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Oct 11 2013

Candy Corn

Candy Corn

candy cornI always associate candy corn with this time of year. I know it is available all year round. But Autumn and Halloween just makes me think of candy corn. I went in search of some candy corn goodies and along the way found out some interesting facts about candy corn.

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day! I should have waited to write this post :-)

It is made in Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter colors too.

It is over 100 years old and was created by George Renninger who worked for the Wunderlee Candy Company at the time. The candy is made by a using a method called corn starch molding.They use a tray with the corn kernel shapes, they pour in white mellow-creame  and the color is added in two steps. First after it is partially set, the orange mellow-creme is added, then the yellow mellow-crème is added. After it all cools it has an outer coat of confectioners glaze added to the outside ( that’s what makes it a bit shiny). Thats’ right my sweet bloggy friends- sugar, cornstarch and more sugar. But you knew that already, right?

I thought I’d see if anyone had a recipe for a “healthy” candy corn alternative  I found one at Chocolate Covered Katie’s She made some vegan healthy candy corn. It look terrific! You can find all of the recipes in this post by clicking HERE  note-all images were freely shared on pinterest but belong to their respective blogs.

candy corn chocolate covered katie

In case you would rather stay in the deep end of the sugar pool I did find these yummy candy corn cookies at the Cupcake Diaries!

candy corn cookies

The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle makes some terrific slice and bake cookies too.

slice and bake candy corn cookies

Toni at Make Bake Celebrate made these terrific meringues!

candy corn meringues

Last but far from least I give you this wonderful cream cup of candy corn from Chickabug!

candy corn dessert cups

There is so much candy corn inspiration here. Which one will you try first?

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  1. pearlmaple

    fun post taking our favourite seasonal treat in all kinds of new directions, thanks for sharing

    1. Katherines Corner

      my pleasure , Hugs

  2. KizzyDoll

    I used to eat so much of this as a kid, till I was sick, haha. I loved it though. Been a long time since I had any, will have to make some of these as well :) Have a great weekend xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      me too! we would stick them to our teeth and have a candy corn smile, giggle xo

  3. Janine Huldie

    I make white chocolate meringues at Christmas time, but the candy corn ones you showed look so much fun. I love candy corn and you are so right it definitely reminds me of this time of year. Thanks so much for sharing Katie and hoping you have a wonderful weekend now!! :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      Sweet Janine, I bet your meringues are awesome! Hoping your weekend is a sweet one xo

  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Pure sugar and awesome! I knew it came in Easter colors, but I’ll have to look for the others.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Alex, you know the best always is, giggle. Hugs

  5. Queenie

    I love candy corn… too much :o) These are lovely ideas.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

    1. Katherines Corner

      oh more ways to tempt you I am sure. :-) hugs

  6. Lorraine

    Fun facts about candy corn and great seasonal recipes too :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      I enjoyed researching it, :-)

  7. myrecentfavoritebooks

    I love Candy corn! =)
    Thanks for sharing these ideas!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I love to share, and when its food, you know I am all over it, LOL :-)

  8. Deborah Pucci

    I love candy corn. Haven’t eaten any in years but I love having decorations in the house that are in a candy corn design! Have a nice weekend.

    1. Katherines Corner

      me too, I recently sent a friend a funny candy corn card that told “corny” jokes, LOL

  9. Missy

    I like to get the harvest mix, I can’t wait to try out the healthy version!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Missy I put the harvest mix in a bowl on the counter for our grandchildren. I should leave toothbrushes next to it. :-) I’m anxious to try the healthy version too. Hugs

  10. tumbleweedcontessa

    Love candy corn. We’re celebrating Halloween at Saturday Dishes. Hope you can link this.

    Linda

    1. Katherines Corner

      on my way! ♥

  11. Lizy @ http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

    Hi Katherine, what a sweet post. I have to admit I don’t eat too much of this sweet treat, perhaps 1 bag throughout the season so some of your inspiration are perfect for me, like the merigues and the cream cups, yumm…thanks for sharing. Came over to visit you from Call Me PC saturday party

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Lizy, so nice to have you pop over. I always enjoy sharing, Hugs

  12. Rosey

    I think that cream cup is my fave!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Fresh and delicious! Smooches

  13. Sacramento “MIS PAPELICOS” Amate

    Delicious.
    Thank you so much for your comment, Katherine.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

    1. Katherines Corner

      hugs my sweet friend xoxoxoxo

  14. Claudia

    A (very) simple treat is mix equal amounts of candy corn and peanuts. When eaten together they taste exactly like a Payday candy bar. Yum!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Claudia that sounds wonderful! Hugs!

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