I made some chocolate chip and candy corn cookies a couple of weeks ago. When I pulled them out of the oven, some of the candy corn had melted on the pan. Yikes. It was a total mess. It gave me an idea, though. Why not use candy corn instead of jolly ranchers, etc. for candied apples? Why had I not thought of this before? I love candy corn! It’s so sugary and delicious.
You will need candy corn, apples and lollipop sticks/popsicle sticks.
Simply pour the candy corn into a pot and set to medium-low heat.
Be sure to keep a close eye on it and stir frequently. The bottom will burn if you are not careful. Just stir, stir, stir until it is melted. It will look like this:
Bubbly and delicious. Put your stick of choice into the apple and dip into the melted goodness.
Roll your apple around until it is completely coated. When you pull it up, let some of the excess liquid drain off. Once it is not too drippy, move it to a piece of wax paper to cool. After mine was cool, it was a bit sticky. I threw it in the fridge and that helped a lot.
This was certainly a fun way to use leftover candy corn. It is a bit more chewy than your traditional candied apple. Let me know what you guys do with your left over candy goodies!