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25 Candy Corn Recipes (+Ghoulishly Good Desserts!)

Let’s be honest, candy corn is no one’s favorite Halloween confection. But thanks to these scrumptious candy corn recipes, it might just be yours!

Whether you love or hate it, candy corn’s fall colors go hand-in-hand. These recipes capture the colors and flavor of candy corn but work to mask that waxy texture. 

25 Candy Corn Recipes (+Ghoulishly Good Desserts!): Homemade Sweet Cupcakes with Candy Corn
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Fun fact: did you know that modern candy corn debuted in the late 1800s and was initially called ‘chicken feed’? Since then, this classic autumn treat has become quite controversial. 

Don’t worry, this roundup doesn’t feature any bird feed at all – just tons of irresistible, mouthwatering dessert.

So, instead of pecking at that overly sweet candy, why not turn it into something tasty?

These candy corn recipes are a great way to capture everything you love about Halloween in new and inventive ways! 

1. Candy Corn Meringues

This is an excellent option if you love the pretty colors of candy corn but hate the flavors. 

It captures the colors and essence of candy corn, but there isn’t a single waxy candy in this recipe. 

It incorporates yellow, white, and orange colored meringue in a piping bag to achieve that candy corn color. Pipe light and fluffy sweet meringues onto a baking sheet and cook until delightfully chewy. 

2. Candy Corn Cupcakes  

Using colored cake mix is a super simple way to achieve the colors of candy corn in cake form. 

Use a prepackaged white cake mix infused with yellow and orange food coloring and top with white icing. 

You can also get creative with the toppings. Opt for orange and yellow sprinkles or top with candy corn

3. Candy Corn Poke Cake 

Poke cakes are a great way to jazz up boring cake mix into something irresistible. 

Use prepackaged cake mix, and once it’s finished baking, poke holes for that delicious sweetened condensed milk. It transforms even dry cakes into super moist and tasty treats. 

Top with plenty of whipped topping, and cover every corner with candy corn. 

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4. Peanut Butter Candy Corn Blondies Bars 

Infusing candy corn into your baking is a great way to amp up the sweetness!

These peanut butter candy corn blondies blend indulgent peanut butter flavors that perfectly accent the sweetness of candy corn. 

Add candy corn right into your batter (it melts very well), and top with additional candy corn and a peanut butter drizzle. 

5. White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies 

Do you have a powerful sweet tooth that’s hard to satisfy? Get ready; these white chocolate candy corn cookies are very sweet!

Blending candy corn and white chocolate chips yields a very sweet cookie. Adding melty candy corn and half-and-half creates a super sweet and chewy cookie. 

It even looks a little underdone when it comes out of the oven, but they set up beautifully once cooled. 

6. Candy Corn Milkshake 

Candy corn milkshakes capture the essence of yellow, white, and orange candy corn without needing actual candy corn. 

Layer different colors of ice cream in a clear milkshake glass. It offers candy corn vibes that are delightfully sweet and creamy- sans the candy corn. 

Because this milkshake is so sweet, top with lightly sweetened whipped cream and garnish with yellow and orange sprinkles. 

7. Mini Candy Corn Cheesecakes 

Even the candy corn-reluctant will have difficulty resisting these cute mini cheesecakes

They have an irresistible Oreo crumb crust, lightly sweetened cheese, and sour cream filling. They’re super creamy without being overly sweet. 

Top cheesecakes with a heavy cream frosting, and a delightful ghost toppers (available on Amazon). 

8. Candy Corn Peanut Bars 

Are you looking for something a little bit different? These candy corn bars are a great way to combat the sweetness of candy corn. 

Adding peanuts to these bars adds a delightful salty punch that helps neutralize the sweetness from the candy corn. 

Add marshmallows for a light and fluffy texture, and watch a full tray disappear before Trick-or-Treat is over!

9. Halloween Chex Mix Muddy Buddies 

Muddy Buddies is the ultimate party food. No Halloween party is complete without a bowl of muddy buddies! 

This Halloween-inspired muddy buddy recipe incorporates just enough candy corn to give off serious Halloween vibes with plenty of salty and sweet textures. 

Pretzels, Oreos, Chex Mix cereal, and Reese’s Pieces make this snack the ultimate Halloween party food. 

10. Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats 

The thing about rice crispy treats is that everyone loves them, but they don’t exactly look impressive. These candy corn rice crispy treats capture everything you love about rice crispies and look fantastic. 

Instead of using a square casserole dish, arrange cooked rice crispies on a round plate, and cut them into triangles. To achieve that candy corn essence, use orange and white melted chocolate to dip both ends. 

They look like candy corn without the need for candy corn!

11. Candy Corn Bundt Cake 

This candy corn bundt cake is so much fun to make, and it’s bound to bring a smile to everyone’s face. It’s marbled with orange and yellow cake and topped with bright candy-corn-inspired white, yellow, and orange drizzle. 

While it looks so fun and colorful, it’s impossibly moist! The addition of buttermilk gives it an infusion of moisture and tart flavors that are perfect for fall. 

Please don’t be shy when it comes to the frosting. Generously drizzle colorful frosting on your cooled cake for a bright pop of fall colors. 

12. Candy Corn Parfait 

If you love candy corn but can do without all of that sugar, try this healthier candy corn parfait. 

It earns its candy corn colors and sweetness from frozen mangoes and carrots with an added creaminess from coconut milk. 

Use chia seeds lightly sweetened with maple syrup and coconut whipped cream for the white top layer. 

13. Candy Corn Marshmallow 

Think of these candy corn marshmallows like sweet kebabs! They’re so simple to whip together in a flash and a great way to get your whole family involved in the kitchen. 

Use yellow, and orange-colored coconut flakes to coat marshmallows dipped with melted white chocolate. Arrange colorful marshmallows on a lollipop stick to mimic the colors of candy corn. 

The best part of this recipe is that you don’t have to fire up the oven. These treats come together in under 20 minutes and are so fun to assemble.

14. Candy Corn Sugar Cookies 

These simple sugar cookies are simple to make at home but look incredibly impressive. They’re a great treat to serve at your next fall party or just as an October treat. 

They’re made by layering yellow and orange sugar cookie dough together and cutting it into triangle pieces.

The trick to these irresistible cookies is the creamy cream cheese frosting. They’re lightly sweet with an added creamy punch from the frosting. 

15. Candy Corn Bark 

Candy corn bark is the perfect sweet treat for the baking novice. Even if you aren’t skilled in the kitchen, messing up this super simple dessert is difficult. 

It’s sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy, and it’s so easy. Once you melt your white chocolate, pour it into a pan and add all your favorite additions. 

Add more pretzels than candy corn if you want more salty than sweet and vice versa. 

16. Candy Corn Oreo Truffle Bark 

Looking for an easy weeknight treat with a punch of chocolatey flavors? 

This Oreo truffle bark infuses creamy and chocolatey flavors from Oreos with an added creaminess from the cream cheese. For added sweetness and color, top bark with plenty of candy corn. 

It’s the perfect quick treat to make ahead of time and store in the fridge when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

17. Candy Corn Pop Corn Balls 

Is it even Halloween without popcorn balls? Traditional popcorn balls get a sweet fall-flavored makeover with candy corn. 

Using buttered microwave popcorn adds a touch of buttery goodness that pairs so perfectly with sweet candy corn. 

It also includes salty pretzels and nuts for added crunch and saltness to combat the sweetness from the candy corn. 

18. Halloween Breakfast Waffles – Candy Corn Waffles

A long night of trick or treating requires a good breakfast! While these waffles may look like candy corn, they are your average breakfast waffle with a fall kick. 

To achieve that classic candy corn hue, separate waffle batter and infuse it with orange and yellow food coloring. The waffle iron requires a little tinkering, but the final result is worth the extra effort.

19. Candy Corn Butterfingers 

Bart Simpson-approved Butterfinger copycats are a great way to make bite-sized candy at home. 

Melting creamy peanut butter and candy corn together yields a buttery but sweet filling. It has a bright orange coloring that’s perfect for fall and so much fun to make with your family!

20. Candy Corn Cake

A good layer cake never disappoints if you want to impress your guests at your next party. 

Layer light and fluffy yellow, white and orange cakes between salted butter and almond frosting. 

Every layer ake needs impressive decoration. Once your cake is frosted, decorate it with plenty of candy corn that screams fall. 

21. Candy Corn Jello Shots with Vodka

If you’re throwing a costume party this Halloween, these Jello shots are a must. They’re infused with citrus flavors from lemon and orange (masking potent vodka flavors) with a light and creamy top layer. 

Be careful; these Jello shots are very addictive! They’re so inviting and taste similar to a creamsicle. 

22. Candy Corn Pudding Pops 

Sometimes, it feels like it’s taking the weather forever to cool down during the fall.

If the temperatures say summer, but the calendar says fall – it’s time to get inventive with your autumn treats!

These candy corn pudding pops are a great way to cool down on an unseasonably warm fall day while getting you ready for Halloween. 

Vanilla pudding makes them light and creamy, and they have a slight sweetness kick from honey. 

23. Funfetti Fried Candy Corn 

Deep-fried candy corn? Say no more! This recipe tastes like a funnel cake with added flavors with sweetness from candy corn and Frosted Flakes. 

Keep in mind, however, that this is an insanely indulgent dessert. It’s packed with sugar that is deep fried to perfection. 

If you can’t make it to the county fair this year for deep-fried everything, this recipe will fill the county fair hole in your heart (and stomach!). 

24. Candy Corn Punch  

No holiday party is complete without a good punch. Candy corn punch earns a citrusy sweet kick from orange soda and mango juice with tons of creaminess from vanilla ice cream. 

Top your punch bowl with candy corn, and as the vanilla ice cream melts, it drops the candy down into the punch bowl. 

What’s great about this non-alcoholic punch is that the kids can indulge, too!

25. Candy Corn Fudge 

Beware – this candy corn fudge is hard to resist. It’s buttery and indulgent, with bright flavors from honey, white chocolate, and heavy whipping cream. 

Letting each color layer set before adding the next takes a little extra effort, but it’s worth it. 

Once cut into squares, the finished product looks just as good as real candy corn – only better!

25 Candy Corn Confections (Ghoulishly Good!)

There’s so much more to candy corn than meets the eye. If you don’t believe me, give these candy corn recipes a try!


  • Candy Corn Meringues

  • Candy Corn Cupcakes

  • Candy Corn Poke Cake

  • Peanut Butter Candy Corn Blondies Bars

  • White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies

  • Candy Corn Milkshake

  • Mini Candy Corn Cheesecakes

  • Candy Corn Peanut Bars

  • Halloween Chex Mix Muddy Buddies

  • Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

  • Candy Corn Bundt Cake

  • Candy Corn Parfait

  • Candy Corn Marshmallow

  • Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

  • Candy Corn Bark

  • Candy Corn Oreo Truffle Bark

  • Candy Corn Pop Corn Balls

  • Halloween Breakfast Waffles – Candy Corn Waffles

  • Candy Corn Butterfingers

  • Candy Corn Cake

  • Candy Corn Jello Shots with Vodka

  • Candy Corn Pudding Pops

  • Funfetti Fried Candy Corn

  • Candy Corn Punch

  • Candy Corn Fudge


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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