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My mom always said that once you have 3 kids, you've reached your absolute height of insanity. That after 3 kids, it really doesn't matter how many more you have. You don't even notice the added chaos.


I think I had my 3rd kid this weekend. A big, fat 20 lb kid.

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I have Emma, of course (the only actual human child in this whole scenario).

And then I have Something Swanky, my second baby.

And then I have Online BlogCon. And that one is my 3rd, big baby. A big, big baby. Whew!


The chaos that has ensued as a result of that third child literally knocked me off of my feet for a few days, and I'm just now resurfacing. So sorry to have been so neglectful of your comments and emails lately, I really am. And I'll be better soon.


Just give me a week to recover from labor and delivery.

We get that with blog babies right? A little maternity leave? Ok, ok, maybe not πŸ™‚

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Anyway. To make up for the shameful sloppiness around here lately, I've made my 1st or 2nd favorite fall dessert for you today. I can't choose between this and the Pumpkin Fudge with Nutella and Fluff Swirl, so they're both 1st or 2nd. Depends on the moment, I guess.

In accordance with my obsession of all things Pumpkin Hershey Kisses, I've replaced the chocolate and peanut butter in the classic Muddy Buddy recipe with Pumpkin Kisses and butter, and I've replaced the Rice Chex with Cinnamon Chex cereal (omg). You will love, love, love it!

(well.. if you love pumpkinΒ  and cinnamon, and the taste of pure fall having a party in your mouth!)


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Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies


  • 9 cups Cinnamon Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Pie Hershey Kisses (or any combination* of chocolate, to equal 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese canned frosting
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, microwave the hershey kisses, cream cheese frosting, and butter together in 30 second increments, until smooth and melted. Mix in the vanilla.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, gently mix in the chex cereal 2 cups at a time, until all the cereal is completely coated.
  3. Place the powdered sugar in a gallon sized zip top bag. Spoon the cereal mixture into it. Seal it and shake well to coat all of the cereal. Pour and store the coated cereal into an airtight container (I usually just leave it in the bag).
  4. *I've also tried this with 3/4 cup pumpkin kisses and 1/4 c. butterscotch chips-- awesome!