Pumpkin Popcorn Balls
½ cup unpopped popcorn
½ cup light corn syrup
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butterscotch chips
orange gel food coloring
Air pop popcorn in an air popper or on the stove. Place in a large bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan combine corn syrup and brown sugar over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Add several drops of food coloring until mixture looks dark orange (about 4 drops).
Pour candy mixture over popcorn and sprinkle in butterscotch chips. Mix with a wooden spoon. Butter your hands and – working quickly – form popcorn into balls. Place balls on a piece of waxed paper and let cool.
To form stems, bake your favorite sugar cookie dough in a flat sheet. Cut dough while still warm and form into stems.