Sunday, September 1, 2019

Fall Treats

Summer is coming to a close and for many of us, we are looking forward to the first signs of Fall.  There are so many ways to begin the celebration of the cooler days of Autumn.  One way might be to whip up some Fall treats for those cool nights, like some Peanut Butter Popcorn.

With some added peanuts, Reese peanut butter pieces and some brightly colored Fall sprinkles in the shape of leaves, this crunchy popcorn is perfect for a casual, cozy evening at home.

Below is the recipe for this yummy Peanut Butter Popcorn treat for you to enjoy:

Peanut Butter Popcorn

1 bag of microwave popcorn, popped according to directions
1/2 C light corn syrup
2 heaping Tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 C salted peanuts
1/2 C Reese Peanut Butter Pieces
1 T Fall colored sprinkles (leaf or pumpkin shaped)

Pop the microwave popcorn according to the directions on the bag.  Sprinkle popcorn on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  

Combine corn syrup and peanut butter in a small saucepan.  Bring to a slight boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Remove from the heat, let cool slightly and add the vanilla extract.  Pour over the popcorn and mix.  Place in a 250 degree oven for 15 or 20 minute oven to help dry the popcorn so that it is not soggy.

Remove from the oven and let the popcorn cool before adding the candy pieces, peanuts and sprinkles.  Keep in an air-tight container until ready to serve and cheer for your special team.


Another Fall treat found on Pinterest is loved by all for its taste, simple ingredients and the ease at which it takes to whip up this delicious appetizer, especially for friends who drop by for a football game.  I love to make a Pumpkin shaped Dorito Cheese Ball, but it can easily be shaped into a fun football shape for all of the devoted football fans.

If you wish to try this yummy crowd pleaser, it is:

Dorito Cheese Ball

1 (8 0z.) package of cream cheese, softened

1 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 T taco seasoning

1 C crushed Dorito chips

Combine first three ingredients and pat into desired shape.  Roll cheese ball into crushed Dorito crumbs.  Refrigerate until firm and serve with pretzel pieces, raw veggies, crackers and your favorite beer.


If you love all things Fall, be sure to stop back for the Welcome Fall Tablescapes Blog Hop starting Monday, September 16, 2019 to Friday, September 20, 2019.  Hosted by Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate, the many artists who will be participating will be creatively displaying the many interpretations of the Autumn season in a tablescape design.  Just visit The Little Yellow Corner Store for the schedule of new designs each day during that week.  Gather with us as we rejoice in Autumn's allure and glamor.  See you then.............


  1. Oh boy those of those look so good! I definitely will copy these recipes!

  2. Dorito cheese ball sounds perfect :)
    Never tried peanut butter popcorn! It may be IT!
    Love your porch from last year and all the colorful trees.


  3. What did you use for the little green stem?

    1. Hi April,
      The green stem of the cheese ball is a cucumber end cut and slightly peeled for a two color look.

  4. Two fun recipes, I love the pumpkin, but my mind went to cheese and graham crackers ...with lots of spice and a bit of brown sugar...for a tea. Love finding ideas that kick off my imagination! Photos are super!

  5. Both recipes sound so good and perfect for fall football!!

  6. Everything listed looks great, I am going to follow the recipes#alittlebitofeverything@_karendennis199@gmail is

  7. That cheese ball sounds delicious and looks adorable! Perfect for my favorite time of year, autumn. Love the way you made the stem. #FullPlateThursday

  8. Oh my goodness...these looks so scrumptious! I especially love candied popcorn and this looks like a wonderful fall treat!
    Thank you for sharing your yummy recipes on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

  9. Both sound delicious! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

  10. What lovely fall treats! I think I would find the popcorn particularly difficult to resist! Thank you for sharing these delicious recipes with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a lovely week.

  11. The cheese ball sounds yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 4. Shared.

  12. Your Fall Treats look amazing, we will love that popcorn! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,448 and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen