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Friday, October 30, 2009

It's National Candy Corn Day


Candy Corn Day | October 30th

Yippee! it's National Candy Corn Day and do I have a frightfully fun recipe; or two, for YOU!!! Did you know, "more than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced in 2009." I learned that at the National Confectioners Association, a sponsor of National Candy Corn Day!!!

Oh, I know there are a couple of you out there that don't particularly care for candy corn. You know who you are, Marjie, Pam:) Perhaps, these candy corn recipes will alter your mindset. You see, although the first recipe brought to you by Nosh With Me is for candy corn from scratch, the other recipes are more or less faux candy corn recipes. Well, take a look and you'll get my drift...
Home Made Candy Corn
Nosh With Me Home Made Candy Corn

Candy Corn Cupcakes
Megan's Munchies Candy Corn Cupcakes
Candy Corn Cookie Bark
Recipe Girl's Candy Corn Cookie Bark

Here's a monster of an idea. Make spooky looking gloves with Popcorn, Pumpkin seeds and Candy Corn!
Creepy Hands
Creepy Hands8 cups popped popcorn
1 cup pumpkin seeds, cleaned and patted dry
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
candy corn
Supplies
6 clear industrial food handlers gloves
Orange and or black ribbon
6 plastic spider rings
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place popcorn in single layer in 15x10x1 inch jelly-roll pan; sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.
2. Mix butter, Worcestershire and salts in small bowl. Pour over popcorn; toss to coat.
3. Bake 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
4. Place candy corn in end of each glove for fingernail; pack glove tightly with popcorn mixture. Close bag tightly at wrist; tie with ribbon. Place ring on 1 finger of each hand. Makes 6 servings
And for those of you out there in Halloween Land who are on the fence when it comes to candy corn, here's a recipe for Candy Corn Cookies which can also be morphed into Bat Cookies:)
Candy Corn Cookies
Resources
1. Cool Text Generator (where I "designed" the Candy Corn Banner)