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17 Treats You Can Make With a Bag of Candy Corn!

Full disclosure – there is rarely a bag of candy corn just lying around my house.

This is because the bag rarely makes it home from the store. Candy corn is one of those treats that begs to be opened in the car and consumed the moment it’s purchased.

But then sometime toward the end of October, I go into “Candy Corn Panic” (not to be confused with “Marshmallow Peeps Panic,” which occurs each spring). Do you know what I’m talking about? That moment when you realize that this is a seasonal item, and you’d better stock up, because soon there will be no more candy corn left at all!!!

Anyone?

So in my efforts to “stock up,” there are times when I have an extra bag or two four in my cupboard. And I’ve found some truly clever recipes to use my beloved Halloween treat!

  • 17 Candy Corn Treats! 1 of 18
    17 fun candy corn recipes

    Candy corn's pretty colors and sweet, one-of-a-kind taste make it the perfect "add-in" for these delicious treats!

  • Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 of 18
    babble Candy Corn Cookies

    Buttery cornflake crunch (yes, I just said that) combines with candy corn, chocolate chips, and yet more butter to create these addictive cookies. 

    Get the recipe at Babble

  • Butterfinger Candy Bars 3 of 18
    buns in my oven butterfinger candy bars

    Butterfingers are one of my favorite candy bars. And apparently, you can replicate the texture and flavor with only three ingredients — chocolate, peanut butter, and (yes!) candy corn! Winning!

    Image and recipe courtesy of Buns In My Oven

  • Oreo Candy Corn Bark 4 of 18
    daily dish recipes Halloween Oreo Candy Corn Bark

    Candy corn hangs out with Oreos and Reese's Pieces in this decadent Halloween bark (it's orange!).

    Image and recipe courtesy of Daily Dish Recipes

  • Cinnamon Candy Corn Cookies 5 of 18
    Little Accidents in the Kitchen Cinnamon Candy Corn Cookies

    Cinnamon is a classic fall flavor, so why NOT pair it with candy corn? White chocolate chunks round things out nicely in these yummy cookies.

    Image and recipe courtesy of Little Accidents in the Kitchen

  • Candy Corn Popcorn Balls 6 of 18
    saving with shellie candy corn popcorn balls

    I used to think of popcorn balls as a Christmas-only treat. I do not think that any more. Agreed?

    Image and recipe courtesy of Saving with Shellie

  • Pay Day Cookies 7 of 18
    shugary sweets pay day cookies

    So, am I the last to learn that peanuts and candy corn combine to taste exactly like a Pay Day? 

    Image and recipe courtesy of Shugary Sweets

  • Candy Corn Pretzel Rods 8 of 18
    Spiced Blog Candy Corn Pretzel Sticks

    I'm a big fan of most anything salty-sweet, so I'll be making these pretzel rods very soon. These no-bake treats are perfect for a last-minute gathering, or to send into school for the kids' holiday celebrations!

    Image and recipe courtesy of Spiced Blog

  • Candy Corn Cereal Snack Mix 9 of 18
    spoonful candy corn cereal snack mix

    Crunchy cereal (two kinds!), almonds, coconut, and candy corn star in this addictive snack!

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • Candy Corn Cookie Bark 10 of 18
    spoonful candy corn cookie bark

    More sweet and salty here, this time in the form of bark — swirled with Oreos, pretzels, and candy corn. And sprinkles ... did I mention there are sprinkles?

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • Candy Corn Magic Bars 11 of 18
    spoonful candy corn magic bars

    Classic seven-layer "magic" bars get a Halloween twist with the addition of candy corn!

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • Candy Corn Oreo Cheesecake 12 of 18
    spoonful candy corn oreo cheesecake

    This dessert is over-the-top in the best possible way! "Candy Corn" Oreos form the crust of this candy-studded cheesecake, which is topped with a generous layer of whipped cream — and more candy corn!

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • Candy Corn Pretzel Fudge 13 of 18
    spoonful candy corn pretzel fudge

    This pretty batch of fudge contains pretzels, candy corn, and a generous serving of marshmallow fluff. Need I say more?

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • Candy Corn Pretzel "Hugs" 14 of 18
    spoonful candy corn pretzel hugs

    It really doesn't get any easier — or cuter — than these. Just melt a Hershey's "Hug" on a pretzel and top with a candy corn. Done.

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats 15 of 18
    candy corn rice krispie treats

    Candy corn inspires and tops off these Rice Krispie treats!

    Get the recipe at Donuts, Dresses and Dirt 

  • Candy Corn White Chocolate Cookies 16 of 18
    spoonful white chocolate candy corn cookies

    Candy corn and white chocolate are a sinfully good combination. Vanilla pudding mix keeps these cookies extra moist.

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • Candy Corn Snack Mix 17 of 18
    spoonful candy corn snack mix

    Now, this is some snack mix that I can get behind — crunchy cereal, pretzels, peanut butter, and candy corn. Yes, please!

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • White Chocolate Candy Corn Popcorn 18 of 18
    spoonful white chocolate candy corn popcorn

    Microwave popcorn makes this treat easy peasy. I love the brown and orange drizzle, too.

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

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