Leftover Candy Corn
Leftover Candy Corn

I love Halloween and I love candy corn. I snatch up a bag (or two) as soon as I see them make their debut, which seems to get earlier and earlier each year. Then I anxiously await for the day after Halloween when I can get bags for as little as 25 cents. Now that’s a deal. Grab an extra bag to freeze in an airtight container. Frozen candy corn works wonders in baked goods, pancakes, and waffles, or just for snacking. Candy corn is also great melted….yes, melted candy corn can do magic in the kitchen and bring out the mad scientist in you.

10 Uses for CANDY CORN:

Melted Candy Corn Liquid Base:

2 TBSP candy corn (about 16 pieces)

1 TBSP water

Add to glass container, heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.

Use the beautiful orange liquid to make these treats:

1-Stir in 1 TBSP butter to top popcorn for Candy Corn Popcorn.

Leftover Candy Corn Popcorn
Candy Corn Popcorn

2-Stir in 1 TBSP maple syrup to top waffles, pancakes, or French toast. Bonus points for topping candy corn pancakes!

Candy Corn Pancakes
Candy Corn Pancakes

3-Stir in 1 TBSP rum or bourbon. Whisk in powdered sugar 1 TBSP at a time until desired consistency and pour over hot bread pudding or omit alcohol and use as a glaze for hot cinnamon rolls.

Leftover Candy Corn Bread Pudding
Candy Corn Bread Pudding

4-Stir into softened vanilla ice cream. Freeze for candy corn ice cream!

5-Let cool and add to cream for a candy corn coffee creamer (move over pumpkin spice!) or add to hot chocolate!

Candy Corn Cofffee

Melted Candy Corn Base:

Leftover Melted Candy Corn
Leftover Candy Corn Stained Glass

Preheat oven to 300. Put some candy corn on parchment paper or silicone mat. Bake for 15 minutes. A little goes a long way, this was 18 pieces.

Comes out looking like beautiful stained glass, and will crack like it, too, when cool. Be Careful.

6-While hot, add your favorite nuts (I love honey roasted peanuts) and stir with a silicone spatula. Let cool

Leftover Candy Corn Peanuts
Leftover Candy Corn Candied Peanuts

7-While hot, use silicone spatula to make small piles, insert lollipop stick or popsicle stick. Let cool for Halloween suckers. Add edible bugs as it cools for extra effect!

Leftover Candy Corn Lollipop
Leftover Candy Corn Lollipop

Let mixture cool slightly until just pliable to make these treats: If it hardens too quickly as you work and begins to break, just put back into oven for a minute.

8- Use sheets to wrap frozen treat size candy bars. Candy corn coated Twix and Snickers are my favorites!

Leftover Candy Corn Coated Candy
Leftover Candy Corn Coated Candy

9-Roll sheet around a toothpick for a swizzle stick. Let it harden. Use in a glass of sprite for a candy corn soda or vodka for a candy corn martini… guess which one I chose?!!

Leftover Candy Corn Swizzle Stick
Happy Halloween

10-Let sheets fully cool. “Crack” it into pieces. Use as tasty decorations for brownies, cupcakes, iced cookies, or add extra flavor to brittle.

Leftover Candy Corn Brittle
Leftover Candy Corn Brittle

Put your TO COOK IS TO CREATE thinking cap on: What ideas sparked in your mind with the idea of melted candy corn? (Besides the thought of that’s crazy!) Think of what other candy or treat you enjoy with candy corn and fuse the flavors, like caramel ice cream instead of vanilla. Use all the pumpkin spice flavored products to inspire you. What candy corn creation would you love to make? For instance, next time instead of nuts, I’m going to add granola to the hot oven melted mosaic and candy corn coated Oreos are tempting my taste buds.

FOOD FUN: Susanne Duplantis WAFB Makeover My Leftover

It’s a special treat for me to share my leftover ideas on the BIG XTRA HOUR each month. Here’s the Halloween Edition showcasing some of these recipes.





10 Uses for Candy Corn
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One thought on “10 Uses for Candy Corn

  • October 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    What magical treats! Love candy corn and now I can create so many different delicious recipes using this Halloween Candy favorite. Tried the pancakes…..mouth licking good. The suckers were a hit with the grandkids. It even adds flavor to the afternoon martini. An absolute must this year is to buy extra bags when they are on sale and freeze to enjoy all year round. The video was an extra special surprise….what fun you had with your candy corn. Thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween to you too!


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