Snack mix recipes are great to have for so many reasons. Fall hikes, after-school munchies, afternoon pick-me-up fuel, or just because snack mix is delicious and fun to eat. We have a pumpkin spice sweet and salty snack mix that's perfect for fall.
If you're aboard the pumpkin spice train this season, be sure to add this recipe to your meal plan. Every meal plan needs snacks. At least, in my opinion, snacks help get me through the day and prevent overeating during main courses.
My blood sugar feels a lot more stable when snacks are apart of my day. I like to portion out snack mix into snack baggies or little containers. A favorite of mine is homemade granola, but I'll swap that out for this tasty fall mix for now.
Ideas for pumpkin spice snack mix:
- Add to school lunches.
- Put in baggies and containers for easy-to-grab snacks.
- Take with on hikes or outdoor adventures.
- Put in a cute pumpkin dish for Thanksgiving or other gatherings.
- Add to Halloween party goody bags.
- Bring with during trick-or-treating for non-candy fuel.
- Eat while carving pumpkins.
- Enjoy as a movie night treat.
- Gift to neighbors, family, and friends.
- Enjoy during a coffee break with a pumpkin spice latte. I mean, fully embrace pumpkin season.
- Use in the Mini Pumpkin Surprise game.
- Share with coworkers.
- Put in decorative mason jars for food gifts.
I'm sure there are more ways to get the most out of pumpkin spice snack mix. We don't need to tell you how to eat snacks. We do, however, want to make sure we share as many DIY snack recipes as we can. Make your own snacks in bulk to save money and have control over the ingredients. When you make snacks at home, it's entirely up to you what you include in the mix.
If you have any allergies in the family or picky eaters, it's easy to tweak most snack mix recipes.
Pumpkin Spice Sweet and Salty Snack Mix Recipe
Here is a tasty homemade snack mix to make in bulk for fall snacking.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Grease parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray.
Add almonds, walnuts, and peanuts to a large bowl and mix well. Fold in raisins.
In a separate small bowl, mix together sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites and water until foamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg whites to nut mixture and stir well to evenly coat. Add sugar mixture and stir well to coat nuts completely.
Spread nuts in a single layer (or as best as you can) on 2 prepared baking sheets. Bake for 40-50 minutes, flipping every 15 minutes until nuts are dry. Let set to cool completely before serving.
Do you have a favorite homemade snack mix recipe?