Pumpkin spice and everything nice, hot apple cider mulled with cinnamon sticks; warm autumn flavors may be the very best thing about this chilly season! Here at Oola, we have the all-time best fall treats to keep you cozy this time of year! Whether you’re on the lookout for simple, tasty fall snacks or showstopping fall desserts – we have you covered!
1. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes combine classic fall flavors with rich, sweet chocolate. These homemade pumpkin cupcakes contain buttermilk which makes them extra fluffy and tender. Chocolate chips are sprinkled throughout the cake for added sweetness, with creamy chocolate buttercream (and more chocolate chips!) to top things off.
2. Maple Bacon Cupcakes
Maple and bacon intertwine beautifully in this sweet and salty fall dessert. Maple bacon cupcakes have traditional crisp autumn fragrances; syrupy, with sweet maple cinnamon spicy notes. These unforgettable treats are easily prepared with a convenient pecan cake mix, topped with creamy maple buttercream and sprinkled with crispy bacon.
3. Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars
Skip the apple pie and prepare this decadent dessert instead. Apple crisp shortbread bars combine the best of both worlds, apple crisp, and rich, buttery shortbread cookies! Topped with a crispy brown sugar topping, tender sweet apples are piled high atop a golden shortbread crust. This delicious snack will quickly become a seasonal favorite.
4. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
A luscious creamy no-bake pumpkin cheesecake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser this fall season! Nothing can be more simple to prepare than a no-bake cheesecake. All you’ll need for this smash hit recipe are some graham crackers, cream cheese, pumpkin puree, sugar, heavy whipping cream, and pumpkin pie spice.
5. Apple Fritter Bread
Apple fritter bread is similar to an apple fritter donut, with apple streusel nestled within and on top of tender, sweet loaves, finished with a coat with a sweet vanilla glaze. Apple fritter bread makes for a light dessert or lovely autumn breakfast.
6. Harvest Puppy Chow
Harvest puppy chow, or sometimes called muddy buddies, is outrageously addictive. This delicious crunchy fall-themed treat is made with Chex cereal, peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar, and eaten by the hand full!
Puppy chow is also notably versatile; this hard to resist treat can be changed to suit your tastes or dressed up for any occasion, making it the perfect Halloween snack or fun Thanksgiving dessert. For a colorful fall twist, add brightly autumn-themed M&M’s, pretzels, and candy corn.
7. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (Six Ways)
With Autumn here, just about everyone is carving pumpkins and making pumpkin pies, leaving one with an abundance of pumpkin seeds. If you’re like most, you’ve probably roasted pumpkin seeds in the past. But perhaps you’re on the lookout for creative new flavors to dress up this fantastic superfood. Well, you’re in luck, try roasted pumpkin seeds six delicious ways!
- ranch pumpkin seeds
- pizza pumpkin seeds
- dill pickle pumpkin seeds
- salt and pepper pumpkin seeds
- cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds
- sweet and spicy seeds
8. Apple Cider Donuts
Fall wouldn’t be quite complete without a bite into a warm apple cider donut rolled in a sweet coating of cinnamon and sugar. Tender donut dough made from scratch mixed with reduced apple cider gives these apple cider donuts an incredible warm, spicy flavor. Not only will this recipe make traditional apple cider donuts, but mini apple cider donut holes to munch on when you’re feeling like having a little taste of fall. Skip the long lines at the state fair or apple orchard and enjoy these deep-fried homemade donuts from the comforts of your own home with some hot apple cider.
9. Cinnamon Apple Chips
Need a tip on how to utilize the rest of your apples from the orchard? Cinnamon apple chips are an excellent, healthy fall snack for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. Apples are thinly sliced and baked in the oven, and lightly sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar for a simple crispy, crunchy fall snack. Apple chips make a fantastic healthy school snack for celebratory events such as Halloween parties or a healthier snack option at Thanksgiving gatherings.
Make apple chips low-carb or keto friendly by omitting the sugar and sprinkling the apple chips with the cinnamon only. If you prefer a touch of sweetness, feel free to use a no-calorie sweetener such as Stevia.
10. Pumpkin Roll
The pumpkin roll is a classic autumn dessert that will make you fall in love with the season. This tender, spiced rolled cake with silky cream cheese frosting will keep you cozy on a crisp fall day. Any home baker can prepare this showstopping dessert, as they will soon realize that the pumpkin roll is not as complicated as it may seem.
11. Easy Cinnamon And Sugar Candied Pecans
The lovely aroma of buttery, sugary, roasted pecans is to die for! Prepare cinnamon and sugar candied pecans in a matter of minutes with a few simple ingredients, and roast them to perfection in the oven for a few hours while your home fills with a heavenly cinnamon sugar scent. Cinnamon and sugar candied pecans are perfect for snacking, as well as for gifting during the fall and winter season. For different tastes and textures, experiment with different types of nuts when preparing this recipe.
12. Pumpkin Brownies
Fall meets chocolate in this spectacular delicious twist on traditional brownies. Creamy pumpkin is mixed with rich cream cheese and sugar and smothered between layers of rich, chewy chocolate brownie. Whip up pumpkin brownies in a snap with a brownie mix, and enjoy this delectable fall dessert today! May we dare say that pumpkin brownies may have you pass up pumpkin pie this holiday season?
13. Easy Baked Apples
Baked apples are easy as pie! If you’re looking for an uncomplicated, no fuss elegant fall snack to serve your guests, then easy baked apples are the ticket. Whole apples are stuffed with a cinnamon and sugar mixture, topped with butter, then baked in the oven until soft and tender. Drizzle these sweet and juicy baked apples with caramel sauce or top with vanilla ice cream for an extra decadent dessert.
14. White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
With the nights getting a bit chiller, there is nothing better than hunkering down and cozying up with our favorite comfort foods, and nothing beats warm, fresh out of the oven homemade cookies! White chocolate peanut butter cookies are a tasty treat the whole family will love. Sprinkled throughout with white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Reese’s Pieces, these sweet cookies are guaranteed to become an instant fall favorite. Plus, the festive cookies are versatile; feel free to mix in any fall-themed candies you wish.
15. Classic Caramel Corn
Classic caramel corn is a quintessential fall snack. Ooey, gooey, homemade buttery caramel atop crunchy salty popcorn is top-notch compared to store-bought caramel corn. Prepare your own in under 20 minutes with simple ingredients, such as lightly salted popcorn kernels, butter, brown sugar, light corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk. Be careful, a bowl of this sweet and salty snack is addicting; you may not want to share.
With fall in the air, it’s time to turn on the oven and start baking with the warm flavors of the season! Try one (or all!) of our 15 delicious fall treat ideas this year and live life to your tastes!