Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

My pumpkin spice trail mix is perfect for a Halloween or fall party.  It is easy and quick to make plus it makes a large batch for a crowd.  Make it for the kid’s Halloween party next week or for your next tail gate!  

pumpkin spice trail mix


  • Boxed cinnamon square cereal (I used life but chex or any other name would work)
  • Dried cranberries
  • Autumn mix or candy corn
  • Walnuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 of a 16 oz package of vanilla almond bark
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice


pumpkin spice trail mix
Melt 1/2 of your package of vanilla almond bark (about 8 oz) in the microwave in a very large bowl.  Follow the package instructions for melting.  Stir well.  Add 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice and mix well.  Add your entire box of cereal and toss to coat each piece.  Place 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a large zippered bag.  Add 1/2 of your cereal mixture.  Zip and shake to coat.  Lay out on a cookie sheet.  Repeat with other 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 of cereal mixture.  Allow the coated cereal to set up.  Add cranberries, walnuts, and candy corn mix and toss to combine.  Add to a bowl for eating.
pumpkin spice trail mix

Want to get a little more festive with your mix?  Add it to paper cones to serve.  Cut 12″ by 12″ sheets of scrap book paper into fourths.  Roll into a cone and tape.  Then add your trail mix.

pumpkin spice trail mix

This makes the mix easy to carry around a party and munch on.  Plus it keeps the little hands out of the large bowl of trail mix!

pumpkin spice trail mix

All of the pieces get a dusting of powdered sugar once they are mixed with the cereal.  I did not know just how good walnuts and cranberries are once you put a little powdered sugar on them.  Y’all they are amazing.

pumpkin spice trail mix

I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!  I actually just made it for my family and took the remainder to work with me.  That way we got to enjoy it but not eat the entire batch!  Cause I am telling y’all it makes a BUNCH!

pumpkin spice trail mix



  1. Darlene says

    Almost 2 years and no one has asked about amounts of cranberries and walnuts you used. Did you use the whole 1 1/2 cup bag of walnuts as shown in the picture? And I can’t see what size bag of cranberries you used. Thank you for your reply.


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