So, if you have small children and you allow them to watch even a small amount of television, you are probably familiar with Moose A. Moose and Zee from Nick Jr. (formerly Noggin).
|*photo courtesy of Nick Jr.|
If that is the case, then you most likely are familiar with the seasonal song now infiltrating every toddler home in America known as “I Don’t Like Candy Corn” That would be Moose singing the song, who does not like candy corn. If for some reason you have not had the pleasure of hearing this psychotically annoying song, let me share. You can view it here. The song plays no less than 100 times per day during the month of October. After every showing, my children say “Mama, why does Moose not like candy corn.? I like candy corn. Moose is strange.” I couldn’t agree more my little Runwild Princesses. So, in the light of the Trick or Treating season, (and just to tick Moose off), we’re gonna make him some Candy Corn Fudge today.
This is a great way to use up some of your leftover candy corn, if for some reason you have found yourself in an overabundance of candy corn. It’s a really cute and colorful way to make a simple treat for Halloween. Of course, it wouldn’t be quite the same without the extra half pound of sprinkles on top.
Candy Corn Fudge
adapted from here
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 20 ounces candy corn ( about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 cups roasted peanuts
- halloween candy sprinkles (optional) or extra candy corn (optional)
- Butter a 9x9 brownie pan (I use a silicone pan but still butter it) and set it aside.
- In a deep skillet over low heat, melt butter and marshmallows, stirring constantly, until marshmallows melt.
- Add peanut butter and stir until mixed in and melted. Then add powdered sugar, stirring until smooth. Don't add candy and nuts until these are mixed and smooth.
- Fold in candy corn and peanuts, stirring until nicely mixed. Some of the candy may start to melt, and that's fine. The candy corn really don't need to melt so don't worry about that.
- Pour mixture into the buttered brownie pan, and using a buttered pancake turner, flatten mixture completely.
- If you like, sprinkle with extra candy corn or Halloween "cupcake sprinkles", pressing them down with a sheet of waxed paper to keep your hands clean. Be careful not to burn yourself!
- Allow mixture to cool, then cut into small square