When it comes to candy corn, we are a nation divided. In the words of Danielle Staub from the Real Housewives of New Jersey seasons 1 and 2, “You either love me or you hate me. There is no in between with me.” Candy corn is the Danielle Staub of candy.
And while in its purest form it is gravely polarizing, we think we’ve come up with a way to make it palatable for all the children of America — nay, the world.
When you melt down the candies in a saucepan, it’s not only the most fun thing ever, but it relinquishes that questionable waxy texture that is so often reviled and yields a sweet, slightly caramel-y flavor. Plus, it turns a beautiful bright orange color that’s perfect for Halloween.
Simply put: You need to make these candy corn candied apples A.S.A.P. Watch the video above to see how we do it, then follow the recipe below to make it at home. And if you’re hungry for more Halloween recipes, we’ve got you covered.
Candy Corn Candied Apples Recipe
In a sauce pan over medium-low, add 2 cups candy corn with 3 tbsp. butter and 2 tbsp. light corn syrup until melted. Transfer to a bowl to let cool slightly. Stick a popsicle stick in the top of 4 granny smith apples and dip them in the melted candy corn to coat. Roll in a mixture of dark chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment and let set up in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.