  You will also need pumpkin puree, Wilton white melting wafers, powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice.

I have a wonderful recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice in case you don’t have any on hand.

Pumpkin Puppy Chow

You can use a microwave or a small pot on the stove to melt the wafers.  I don’t own a microwave so I generally just melt things on low on the stove top.

Melt the wafers in a large pot to leave room to mix the cereal in right in the pot. Less dishes to do!

Pumpkin Puppy Chow Recipe

Once the cereal is coated in the pumpkin puree mix, add it to the large plastic storage bag with the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice mix.

Again, make sure to use a nice large bag to leave space to mix.  Seal it tight and shake it around to coat the cereal.

Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddy Mix Recipe

Just looking at the finished snack mix, it doesn’t really look like pumpkin.  So add in a few fall colored sprinkles to get people wondering what flavor it is.

This is such a fun and unusual Chex puppy chow recipe that’s perfect for fall!

Pumpkin Pie Chex Puppy Chow Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Chex Puppy Chow Recipe



  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and 4 Tabelespoons of pumpkin pie spice in a big plastic storage bag. Close and shake to mix thoroughly. Set aside
  2. Melt 5oz of your white Wilton melting wafers. Melt the wafers in a microwave on 50% heat in 30 second intervals, while mixing in between or melt in a small sauce pan over low heat on the stove.
  3. Once the white melting wafers are completely melted, add 1/3 cup of pumpkin pie purée to the bowl and mix well.
  4. Add 3 Cups of rice Chex cereal to the pumpkin and white wafer mix and stir well but gently so the cereal doesn't get crushed.
  5. Stir to coat the cereal almost completely.
  6. Pour the coated cereal into the bag of powdered sugar and shake well until the powdered sugar coats the cereal.
  7. Pour the mix into a serving dish or bowl and add a few fall colored sprinkles. Enjoy!
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  • Dominique Walker
    October 1, 2017

    I tried it! Came out a little soft, but not too much so. Maybe I needed to be quicker getting it into the powdered sugar? Gotta love a 5 ingredient recipe!

    • Camille
      October 2, 2017

      Yeah it can do that. You could try a little less of the pumpkin coating too and add more as you go.

  • Lori
    October 24, 2016

    Oh my! Yum!! My daughter would LOVE this!!

    Would you consider sharing this at our weekly Dishing It & Digging It Link Party? We are live every Sunday @ 4pm. We’d love to have your creative ideas. 🙂


  • Karly
    October 23, 2016

    This is a sure fire hit! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    October 23, 2016

    Sorry it took so long to visit – I’m a tad behind!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!

    • Camille
      October 23, 2016

      You are so sweet, Helen!! No worries at all and thank you for taking the time to stop by.

  • Roseann Hampton
    October 22, 2016

    I can’t wait to try this!

  • Morgan
    October 18, 2016

    Oh my goodness, this is unreal! Pretty much all of my favorites in one – I can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing with Share the Wealth Sunday – hope to see you again this week!

  • Christine
    October 17, 2016

    Great recipe for the fall! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Create and Crave.

  • Ilsa Beauchamp
    September 21, 2016

    Is there a reason you use the melting wafers and not the white chocolate chips?

    • Camille
      September 22, 2016

      They just hold up a little better when they cool, but white chocolate chips, too!

  • Creatively Homespun
    August 25, 2015

    This looks amazing!!! Seriously.. YOU ROCKED IT THIS WEEK! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board!! I hope to see you again this week! xo

    • MJ
      July 22, 2020

      In the ingredients you call for pumpkin purée – plain pumpkin – and in directions you call it pumpkin pie purée, which would indicate you were using the pie filling. I’m thinking you mean the plain pumpkin puree since you add pumpkin spice to the sugar.
      Thank you.

  • I have “thing” for pumpkin flavored anything. Then add all this?! Seriously, makes me weak in the knees!!!

  • Akaleistar
    August 22, 2015

    Now, that looks yummy!

  • Angela Gilmore
    August 20, 2015

    Found this post though a link up and I’m so glad I did. These look and sound delicious!

    • Camille
      August 20, 2015

      Thanks, Angela! It’s a fun fall snack!

  • Elizabeth L
    August 19, 2015

    This is such an amazing recipe! I really can’t wait to try it out.