Children of the Corn

Candy Corn.
The Halloween staple that either brings elation or extreme disgust. There is no grey on the subject.
Candy corn.
You love it or hate it.

No matter which you may find more appropriate as to the "origin" of Candy Corn,  it's usually a love/hate kind of deal.

No matter which you may find more appropriate as to the “origin” of Candy Corn, it’s usually a love/hate kind of deal.

Well, I guess that’s not true. I can take it or leave it. I love the thought of it; I think it’s adorably seasonal and a Halloween must-have, even if just in decor. But, then again, like most things today, nothing is as good as it used to be.

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How it got the name is somewhat fascinating, but in case you just crawled out from under a rock or something, we’re talking the Mallowcreme candies, that have a slightly waxy texture and subtlety vanilla flavor, shaped like triangles and striped in shades of Home Depot orange, Big Bird yellow and white.
(The ones that include a brown, “chocolate” stripe, are more commonly referred to as “Indian Corn” – for the sake of this blog, let’s just say it’s all candy corn.)

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Perhaps you’d like to make your own candy corn , for better flavor and texture, or to be completely vegan for some of the recipes I’m going to share.

Candy corn brittle, marshmallows and popsicles.

Candy corn brittle, marshmallows and popsicles.

However, for decorations, I’d just buy the cheap stuff , at the dollar or big box store.

Candy corn adds a festive, and fashionable, touch to decor when done well.

Candy corn adds a festive, and fashionable, touch to decor when done well. Find the starburst topiary tutorial here.

Candy corn-on-the-cob would make an adorable centerpiece or appetizer for guests to “pick at” during a party. Veggie trays, sugar cookies and even Doritos chips dipped in a creamy Colby and snowy Swiss, could keep the theme, but up the flavor.

Use carrots in Orange and yellow or peppers in Orange and yellow and cauliflower for a veggie tray - or ranch dip could act as your white element as well.  Colored sugars add a festive touch to (some might argue) tastier sugar cookies, and candy corn-on-the-cob can be done with sugar cookie dough or marzipan.

Use carrots in Orange and yellow or peppers in Orange and yellow and cauliflower for a veggie tray – or ranch dip could act as your white element as well.
Colored sugars add a festive touch to (some might argue) tastier sugar cookies, and candy corn-on-the-cob can be done with sugar cookie dough or marzipan.

These softbatch cookies with candy corn look delicious, as do all of these desserts.

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Still not enough? Find even more candy corn creations here and here.

Mini terra cotta pots or even glass Christmas ornaments, make adorable additions to your decor! Add them to edible, or artistic projects, or layer flavored popcorn like to bowls, jars or festive glasses. Just make sure it's a clear container so the layering is noticeable.

Mini terra cotta pots or even glass Christmas ornaments, make adorable additions to your decor! Add them to edible, or artistic projects, or layer flavored popcorn like Poppedify to bowls, jars or festive glasses. Just make sure it’s a clear container so the layering is noticeable.

Even add a "pop" of candy corn to your beauty routine!

Even add a “pop” of candy corn to your beauty routine!

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Find out how to make a candy corn sugar scrub (as well as some other tasty beauty goodies) and 5 strange facts about candy corn.

Too cute not to share!

Too cute not to share!

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NOW, it wouldn’t be a Glitter Fantasy post, especially not a #FreakyFriday post, without some BOOze!

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If you like the taste of candy corn, try infusing your own vodka with it.

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A candy corn-tini sounds delightfully devilish, as does candy corn Jello shots (remember,you can buy vegan gelatin).

Top pic is an Etsy creation I'd love to have! Bottom, are some of my existing collection. Be shocked how many compliments I get on the candy corn dangles.

Top pic is an Etsy creation I’d love to have! Bottom, are some of my existing collection. Be shocked how many compliments I get on the candy corn dangles.

If you’d like to add some candy corn bling to your own collection, these flashing candy corn necklaces are cute and super affordable. The one I adore, the candy corn in a bottle necklace (shown above) , would be my top “pick”.

Make sure you check out our past #FreakyFriday blogs, for more Halloween inspiration!

Oh, The Tangled Webs We Weave

Won’t You Be My BOO?

The Great Pumpkin

Also, check out In The Spirit, Hair-Raising Halloween and Simply Spooktacular Halloween Beauty for even more Halloween happiness!

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Images: pinterest, todayifoundout, memecenter, tammileetips, adventuresinacetone, popartdiva, funfamilycrafts, popsugar, personal.

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