One of my favorite times of the year!
It’s our first Halloween in our new house and I’m excited to be back in a sidewalk neighborhood again – hoping for lots and lots of trick-or-treaters this year!
As always, come October I share a treat or two each week, to celebrate all things either pumpkin or Halloween. And I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to do a Halloween-themed muddy buddies recipe!
While I like candy corn just fine, I’m not that person who can sit and eat handfuls of the stuff. That said, I am definitely smitten with the colors, and enjoy incorporating them into other snacks like rice krispies treats or marshmallows.
So why not muddy buddies?
Colored candy melts, your choice of Chex cereal and confectioner’s sugar are all you need. I added pumpkin pie spice to the candy melts to offset some of that sweetness, but feel free to substitute with cinnamon or eliminate all together.
Serve in a large bowl or tray, or package them up in jars or even disposable pastry bags (which are shaped just like candy corn!).
Come back next week for another sweet recipe, and find more inspiration on my Halloween Pinterest Board!
1 cup confectioner’s sugar, divided
1/2 cup each white, orange and yellow candy melts
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided
6 cups Chex, divided
18-ounce bag candy corn
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Place 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar in a gallon-size ziploc bag. Place 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar each in two more ziploc bags.
Melt the white candy melts and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkn pie spice in a medium bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Remove bowl from heat and add 2 cups of cereal. Toss to thoroughly coat. Transfer the cereal to the ziploc bag containing 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, close and shake to coat all of the cereal evenly. Spread out onto your baking sheet to set. Wash and dry the bowl.
Repeat with remaining candy melts, pumpkin pie spice, cereal and sugar. When set, mix cereals together with the candy corn and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver