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Baking with candy corn; ideas?

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rstuart Nov 18, 2011 01:07 PM

I just found a package of candy corn I bought after hallowe'en.. I obviously got carried away by the 50% off sale. While I am fully capable of eating the entire thing myself, I'd like to bake something with it, and maybe spare my teeth. Read a great chocolate chip candy corn recipe in Food and Wine.. but a bit of a fuss for me.
Any ideas???

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  1. paulj RE: rstuart Nov 18, 2011 01:20 PM

    Fill the interior of a bunt cake with the candy :)

    Was candy corn included in the recent candy challenge on Iron Chef American? If so, it probably wasn't used in a baked item. One of the other competitions must have used it recently (Chopped or Sweet Genius).

    1. todao RE: rstuart Nov 18, 2011 01:33 PM

      http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/del...

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        janehathaway RE: rstuart Nov 18, 2011 04:42 PM

        I'd do some basic chocolate chip cookies only sub candy corn for half (or all?) of the chocolate chips. The chocolate chip cookies I make take about 7 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes to bake.

        1. Emme RE: rstuart Nov 18, 2011 09:04 PM

          i can't remember where but somewhere i saw someone make a mock Butterfinger bar combining melted candy corn and peanut butter, then shaped into logs, chilled to set and covered in melted chocolate...

          i might try melting and mixing with cream cheese to make a cheese danish filling...

          or adding to rice krispy treats or granola bars...

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            rstuart RE: Emme Nov 19, 2011 04:53 PM

            I remember reading about that too.. will have to find.
            the chocolate chip idea is good too... just worried about what might happen when baked..
            Thanks everyone!

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              rstuart RE: rstuart Nov 21, 2011 04:49 PM

              OK.... peanut butter and candy corn are chilling. It was a total mess, and I'm afraid that I may not have combined the melted CC well with the PB.. it kept on seizing up, and the bowl and spoons that I use may never recover! I just hope that it's edible.. !

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                Emme RE: rstuart Nov 21, 2011 08:20 PM

                can't wait to hear/read how they turned out! what recipe did you use?

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                  rstuart RE: Emme Nov 22, 2011 08:23 AM

                  It was a fail.. but a close fail. I think that I used too much PB for the candy corn, and they just never combined well?? I found a few recipes on the internet.. they pretty much all said one part candy corn to one part peanut butter. I decided to toss it after letting it chill for a half hour.. it just didn't seem to work. And yet it was oddly addictive.. the bites that I had with more of the candy corn had the right mouthfeel for butterfinger.. hard to explain.

                  So a bust for me, but I think still worth trying.. would love to hear if anyone else has tried!

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                    Emme RE: rstuart Nov 22, 2011 07:17 PM

                    so you did one part to one part?

                    i've seen recipes for 3:1 and 2:1 candy corn to PB... i'd try somewhere in between... in fact, i just might.

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                      rstuart RE: Emme Nov 23, 2011 06:14 AM

                      I suspect that I had too much PB! Give it a try and let us know how it worked..

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            wyogal RE: rstuart Nov 18, 2011 09:48 PM

            or just put them in a bowl of roasted peanuts, eat them together and it's like a salted nut roll.

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              Susan627 RE: rstuart Nov 19, 2011 05:35 PM

              You can definitely bake them!

              http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/ca...

              I have made this many times. Satisfies all the salty/sweet/tart taste buds! (candy corn bark

              )

              http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipe...

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                rstuart RE: Susan627 Nov 19, 2011 07:10 PM

                Great.. thanks Susan!

              2. Kajikit RE: rstuart Nov 23, 2011 12:17 PM

                Easy peasy - make sugar cookies and set three candy corns into the top of each one before you bake them. They came out really good when I made them for Halloween.

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