I love candy corn and mellow cream pumpkins so much that my husband wisely hid the bag he bought for J so I didn’t eat them all. Who knew you could actually make them?
I pinned this recipe last year with the comment that it seemed like a lot of work. Truthfully, it was quite a bit of work. But, mostly because I had trouble understanding the written directions. In Alton Brown’s defense, the recipe may assume you have seen the episode of Good Eats. I have not, so it took some trial and error to find a quick method to shape and cut them. The method may not be what AB had in mind, but it’s what worked for me. If he doesn’t like it he can get his own blog and TV show and… 🙂
I made a few alterations to his recipe which I thought made it easier.
Before I get to the recipe, let me answer the question in your mind about taste. They were delicious! If you are not a big fan of candy corn, you might be after you try these.
Children can help with the rolling, cutting and final shaping part. Younger children may have trouble because the dough is a bit stiff. Use your best judgment on the cutting part; my 5 year old managed to cut his finger with a plastic knife cutting apples last week. You know your kids best.
Until next time, happy eating.