Candy corn has been calling to sweet tooths for over 100 years. This sweet treat was designed by the sons of Gustav Goelitz, a candy maker in Illinois. The business took a hard hit financially under Gustav, but in 1901 his oldest two sons revived the business.
They invented the ever popular confection called candy corn. The orders for this single treat kept the business alive and prospering through the Great Depression and two world wars.
The Goelitz family has continued to hit Americas sweet tooth by coming out with their highly specialized Jelly Belly jelly beans. The recipe sheets that accompany these tiny jelly beans are truly the mark of marketing genius! Take 2 sour apple jelly beans and mix with a caramel jelly bean for a caramel apple flavor…genius!
Using the inspiration of the Goelitz Confectionaries, the following treats combine candy corn with other favorite sweets for a double Halloween whammy…no tricks, just treats!
Candy Corn Fudge…perfect homemade treat to bring to any Halloween party. There are only four ingredients to this layered treat…but it does take approximately three hours to prepare. So, plan ahead!
* 2 cups (12 oz) white chocolate chips
* 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
* food coloring, yellow, orange food coloring
* candy corn
Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray
Microwave 2/3 cup of the white chocolate chips until melted, about 1 1/2 minutes.
Stir until smooth.
Add 1/3 of the frosting and a few drops of yellow food coloring.
Pour the yellow fudge into the pan and refrigerate about a half an hour.
Do the same with a layer of orange, pouring evenly over the yellow fudge and refrigerating until set.
Repeat for a layer of white fudge for the top.
After set, cut into small 1 inch squares and press a candy corn on the top of each one.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Now, combine two of the most addictive treats on the planet and create a pan of…
Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats1/2 c Butter
10 c Crispy rice cereal
9 c Miniature marshmallows
2 c Mixture of candy corn and Indian candy corn
3/4 c Miniature chocolate chips
Yellow and red food coloring
* Melt butter and marshmallows; stir until smooth.
* In a large bowl, mix rice cereal, candy corn and miniature chips together.
* To marshmallow mixture, blend in 2 drops yellow food coloring and 1 drop red food coloring, adding more coloring if necessary to reach desired shade.
* Add marshmallow mixture to cereal mixture; stir quickly to combine.
* Spread on a large buttered pan; press with buttered hands.
* While warm, press on candy pumpkins spaced 1 to 1/2-2 inches apart.
* Refrigerate and cut into squares.
As if the Candy Corn alone wasn’t sweet enough, and mixing it with frosting or marshmallows didn’t quite take you over the edge…try Candy Corn Bark. Super sweet white chocolate mixed with the ever so subtle semi sweet chocolate chips and then bamn! candy corn.
Candy Corn Bark
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup candy corn
* Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil
* Melt the white chocolate and the dark chocolate separately
* Stir 1/2 cup of the candy corn in the dark chocolate and pour on the foiled pan.
* Smooth into an even layer…it doesn’t have to fill the whole pan
* Take a spoon and swirl white chocolate over the dark randomly.
* Use a knife to gently mix the two, while maintaining the distinct color separation.
* Press the remaining candy corn over the wet chocolate.
* Refrigerate until firm, then break into pieces to serve.
Delicious! Please remember to share!!!!