Candy Corn Mousse

By • October 9, 2010 • 19 Comments



Author Notes: 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. Go wild decorating with candy corn or colored sugar.TheRunawaySpoon

Makes 4 large, or 6 small servings

  • 8 ounces Candy corn, plus more for decoration
  • 2 1/2 cups Heavy whipping cream
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Garnish the mousse with the reserved candy corn.
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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Just saw the picture. it's gorgeous. what is the container? are the little dots on the glass?

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almost 4 years ago TheRunawaySpoon

Thanks! The bubbles are in the glass of the bowl. I got the dish in Burma some years ago.

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almost 4 years ago Bevi

PS - Your photo is beautiful - the mousse is a soft, gorgeous color.

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almost 4 years ago Bevi

I would love this. Candy corn is one of my weaknesses!

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almost 4 years ago Kayb

This is just about the coolest idea I ever heard. I am SO trying it this weekend!

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

I had the most obsessive idea for this recipe. I have a big bag of harvest corn (the candy corn with the chocolate bottoms, they're a seasonal delicacy) and I imagine cutting them up into their separate colors, making three separate mousse components, and layering them in glass dishes. If only I didn't have to work today...

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

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what a great idea!!

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almost 4 years ago TheRunawaySpoon

I thought about using food coloring and layering once, but I was too lazy!

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almost 4 years ago TiggyBee

I bet this tastes great!! Fun!!

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almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

Anyone looking for the link that works, it is the lowest of the 3 - and well worth a look!

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almost 4 years ago jvsjr

oh! to garnish with salty peanuts and chocolate shavings...
may have to try this.

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almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

I got the photo - so cute - thanks for the link and good luck in the contest!

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almost 4 years ago dymnyno

Very creative...looking forward to a pic...the color must be gorgeous...soft orange?

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almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

I'd love to see a photo of this - very original. I love candy corn!

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almost 4 years ago TheRunawaySpoon

So sorry! Li tied computer acces and some technical difficulties, so I can't upload a photo. But there is one here http://j.mp/bf3FFG.

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almost 4 years ago TheRunawaySpoon

So sorry again...see what I mean about technical difficulties and limited computer access? Yikes! There is a photo here. http://tinyurl.com/34b9yf6...

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almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

That link didn't work for me, only mentioning so that you can re-check? I REALLY want to see your mousse!

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almost 4 years ago TheRunawaySpoon

I hope this one works. http://therunawayspoon...

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almost 4 years ago lapadia

Great mousse idea!