Candy Corn! Trivia, Decor and Food – really?

 

The origin of candy corn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Not Really.

This card (which I received 5 years ago) is so Halloween-gross,  it still cracks me up! 

 

Actually, the sweet little treat was invented in the late 1800’s, and because we were predominately a farming society then, the idea was to make candy in the form of something people would recognize. Corn!

We have been eating these tiny kernels of corn for over 200 years!  Don’t tell the First Lady but this month 20 million pounds will be sold.

So, besides scarfing them down, what else are people doing with

Candy Corn?

Everything!

Okay I have touched on some Corn Candy trivia so let me show you another very simple way to decorate  with candy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You could also use the candy instead of glass rocks under the candle.

Black bowls and Candy Corn.

Told you it is simple!

 

To make  an easy, crowd pleasing  Halloween treat using Candy Corn try this version of  an American staple: Rice Krispy Bars.

  • 1/2 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
  • Candy pumpkins
  • Yellow and red food coloring

Preparation:

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. (Or shape the entire glob into a pumpkin, ghost, or candy corn (!) shape before refrigerating and decorate accordingly.)  While warm, press on candy pumpkins spaced 1 to 1/2-2 inches apart. Refrigerate and cut into squares.

**Most of you are aware of my total dedication to PEEPS,

 my personal favorite health food snack,**

 but this is the season to embrace that waxed little marshmallow treat – Candy Corn!

 

I found this photo along with a cupcake recipe from alisonchirdon.com

See? 

It is possible to honor the integrity of  PEEPS,  and to incorporate candy corn as an element of  decor.

 

One more time for review and/or slow learners:

The origin of Candy Corn 

mojeetcat photo

More to come next week!

 

Dianne Ross

Interior Designer/Phelan’s Interiors

363-9634

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