25 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Candy Corn
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25 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Candy Corn

Halloween candy has made its way onto grocery store shelves, and soon it’ll travel all the way into our homes. Whether you buy candy corn in bulk or pick around it in the bowl, we bet you’ll eat at least a handful of the stuff this season — it’s kind of, somehow, unavoidable. So, since candy corn will soon be everywhere, we’ve picked out some pretty stellar recipes that’ll turn your candy corn supply from sugary sweet to baked delicacy and inspire you to join in on the holiday craze.

1. Candy Corn Cake: How cute! This cake dressed up for Halloween… and the disguise is uncanny. (via I Am Baker)

2. Meringue Swirls: These marshmallowy dollops let you enjoy a lighter version of the sugary candy. Like a challenge with a sweet ending? Here are some more meringue recipes to master. (via The Simple Sweet Life)

3. Double Chocolate Bundt Cake With Espresso Glaze: Nothing says, “Hello October!” like this giant chocolate bundt cake. (via On the Woodside)

4. Candy Corn Martini: Make this cotton candy-infused vodka to seriously impress at any party this season. (via Boulder Locavore)

5. Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Balls: Coat popcorn  instead of Rice Krispies in melted marshmallows for an equally addictive treat. Add nutmeg and ginger for some fun fall festivity. (via The Suburban Soapbox)

6. Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: We love making homemade candy, and making these professional-looking cups couldn’t be easier. Our secret ingredient (candy corn) might even make them tastier than the real deal. (via Brit + Co)

7. White Chocolate Pretzels: These bite-size treats have only three ingredients and pack way more than bite-sized enjoyment. Melt Hershey’s Hugs between pretzels and candy corn for an appropriately spooky dessert. (via Alida’s Kitchen)

8. Meringue Sandwich Cookies: These cookies are two parts meringue and one part icing. Pumpkin spice icing, to be exact. (via Freutcake)

9. White Chocolate + Candy Bark: Melt white chocolate and top it with peanuts, candy corn and anything else yummy. If all baking was this easy, our waists would be in trouble. (via Brit + Co)

10. Caramel Corn Cupcakes: Remember the popcorn balls we introduced you to? Now add caramel and put them on top of a cupcake. Boom! (via The Cake Blog)

11. Candy Corn Ombre Cake: Every holiday deserves its own ombre cake. (via Brit + Co)

12. Mini Layer Cakes: We love layer cakes. But a mini layer cake!? Now that’s really having your cake and eating it, too. (via Formal Fringe)

13. People: Melt colored chocolate and dip your marshmallow people once, twice and they’re dressed. (via Knead to Cook)

14. Candy (Pop)Corn in Candy Corn Cones: Sweet and salty are at it again. (via Brit + Co)

15. Sugar Cookies: Festive sugar cookies will never, ever get old. (via Bake Love Give)

16. Dark Chocolate Bark: Here’s some bark we want with that bite. (via Jelly Toast)

17. Pudding Pops: It’s one giant candy corn! (via Number 2 Pencil)

18. Swirl Cookies: A pinwheel of fall colors takes these cookies to a whole new level. (via The Simple Sweet Life)

19. Cheesecake: Food in a jar — especially dessert — is probably the best thing ever invented. (via Quality )

20. Candy Corn Butter: Have you ever wanted to spread the inside of a Butterfinger candy bar onto everything you eat? It’s acceptable to say yes, because now you can. (via Savy Naturalista)

21. Candy Corn Milkshake: For this, we give thanks to orange sherbet and ice cream. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

22. Jello Shots: You might have thought you’d seen it all in terms of Jello shots. Think again! (via Foodiggity)

23. White Chocolate Soft Batch Cookies: These cookies are sweet on sweet on sweet. Sweet! (via Averie Cooks)

24. Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars: Good ol’ Rice Krispies. They’re a vessel for anything you need to use up. (via Garnish With Lemon)

25. Candy Corn Piñata Cookies: They look like candy and, surprise, they have real candy inside! (via Becca Bakes)

How do you dress up your candy corn for Halloween? Drop some ideas in the comment bowl below!