Candy Corn Mousse

October  9, 2010
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  • Makes 4 large, or 6 small servings
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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19 Reviews

luvcookbooks October 13, 2010
Just saw the picture. it's gorgeous. what is the container? are the little dots on the glass?
TheRunawaySpoon October 13, 2010
Thanks! The bubbles are in the glass of the bowl. I got the dish in Burma some years ago.
Bevi October 13, 2010
PS - Your photo is beautiful - the mousse is a soft, gorgeous color.
Bevi October 13, 2010
I would love this. Candy corn is one of my weaknesses!
Kayb October 12, 2010
This is just about the coolest idea I ever heard. I am SO trying it this weekend!
luvcookbooks October 11, 2010
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...
drbabs October 11, 2010
what a great idea!!
TheRunawaySpoon October 13, 2010
I thought about using food coloring and layering once, but I was too lazy!
TiggyBee October 10, 2010
I bet this tastes great!! Fun!!
Lizthechef October 10, 2010
Anyone looking for the link that works, it is the lowest of the 3 - and well worth a look!
jvsjr October 10, 2010
oh! to garnish with salty peanuts and chocolate shavings...
may have to try this.
Lizthechef October 10, 2010
I got the photo - so cute - thanks for the link and good luck in the contest!
dymnyno October 9, 2010
Very creative...looking forward to a pic...the color must be gorgeous...soft orange?
Lizthechef October 9, 2010
I'd love to see a photo of this - very original. I love candy corn!
TheRunawaySpoon October 10, 2010
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.
TheRunawaySpoon October 10, 2010
So sorry again...see what I mean about technical difficulties and limited computer access? Yikes! There is a photo here. http://tinyurl.com/34b9yf6
Lizthechef October 10, 2010
That link didn't work for me, only mentioning so that you can re-check? I REALLY want to see your mousse!
TheRunawaySpoon October 10, 2010
I hope this one works. http://therunawayspoon.com/blog/2009/10/candy-corn-mousse/
lapadia October 9, 2010
Great mousse idea!