Growing up as the youngest of ten kids we rarely ever were lucky enough to have one of these cereals for breakfast. Usually we had oatmeal or cracked wheat from our food storage. So when one of these boxes magically appeared in our pantry, it caused major chaos in our home. We would sit in a circle and divide the cereal equally, one piece of cereal at a time, until it was all distributed. Of course if it was Lucky Charms the marshmallows were divided first.
And if one of my brothers or sisters happened to be sleeping…too bad. You snooze, you lose.
So when the nice people over at General Mills and Betty Crocker asked a couple of us bloggers to come up with a Halloween themed treat using one of their Big G cereals I was in heaven. I was able to try all 6 Big G cereals and had them ALL to myself! I gravitated towards the Reese’s Puffs because you know me and peanut butter have a thing.

Today is the first official day of fall.  Woo-hoo! Which in Florida means instead of it being 100 degrees it’s 89 degrees. So what more perfect then some yummy peanut butter and white chocolate pumpkin puffs.

Pumpkin Patch Puffs

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
3 1/2 cups Reese’s Puffs cereal

orange food coloring (or equal parts red and yellow food coloring)
pretzel sticks
green gumdrops

In a large pan melt corn syrup and sugar on medium high heat until sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and stir in peanut butter, white chocolate chips, and orange food coloring. Add the orange food coloring to desired color. I like the Wilton brand colors because they are very bright. You want to mix it quickly so that it doesn’t cool down too fast. If it does cool down too fast turn the heat back on for a second. Stir in the Reese’s Puffs and coat as well as you can. Don’t worry, when you form your pumpkins it will get more incorporated.

Let the mixture cool slightly.

When it is cool enough to handle start making golf sized pumpkin balls, forming well with your hands.

Form them around the pretzel sticks for pumpkin stems. Place on waxed paper to set.

Quarter the green gumdrops and use two slices for the pumpkin leaves.

Makes 15 pumpkins.