Candy Corn Flower Easy Halloween Treat

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Candy corn is one of those Halloween candies that you either love or can’t stand. Or, if you’re like me, you think you love them and then eat two and give the rest to your kids. Last year, we had a bunch of candy corn so we turned it into a cute little project and we each made a candy corn flower!

We love how they turned out. They are completely edible, so after you’ve made one, you can eat it. Or, you can wrap it in cellophane and place one on each person’s plate for Thanksgiving. It’s a fun project for the kids and the adults.

everything you need to make a andy corn flower cookie

Before I share how to make a candy corn flower, let me share a few tips.

You want to buy cookies that are as flat as possible. If they are rounded on one side, they may move too much as you make your candy corn flower. I used a gluten-free shortbread cookie that I found at my local supermarket, though any round and flat cookie will do. 

You can use any white icing as the “glue”. Just make sure that it doesn’t dry up before you have the time to stick all of the candy corns onto the cookie. Royal icing is a great option and is pretty easy to work with.

For the center of the flower, you can use any round candy like m&m’s or Skittles. I found the Halloween m&m’s and loved the purple!

While you don’t necessarily need them, I love adding the little sugar pearls around the candy in the center. It covers up any additional space and looks so pretty! You can see them in my final images though I didn’t include them in the steps below.

lots of candy corn in the shape of a flower

 

steps to make a candy corn flower cookie

I’ve tried to show the steps in the photos above for you, to make it a bit easier to make a candy corn flower.

Step 1: Lay your cookie flat on a paper plate.

Step 2: Cover one side of the cookie with icing.

Step 3: Start at the top of your cookie and place one candy corn (white side down) onto the icing, at the edge of the cookie. Continue placing candy corn around the cookie until you’ve made a circle and all you can see is the center of the cookie with icing on top.

Step 4: Create a second layer of candy corn. You should be able to stick the white part of the candy corn into the icing in the center of the cookie. If you need to, you can always put a dab of icing on the back of each candy corn so that they stick better.

Step 5: Put a dab of icing on the back of one of your round candies.

Step 6: Place the round candy in the center of your candy corn flower. If you have sugar pearls, you can place those one at a time around the outside of the round candy for a more polished look.

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how to make a candy corn flower

Candy Corn Flower Easy Halloween Treat

decorative cookies for Halloween

Looking for a fun and easy treat for Halloween? A candy corn flower cookie is the perfect project and treat! All you need are 5 ingredients.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Materials

  • Flat, round cookies
  • White icing
  • Candy corn
  • Round candies (m&m's or skittles work great)
  • Sugar pearls (optional)

Instructions

    Step 1: Lay a cookie flat on a plate.

    Step 2: Cover one side of the cookie with icing.

    Step 3: Start at the top of your cookie and place one candy corn (white side down) onto the icing, at the edge of the cookie. Continue placing candy corn around the cookie until you've made a circle and all you can see is the center of the cookie with icing on top.

    Step 4: Create a second layer of candy corn. You should be able to stick the white part of the candy corn into the icing in the center of the cookie. If you need to, you can always put a dab of icing on the back of each candy corn so that they stick better.

    Step 5: Put a dab of icing on the back of one of your round candies.

    Step 6: Place the round candy in the center of your candy corn flower cookie. If you have sugar pearls, you can place those one at a time around the outside of the round candy for a more polished look.

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Don't know what to do with the leftover candy corn? Make a candy corn flower! It's a fun treat that you and your kids can make together.
Don't know what to do with the leftover candy corn? Make a candy corn flower! It's a fun treat that you and your kids can make together.

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  1. These are fantastic for Halloween! We’ll surely give them a shot. Thank you for providing the step by step.

  2. This is such a lovely treat for the Fall season and for Halloween. I just know candy corn lovers will enjoy this.

  3. I have never tasted candy corn – I don’t even think we get it here. But this does look very pretty.

  4. It’s funny because even though i know candy corns, i have not tried it yet in my entire life and now it makes me more intrigued and i want to buy some to finally taste then haha.. This is a clever and very creative idea.. A nice treat for Halloween parties

  5. This is such an adorable project. It’s truly creative. I’m not a big candy corn fan but I may try it anyway

  6. Yyyyaaaayyyyyy…I love candy so much! And now, this candy looks even much better! I wanna give it a try. Thanks for sharing about it.

  7. Candy corn is such a classic Halloween treat! Who doesn’t love it? I love it so much! Even the kids love it!

  8. I love candy corn. With my first Halloween in Colombia on deck, maybe I’ll prepare these as a goodie for the Halloween party I’ve been invited to.

  9. This looks so fun. I’m getting out of creative and fresh ideas for Halloween treats. I’m glad I found this

  10. While we all hate candy corn in out house, the treats make a beautiful decoration! Thank you for sharing.

  11. This is such a fun idea. I love it. My daughters were just talking about wanting to do some fun crafts. I’ll have to show them this.

  12. Such a lovely candy corn. Thanks for the tutorial, I might try this for my niece’s birthday party.

  13. Oh, wow! That is the cutest Halloween thing I have ever seen! It’s so adorable. I love that it’s easy to make, too.

  14. These candy corn flowers are such a cute idea. I would love to make these. I can’t seem to get hold of any candy corn at the moment.

  15. This is such a cute idea and a fun way to use up some of that Halloween candy. I will definitely be making these with my boys this year. We all like candy corn here 🙂

  16. These are so pretty. I was not planning to buy candy corn but now with this recipe, I need to.

  17. I’ve never really been big on candy corn, yet I still find myself eating them every Halloween. These candy corn flowers are way cute!

  18. First of all, candy corn is my favorite Halloween candy. So this project will be a must with the grandkids.

  19. What a fabulous looking Halloween treat. This would make such an awesome centrepiece for any Halloween spread.

  20. This is such a fun and pretty idea to do for Halloween! We will have to make some of these cookies.