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How to Make Candy Corn Marshmallow Bars

With all the time you’ve spent collecting twigs for your Groot costume, you may not have had an opportunity to consider what you’re taking to the Halloween party you’re going to this weekend. Let me give you a step in the right direction: candy corn. Candy corn upon candy corn upon candy corn. Four different candy corn-flavored products melted and mashed together in a bar that will remind you that you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Halloween.

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Candy Corn Marshmallow Bars

(makes around 50 pieces)

Ingredients

  • 9.45oz (1 bag) HERSHEY’S “snack size” Candy Corn Creme Bars
  • 22oz (two 11oz bags) Candy Corn
  • 12.5oz (most of a 14oz bag) Limited Edition! Kraft Jet-puffed Candy Corn Marshmallows 14oz Bag
  • 16oz Betty Crocker Candy Corn Limited Edition Frosting

Directions

  1. Grease 9×13 glass dish. Pour one bag (11oz) candy corn into bottom of glass dish in a single layer.
  2. Open, unwrap, and chop up all the candy corn cream bars. In large glass bowl, melt chopped chocolate until almost melted.
  3. Add candy corn frosting (and crunchy topping) to large bowl and continued to microwave for 20 seconds or until frosting is soft and stirabble.
  4. Fold 12.5oz (the entire bag just wouldn’t fit in the bowl I was using) of candy corn marshmallows into the frosting/chocolate mixture until fully combined.
  5. Working quickly, drop and spread mallow mixture in glass dish over the candy corn. Even out mallows into a single-ish layer and give it a nice press down into the candy corn below it.
  6. Spread, in an even layer, the remaining bag (11oz) of candy corn atop the mallows and give those a nice press, so it all sticks together.
  7. Chill in fridge for 1 to 2 hours until bottom of pan is completely cool, cut in small pieces, and serve.

Not shockingly, these bars are sweet. Otters holding hands sweet. Tiny bunnies in teacups sweet. Baby kittens trying not to fall asleep sweet. You get the point, and I bet you are also getting the urge to make this recipe… and make this Halloween truly spooktacular.

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Packaged Food

Candy Corn Fruity Pebbles Hit Shelves for Halloween

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Halloween is less than a month away and, naturally, Halloween-themed foods are lining the grocery store shelves. Fruity Pebbles is one of those spooky cereals with a limited-edition box of candy corn-flavored pebbles.

Now candy corn is a heated topic around the office. Either you love it, or you hate it to death. While I’m all for it, hopefully the new cereal has enough oomph to bring the candy haters around. The pebbles contains a decent amount of vitamin D, as well as 10 vitamins and minerals. Quite a bit more than the candy, itself.

Fruity Pebbles Candy Corn will only be available for a limited time; through mid-November. The cereal will be sold at participating grocery retailers for $2.99 with prices varying by location.

Other than have them in a bowl of milk for breakfast, these Pebbles seem like great contenders for whipping up some Halloween-inspired macarons.

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Sweets

Hershey’s is Melting Candy Corn Down into a Chocolate Bar, Tastes Amazing

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Hershey’s has released a new candy corn flavored chocolate that will satisfy the sweet tooth of trick-or-treaters this coming Halloween.

Hershey was nice enough to send us a bag to try out the snack-sized goodies, they just happened to send it on the hottest day of the year in Southern California. So out of full disclosure, they came in melted and disfigured, and we had to throw the bag in the freezer to revive them.

Everyone in the office tried them, but we were immediately divided into #teamcandycorn and #teamcandycornsucks. As far as the team that didn’t like candy corn at all, they just weren’t impressed with the new candy. But the rest of loved them. As our publisher Elie Ayrouth put it, “This is nice. This is the kind of shit you put in your milk.”

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They did a good job of staying pretty consistent with traditional candy corn flavor, but with a creamy white chocolate after taste. In other words, it’d didn’t taste like some weird version of candy corn.

The retail price for a bag of 20 is $3.25 and I won’t lie, I’m getting these for myself. Screw trick-or-treaters. They can have some Tootsie Rolls.

PicThx Peter Pham

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Sweets

‘Murica Now Has Red, White, and Blue Candy Corn for 4th of July

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We already have Halloween candy corn and Valentine’s Day candy corn and even Jesus candy corn, so sure, why not give Independence Day candy corn a spin?

According to a photo spotted on The Impulsive Buy, new “Celebration” Candy Corn by Brach’s is strawberry, vanilla, and blueberry-flavored and made with real honey, and, we’re assuming, pure extract of capitalism. It’s hard to think of anything more culturally appropriate.

Here’s to hoping for sweet potato candy corn for Thanksgiving, cherry candy corn for Washington’s Birthday, and smallpox candy corn for Columbus Day. We’d also like greeting cards.

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Sweets

IHOP’s ‘Scary Face’ Pancakes and Pumpkin Pancakes Return

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The “Scary Face” pancakes at IHOP are back!  The adorable (and admittedly un-scary) buttermilk pancake has a whipped topping mouth, a glazed strawberry nose, two mini-Oreos for eyes, and eight pieces of candy corn for teeth.  They’ll be around through Halloween, though little ones under twelve can get one for free on Halloween day, just like last year.

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While we kind of think it would be more fitting to have the pancake base for “Scary Face” be a pumpkin pancake, which are also back this fall, we’re so swept up in how cute they are that we don’t mind.  Plus candy corn for breakfast? Yes. Please.

PicThx IHOP

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Sweets

Samoa Jello Shots in September, Because F@#K Seasonal Logic

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Seasonal food items are the worst. Pumpkin, peppermint, Girl Scout Cookies. Who are you, food industry gods, to tell me when I can and can’t have my damn Samoas? If you’re sick of the waiting game (or, alternatively, the non-waiting game that brings us pumpkin spice lattes the last week of August), it’s time (yay chronology jokes) we fought back the best way we know how.

With alcohol.

Caramel, coconut cream, chocolate sauce, toasted coconut, chocolate chips, rum and gelatin are all you need to deliciously protest our nation’s arbitrary food availability. Yes you can have Girl Scout Cookies in September. No, you don’t have to pair them with Candy Corn Oreos. Luckily, jello shots are perfect all year round.

Peep the recipe for Samoa Jello Shots over at My Jello Americans.

H/T + PicThx Neatorama

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Packaged Food

THANK GOODNESS: Gingerbread Oreos Are Here

Seasonal flavor marketing teams, take note: this is what Christmas tastes like.

Hot on the heels of its popular, if totally “WTF-inducing” Candy Corn Oreos, the sandwich cookie giant has just launched its latest foray into the holiday-miracle-munching world, with new limited edition Gingerbread Oreos.

Let me break that down for you real quick: Oreo Cookie has created a cookie that tastes like a completely different kind of cookie, and doesn’t taste like pumpkin. It’s a Christmas miracle.

We personally haven’t gotten a hold of these ourselves (but what do you expect, they’re gingerbread). Early adopters have reported mixed reactions, though, with some complaining the crème is too “dry” and not “gingery” enough, while others say the flavor is just enough so as not to be overwhelming.

In any case, a Gingerbread Oreo house is sure to look and smell absolutely fantastic.

Gingerbread Oreos are available at Wal-Mart while supplies last, $2.98 a pack.

Via Consumerist

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Recipes

Here’s How to Make Candy Corn Coated Ghost Marshmallow Peeps

If you like chocolate-covered Peeps (and I know you do), you are going to think these uncanny confections are fan-franken-tastic. Candy corn and Ghost Marshmallow Peeps brought together in a most unholy union: great for that Halloween party you are going to tonight and even better to hand out to those sugar-crazed kids and their unsuspecting parents.

Candy Corn Coated Ghost Marshmallow Peeps

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 Ghost Marshmallow Peeps
  • 8oz Candy corn

Directions

  1. Prep a cookie sheet with parchment (not wax paper, I learned this the hard way).
  2. Melt candy corn in microwave: start with 1 minute and then 15-second intervals.
  3. Dip/coat Peeps in melted candy corn. WARNING: It’s HOT, so be careful about not burning your fingers and be quick so the mallow doesn’t melt. (You can totally re-melt the candy corn if it starts to harden).
  4. Lay corn-coated specters on parchment and then stick in freezer to set.

Oh. my. glucose.  This gloriously saccharine post should really be titled Here’s How to Give Yourself Early-Onset Diabetes. But, from me, do you expect anything else?

Sure you could just pop a handful of candy corn and munch on a Peep at the same time, but what’s the fun in that? So take a break from googling costumes with the word “sexy” in front of them, get downstairs and make a batch for tonight… and don’t forget your insulin.