Halloween Hugs and Pumpkin Kisses



Happy LATE Halloween!  I meant to make these before the actual holiday, but I figured that nobody wanted my sick hands unwrapping chocolate candies, so I postponed it to this weekend.  Today’s recipe is inspired by the dessert genius Sally.  It reminds me of my favorite holiday treat Chocolate Pretzel Rings.  I wasn’t able to find pretzel rings this time, so I subbed in regular pretzels.  I decided after making this Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow that I wanted to turn the perfectly spiced kisses into candy, and Sally had the awesome idea of using candy corn.  I love candy corn!




With recipes like this, the most time consuming part is unwrapping kisses.




Good thing that I miraculously found a Law&Order rerun that I had never seen before, so I was distracted.




After this morning’s run, I set up a little assembly line in the kitchen.




Making kisses candies.



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Before briefly sticking them in the oven and adding candy corn on the top.




The pretzels worked out perfectly, which was good to know since the circular kind are hard to find.




I wasn’t sure how the kisses and candy corn mixture would taste, but they are fantastic!




The spiced pumpkin is the best tasting, but the hugs look super cute!




These are a good looking and great tasting combination that make the perfect holiday (or post-holiday) treat!




Ok, this might be my new favorite Halloween food!  I am a huge candy corn fan, and these guys are fantastic!




You’ll have to go looking for the spiced pumpkin kisses tomorrow and make a batch right away!




I am currently storing these in the fridge, and I don’t think they will last long.

Once you make them, you will understand why!  The only problem…figuring out what to do with all my leftover pumpkins before I eat them.  Any ideas???





Did you stock up on ‘the day after’ Halloween candy 70% off? 

Here are a few more blogger options for your candy corn…




Homemade Butterfinger Bark from Cookies & Cups


Candy Corn Cornflake Cookies from Pies and Plots


Candy Corn Cookies from Itty Bitty Bakes


Candy Corn Gooey Cake Bars from Inside BruCrew Life


Crispy Rice Candy Corn Treats from Paula Deen


Tricky Trash Candy from Shugery Sweets


Scarecrow Bars from Cookies & Cups


Candy Corn Truffles


Candy Corn Bark



Or you can eat it my FAVORITE way…odd as it sounds, I love to eat candy corn sprinkled into popcorn.  Make sure that you add the candy corn quickly so that it heats up and melts.  Trust me…you’ll be hooked!


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Do you like Candy Corn?  What is your favorite way to eat it?

Any other ideas for leftover Halloween candy?

19 thoughts on “Halloween Hugs and Pumpkin Kisses

    • Halloween isn’t one of my top holidays, but I love the recipes and decorations (ie pumpkins). I think it is so fun to celebrate with the kids at work and see all the families out in the neighborhoods!

    • Me too!
      Funny…that was here when I moved in meaning it belonged to the BOY. You have to wonder a) when he went out and bought a gass pumpkin and b) why it lived year round in the bathroom : )

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