This post may or may not seem random to you, seeing as I post mostly portrait sessions but whatevs. This is my blog and I can do what I want. I share what I'm currently crushin' on at the moment and that just so happens to be this sugary concoction known as pumpkin spice puppy chow.
Yes. You heard me. PUMPKIN SPICE puppy chow. Now I have your attention.
This stuff is craaazy good. I'm a chocolate loving dessert girl all the way so nothing trumps chocolate in my opinion but this comes pretty darn close. You have the cinnamon cereal smothered in melted white chocolate and then coated to perfection with the powdered sugar. And if that's not enough, you add in some candy corn M&Ms (yes, these exist!) and roasted peanuts. There's no stopping you now. If you're like me, the whole batch will be in danger of being consumed in a matter of hours. I'm not blaming my pregnancy but it certainly doesn't help being 35 weeks preggo AND having a major sweet tooth. Time to put on the pounds...
Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow
- One box of Cinnamon Chex Cereal
- 12 ounces of orange candy melts or white chocolate
- 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, divided
- 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1-2 cups candy corn M&Ms
- 1-2 cups roasted peanuts
Pour cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
In a microwave safe dish, melt chocolate at 20 second intervals until smooth, stirring after each interval. Stir in 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon and 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice until combined. Pour over cereal and gently toss until every piece is coated.
Pour the confectioners' sugar and remaining teaspoon of ground cinnamon in a large zipped-top bag. Add the coated cereal and shake until every piece is coated. Pour back into a large bowl and add in your candy corn M&Ms and roasted peanuts. Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks (if you can make it last that long).