Of all the throwback candies, candy corn reigns supreme. More than just nostalgic, it is among the most popular Halloween candies year after year, because it’s awesome, that’s why. And I know, that may not be a universal sentiment, but it is around here. And for these clever chefs and recipe creators who’ve used them to inspire so many fun, delicious candy corn recipes.
When it comes to Halloween, I’m of the mind that you can never have too much of a good thing.
Top: Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse Cups | Glorious Treats
There are tons of Halloween cookie recipes that call for candy corn, but I love this simple, wholesome approach. With a little bit of food coloring (we love India Tree’s all-natural food dyes), and a triangular shape, Jenna at PBS Food turns simple sugar cookies into Candy Corn Cookies.
These Candy Corn Milkshakes from Kara’s Party Ideas are a perfect Halloween party treat, especially if you invite guests using the candy corn party invites that Kara found. Love this as a simple party theme if you want to skip the licensed characters and get traditional.
Melissa at Eighteen25 uses pudding as the basis for her Candy Corn Pudding Pops. The texture means you don’t have to freeze each layer before adding the next, which makes this recipe quick and easy, just the way we like our desserts.
These pretty Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse cups from Glorious Treats are a light and fluffy dessert with a decadent cheesecake flavor. Glory tops hers with store-bought whipped cream, but I bet the real stuff would make these just perfect — and it’s so easy to make. In fact, if you go for homemade plus use natural food coloring in your recipe, these mousse cups can actually be an all-natural Halloween treat.
As delicious as all of these candy corn recipes look, you can always stick with the basics: a straight up homemade candy corn recipe from Alton Brown via the Food Network site. You may need a few ingredients you don’t have on hand, but it might be a perfect place for candy corn purists to start. And maybe to end.