When the days get shorter, the air get’s crisper, and the leaves start to change, it’s time for our favorite season – FALL! And while we’d love to fill our days with hay rides, pumpkin patches, and trick-or-treating, the real world calls. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little autumn to your day-to-day life! Mix things up with these seasonal snacks that are sure to have you feeling like fall in no time!
Seasonal Snack Mix
Snack mix, trail mix, chex mix….whatever you call it, this go-anywhere snack is versatile and delicious. Start with a base of your favorite cereal, pretzels, and peanuts, and then go crazy with the flavor! For savory snack lovers, add in buttery popcorn, your favorite cheesy crackers like Goldfish Cheez-its, pumpkin seeds for an autumnal touch, and roasted walnuts or pecans for a protein punch. If a sweet-tooth is more your style, try adding dried cranberries and apples, chocolate or cinnamon chips, mini marshmallows, and any leftover halloween candy you’re still working through. This on-the-go snacking option is perfect for powering all the hayrides and hikes you’re trying to fit into the season!
One of the greatest parts of fall is the abundance of beautiful produce available – and nothing says “Autumn” quite like freshly picked apples! There are countless ways to turn this fall fruit into the perfect snack. Start by slicing up your favorite variety to create crunchy apple chips – they’re easy to make in an air fryer and perfect for dipping in caramel sauce, adding to your snack mix, or even topping a salad. And every autumn snack is improved with a little bit (or a lot) of apple butter! If you’ve got a crockpot, a bunch of apples, and all your favorite seasonal spices, this sweet treat comes together easily and will keep you snacking happily all fall!
Bountiful Baked Goods
Everyone knows that fall and winter are prime time for baking – there’s nothing better than a warm house that smells like freshly baked treats when it starts to get chilly outside! Baking can seem like a daunting task, but with a good recipe, fresh fall ingredients, and a little bit of focus, you’ll be amazed at what you can create. Serve up a sweet fall treat for breakfast by starting with pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls, or create a stir at your next party by serving up chocolate chip pumpkin muffins and adding adorable turkey cupcakes to your Thanksgiving dessert menu. And for everyday treats, nothing beats the taste of a fresh, warm apple hand pie – these are easy to make ahead of time, freeze, and bake whenever a craving hits!
Feeling inspired and hungry? Discovering the flavors of fall is always fun and delicious! What is your go-to autumn snack?