Guess What’s Back???

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If your mouth is watering and you’re thinking Candy Corn Oreos, then you are correct!

 

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I am a HUGE fan of this seasonal cookie and used them to make this memorable Candy Corn Oreo Cake Batter Fudge last fall.

 

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This year, I swore off candy corn until Halloween, but that doesn’t include these Oreos.

 

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A friend picked me up a bag and after tasting a few and sharing a few more, I knew I wanted to turn them into another creative treat.  After the success of last year’s fudge, I knew there was nothing these Oreo’s couldn’t do.

 

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I decided after searching a friend’s pinterest account for inspiration that I wanted to make an Oreo stuffed sugar cookie.  For time’s sake, I went the easy route with store bought, premade, cookie dough, but of course you can always make your own.

 

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At first, I debated making a double layered stuffed cookie (with sugar cookie on the top and bottom of them Oreo), but then decided that was too much cookie.  I was a little nervous about whether these cookies would turn out and then once I saw how cute they were, I was nervous about how I would get them out of my muffin pan.

 

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But it all turned out fabulously!

 

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And these sweet cookies are a serious crowd favorite!  I know that Oreo is getting more and more creative, so you can do with any kind of Oreo/Cookie combo that suits your palate.

 

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Has anyone else tried Candy Corn Oreos? 

Did you bake with them?

 

 

Candy Corn Oreo Stuffed Sugar Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

 

Ingredients

24 Candy Corn (or your favorite flavor) Oreos

1 package of premade sugar cookie dough

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a muffin tray with cooking spray.  Place one square of cookie dough into the bottom of each cup, using your fingers to spread it out.

Push one cookie into each piece of dough.

Bake for 10-11 minutes until edges begin to brown.

Remove from oven and loosen the edges of each cookie with a knife.  Then let cookies cool for ~20 minutes.  Cookies should slide out of the tray easily. 

Store in an airtight container and enjoy within 1-2 days of baking.

Halloween Hugs and Pumpkin Kisses

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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!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Making kisses candies.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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???

 

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

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

 

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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?

Candy Corn Success

I have 2 successes to share and both involve my favorite fall treat…Candy Corn!

 

First…I received this bag of candy corn from a cute little patient yesterday morning at 7:45am.  She knows me well!  I am pleased to say that I did eat a few candy corns (and shared some), but by Saturday afternoon, the majority of the bag is still here.

 

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HUGE Success!  There are candy corn people and there are not.  I, as most of you know, am a Candy Corn girl!  But in an attempt to stick with my Healthy Habits, I have only snacked on a few, saving the rest for a fun baking treat.

 

Number Two…Look what I found at Target today?!

 

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They do exist!  At first, it wasn’t looking good…

 

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Can you believe how many new types of Oreos they make?

 

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It wasn’t until I made my way up front to pay that I spotted the Candy Corn Oreos on the end cap by the register.  Success!

 

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I wasn’t able to get a picture of where I found them because a worker was arranging the display, but I picked up 3 boxes and took a picture in the parking lot.  It took all of my will power not to dig right in, but I had a few stops to make before going home.

 

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Once at home, I opened up the cookies immediately.

 

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They are sweet and delicious!  I don’t know if I’ve ever had a golden Oreo, but I think I could be in love.  These cookies (slightly warm from the car) tasted wonderful!

 

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Before I even found the Oreos, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them…Cake Batter Fudge!

 

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I used the original Cake Batter Fudge recipe for inspiration adding in some chopped Oreos. 

 

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I sprinkled a few more cookies over the top of the fudge.

 

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And then pressed in some candy corn pieces for decoration and flair.

 

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Waiting while the fudge cooled was the hardest part.  But, the BOY grilled us up some dinner, and I made a salad using my funky new bowl.

 

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And we had some cool Wisco beers to sip on.

 

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By the time the BOY and I ate dinner, cleaned everything up, and sat out back enjoying the gorgeous evening, the fudge was ready to be sliced.  I was surprised that the cookies mixed into the batter so well, and I loved the light orange hue of the fudge…very festive!

 

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The cookie crumble on the top is a must!  I would consider this recipe success Number Three!

 

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I can’t wait to figure out what to do with the other 2 boxes!

 

 

Candy Corn Oreo Cake Batter Fudge

Adapted from Cake Batter Fudge

 

Ingredients

2 cups white cake mix (yellow could work too)

2 cups powdered sugar

1 stick butter

1/4 cup milk

1 container of Candy Corn Oreos, crushed into big pieces

A few pieces of candy corn

 

Directions

Place cake mix and powdered sugar in a large bowl and combine. Pour in the milk, top with stick of butter, and microwave for 2 and a half minutes. Immediately begin mixing everything together – the butter may not be fully melted but will as you continue mixing. Stir in the majority of the cookie pieces, then pour fudge into a greased 8×8 cake pan covered with foil. Sprinkle remaining cookies and candy corn over the top, pressing everything in with the back of a spatula.  Chill for at least 2 hours before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.

 

 

Do you like Candy Corn?  Have you tried the Candy Corn Oreos yet?

What recipe would you make with them?

 

 

One other fudge recipe worth sharing is this Peppermint Oreo Fudge

Without the Peppermint, I bet it would be perfect with these Oreos.