Today’s post (and awesome photos) come from my sister Emily, who was recently home from college on fall break and on a mission to eat and photograph every fall food imaginable (we MUST be related ;)). Take it away, Emily!
Fall Break means a few things. It means family time, it means Reese’s peanut butter cup pumpkins (and lots of ‘em!), it means being cozy on the couch while stuffing my face with hand-fulls of candy corn, and it means ALL THINGS pumpkin and squash. Here’s a little glimpse into what I did (but mostly ate) over my time home from college this past week: homemade Pumpkin and Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats, homemade Pumpkin-Maple-Cranberry Granola, pumpkin donuts and homemade Butternut Squash Pizza, Pumpkin 7-layer Bars* (homemade and way too delicious to not exist all year round), a trip to Cooperstown with lots of apples, Pumpkin soup (again, homemade-thanks mom!) with soft garlic bread, homemade Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins, walks around the neighborhood to take in the beautiful fall views, and pumpkin soft serve with chocolate sprinkles! But most importantly, is the Fall Trail Mix that I concocted, which is really just a mash of snack-y foods with a fall twist. Enjoy!
*Note: these are pictured TWICE because they are just. THAT. DELICIOUS.
- Pretzel nuggets
- Chocolate chips
- Candy corn (I used regular, Indian, Blackberry Cobbler, and Tangerine flavors)
- Chocolate-covered Cookie Dough Pieces (or chocolate-covered anything!)
Mix together in a large bowl and EAT!
How can you make things like that and be the size you are???
Oh to be
20 again(oh wait I was never that skinny!)
Great post, Emily! I still have ONE Pumpkin 7-layer bar hidden in the freezer. I’m afraid if I eat it it will mean I will have to make another batch, and I WILL eat the entire thing myself! (I think readers can see where my daughters get there sweet tooths (?) from…)
You MUST make another batch and you MUST mail it to me!! Pretty please?