Reese’s Puffs Trick or Treat Tote

What a great treat to make to kick off the Halloween Season!

reeses peanut butter cookie bar

I’m excited to be working with Betty Crocker and General Mills on this project. When asked to develop a recipe that includes one of their popular cereals, it was easy to choose. Reese’s Puffs! I always look forward to getting Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups at Halloween. Who can resist the chocolate and peanut butter combination? I know they sold candy year round, but the orange wrapper would remind me of Halloween. Now the same is true for Reese’s Puffs Cereal, and it doesn’t melt!

You’ll need, General Mills Reese’s Puffs cereal, Betty Crocker frosting, Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix along with the ingredients it calls for; red food coloring, a pastry bag, licorice, peanut butter, 13×9 in baking pan, and nonstick aluminum foil.

Line your pan with nonstick aluminum foil.

(This makes it so easy to remove after baking)
Prepare the cookie mix as directed on package.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
While the cookie portion is baking,
 measure 4 cups Reese’s Puffs cereal and put into food processor.
(or plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush)
Small crumbs are what you are looking for.
When the cookie is done baking and cooled for 5 minutes, remove to cooling rack by lifting the foil out of the baking pan and allow it to cool completely before applying the frosting.
Mix the frosting with peanut butter I used 5 tablespoons.
(reserve 1/4 cup frosting to be tinted)
Tint the reserved 1/4 cup frosting with red food coloring to match your licorice.
Frost the cooled cookie,
then add the Reese’s Puffs crumbs on top and sides then decorate with licorice and pipe on the words with frosting.
The cookie is chewy, not extra firm since it was baked in a deep sided pan. Cut into small pieces, it cuts beautifully, if you prefer small treats bags.
The peanut butter flavor was delicious.
It reminded everyone of those cute peanut shaped cookies, we all enjoyed as kids!

My family has already asked when I as going to make it again.


At Halloween time, my mom would follow behind my friends and I in the car with paper bags on the floor of the back seat with each of our names on them, for us to unload all our Halloween loot. We all loved it, as soon as our bags would get heavy, there she was to save us. She even had extras, just in case someone joined us. Always loved that about my mom she was always planning ahead. It was especially nice on the rainy Halloween evenings, we could hide out until the rain calmed down before we went to get more yummy treats!


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Comments

  1. 2

    Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says

    Wow – that is such a clever recipe!! Yum! I love that cereal. I bet the cake tastes fantastic!!

    xox
    Jen

  2. 3

    Mary says

    I love, love, love peanut butter – what a neat and different way to incorporate it! I don't usually think to use cereal for cooking, besides rice crispy treats.

  3. 5

    Nikki says

    i heart peanut butter. this looks great, my kids and i will love it. i just remembered i have a reese's buttercup in my cabinet. now i have to go it it. thanks.

  4. 6

    The Captain's Daughter says

    LOVE this idea! Would be so cute cut out into ghost, bat, pumpkin and other Halloween-themed shapes too!

  5. 9

    eatingRD says

    awww how cute is that?! I'm a big fan of anything peanut butter, so I'm sure I would gobble that up. Thanks for your comment. I wish we would have had more time! Your cookies were adorable and I wish I would have grabbed more than one :)

  6. 10

    Raina says

    That is the tastiest Halloween treat bag I have ever seen:) Great easy and yummy recipe, my favorite kind. Thanks!

    I love your Halloween story..lol What a great mom to follow you around with extra bags…too cute! We used to carry old pillow cases…lol

  7. 13

    Anna says

    Hi Diane!

    Boy, I am so happy to have found your blog. You are so creative, and I just love what you did with the Reese's cereal. I had a hard time coming up with cereal ideas (or Halloween, for that matter) this year, but I'm enjoying seeing what other people are doing.

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    Colie's Kitchen says

    Hi I am Nicole from Colies Kitchen I found you on a Surfin’ Saturday blog hop and wanted to drop by and say hi. I really like your blog, and am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. http://www.colieskitchen.com

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    Pati @ A Crafty Escape says

    I'm going to have to make this for my kids… they'll love it.

    Your mom sounds like mine, love her!

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