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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



  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!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1779kcal Calories from fat 285
% Daily Value
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 1180mg 49%
Carbohydrate 371g 124%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 187g
Protein 14g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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18 comments on “Pumpkin Pie Chex Puppy Chow Recipe

  1. Dominique Walker on said:

    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!

  2. 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. 🙂


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

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

  5. I can’t wait to try this!

  6. 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!

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

  8. Ilsa Beauchamp on said:

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

  9. 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

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

  11. Now, that looks yummy!

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

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