Candy Corn-Inspired Treats for People Who Hate Candy Corn
Candy corn is the worst.
Yep, I said it. Candy corn tastes like corn syrup, with subtle notes of oil, and boasts a texture eerily similar to the wax that once protected my gums from braces (which were also the worst). But even those of us who shun the stuff have to admit: Its shape and iconic trifecta of colors come with a nostalgic appeal that, well, just feels right around this time of year. Here are six treats that only look like candy corn.
Recipe creator J. Saunders recommends using a pastry brush to "paint" these sugar cookies with a thin coat of icing (just powdered sugar, milk, and food coloring).
"Instead of just plain white cupcakes, I took it a step further and made them special. You can change the colors for any holiday," recipe creator Celeste says.
Take a cue from our reviewers and add food coloring with the marshmallows for a festive treat.
4. Halloween Candy Corn Jell-O® Shots
Yep, boozy, orange- and lemon-flavored Halloween Candy Corn Jell-O® Shots are much, much easier to down than even a bite of candy corn.
Thanks to packaged white cake mix and prepared white frosting, these simple cupcakes taste nothing like your least-favorite Halloween candy. And yes, you can do without the topping.
Adding food coloring to this top-rated buttercream frosting transforms confections into works of art. Home cook Sanzoe created a candy-corn effect worth copying.
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