I’m high maintenance when it comes to food. Okay, maybe other things too, but we’re here to talk about food today. Foods that are hard to find, the theme of this week’s Sunday Supper.
Whether online or in store, there is little I won’t do to track down items I want in my pantry, refrigerator, or freezer. I have gone to five grocery stores in one day to track down Pumpkin Spice Oreos (so worth it). I have ordered the freshest wild Alaskan salmon from the famous Pike’s Place Seafood Market in Seattle. It never ceases to amaze me that it is placed on an airplane and on my front porch a little more than twelve hours later. The taste always makes me ooooh and aaaah too.
Then there’s my favorite market, about 30 minutes from my house. Somehow their avocados just taste better than everyone else’s. Oh, and my favorite bakery (other than my own kitchen 🙂 ) is 30 minutes in the opposite direction. And I’ve gone to both in one day a couple times.
Whether meat, seafood, produce, junk food, or health food, the lengths I’ve gone to in order to get my hands on food, is pretty much insane. But I find most of the time, it is so worth it!
Like when I went on a search for Pumpkin Spice baking chips. I had no idea these were a thing until I saw them on a few other blogs. I finally found them at my local Target. Gotta love Target! I’m so glad I found them. Whereas some chips don’t pack much of a flavor punch, these really have a strong, warming spice to them. They are more pumpkin spicy than any other similarly flavored thing I’ve tried.
What to do with them was next. It seemed only natural to create a snack/dessert that satisfies that typical pumpkin spice craving this time of year, as well as one that is easy to make and loved by everyone. Set this out as part of your Thanksgiving spread, and no one will remember there was no pumpkin pie.
I used Cinnamon Chex to intensify the pumpkin spice, and they are literally my new favorite cereal. I’m addicted! The crispy crunchy cereal is complemented perfectly by the gooey mixture of the chips and peanut butter, and that confectioners’ sugar coating . . . well it’s just irresistible. Track these chips down. You’ll be glad you did.Print
Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow #SundaySupper
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Yield: Varies
- 1 13.5 ounce box Cinnamon Chex cereal
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup pumpkin spice baking chips
- 2–3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- In a large microwave safe bowl, place the peanut butter and chips. Microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted. Pour in the box of cereal and stir until fully coated. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and stir until coated.
- Store puppy chow in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!
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- Homemade Mascarpone from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Sugar Plum Fairy Jam from What Smells So Good?
- Porcini Compound Butter from Nosh My Way
Nibbles and Sides
- Baked Rice with Mushrooms from Basic N Delicious
- Brie Blackberry Bites from Family Foodie
- Foie Gras Bites from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Miso Risotto from Crazy Foodie Stunts
The Main Event
- Bourbon Butter Venison Bites from The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Fennel Frond Pappardelle with Rabbit, Muscat, and Cream from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Korean-style Tripe from kimchi MOM
- Lapin au Cidre – Cider Braised Rabbit from Food Lust People Love
- Maple Bison Blueberry Burgers from Noshing With The Nolands
- Rabbit Braised with Kalamata Olives and Prunes from The Texan New Yorker
- Spicy Sausage Pasta Skillet from Nik Snacks
- Wild Venison Sausage Gravy from A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen
- Turkey, Wild Rice and Mushroom Casserole from Recipes, Food and Cooking
- Wild Boar Pacific Rim Sliders from Peaceful Cooking
- Blueberry Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce from From the Bookshelf
- German Fruit and Nut Bars from Magnolia Days
- Grilled Bananas/Toast Topped with Chocolate and Cheese from Brunch with Joy
- Lemon Blueberry Scones from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Raspberry Muffins from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow from Pies and Plots
- Ultimate Chewy Brownies from The Perfect Brownie
- Vanilla Poached Tamarillos from Manu’s Menu
- Wild Blackberry Scones with Lemon Glaze from The Foodie Army Wife
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Topped Waffles from NinjaBaker.com
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Glad you were able to track down and capture those pumpkin spice baking chips! Your puppy chow looks delicious!
Looks like going to Target has just been added to my to-do list. I wonder what other goodies to find there besides those pumpkin spice chips. Great way to use the chips for sure. Such a tasty snack.
My dad just picked up peppermint marshmallows at Target for me yesterday. They’re another favorite, so check those out 🙂
Constance J Smith says
Oh how yummy!!!
My Target list is growing longer…I’m going to have to hunt down those chips 🙂 Your puppy chow sounds wonderful…perfect for the season!
I have to keep a running Target list or I forget things. I swear, I could go to Target everyday 🙂
DB, Foodie Stuntman | Crazy Foodie Stunts says
Yep, I can totally relate to going to a bunch of different supermarkets for specific ingredients for dishes such as this dessert. Great job!
You have the coolest products in the US, I love poking around in stores when we travel. We tend to have the basics here, never have I seen seasonal products like pumpkin spice baking chips or pumpkin spice Oreos. I have not tried making or have even had puppy chow before either. I have to change all of this when we head south for New Years and locate some cool things!!
You will have to stock up for sure! I bet you could make puppy chow with things you could find though. Chex cereal, peanut butter, any kind of chips you like, powdered sugar. I know you could put a great twist on it, Tara!
You’ve got it–my weak spot! Puppy chow does me in every time, but add pumpkin spice and I’m in autumn heaven 🙂
Sarah Reid says
I can’t believe I *still* haven’t tried puppy chow, this looks delicious!
You have to try it, Sarah!
Julie @ Texan New Yorker says
I feel so in the dark, as I’d never even heard of these pumpkin spice chips. But now I have to have them!!! They sound amazing. As does your recipe today! 🙂
Cindys Recipes and Writings says
pumpkin spice flavored baking chips are worth the hunt!
Family Foodie says
I love that you are high maintenance when it comes to food — your recipes are delish!
Thanks so much, Isabel! That is quite a complement.
K / Pure & Complex says
I wish all supermarkets carried the same things, but alas that will never be. This is such a wonderful recipe
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
I love your opening line about being high maintainence when it comes to food..Yup, that’s me too!! Love the puppy chow
John@Kitchen Riffs says
I had no clue there was such a thing as pumpkin spice baking chips. I must not get out much. 😉 Either that, or I’m clueless! Anyway, good stuff — thanks.
Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says
YASSSSS!! this is seriously the epitome of delicious
Thanks, Caralyn, and thanks for visiting 🙂
Jennifer Farley says
This sounds so good!
Thanks, Jen – it is addictively good!