Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies

I posted this recipe when I guest posted on Katie {Did} It for the 15 Tricks to Treat Your Halloween Series   You should check out Katie’s blog, she has some ideas on there! I thought I would re-post the recipe here in case you did not get a chance to see it.  

When I was a kid I always looked forward to Halloween.  Now that I am a mother, I look forward to my son’s excitement for Halloween.  I always loved the dressing up and all the parties.  My favorite part of Halloween is the candy and the food at Halloween parties. This should be no surprise, because my favorite part of everything is food.  
Another thing that I associate with Halloween is pumpkins.  I always carved pumpkins when I was a kid for Halloween.  These Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow are a great combination of the candy and pumpkins of Halloween. These are a great treat to serve at Halloween parties.  
These Muddy Buddies are made using Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses.  I also decided to add some graham cracker crumbs to the powdered sugar to give the muddy buddies the addition of the flavor of a graham cracker crust.  These tasting amazing!! I loved the pumpkin flavor, which was not overwhelming at all.  I could not stop eating these.  I also sent some to my husband’s work, where they were also quickly devoured.  I hope that you make this delicious and easy treat to serve at your Halloween parties!
Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies

5 cups rice Chex cereal 
1 bag (10 ounces) Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses, melted
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1.  Add the powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs to a plastic bag and mix together.
2.  Put the Chex cereal in a large bowl.
3.  Melt the Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses in the microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth.  If not melted, microwave for additional 15 second increments until melted and smooth.
4.  Pour the melted Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses over the Chex cereal and mix until the cereal is coated. Add the cereal to the plastic bag with the powdered sugar mixture and shake until the cereal is completely covered.  

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  1. oh YUM! :)

  2. Another Lisa who is saying, “Yum!”

  3. YUM! I’d love for you to stop over and enter my Perfectly Pumpkin Contest on Monday.

  4. Yum, yum, YUM! This I will have to try :) I am now following you and I look forward to your future posts. Have a wonderful day.

    Blessings to you,

  5. No way!!! Totally going to make this today :)

    The Farm Girl

  6. Oh yummy, Alyssa!
    This looks so delicious! I would probably eat that whole bowl!!! Thanks for joining TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS with your yummy treat!

  7. This sounds out of this world! Gotta try it!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Where did you get the Hershey’s kisses? I have tried Wal-Mart and Kroger, no luck ;(

    • I got them at my grocery store, which is Giant. I also saw them at Target. I hope that you are able to find them! They were with the Halloween candy in both stores.

    • Anonymous says:

      I found some! Thanks a bunch for the tip. The key was to look in the Halloween candy section, my daughter and I are looking forward to making/eating these today!

  9. LOVE this idea!

  10. Those look SO SO good!! I love everything pumpking…and I love muddy buddies! I’ll definitely have to try these out! We are your newest followers! http://moresisterstuff.blogspot.com/

  11. I’ve never seen pumpkin kisses. But I’m going to Hershey tomorrow so I should be able to find them there! Love this recipe…

  12. Sounds divine! I’d love to have you join my PIN MEme Linky Party because this is very Pin Worthy! I’m going to pin it now!

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  13. Muddy Buddies are one of my favorite things and these look amazing!! I am featuring you tomorrow at the Back For Seconds Social!

  14. You are like the Muddy Buddy Queen! I love all of your new and innovative twists on a classic.

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


  15. Wow! I cannot wait to try these! These sound like a “for sure hit” in our house. They sound like they would be gluten free and nut free too. Instead of graham crackers, I’m gonna try Enjoy Life’s Vanilla Graham Cookie crumbled up because I love the idea of adding some crust like taste. Yay! Thank you!

  16. WOW!!! Sounds like a winner! Yummm! Thanks for sharing!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy-healthy-Easy

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  18. Oh Yummy! I love that you used pumpkin spice kisses! BRILLIANT! I am pinning this to try!

  19. I love anything pumpkin, but these are brilliant!

  20. Love pumpkin foods!! I hope you will share this at The CSI Project this week. The challenge is Fall Food and this is perfect. You just might win! Links ups begin Wednesday night! Each day we feature a fall recipe so come on over!

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  22. I came across these and had t come take a look. I love Muddy Buddies and anything pumpkin so these are perfect for me! YUM!

  23. Alyssa,
    This sounds amazing! I love to make muddy buddies in the winter but I never thought to change the flavor. I love pumpkin and can’t wait to try this recipe. Off to Target now to buy the ingredients :) Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

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  25. What a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  26. I have a bag of those kisses in my pantry as we speak!! I thought I knew what I was going to make with them but now you are swaying my decision! This looks absolutely amazing!

  27. stopping in to pin.


  28. Just pinned this! And just have to say… Yay, you called them Muddy Buddies!!! LOL! When I first learned about them, that’s the name I learned but those “Puppy Chow” people just want to knock you out if you call them anything but..lol! Out of curiosity, I had at one point looked into the matter… they go by so many different names and the name just depends on what part of the US you live in. 😀

  29. Oh! These look good. I love muddy buddies, I bet the pumpkin flavor is super yummy. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

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  31. perfect for Halloween

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