It’s that time of year again where we put pumpkin spice in everything, right? Put it in all your baked goods, your coffee, your ice cream, your CHEX BARS.
These babies taste just like a certain nougaty candy bar with a pumpkin spice upgrade. They take no time at all and you can swap out the white chocolate for milk or dark chocolate and have a nice twist on the classic!
I grabbed some cinnamon Chex to really boost the fall flavor. The base is made with even parts corn syrup, brown sugar and peanut butter. There’s also some peanuts in the mix but feel free to use whatever kind of nut you want!
First thing you want to do is grease a 9x13-inch pan. Then combine the peanuts and Chex cereal in a large bowl. Mix the brown sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan.
Turn the heat onto medium and bring the brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil.
After a minute remove from the heat and mix in the peanut butter, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and salt.
Mix in the peanuts and Chex cereal, carefully stirring so you don’t mash it up!
Carefully press the mix into the prepared pan and drizzle with melted white chocolate. I tinted mine orange for a Halloween vibe, but if you do that make sure you use an oil-based food coloring, available at some craft stores. Water based will make your chocolate (seize) harden instantly. If that does happen though, a teaspoon or so of coconut oil helps.
That’s it! Slice into bars and serve up this sweet fall treat!