Candy corn is an iconic Halloween treat and the holiday doesn't seem complete without them. In addition to eating this classic candy as is, try making one of these delicious candy corn recipes that takes its inspiration from these colorful candies. Serve the tri-colored treats at a Halloween party or place them in boxes or cellophane bags as favors for guests.
Here are some sweet and tasty recipes with candy corn:
- Cupcakes: Bake scrumptious candy corn cupcakes for a Halloween party or even just as a special treat for the kids. Bake either vanilla or chocolate cupcakes and frost with orange, yellow or white frosting. Use a decorative frosting tip to make your first layer of frosting in the color yellow. Create a second layer of frosting in the color orange. Add white frosting to the top. Apply the frosting to create a triangular cone shape to resemble a piece of candy corn. Place a piece of candy corn at the top of the frosting stack.
- Cookies: Make delicious candy corn cookies for Halloween. Ingredients for the candy corn cookie recipe are: 4 tbsp. unsalted softened butter, ½ cup sugar, 1 egg yolk, ¼ tsp. of vanilla extract, ¼ tsp. baking powder, ¼ tsp. salt, ¾ cup flour and a few handfuls of candy corn (35-40 pcs). Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine the butter and sugar, and beat the mixture in a bowl. Add the egg yolk, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Slowly add the flour and form the cookie dough. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the dough and roll the dough into balls and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Once out of the oven, press a piece of candy corn into the middle of each cookie.
- Rice Krispy Treats: Make chewy, gooey candy corn Rice Krispy treats for a Halloween party. Ingredients include: ½ cup butter, 10 cups Rice Krispy cereal, 9 cups small marshmallows and 2 cups candy corn. Place the rice cereal and candy corn in a bowl. Melt the marshmallows and butter in a large pot, and mix it until smooth. Add the rice cereal and candy corn mixture to the butter and marshmallows. Butter a baking pan, and spread the cereal mixture on top. Once cool, cut the Rice Krispy treats into triangular candy corn shapes. Serve the Rice Krispy treats on a Halloween platter, or send your guests home with favors by placing the treats into individual cellophane bags with orange and yellow ribbon around the top.
- Popsicles: Make refreshing candy corn popsicles for a Halloween treat. Ingredients for popsicles are: 3/4 cup coconut water, 1 cup cream of coconut, 1 cup pineapple juice, 1 cup mango juice, and red food coloring. Mix the cream of coconut and coconut water in a bowl and divide evenly into popsicle molds. Freeze. Combine the mango juice with a drop of red food coloring and pour evenly over the frozen coconut portion. Stick in a popsicle stick and freeze. Lastly, divide the pineapple juice evenly into the popsicle molds, and freeze.