5 Quick Crafts and Recipes to Make With Candy Corn

Whether you love it or hate it, candy corn is a Halloween staple. Try these five candy corn crafts this fall to pay homage to this classic treat.

September 13, 2019

5 Candy Corn Recipes and Crafts 04:25

Lauren shares five ways to use candy corn in Halloween snacks and crafts.


Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Candy Corn Centerpiece Materials:

  • candy corn
  • flowers
  • wide-mouth Mason jar
  • glass vase

Fill a vase with enough candy corn to fill the bottom (Image 1). Next, place a glass jar inside the vase on top of the candy corn layer (Image 2). Then, add more candy corn in the space between the vase and glass jar. Fill the glass jar with water (Image 3). Finally, arrange seasonal flowers in the glass jar, and display all season long (Images 4 and 5).


Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Candy Corn Play Dough Materials:

  • 2 cups candy corn
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs water
  • powdered sugar

Mix 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon water and 2 cups candy corn in a microwaveable bowl (Image 1). Next, microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Continue to microwave for 30-second intervals until completely melted. Next, knead the melted ingredients with 2 cups powdered sugar using a spatula until no longer sticky (Image 2). If the dough is still too sticky, add more powdered sugar.


Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Candy Corn Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

  • 2 bags white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups candy corn
  • whipped cream
  • Halloween-themed sprinkles

To make candy corn hot chocolate, mix all of the ingredients in a slow cooker, and cook on low for two hours. Once all of the ingredients have melted, pour in a mug and garnish with whipped cream, Halloween-themed sprinkles and additional candy corn.


Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Candy Corn Halloween Decor Materials:

  • candy corn
  • 2-3 branches
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • vase
  • floral foam
  • black spray paint
  • sealer spray

Spray paint two or three branches black, and let dry (Image 1). Next, place the branches in a vase, and fill the vase with cut pieces of floral foam for stability (Images 2 and 3). Fill the top of the vase with candy corn to cover the floral foam (Image 4). Finally, hot glue candy corn pieces onto the branches, and seal with sealer spray (Image 5).


Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

White Chocolate Candy Corn Snack Ingredients:

  • 2 bags white chocolate chips
  • 1 bag dark chocolate chips
  • red and yellow food coloring
  • vegetable oil
  • 6 cups salted pretzels
  • 16 oz salted peanuts
  • candy corn
  • parchment paper
  • Halloween-themed sprinkles

Mix 6 cups salted pretzels, one 16-ounce container salted peanuts and Halloween-themed sprinkles in a bowl (Image 1). Pour one bag melted white chocolate chips over the pretzel mixture, and stir (Image 2). Spread the warm mixture on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (Image 3). Dye the remaining melted white chocolate orange and drizzle on top, along with melted dark chocolate (Image 4). Finally, garnish with candy corn while the mixture is still warm (Image 5).

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