National Candy Corn Day
It’s either a favorite or a hated thing for most people.
Candy Corn-some people describe it as waxy, sickeningly sweet and others love the seasonal treat. Candy Corn is a symbol of the season, whether it’s served in tiny packets at Halloween, or in large bowls on Grandma‚Äôs dinner table. Candy Corn is a delightful sign that Autumn is upon us.
While some may not like it as much as others there are more than 35,000,000 pounds of candy corn (9 Billion individual pieces!) It is adored by many people, so more than a few people are producing it each year.
National Candy Corn Day is an excellent day to enjoy all the flavors of this fall treat and get a sugar rush!
George Renniger, of the Wunderle Candy Company, created this colorful confection in the late 800’s to celebrate the beauty and colors of autumn. The candy was designed to be a bright spot in winter, which is a long, cold season. Electricity had not yet been widely used. These candies’ bright colors could last all year, providing both joy and sugar during dark times of the year.
Candy Corn is notable partly because it was the first candy in tri-color! The related companies also realized that Halloween candy was growing in popularity during this time. As Halloween approached, more varieties of Halloween candy became available. Wunderle next created the Candy Pumpkins made of Mellocreme, a close cousin to Candy Corn. These Candy Pumpkins are often sold in the same bag as Autumn Mix.
Even though candy corn can be sweetened with sugar, it is not high in fat. National Candy Corn Day celebrates this delicious treat and all that will follow in the years ahead.
Celebrate National Candy Corn Day with lots of activities and fun. These tips can be used to inspire you or create your own.
It’s obvious that candy corn is a great way to celebrate National Candy Corn Day. This sweet, unique-flavored candy can be purchased at any grocery store, convenience store or candy outlet in any location. It’s mostly made from sugar, but there are other forms. It can also be quite affordable depending on which brand you choose. It can be used in a variety of recipes, snacks, and fall-themed treats.
If you really want to embrace the season, try your hand at making candy corn cupcakes. These cupcakes taste best when they are made with chocolate cake mix and topped off with yellow/orange buttercream frosting. Place a ring or candy corn on top of the frosting. This is a holiday treat you can’t beat!
Mixing candy corn and peanuts is one of the most delicious snacks you can enjoy in Autumn. Mix equal quantities of salted, roasted peanuts together. They will disappear in an instant if you set them out in a bowl with your friends or at work. This delightful little treat, which is reminiscent of a PayDay candy bars, can be enjoyed at parties, family gatherings, or as a snack on the go.
You can add candy corn to many types of cereal snack mix (such as Chex mix), which includes various types nuts and salty pretzels. This makes it more interesting and healthier. This delicious combination of sweet and salty is great for Halloween and fall celebrations.
This one is for grownups only, to prepare for the chaos that will ensue on Halloween. It is made from Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka, (Smirnoff being one example) and is infused with orange juice, candy corn (for about 1-2 hours), and whipped cream. The perfect form is given to it by serving it in a martini glasses. The vodka turns dark orange and the orange juice shows the yellow layer. The whipped cream is light brown. It’s like Candy Corn reversed!
Candy corn fudge is also available. It’s made with candy corn, and is layered with the three colors of candy Corn to mimic the taste of the delicious treat. These can be used to make brownies, peanut butter bars, or replaced by chocolate chips in traditional cookies.
These are just a handful of the many recipes available. We encourage you to search for more and share them with your family and friends! Happy Candy Corning!