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Pumpkin Patch Munch {Muddy Buddies} with Free Printable

Pumpkin Patch Munch, traditional muddy buddies dusted with pumpkin pie spice powdered sugar and loaded with peanut butter m&m’s and pumpkin spice kisses!

Pumpkin Patch Munch, traditional muddy buddies dusted with pumpkin pie spice powdered sugar and loaded with peanut butter m&m's and pumpkin spice kisses! - http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

I’m offering a free printable today you guys! Can you believe it?! I know, I’m moving on up in this blogging world and trying to offer you all new options! If you really like today’s free printable I will start doing more of them for fun snacks like today’s recipe for pumpkin patch munch! If you little pumpkin loves regular muddy buddies (or puppy chow, how I grew up calling them) then they will go crazy over this!

Pumpkin Patch Munch {Muddy Buddies}

Pumpkin Patch Munch, traditional muddy buddies dusted with pumpkin pie spice powdered sugar and loaded with peanut butter m&m's and pumpkin spice kisses! - http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

If you are not a huge fan of spices with chocolate then just leave out the pumpkin pie spice, easy peasy! To me the addition just gives a nice warmth to the traditional treat and adding the candies just takes it over the top! YUM.

Pumpkin Patch Munch
 
 
Ingredients
  • 12 Cups or 12.8 oz toasted rice cereal
  • 2 Cups chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ Cup butter, unsalted
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 medium sized bag peanut butter M&M's
  • 1 bag pumpkin spice kisses, unwrapped
Instructions
  1. Place chocolate in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir chocolate. Add in the butter and microwave another 30 seconds. Stir. Add in the peanut butter and microwave on 15 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.
  2. Place cereal in a large bowl. Pout ⅓ of the chocolate mixture over the cereal, stir until evenly coated. Pour another ⅓ of the chocolate and stir. Add additional chocolate and stir until everything has a good coating of chocolate.
  3. Evenly spread this over a sheet tray and let sit to cool for about an hour.
  4. In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to combine. Add ½ Cup of the powdered sugar mix into a gallon sized zip lock bag. Add the chocolate coated cereal into the bag, about 2 cups at a time. Zip the bag and toss until all the cereal is coated. Pour the coated cereal into a large container and keep repeating the process until all the chocolate cereal is coated with powdered sugar.
  5. Pour the M&M's and unwrapped kisses in with the cereal, toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Place chocolate in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir chocolate. Add in the butter and microwave another 30 seconds. Stir. Add in the peanut butter and microwave on 15 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.

Place chocolate in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir chocolate. Add in the butter and microwave another 30 seconds. Stir. Add in the peanut butter and microwave on 15 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.

Place cereal in a large bowl. Pout 1/3 of the chocolate mixture over the cereal, stir until evenly coated. Pour another 1/3 of the chocolate and stir. Add additional chocolate and stir until everything has a good coating of chocolate. Evenly spread this over a sheet tray and let sit to cool for about an hour.

Place cereal in a large bowl. Pout 1/3 of the chocolate mixture over the cereal, stir until evenly coated. Pour another 1/3 of the chocolate and stir. Add additional chocolate and stir until everything has a good coating of chocolate.
Evenly spread this over a sheet tray and let sit to cool for about an hour.

In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to combine. Add 1/2 Cup of the powdered sugar mix into a gallon sized zip lock bag. Add the chocolate coated cereal into the bag, about 2 cups at a time. Zip the bag and toss until all the cereal is coated. Pour the coated cereal into a large container and keep repeating the process until all the chocolate cereal is coated with powdered sugar.

In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to combine. Add 1/2 Cup of the powdered sugar mix into a gallon sized zip lock bag. Add the chocolate coated cereal into the bag, about 2 cups at a time. Zip the bag and toss until all the cereal is coated. Pour the coated cereal into a large container and keep repeating the process until all the chocolate cereal is coated with powdered sugar.

Pumpkin Patch Munch, traditional muddy buddies dusted with pumpkin pie spice powdered sugar and loaded with peanut butter m&m's and pumpkin spice kisses! - http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Pour the M&M’s and unwrapped kisses in with the cereal, toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!

YUMMM, and now for the printable! They will print out to about 4×4 inches, perfect to add to little baggies with a ribbon!

Pumpkin_Munch_collage
To print, right click the image above and click on “view image” then print, cut and attach to your baggies! How cute!

Pumpkin Patch Munch, traditional muddy buddies dusted with pumpkin pie spice powdered sugar and loaded with peanut butter m&m's and pumpkin spice kisses! - http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

I really hope you enjoyed today’s recipe and please leave me a comment below if you like this printable and would like more in the future! Don’t forget to check out Parrish’s recipe for Monster Mash Munch:

Monster_Mash_Munch

 

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15 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Diane Roark says:
    September 30, 2014

    Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I love this snack mix. I am featuring it tonight on all my social media.

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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    Bev says:
    October 1, 2014

    Mmm, this looks delicious! I cannot wait to try it out. Stopping by from the Wonderful Wednesday Blog hop 🙂

  3. avatar
    Savanna says:
    October 3, 2014

    Totally cute! What a fantastic idea and the printables are awesome!

  4. avatar
    Goldi says:
    October 3, 2014

    Oh Dana how I love you!! Every single road trip equals a pit stop at the store to pick up Muddy Buddy’s! I also grew up calling it Puppy Chow, but not many people call it that! You must be from New England? Well now I know how to make my own!! Thanks for sharing! ps. Love your printable!

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      October 3, 2014

      Half of my childhood I grew up in Chicago suburbs, my Mom and Aunt made it when we were kids and always called it puppy chow!

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    Leslie says:
    October 4, 2014

    Yum! I saw some pumpkin spice morsels at Target

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    Ginger says:
    October 4, 2014

    You just can’t beat a fun and festive muddy buddy mix. I love this autumn twist!
    If you’re interested, I’d love to invite you over to Show Me Saturday. It’s a new link party collaboration a few of us gals started. Have a great weekend!

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    Kristen says:
    October 4, 2014

    yum yum YUM!!!

    This looks amazing. Pinning and happy to see you at SITS.

  8. avatar
    October 4, 2014

    I’m bookmarking this! It looks so delish 🙂 Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  9. avatar
    Michelle says:
    October 5, 2014

    I just may have to try this, looks so good!

  10. avatar
    Krista says:
    October 5, 2014

    My kids love these chex mix snacks and they are so fun to pack in their school lunches! I love the monster one, I’m going to make that for the week before Halloween!

  11. avatar
    October 9, 2014

    OK I love the use of extra spice in these. I’ve never thought of doing that to my muddy buddies! Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites, you’re featured this week!

  12. avatar
    October 10, 2014

    LOVE all these wonderful recipes! I am going to use the fall one with the awesome printable to take to neighbors. I featured it on my fb and so look forward to what you do next!!! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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