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Confession time! I love candy corn. I have seen I was younger than my kids. See back during my childhood, candy corn was a big deal at Halloween time. I mean candy corn pretty much screamed Halloween during this time of the year when I was indeed a kid.
Halloweens from the Past
I honestly recall my mom stocking up on candy corn in the fall, especially as Halloween neared. Plus, I also recall trick-or-treating as a kid. Many in our neighborhood would give out those paper trick or treat bags. I can see them as clear as day. They were white with some sort of pumpkin, Jack O’Lantern or skeletons on them. Inside they would put candy. Very often candy corn was indeed the candy that could be found inside these bags.
So, it makes sense that at Halloween, I now make sure to have candy corn in our home. My girls also love it. Big surprise as imparted my love of candy corn onto them.
Plus, my girls love cupcakes as most that follow my blog are fully aware. Therefore, I recently made them candy corn cupcakes.
For these cupcakes, you could use store-bought vanilla cupcakes in a pinch. But to make them extra special and homemade, I make the cupcakes from scratch. I also add a secret ingredient to my cupcake batter. Have you guessed what that surprise ingredient is?
If you guessed crushed candy corn, you’d be correct!
I also decorate with orange/yellow swirl icing to give the candy corn color appearance. So, these candy corn cupcakes are seriously the real deal. So much fun in a cupcake for all candy corn lovers.
Do you want to make candy corn cupcakes this Halloween?
Then, go ahead and scroll now to get the step-by-step cupcake recipe now.
Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe
There you have a truly fun, easy and perfectly Halloween and Fall themed cupcake that is family-friendly with Candy Corn Cupcakes.
Meredith Spidel says
These look absolutely amazing! I need to you to please come to my house and whip up all of your amazing treats so I can throw the most rockin’ Halloween party ever! 😉
Aw, thanks, Meredith and I honestly cannot wait for Halloween here now 🙂
William D Holland says
I love candy corn…too much! It’s one of those things, for me, which is impossible to eat in moderation. One handful? That’s just a tease to me. lol Wishing you a brilliant Tuesday, my talented and hard-working friend.
No wonder we get along so well as I cannot get enough of candy corn ever!! That said, also wishing you a wonderful Tuesday ahead now, as well 🙂
These are super cute! I know that some people do not appreciate the candy corn quite like my family does, but we are totally in! Pinned 🙂
Aw, thanks for pinning and same here we are all in for candy corn, too!! 🙂
Mother of 3 says
These look so delicious! My boys would love them. Pinned.
Aw, thanks Mothers of 3 for pinning and hope you can make soon for your boys, too 🙂
Carolyn Garcia says
Hi Janine, Another lover of candy corn, especially when they have so many different varieties to choose from now, will be pinning for sure, have a wonderful Tuesday. Carolyn Garcia
Aw, thanks, Carolyn and have a wonderful rest of your Tuesday, as well now 🙂
You make the most *wonderful* things!!! Candy corn cupcakes!? Are you for real!? Wowowow. I might try (gotta find the time!!) to make a batch of these for my coworkers before Halloween. Such good stuff! You’re incredibly creative, my friend. These cupcakes look so beautiful, and I bet your girls just *loved* them. 🙂 I also hope you’re having a great week. Sending you big hugs!
Aw, thank you, my sweet friend. We loved the cupcakes and have to say if you make one treat for Halloween, I highly recommend it. Just for the fact alone that there is the hidden candy corn surprise in the batter seems to be a winner here. That said, wishing you a wonderful end to the week now and sending many hugs back!! xoxo <3
Wow, these are really gorgeous! I love that they’re really made with candy corn and not just made to look like candy corn. WANT.
Aw, thanks, Tamara and our favorite part is the real candy corn that is in the actual cupcake batter 🙂
Thank You for this recipe. We have copied it. We remember the trick or treat bags. Our mom would fill them up and hand them out to the children. Emma and Lily look adorable in their costumes.
Marion and Marilyn
Aw, you are so welcome and glad someone else recalls those Trick or Treat bags as I can totally see them when I close my eyes still. And thank you for your kind words about my girls, too!! Happy Autumn and Halloween back to both of you, as well 🙂
Seana Turner says
Yes, I love candy corn! I always get a back in October to “kick off” the season. I never would have thought to bake with them, but they look so yummy. Makes me think of something the chefs might be challenged to manage in “Chopped.” Certainly gets you in the spirit of the season:)
Aw, thanks Seana and I couldn’t agree that candy corn definitely gets you in the spirit 🙂
Christine Carter says
I love love LOVE Candy Corn so these are the perfect cupcakes for me to make! I have a good feeling my kids would love them too. LOL
Another amazing and creative recipe from you, Janine. You’re blog just keeps them coming!
THANK YOU! XOXO
Aw, thank you and you are so welcome, Chris. As for candy corn, I am just a huge fan and love it this time of the year, too 🙂 xoxo