Hi there, guys! I hope that you’re all having a beautiful day. 🙂 ❤ I have an amazingly delicious treat to share with you today!! It was a breeze to make, a big hit for my whole family, and because I made a half-batch, I have enough to make more, haha! This treat/snack is called fall harvest chex mix!
I got the original recipe here! Like I said, I halved the recipe, and I also omitted the Bugles. Everything else stayed the same, and the directions were very easy to follow.
Let’s jump right into this!
Fall Harvest Chex Mix
The ingredients I used are below:
Fun fact: I over-eagerly dumped the wrong ingredients together in a bowl, so Joshua and I had to separate the rice chex out by hand. lol
^ Picture proof. That’s why you read the instructions carefully, kids!
Once the candy was in one bowl and the rice chex and pretzels were in another, this is how they looked!
I made the glaze that went with the rice chex and pretzels, then poured it over them and slowly mixed it until they were covered evenly. This was very easy, as well, and I was happy with how the texture of the glaze turned out. The other times when I’ve worked with a warm sauce/glaze that has to be whisked until it reaches a certain texture has been hard for me, but this recipe made it simple!
There isn’t much of a visible difference, except you can see that they’re a little bit shiny, haha!
The next part reminded me of when I made the candied pecans recipe for the first time back in February; you spread the food out into an even layer on the baking sheet, then bake for 45 minutes, stirring them every 15. This was my first time using parchment paper in baking, actually, and it worked very well!
Once they had cooled, I was then able to pour them in with the candy ready in the other bowl. I had done it prematurely earlier in the day (lol), but now was the time for them to make a delicious snack combo!
Sorry about the overexposure on the picture above; sometimes, the metallic siding of the mixing bowl I usually use will make my phone’s camera think I’m pointing at DIRECT SUNLIGHT, and everything gets white and fuzzy. Haha! I kept having to manually bring down the exposure because the camera wouldn’t pick up the room’s lighting correctly.
Once I had transferred this treat to the glass container I was going to keep it in, I brought out the festive props and took some more pictures.
I have never been more happy with how a still-life photoshoot turned out!!! All of the fall vibes are killing me hahaha
This Fall Harvest Chex Mix is the best treat I’ve made in a while! However, I do have a few complaints. (Nothing big; just things I’ll change or do differently next time.) The main one is that the candy pumpkins were hard to eat – me and my whole family much preferred the candy corn, which tastes exactly the same! Next time, I’ll do more candy corn and omit the pumpkins, even though they are very cute and picture-worthy.
My only other issue was that it was hard to get a nice handful of the snack that included pieces of all the different candy and pretzels/rice chex because the heavier items (mainly the Reese’s Pieces) fell down to the bottom of the glass container. I might have to store them differently next time so that eating this treat is easier!
I hope that you guys enjoyed reading this post! I was very happy with how it turned out, and I’m sure that you’d love it if you tried it, too.
Would YOU like to make this treat?
Click here for the recipe!
thanks to jirah and elline for my signature! xx