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Nov 18, 2011 01:07 PM

Baking with candy corn; ideas?

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. 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. 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. 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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          1. re: Emme

            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!

            1. re: rstuart

              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.. !

              1. re: rstuart

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

                1. re: Emme

                  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!

                  1. re: rstuart

                    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.

                    1. re: Emme

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

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