CandyCornHenge :)

October 14, 2010

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Amaze your friends and strike fear into the heart of your enemies with a fabulous recreation of Stonehenge, made all of candy corn. Delicious! The truth of the story behind this creation is back in high school I was at a church function that included both candles and candy corn as table decorations. I discovered (apparently I wasn't paying very good attention!) that candy corn melts in a flame and then you can use the melted portions to adhere them to each other. Ever since then I can't resist building things whenever I have candy corn! - fiveandspice fiveandspice

Food52 Review: For kicks, we loved the sculptural Legoland-reminiscent creativity in this recipe. We'd love to see what other monuments can be made with candy corn! - A&MThe Editors

Makes: 1 stonehenge

Ingredients

  • 42 or so, pieces of candy corn
  • 1 candle
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Use the candle to melt the narrow tip of a candy corn, then adhere the melted point to the bottom of another candy corn. Use a third candy corn, melt the tip, and adhere it to the other end of the second candy corn, making a little bridge like structure.
  2. Repeat to make as many candy corn Stonehenge pieces as desired. Then, set them up in a circle. You can slightly melt the bottoms of the candy corns to stick them to a surface to set them up, or you can just balance them.
  3. Practice candy Druidic rights around your CandyCornHenge. Or just use it as a dorky center piece and then eat it!

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Candy|Fall|Halloween|Vegetarian|Dessert

Reviews (25) Questions (1)

25 Reviews

luvcookbooks December 10, 2011
can't figure out how to add a photo, going to hotline
 
luvcookbooks December 10, 2011
Hi, I'm downloading the homage we made October 30, 2011.
 
luvcookbooks October 27, 2010
The AtlanticFOOD just posted a home made Candy Corn Recipe on my Twitter stream.!! <br />http://bit.ly/9VrTjn
 
luvcookbooks October 20, 2010
Alert! Recipe for Candy Corn Ice Cream from @wearenotmartha up on the web!! found it on my twitter stream and haven't gone there yet b/o a glitch in my computer, but can't wait!! Join me there....
 
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fiveandspice October 20, 2010
Oh, I am on my way! (er, well, after I go teach my class...)
 
luvcookbooks October 20, 2010
the whole day job thing is becoming so annoying
 
rpenovich October 18, 2010
Amanda and Merrill: plz pick this as an EP--so funny and a colorful, personal story. One of the best things about the Food 52 community! love it.
 
luvcookbooks October 19, 2010
Colorful, :), in all senses. I have three plastic containers with decapitated harvest corn (spent some time cutting them up on Saturday night into the chocolate, orange, and white components) waiting to be turned into harvest corn mousse. Will post photo if it works. Thinking to top it with Stonehenge. The candy corn energy alone from this contest could keep me going for weeks.
 
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fiveandspice October 19, 2010
Thanks for the thumbs up and nice compliment, rpenovich. Luvcookbooks, if you manage to top harvest corn mouse with a harvest corn Stonehenge, you will officially be my hero. And, I agree, it's going to take me a long time to get over the sugar high from this contest!
 
luvcookbooks November 7, 2010
found out my candy corn will last for up to 12 months in sealed containers. Woman's Day Halloween issue has candy corn wreath on cover and many candy corn ideas inside.
 
iuzzini October 15, 2010
this recipe is so educational! imagine me, at 33, with no idea that I could have been building things with candy corn all these years. I think a little party competition is in order!
 
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fiveandspice October 16, 2010
Glad I could be of some educational service. A competition could be seriously awesome! (er, maybe make friends with the fire dept. first ;0)
 
luvcookbooks November 7, 2010
maybe there could be a candy corn theme next year!! dream big!! or a "Play With Your Food" theme!! Do you love the books?
 
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fiveandspice November 7, 2010
Love that theme! And love the books!
 
TiggyBee October 15, 2010
This is making me smile!! So funny and quirky and adorable!! : )
 
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fiveandspice October 16, 2010
Thanks!
 
thirschfeld October 15, 2010
I can see doing those face statues on Easter Island.
 
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fiveandspice October 16, 2010
Thirschfield, I love that idea! I may have to invest in a very tiny whittling knife.
 
aargersi October 15, 2010
That is hialrious! We once built an entire tabletop diarama of a football game, fans, refs, etc out of crawfish carcasses and corn cobs and new potatoes. the waitress was not amused ....
 
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fiveandspice October 16, 2010
Wow! A football game?! That sounds highly intricate and impressive.
 
luvcookbooks October 15, 2010
I am making this with my bag of Harvest Corn (candy corn with chocolate bottoms) this weekend! Thanks!! All the candy corn lovers are coming out of the closet, and my family will never be able to make fun of me about this again.
 
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fiveandspice October 15, 2010
It's true! It definitely makes me feel like I'm in some good company to discover all these people of extremely excellent and discerning taste, who also love candy corn. Candy corn lovers unite!
 
mrslarkin October 15, 2010
BTW, if you can get your hands on the Jelly Belly Fall Mix of candy corn (which I think has regular, chocolate and cinnamon), I highly recommend. It's so freakin' good, especially the cinnamon.
 
mrslarkin October 14, 2010
LOVE IT!!!!!
 
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fiveandspice October 15, 2010
Thanks!