Candy Corn season has arrived! That means the temperatures should be cooling off, the leaves are changing colors, and Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner.
In honor of our new candy corn arrivals, we thought we'd share a little candy corn history and a fun decorating tip for cookies that you can use all year long, thanks to all the candy corn varieties available.
The Evolution of Candy Corn
Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company in Philadelphia. In 1898, the Goelitz Confectionery Company began producing the product, which they referred to as "chicken feed," to appeal to the largely rural, farming population. It was even marketed in a box with a rooster on the label. The Goelitz Confectionery Company was renamed in 2001, and is now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company! And, Jelly Belly still uses the infamous rooster on their packaging today.
When you think of candy corn, the original yellow, orange, and white variety is the image that comes to mind, right? But candy corn today comes in all kinds of colors and flavors. Here's a little lineup of some of them:
Cookie Decorating Tips
While Candy Corn is most revered for filling candy dishes in the fall, it is also great for decorating all kinds of treats. Here's a cute idea for turning cookies into colorful flowers -- which can be done all year round with the fun colors of candy corn that are available.
For the decorating novice, this is the quick and easy version:
1) Start with an Oreo cookie and the candy corn of your choice. (You can also use other cookie options, but it helps if the cookie is flat on the top.)
2) Dab some icing or melted chocolate (we used melted chocolate because, well, that's what we do!) on one side of a piece of candy corn and place it on the cookie with the pointed end towards the center. If you're using chocolate, hold the candy corn in place for a few seconds while the chocolate sets.
3) Continue placing the candy corn all the way around the cookie.
4) Grab a coordinating color of Sixlets Chocolate Candies, add a dab of icing or melted chocolate, and place it in the center of the cookie.
Now, if you're more daring, or more skilled, you can do what we do at All City Candy, and cover your whole cookie in melted chocolate, then place your candy corn on the cookie.
Finish it off with a dollop of melted chocolate in the center, and voila, you have chocolate dipped Oreo flowers!
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