The fall brings with it a plethora of flavors and some pretty great food that comes as a result. There are just so many fun ways to blend themes of pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, and pecan into a dish. But sometimes you’re just not in the mood for a full meal and that’s okay because we’ve got you covered with some quick bites that are just as tasty. Check out these autumn snack ideas you’ll love!
Butter Pecan Popcorn
A sweet and salty snack you’re going to want to have on this fall!
Ingredients: microwave popcorn, 1 stick of butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter extract, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 cup of chopped pecans
Directions: Prepare popcorn in the microwave following the cook-time instructions. Then in a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add in sugar, butter extract, and corn syrup; allow this to boil for about 7 minutes. Add baking soda to expand to the mixture. In the meantime, chop pecans into bite-size pieces. Once the caramel mixture is ready, pour it over the popcorn (place the popcorn in a large bowl. Add in the chopped pecans. Stir until everything until it looks evenly distributed. Allow to cool and then serve. It works great for a fall movie-night!
These delicious pumpkin bars will give you all the autumn feels and work nicely with a cup of coffee as a quick morning treat!
Ingredients: 4 large eggs, 2/3 cups sugar, 1 cup canola oil, 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt
Directions: In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin until well mixed. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and blend well. Pour into a baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Let this concution cool completely. Ice the baked cake and then cut into squares. And now you have yourself a pumpkin treat to snack on!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar
Fan of chocolate? Love peanut butter? HUGE bark person? This is the snack for you this fall!
Ingredients: 16 ounces white chocolate, 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, vanilla extract
Directions: Grease a baking sheet and line with parchment paper. Mix white chocolate chips and peanut butter together in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until half-melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until half-melted (about 45 seconds). Stir vanilla extract into half-melted semi-sweet chocolate and spread the peanut butter mixture onto the greased baking sheet. Evenly pour melted semi-sweet chocolate over peanut butter mixture. Using the tip of a sharp knife, drag semi-sweet chocolate through the peanut butter mixture to replicate a marble-pattern. Add some peanut butter cups while the mixture is still hot. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut into pieces and store in an air-tight container and then serve! This will be a snack that you can’t get enough of and will provide that needed comfort chocolate always gives, with a peanut butter twist!
Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies
Apple pie is a signature dessert of the autumn season, but what if you could eat it daily in cookie form? Well, this snack allows one to do just that!
Ingredients: 1 cup instant oats, 3/4cup whole wheat or gluten-free, flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, 1 large egg, room temperature, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup agave, 1 cup finely diced red apple
Directions: Mix with a whisk the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, stir the coconut oil or butter, egg, and vanilla. Add in the agave, as well as the flour mixture, stirring just until fully dissolved. Finally add in the apple chunks. Chill for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop the cookie dough into rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly to form the cookies. Bake at 325°F for around 15 minutes. Let these treats cool on the pan for 10 minutes before putting out to serve. And then you will have yourself this healthy alternative for a sugar-fix this fall!
Frosted Cinnamon Sticks
The smell of cinnamon in the fall is just heavily and in dough form, it’s divinely delicious!
Ingredients: 1 pound fresh pizza dough, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll, press, and stretch the dough into rectangles. Whisk together the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Brush all sides with melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar. Twist the ends in opposite directions, then leave on a non-stick pan and bake. Once you’re done, drizzle some frosting on, and you have yourself a warm and delicious fall snack!
This fall-themed Chex Mix creation will hit you right in those autumn feels! Plus it’s super easy to make.
Ingredients: Chex Mix, candy corn, marshmallows, candy corn, candy corn apples, raisins
Directions: Mix all these ingredients into a large bowl and serve! You can get creative in how you want to present the snack to your friends, whether it’s in cute little jars or decorative mini bowls. When you’re done, you have a snack that is sure to please whether you’re just hanging out or having a party with friends.
Chocolate Dipped Apple Slices
While Edible Arrangements are great, you can make this fall snack equivalent within minutes!
Ingredients: two bags of chocolate candy melts, apple slices, 1 can of prepared white icing
Directions: Chop up an apple into slices ( total apples depend on how many you’re serving). Melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave for about a minute. Dip the slices into the bowl of chocolate with the use of wooden skewers. Let these sit for about 15 minutes. Add on some icing to your creations and serve. Chocolate covered strawberries may be a refreshing summer snack, but chocolate covered apple slices will be the snack that will keep you satisfied throughout the fall!