Now that it is September and fall is nearly here, we’re all bracing ourselves for pumpkin spice everything! But what about apple pie spice? A comforting blend of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg… It’s enough to make your mouth start watering on the spot!
If you share my love for apple pie spice, I have a recipe to share with you today that I think will quickly become a go-to snacktime favorite this autumn.
Crunchy pecans, chewy oatmeal cookie pieces, fragrant spices and crispy cereal with whole grain come together in this oh-so-addicting Chex Mix that will have you reaching for handful after handful of this crunchy sweet and salty treat!
Like any tasty Chex Mix recipe, the base of this recipe is Chex cereal and while I used Corn Chex because it is a personal favorite (and whole grain is the first ingredient), you can easily swap in your favorite flavor or use a combination of Chex cereals. I think Rice Chex, Cinnamon Chex and Corn Chex would make a fantastic trio!
All General Mills Big G Cereals contain whole grain as their first ingredient and since approximately 95 percent of Americans do not get enough whole grain in their diet, consider this Chex Mix a tasty way to eat whole grain and celebrate National Whole Grain Month this September!
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Apple Pie Spice Chex Mix
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 16 servings 1x
This recipe for Apple Pie Spice Chex Mix is a sweet and salty treat packed with traditional apple pie spices, pecans and crumbly oatmeal cookie pieces that will quickly become an autumn snacktime favorite. Thank you to General Mills Big G Cereals for teaming up with me for this post in honor of National Whole Grain Month!
- 5 cups Corn Chex cereal
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 3 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 ½ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 ¼ cup dried apples, chopped
- 4 medium oatmeal cookies, chopped
- In small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. Set aside.
- In a small microwave-safe dish, microwave butter on high for approximately 30 seconds until melted. Stir in vanilla extract.
- In a large microwavable bowl, Corn Chex and pecans. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly distributed. Add sugar and spice mixture and stir until coated.
- Microwave uncovered on high 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute. Add chopped dried apples and chopped oatmeal cookies and toss to coat in sugary spice mix.
- Spread Chex Mix on a cookie sheet and cool. Store in an airtight container.
And since apple pie spice is involved in this recipe, I won’t judge you if you decide to sprinkle this Chex Mix on top of a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Apple pie is best enjoyed a la mode, of course!
You read my mind, I was going to suggest topping ice cream or oatmeal with the mix! A baked apple would be a good option, too!
Love that idea! Almost like a modified granola/crumb topping. YUM!
This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it, although I have to modify the recipe a bit a bit more Europe-friendly but I love me some good crunch love on top of yogurt! thanks for the recipe!
Heather @ Polyglot Jot says
Yum!! This is so fall-ish!! I love Fall recipes 😀 I bet this would be really good with some coconut yogurt!
Kelli @ Hungry Hobby says
Yum! I always forget about makimg Chex mix, this version looks delicious! Also perfect for football parties!
Mrs K. says
I am SO ready for everything Fall! Thanks so much for sharing. We’re having a board game night Friday and I think I know what the munchie is going to be now! 😉
Me too!!! And hope you have a blast at your game night this week!
Patricia @Sweet And Strong says
Yum! I love apple spice and it deserves just as much credit as everything pumpkin! Delicious!
Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona says
Yum! This looks like a perfect fall take on chex mix. I’m definitely going to have to try this.
Hope you love it!! <3
Love this idea for a quick grab-and-go fall snack! Yum!
Did you use store bought cookies? I wonder how homemade would work
Oh man this sounds amazing! I love apple pie spiced anything during the fall time.
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I agree, apple pie is best topped with a (large) scoop of vanilla ice cream. Mm mmm.
This Chex mix looks delicious Julie! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Diana Fitts says
Yum! I’m a huge fan of cereal and this may take that love to a whole new level.
Brie @ A Slice of Brie says
Haha I was literally just thinking today that it’s *almost* time to make your Christmas chex mix (the best!!) and then I saw this in my blog reader! I will definitely be making this asap!
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
I was making apple pie roasted almonds the other day and actually had to look up the difference between apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice so I could make them right 🙂 This looks delicious and I love the idea to use it as a topping. I can see it as part of the crumble in an apple crisp, too!
This would be A+ stirred into some plain greek yogurt, I bet.
Looks like a perfect smoothie bowl topper or snack on its own! I’m so guilty of eating cereal from the box, haha!
I just made this to take to a football party, and am ridiculously excited about it. 🙂 I couldn’t find any soft oatmeal cookies, though, so I’m using the pepperidge farm caramel apple pie cookies… It smells delicious, and I’m hoping my friends think it’s a suitable substitute!