Candy Corn-Inspired Recipes the Kids will Love

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Candy corn is ubiquitous with celebrating Halloween, and its iconic status has inspired plenty more yellow-orange-white recipes that are both sweet and savory. From healthy treats to decadent sweets, these eats in those classic candy corn colors will get the whole family excited to celebrate the season. Scroll down to see them all.

Striped Quesadillas

This savory take on candy corn puts three colors of cheese to work to create that quintessential look. Just put Monterey Jack, Sharp Cheddar and Tillamook on your shopping list for a quesadilla with a Halloween twist. Head to Boulder Locavore for the recipe.

Candy Corn Parfait

Sweet-toothed ghosts and ghouls are sure to find this fruity snack satisfying. Pineapple and tangerine are topped with whipped cream to get that all important candy corn rainbow. Decorate with a real candy cane, and you have a playfully Halloween-inspired dessert. Head to Let's Lasso the Moon for the recipe. 

Skewered Candy Corn Colors

This recipe from Kitchen Fun makes use of candy cane-colored fruit for a healthy makeover of the confectionary. This time, the appropriately colored fruit is banana, cantaloupe and pineapple. Jill at Kitchen Fun has the how-to.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Carefully selected food coloring in the batter or frosting can turn simple cupcakes into spongy homages to the candy corn. This version puts vivid orange and yellow in the mix, to be topped with white frosting and sprinkles. Let your creativity run wild or head to The Girl Who Ate Everything for this specific recipe.

Candy Corn Cookies

Candy corn lovers will drool over these peanut butter cookies. Half the corn is folded into the dough before it goes in the oven while the other half are reserved and pressed into the tops of each cookie while they are still hot. Check out the recipe at The Gracious Wife.

Giant Candy Corn Cookie Pizza

It's the size of a pizza, has the taste of a cookie and the colors of candy corn; this golden cookie makes for a fun Halloween dessert. The recipe uses a boxed cookie mix which makes the cooking a cinch. Head to Munchkin Munchies for the instructions.

Candy Corn Pops

Trick-or-treating heralds a drop in temperature with fall approaching—get the snacks to match with these refreshing, frozen treats. Easy to make, and delicious to eat, pop over to Eighteen25 for the recipe and layering instructions.

Candy Corn Macarons

These classic French macarons are dressed up in candy corn hues, making a fun tri-colored Halloween treat. Seasoned and ambitious bakers can find the recipe at Persia Lou.

Candy Corn Pretzels

Dipping pretzel rods in yellow, orange and white candy melts makes for a delicious Halloween snack. It's easy enough to achieve with the kids on hand to help. Check out the details at Liz on Call

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Pizza Candy Corn-arita

Here's a candy corn-inspired pizza that's easy to replicate. Chuck E. Cheese produced this seasonal option last year and with a pizza base and some grated cheese you can too! Leave the mozzarella exposed in the center and grate orange and yellow cheddar around the edge for your own Halloween candy corn special. 

Candy Corn Marshmallows

Who can resist these cute ghostly candy corn mallows? Just two ingredients needed. To reproduce these at home, this recipe from our archives explains how. 

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

Candy melts come to the rescue again to create these tasty Rice Krispie candy corn treats. They're super simple to make, just add some food coloring to the melted marshmallows, cut into triangles instead of squares, and dip them in white and yellow candy melts. Lil'Luna has the recipe. 

—Emily Meyers with Lauren Hill



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