Pumpkin Pie Puppy Chow

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve, hippies!

In need of a quick, delicious, last minute sweet treat for your holiday feast? I have the perfect recipe for you!

I am also on the hunt for a creative treat I can serve up to loved ones that is both tasty and fun. Puppy chow is a Christmastime staple but I found this recipe for a pumpkin pie version that is perfect for Turkey Day. I love baking but I’m not great at coming up with recipes and usually like to trust those who have taken out all the guess work. I’m so thankful to have found this recipe from Sweet Pennies from Heaven via Pinterest because it is as delicious as it sounds. Literally I began to salivate when I was reading the ingredients.

Uhhh, the only problem I had when buying ingredients was there were no fall colored M&M’s to be found – anywhere. Hello, it’s still fall! I was told the fall colored M&M’s left the shelves along with Halloween. How does that even make sense? I won’t even get on my high horse about how our society rushes through the holiday season and preps for holidays before the current one has even been celebrated. Fall is out the door before winter has begun, Christmas is already in full swing before we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving and I hope you’re ready for Valentine’s Day because it’ll be here before you know it. End rant. I could go on and on. Longish story short, I ended up buying fall colored candies and picking all the fall colored M&M’s out of my leftover Halloween candy. The big difference in my version of this tasty treat is there are peanut butter, peanut and regular M&M’s along with fall colored sugar candies instead of fall colored M&M’s.

This is a great treat, that’s surprisingly not super sweet, to have sitting out for friends and family to munch on before and after the main course. I decided to make little treat bags for my neighbors and delivered them with the hubs and pup in tow. It was a nice surprise for those who received the treat. One neighbor, Mr. Tom, was so adorable and invited us in for wine. He wasn’t familiar with the term puppy chow, I guess it’s more of a southern snack, and he thought it was for his precious Pomeranian Sophie. I literally said, “NO! It’s puppy chow for people.” I sounded like a doofus but he was so appreciate of our neighborly gesture.

What’s on your must bake list for the holidays?

I’m thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Enjoy your loved ones.

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The candy pearls looked great, but the hubs felt the need to “warn” everyone that “those little ones are really hard.” They weren’t bad but next time I’ll leave those out 🙂

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To stay in the holiday spirit I only used fall colored mixing bowls: red, brown, orange & yellow.

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Because baking is more fun with wine & bubbly.
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Add a personal touch to your treats by making a custom tag.

2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Puppy Chow

  1. Awesome!!! I’m so glad you love it and thank you for sharing our recipe. It is yummy good and BOO on the no fall M&M’s! Who do they think they are, LOL!! I love that your neighbor thought it was real dog food. I mean, why do we call human food puppy chow anyway?! Hahaha! Thanks again….we appreciate the share!


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