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3 Candy corn-inspired Halloween sweets

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Colorful layers of flavor

These fun treats are packed full of candy corn flavor and color. You won't want to stop eating them.

All of these dishes have one delicious thing in common — candy corn. We either added it to the recipe or used it as a beautiful source of inspiration.

This simple fudge is made with just a few ingredients and is rich in flavor. We stirred in a few handfuls of candy corn to bump up the festive level and make the fudge even more delicious.


Candy corn fudge

Colorful layers of flavor

Yields 9 x 9-inch dish


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 cup candy corn (depends on your love of candy corn) 


  1. Line a 9 x 9-inch dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small skillet, add sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and milk. Melt over low until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and candy corn.
  4. Spread in prepared pan and store in the refrigerator until cool and set.
  5. Before cutting, let fudge soften just a bit.

We all love Rice Krispies treats, but these bad boys are festive and delectable. These treats are simple to throw together and can even be made with the little ones.


Candy corn Rice Krispies treats

Colorful layers of flavor

Yields 9 x 9-inch dish


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Red food coloring


  1. Line a 9 x 9-inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-size skillet, let 2 tablespoons of butter melt over medium heat and add in 2 cups miniature marshmallows. Let mixture melt and add in food coloring. Stir to combine food coloring into the marshmallows and then add 2 cups of Rice Krispies.
  3. Mix together and press into bottom of the parchment-lined 9 x 9-inch pan.
  4. Clean out the skillet and repeat the whole process with the next 2 layers.
  5. The layers will be done in the following order: Red-orange (3 drops yellow and 1 drop red), yellow and plain (no food coloring).
  6. Once all the layers have been completed, let the Rice Krispies bars set for about 20 minutes until they are cooled.

These adorable candy corn cookies are perfect for snacking. We simply dyed some sugar cookie dough, layered it together and baked till golden brown. So cute and so delicious.


Candy corn layered sugar cookies

Colorful layers of flavor

Yields about 12 cookies


  • 1 bag sugar cookie mix
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, add sugar cookie mix. Follow package directions to prepare the cookie dough.
  3. Divide the dough into three bowls and dye one bowl yellow and one bowl orange (3 drops yellow and 1 drop red).
  4. We layered our cookies to give off a funky tie-dye look, but you could also lay them out so they look just like candy corn. Directions for both will follow.
  5. For a tie-dye look flatten out your orange dyed dough onto the bottom of a baking dish. Then add the yellow and plain mixture on top. Flattening out each layer before you add more.
  6. Let cool in the refrigerator and cut into little triangles and bake for about 12 minutes on prepared baking sheet, until browned.
  7. For a more traditional candy corn look simply flatten out each dough into a long rectangle and combine colors into a connected row. Let harden in the fridge and then cut out into triangles.
  8. Bake for about 12 minutes lightly golden brown.

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Black Widow cocktail recipe

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