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Best Snack Recipes For Fall

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Best Snack Recipes For Fall

Fall is here, which means it is time to break out the Thanksgiving decorations and start making delicious Fall-themed snacks and treats for you and your family to enjoy. Everywhere you look, stores are selling pumpkin spiced flavor everything. Fortunately for you, you don’t actually have to go to Starbucks to get your pumpkin fix. You can make tasty pumpkin and Fall themed treats right in your own home. Try some of these easy snack recipes for Fall while you enjoy the changing colors and cool temperatures of the season.

Fall Snack Recipes On The Go

These recipes are great for packing in lunch bags or taking on road trips. They are easy to eat, easy to pack, and they won’t make too much of a mess.

Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds


  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne powder
  • ½ oz olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, thoroughly coating seeds.
  3. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet, then bake until toasted, or about 15 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning.

These pumpkin seeds have a little kick, and are perfect to munch on in between classes or on the bus. See the original recipe at She Wears Many Hats.

Sugared Crock Pot Pecans


  • 4 cups pecan halves
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp all-spice
  • ½ tsp ground cloves


  1. Place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on the low setting for two hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from crock pot and allow to cool, then serve

These delicious pecans are perfect for on-the-go snacking, and they can be packaged in jars or bags to give as delightful Fall-themed gifts. Get the original recipe at Pip and Ebby.

Vegan Pumpkin Caramels


  • 12 oz medjool dates
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin butter
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • a cup raw pepitas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and put the raw pepitas on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake the pepitas for about six minutes, or until fragrant, then set aside.
  3. Blend dates in a food processor, then add in pumpkin butter and spices and blend again.
  4. Continue mixing, pouring in the coconut oil until a paste is formed.
  5. Put the mixture in a bowl and leave it in the freezer overnight.
  6. Scoop out in tablespoons and roll into balls, then roll in the pepitas and sprinkle with sea salt. Store the finished caramels in the freezer.

These simple caramels are delicious and easy to make – plus you can take a few with you for an after-lunch dessert or a quick way to satisfy your sweet tooth during the day. Get the original recipe at Minimalist Baker.

Quick Party Favor Fall Snack Recipes

These recipes are perfect for entertaining guests in your home. Your friends and family will love how cute and Fall themed they are, not to mention how delicious they are.

Mini Pecan Pie Tarts


  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • a cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Combine cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl. Beat in the flour and salt, then divide the resulting dough in two equal amounts. Roll out the doughs into circles about one inch thick, then let chill for an hour.
  2. Shape the dough into two inch balls, and flatten them, then place each into muffin cups, pressing them in to form a shell.
  3. Divide the pecans equally amongst all the cups.
  4. Combine eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla extract, and 1 tsp salt in a separate bowl, then pour the resulting mixture evenly into each cup over the pecans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for about half an hour or until fully set.

These mini pie tarts are adorable, and every bit as delicious as their full size counterparts. Your guests will all be asking for more. Get the recipe at Better Baking Bible.

Pumpkin Spice Buddies


  • 1 box cinnamon Chex cereal
  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 1 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, divided


  1. Combine the cereal, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl.
  2. Melt the white chocolate carefully in the microwave, then stir in the pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and fold it in until everything in the large bowl is coated.
  4. Divide the powdered sugar between two large bags, then add half of the cereal mixture to each bag. Shake until coated.
  5. Spread the cereal out on baking sheets and let it all dry, then store in an airtight container.

This snack works well as a light snack you can leave out for you guests, or as a lunchtime snack you can take with you in a baggie. Find the original recipe at The Recipe Critic.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Dip Recipe


  • 1 stick of butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sweet condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of sea salt


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan at medium heat. Whisk in the brown sugar.
  2. Stir in the sweet condensed milk, then bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for five minutes.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and ½ tsp sea salt
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ½ tsp sea salt, then pour in half of the caramel mixture and stir.
  5. Spread mixture on the bottom of an 8 by 11 inch glass pan, then pour the rest of the caramel over the top. Let chill for an hour then serve with apple slices.

This is a perfect dish to serve before meals or bring to a potluck. It will be a big hit, and you’ll have to stop yourself from eating too much! Get the original recipe at DIY Candy.

Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • red and yellow food coloring
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 12-15 Tootsie Rolls
  • green piping gel frosting


  1. Melt butter in a pan.
  2. Stir in marshmallows, allowing them to melt.
  3. Add food coloring until you achieve an orange pumpkin color.
  4. Slowly stir in cereal.
  5. Remove from heat and carefully mix until cereal is evenly coated.
  6. Once the mixture is cool enough to handle, roll into balls, then add a Tootsie Roll for the stem and use piping gel to draw Jack-O-Lantern faces on each pumpkin.

These cute treats are perfect for any Fall occasion, especially an event with children. You almost won’t want to eat them because they are so adorable (but you will, because they taste so good). Find the original recipe at 365ish Days of Pinterest.

Roasted Mushrooms With Garlic and Thyme


  • 16 open cup mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 5 Tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly fry the mushrooms in hot oil for two minutes.
  3. Arrange the mushrooms on a cooking dish with the stalks facing up.
  4. Mix the butter, garlic, thyme, lemon juice, and seasoning in a small bowl.
  5. Spoon some garlic butter into each mushroom, then press the breadcrumbs on top.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

These tasty snacks work just as well as an appetizer or a side dish with any Fall meal. They are savory and addictive. Get the recipe from Cakes Cottage.

Fall Snack Recipes For Breakfast

When you’re planning Fall recipes, don’t forget about breakfast! These easy recipes are perfect for a light breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee.

Pumpkin Gingerbread


  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 Tbsp finely minced candied or fresh ginger
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • ½ cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, melted butter, sugar, molasses, ginger, eggs, and water.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and stir in the raisins.
  5. Pour the batter into a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan that has been coated in nonstick spray.
  6. Bake for one hour or until done. Test by inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, your loaf is done. Let it cool for 30 minutes, then serve.

This delicious fall snack bread recipe is most delicious while it is still warm, but you may want to let it cool before cutting into it, or it may be overly crumbly. Get the original recipe at Simply Recipes.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins


  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped apples
  • a“ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • a“ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp allspice

Ingredients for the topping:

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Heat the coconut oil until liquified. Warm up the milk, then add the vinegar to the milk.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a large bowl combine the coconut oil, milk and vinegar mixture, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Then add the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and allspice. Stir until combined, then fold in the apples.
  4. Scoop the mixture into a greased or lined muffin tin.
  5. Melt the butter for the topping, then stir in the cinnamon and sugar and spoon the resulting mix over the muffin mix.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

These muffins are really easy to make, and they are ideal for easy breakfasts, or even just a snack when you’re craving something sweet. Find the original recipe at Pinch of Yum.

Enjoy Delicious Recipes For Fall

With these easy Fall recipes, you can enjoy do it yourself treats that your family and friends will love all season long. Of course, you shouldn’t feel like there are limits to what you can make. Experiment with new recipes and keep looking for great ideas for Fall snacks. You may be surprised at what ends up being your new favorite.

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