It was Thanksgiving and I needed a snack’y dish to bring to my mamas house for the first of many Turkey Feasts. Of course I hopped onto some of my favorite sites for food inspiration (pinterest and food gawker) and stumbled across this one; Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix. Ummmm YAS!
Added the Chex to the grocery list and off we went. Our morning started off with a Monster Slime Playdate (post to come later this week) jetted off just after lunch to hit the grocery store, home for a quick baking session, out the door Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix in hand for an art class and then off to dinner at my parents. It was a full day, and we paid for it yesterday. Do parents ever get that with their kids? A busy day and late night (2 hours over the regular bedtime) and the babes totally suffer the next day with their emotions and behavior? ACK! I feel horrible when this happens, probably because it doesn’t happen often and when it does I know it’s all my fault. Poor thing struggled yesterday and I put her to bed feeling like a horrible mama; I hate to set her up for failure and that’s exactly what we did.
Today is a new day, we will do all sorts of winning today. Great breakfast, she’ll get to see her friends at school, she gets to spend the afternoon with her Nana and we will have a fun evening with one of her favorite dinners, taco’s and 30 minutes of books before bed. It’s going to be a good day!
Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix
(original recipe via Averie Cooks)
- 2 cups Honey Nut Chex
- 2 cups Wheat Chex
- 2 cups Pretzel Sticks //mini
- 1 cup Honey-Roasted Peanuts
- 2 tbsp Butter //melted
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar //packed
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 1/2 tbsp Pumpkin Spice
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3/4 cup Dried Cranberries
- 3/4 cup Candy Corn
- Add Honey Nut Chex, Wheat Chex, Pretzels and Peanuts to a bowl, mix and set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add Butter and melt, about 30 seconds.
- Add Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Pumpkin Spice, Salt, and stir to combine.
- Put the sugary-deliciousness back into the microwave and heat to a rolling boil, about 30 seconds and evenly drizzle it over the dry ingredients; stirring to combine.
- Place mix on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Once it comes from the oven let it sit for 5 minutes and then sprinkle with Cranberries, and Candy Corn.
PARENTS how do you make up for a bad day with your kids, one that you know wasn’t their fault?