Pumpkin Pecan Crunch

Guys. This may just be the greatest chex mix/trail mix/pumpkin recipe that you will ever taste in your entire existence. The first time I made it, I was hoping it would would be good, but I wasn’t expecting it to be that good. Zachary and I scarfed down like it was going outta style! I can’t even count the number of times we told ourselves, “We really need to stop eating this, so we can take a picture before it’s all gone.” It’s a new family favorite in our house and I’ll be making it for the third time this week to share with my co-workers. Everyone needs to taste this delightful snack!

I actually found this on the back of a box of Chex {go figure} and thought that it sounded easy enough to try that same day. I tweaked it a little bit to what I could find at the grocery store and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it.


  • 2 cups Honey Nut Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Cinnamon Life cereal
  • 1 cup pecans {I used regular salted ones, but I thought later that it might be good to try some cinnamon candied ones!}
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice {I had no idea they even sold this stuff until I was buying it for this recipe. Ya learn something new every day!}
  1. In a large, microwavable bowl, mix all three cereals and pecans.
  2. Whisk together butter and vanilla and pour over the cereal mixture, evenly coating all of it.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and pumpkin spice until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Sprinkle over the cereal mixture until well blended.
  5. Microwave uncovered on high for 5 minutes, stirring after every minute.
  6. Spread on wax paper and let cool.
  7. Eat your heart out.
I love how festive and fall-timey this recipe is! It makes for great gifts too! I actually put some in a little jar and gave it to my friend for her birthday the other day. You’re sure to love it just as much as we do! {Zach says that if you don’t, you need to find yourself a new set of tastebuds.}
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  1. says

    This sounds divine! Thank you so much for sharing. Chex is my favorite cereal and I never saw this recipe before (bummer!) I love anything that combines pumpkin and pecan. I’d definitely suggest using regular or spiced pecans since you’re using salted butter. That way you can control the saltiness (my local grocers all have salted nuts that are just over the top salty and would probably ruin a batch of this deliciousness).

  2. says

    This sounds fabulous! Since you’ll be making another batch anyway, would you mind making a batch for me and just shipping it? Probably not, that’s ok, you shared the recipe so I can make it myself! I love the special spices like Pumpkin Pie Spice, Apple Pie Spice, any time they come out with a new one, I just have to grab a little jar. Pinned.

  3. says

    I love a good snack mix, and you had me hooked at pecans! It would be great around the holidays too! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, Happy Halloween and come back soon ~EMM

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