That’s right. Candy Corn Mousse. I am one of those people who loves good candy corn. Only at Halloween, never at other times of the year, and never in great quantities. When the first bags start appearing at the stores, I get excited. It means fall is here and good fall food and I can start wearing sweaters and then it’s Halloween, then Thanksgiving….
I just had to try this idea out, adapting a favorite easy mousse recipe I usually make with leftover Halloween candy. And it works! I love that this is a silly thing you could serve to the kids, or dessert that will get a giggle out of adults at a dinner party.
Candy Corn Mousse
Go wild decorating these with candy corn or sprinkles or colored sugar.
8 ounces candy corn, plus more for decorating
2 ½ cups heavy cream
Melt the candy corn and ¼ cup of the cream in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. When the candy corn is melted and the mixture is smooth, set aside to cool, stirring occasionally.
Whip the remaining 2 ¼ cups cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Drop a few tablespoons of the whipped cream into the melted candy corn and stir until thoroughly combined. The fold the mixture into the whipped cream gently, making sure to combine completely. Spoon the mousse into ramekins, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 5 hours or overnight.
Garnish the mousse with the reserved candy corn.
Make 6 small or 4 large serving
Nutmeg Nanny says
This looks awesome! I’m also a huge fan of candy corn…it says Fall to me:) The weird thing is I saw a fourth of July candy corn in the store this year. It was red, white and blue and flavored cherry, lemonade and blue raspberry….yuck in my opinion.
Melissa of Twin Tables says
I am not ashamed either, I LOVE candy corn. I, unfortunately, do eat it in great quantities so much that I have to put them away. I only eat them at Halloween, but darn it if they aren’t delish! Thanks for this recipe. I am trying it tonight!
Liz the Chef says
I love it! Thanks for helping me find your great photo to match a great recipe!
Meg Rosenberg says
Hi, I traveled here from food52. I also love candy corn. When I was young, I bought it by the quarter pound from the candy lady at Woolworth’s (or was it Kresge’s) on College Ave in Appleton, Wisconsin. A dime and she would use a little scoop to shovel a quarter pound into a white paper bag. Those were the days…
Dianasaur Dishes says
Oh man, I’m the same way about candy corn. I could NOT make this because I’d probably eat WAY to much of it and get so sick. But I’ll put it on my yummy wish list 😉
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
This looks so good! I love how easy it is to make. Yum!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
What a great way to use candy corn