So you’re a fan of fall treats but you don’t have the time to spend the whole day baking. Sound like you or someone you know? We thought so. If you’re feeling crass about buying a million ingredients in order to perfect a recipe, go ahead and fall back with us and our favorite snacks. Supermarket babes, we’re calling you out.


Sure, pumpkin oatmeal toffee bars might be easy to whip up but what about those days when you just want to kick back, relax, and actually enjoy the changing colors of the season? On those lazy days, you need a seasonal treat that will lift your spirits and allow you to indulge. Never mind pesky preservatives and cooking from scratch. Save your energy for the true baking test come November and December. These treats are some of our top picks, especially in October. Our (ongoing) list includes:


For Breakfast Treats try Trader Joe’s Pecan Pumpkin Instant Oatmeal. The buzzword “instant” may threaten you, but don’t knock this treat until you’ve tried it.


For Healthy, Energy-Boosting Snacks, try any of the following: Lara Bar Alt Pumpkin Pie, Clif Spiced Pumpkin Pie or Kashi Crunchy Granola Bar (Pumpkin Spice Flax). Tap into your healthy side with these granola perfections. Munch on these finds when you don’t have the time to whisk up multiple batches of healthy snacks. You’ll be glad you did.


For Yogurts try Siggi’s Pumpkin and Spice Skyr or Noosa Pumpkin as they contain fall’s goodness coming together. Pumpkin snobbery be gone with these delectables.


For The Kiddos try Barefruit’s Crunchy Cinnamon Apple Chips. A not-so-guilty pleasure, these chips are 100% natural and are grown in the USA.


For Fall Soups try some Pumpkin and Roasted Apple Soup with Bacon. Available at GFS Marketplace, this soup is literally the most tempting entree of its kind. Pair it with your favorite grilled cheese recipe or enjoy on its own. It just may overshadow your gouda/sourdough masterpiece -it’s that good.


For Guilty Pleasures try Reese’s Oreos, Hershey’s Chocolate Spread or Pepperidge Farm Caramel Apple Pie Soft Dessert Cookies. These decadent desserts are just what the doctor didn’t order because they hurt so good. We could list a dozen brands of suitable candies but these caught our eye because of their seasonal shift back into our hearts.


If you have yet to try these treats, don’t let another day pass. They capture everything we love about fall at affordable prices, too. Doesn’t get much better than that.


Which fall treat would you prefer be added to this list? We’d love to hear what you think! Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet me @Kelseymbro