14 Ways to Show Your Undying Love for Candy Corn

For those who love the Peeps of fall.

Everyone seems to have a pronounced opinion about candy corn — you either love it or you hate it. And when you love it, you love it in mass quantities. According to the National Confectioners Association, 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold every year! We're not just nibbling on these kernels by themselves; we're mixing them into cocktails, desserts and more. Take a look:


Candy-Corn Brownies

Candy Corn Brownies

Candy Corn Brownies

Brownies get a Halloween makeover with candy corn colored icing that is as pleasing to the eye as they are the palliate.

Mini Cakes

Candy Corn Cakes

Candy Corn Cakes

Exposed layer cakes are very popular right now and the mini versions are perfect for your little guests. Display mini cakes on a pretty cake stand for perfect presentation!

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer

Rennai Hoefer

Turkey Cupcakes

Turkey Cupcake

Turkey Cupcake

Seriously, how cute is this little turkey — don't you just wanna gobble him up? Yeah, me too, and so will your littlest Thanksgiving guests. Bake cupcakes the day before and have icing and small bowls of candy prepped so kids can start decorating their cupcakes as soon as the festivities begin. Get step-by-step instructions.

Sweet + Salty Popcorn

Halloween Popcorn Mix

Halloween Popcorn Mix

The popcorn makes it salty, the chocolate makes it sweet! Add a Halloween touch by using orange and black sprinkles or nonpareils.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer

Rennai Hoefer

Candy Bar Cookies

Homemade Candy Bar Cookies

Homemade Candy Bar Cookies

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, and this dressed up version packs an extra punch with a mashup of favorite Halloween candy in the mix.

Candy-Corn Cake

Photo by: Matt Armendariz via Food Network

Matt Armendariz via Food Network

Candy-Corn Cupcakes

Photo by: Sandra Lee via Food Network

Sandra Lee via Food Network

More Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes 02:58

Learn how to bake scrumptious candy-corn cupcakes with frosting for Halloween.



Candy Corn Pinata: Beauty 3

Candy Corn Pinata: Beauty 3

Halloween swings into action with this candy corn piñata. Your party guests will love taking a shot at this treat-filled craft. Because you make it yourself, you get complete control over what goes inside.


Tomato Cage Candy Corn

Tomato Cage Candy Corn

This giant candy corn is easy to make with an old tomato cage and some ribbon.

Photo by: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo by Sam Henderson


Aromatic Candy Corn Candles

Aromatic Candy Corn Candles

Expecting trick-or-treaters or Halloween guests? Add a sweet aroma to your front porch with candy corn-filled hurricanes. To create them, place pillar candles inside clear glass hurricanes of different sizes then fill each hurricane, roughly halfway, with candy corn.


Candy Corn and Ghost Pillows 03:03

Make no-sew Halloween pillows shaped like candy corn and a ghost.

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Candy Corn Wreath

Candy Corn Wreath

Create a festive Halloween wreath for under $5.

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