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If you even remotely like candy corn you will need to make this hot “chocolate” because well…candy corn as hot chocolate. I first got the idea when I saw candy corn hot chocolate on Pinterest, but when I clicked through I was a sad panda. Not because it was a bad link but because while it said it was candy corn hot chocolate what it really just candy corn colored hot chocolate…no candy corn to be found. Boo (pun intended).

So that meant I was going to have to make it. I’ve made candy corn tres leches cake (in honor of me not being a best blog) and candy corn ice cream so I figure I would just use the same method. It worked. Well. :)

Now before you are saying candy corn already? Yes, candy corn already! Yes Halloween candy already. Why fight large bags of mini versions of your favorite candy? You can eat more of them because they are small…it’s the best. And candy corn is one of the better Halloween candies because it helps you self-regulate by being so sweet that you can only eat so much. :D

So embrace the fact that candy corn and Halloween candy are out. Or at least bookmark this and make it in October.

Oh and the little ghost is in honor of MDP. We love Parks and Rec and we obnoxiously call each other Boo just like Tom Haverford does.
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Candy Corn Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 4 cups half and half, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup white chocolate, finely chopped
  • Marshmallows (ghost ones) and/or Whipped Cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place candy corn and 2 cups half and half in an airtight container. Let sit for 8 hours or better yet overnight. Every couple hours shake the container. It will be ready when all the candy corn has disintegrated.
  2. Strain any stray candy corn bits out of the mixture.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the white chocolate and heavy whipping cream and whisk until white chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the half and half and the candy corn half and half. Stir until heated all the way through.
  5. Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows or whipped cream…or both.
  6. Serves 4.
http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com/2014/09/06/candy-corn-hot-chocolate/

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Comments

  1. Well, I know what I’m making for my brothers next time they come over! :D For some reason, mini Butterfingers have taken over my tastebuds this year. I’m pretty much inhaling them…along with the Butterfinger peanut butter cups they’ve made. That, however, hasn’t stopped me from trying all the new flavors of candy corn they’re making. I’ll bet this would be fantastic with s’mores candy corn too…and maybe the new caramel macchiato ones I just found the other day. (Side note: If you haven’t yet, you should totally try your candy corn ice cream with s’mores candy corn!)

  2. Ohhhh I love this idea!

  3. Love it all. Candy corn, PEEPS, Halloween, hot chocolate. :) I picked up my first bag of candy corn this week. Bring it on! :)

  4. I’m not really a candy corn lover but I may need to try this. I can’t be bad!

  5. Have you tried the candy-corn m&ms?? SO good :)

  6. Would it work to put alcohol (perhaps whisky) in this? ;)

  7. Two questions: would it work if I were to microwave the cream and chocolate together instead of use the stove? Also, would it hurt the candy corn mix to sit for hours without being shook?

  8. @Rachel you could try it in a microwave and find out. It’s fine to let the candy corn sit. The shaking just helps it desegregate faster.

  9. This looks delicious!! Just wanted to let you know that I included your post in a candy corn roundup on my blog :D Thanks for sharing!! http://theroadtocrazy.blogspot.com/2014/10/31-days-of-halloween-2014-day-9-candy.html

  10. Do you have to use 1/2 & 1/2 or can 2% milk be used? Also is there a substitute for whippibg cream?

  11. @Jenn- you can use whatever milk you want just will be thinner is all. You could try milk instead of cream but I never have.

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