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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.