Candy corn is the best thing that there is. No, it doesn't taste like corn. But if you ask me, it is the better for it. What does it taste like? That's like asking why the heart beats -- not really, but you get what I mean.
Halloween marks the start of candy corn season. Thankfully, we can enjoy it for much longer than the month of October. I think we can all agree that it's acceptable as a snack food through November and possibly beyond (red and green corn for Christmas totally exists).
Candy corn (and its cousin, the candy pumpkin) is not just the exclusive provenance of the candy-snacker. Sure, there is absolutely nothing wrong with sitting around pretending you have teeth made of candy corn, but it's got other uses too. Now you can maximize your enjoyment of the sugary treat. You can use it in your seasonal baking! Here are a couple of recipes to try:
This one's for the adults in the room. Candy corn-infused vodka? Topped with some orange liqueur and some lemon? Dee-lish.
It doesn't get more simple or delicious than this five-ingredient treat perfect for the kiddos! I mean, two of the five ingredients are pretzels and Oreos -- how could it be bad?
In the immortal words of Donkey from Shrek -- everybody likes parfait! Class up your candy corn with this sweet treat that includes shortbread cookies and lemon curd -- yum! The recipe is "inspired" by our fave treat, but doesn't feature it. Here's an easy fix for that -- garnish with candy corn to make it pop.
Did somebody say fudge? Yes, somebody did and it was me just now. You can't go wrong with creamy white chocolate and a little nibble of CC!
Truffles -- they aren't just for milk chocolate anymore! Savor these tasty, melt-in-your-mouth morsels, and impress your friends with your candy making skills. Be sure to take plenty of pictures, they'll be gone before you know it.
What are your favorite candy corn-based recipes?
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