Fun Snacks To Get You in the Thanksgiving Spirit

Fun Snacks To Get You in the Thanksgiving Spirit
Anything Pumpkin!

As we say goodbye to warmer weather, it’s easy to get melancholy. Shorter days and cooler temperatures can get us down. But there’s at least one thing to look forward to as the leaves change and the chilly winds blow in: treating our taste buds to the familiar flavors of harvest season.

Thanksgiving, with its turkey, stuffing, and cranberries, is still a ways down the road. But you can get yourself in the mood for the holiday with some seasonally appropriate snacks and treats. Once you’re thinking Thanksgiving—and tasting it, too—it’ll be here in no time. Here are some fun snacks to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

The apple is synonymous with fall—after all, apples fall from the tree. There are so many things you can make with apples to get in the Thanksgiving mood, but chief among them is the apple cider doughnut. With its rich golden-brown color and burst of flavor, every bite feels like a special seasonal treat. We don’t recommend deep-frying doughnuts at home if you’re not an expert, but your local bakeries and farmers’ markets should be able to provide you with a dozen or two.

Roasted Nuts

If no one has allergies, let delicious tree nuts be a part of your fall harvest. Roasting almonds, walnuts, and pecans in cinnamon sugar makes them a fall-friendly snack that’ll keep you feeling full through the workday and thinking of nutty casseroles and desserts for Thanksgiving.

Anything Pumpkin

No autumn is complete without pumpkin spice: that special blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. But you don’t have to bake a pumpkin pie to enjoy the flavor profile. If you’re a novice baker, a loaf of pumpkin bread can be much more forgiving but just as tasty. Even better, a pumpkin pie dip is a quick, easy, and novel approach to pumpkin spice treats. It even allows you to feature the flavor on graham crackers, apples, and cookies!

Caramel Corn

Whether you’re buying a big tin or making a batch yourself, there’s nothing like the sweet, salty, and savory flavor profile of caramel corn for fall snacking. A touch of dark corn syrup and brown sugar is just about all you need to transform normal popcorn into a treat you won’t be able to put down. Don’t forget to mix in cheese popcorn to make it Chicago-style, too!

Candy Corn Chex Mix

One of the most versatile and fun snacks to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit has to be candy corn Chex mix. Candy corn on its own may have a bit of a bad reputation these days, but incorporating a few pieces in your snack mix will give the batch a burst of honeyed sweetness that really complements the usual saltiness and nuttiness. And visually speaking, those yellows and oranges really set the autumn tone. You’ll be talking turkey before you know it.

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