Breakfast buffet: National candy corn day
October 31st, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Trick or treat! - October 30 may have been the official National Candy Corn Day, but we've decided to make it a two-day celebration in the spirit of All Hallows' Eve.

There is no better time to stuff yourself full of candy corn, or candy for that matter, than Halloween. And even if you're too old to go trick-or-treating, you can sure treat yourself to the candy aisle.

Candy corn was invented in Philadelphia during the 1880s by the Wunderlee Candy Company. It was originally made by hand, mixing a slurry of sugar, corn syrup, wax and water, followed by fondant and marshmallows for a soft touch. Now, machines repeat this process, called "corn starch modeling."

Check out ways to use up all of your leftover candy, or this creative recipe for candy corn fudge. Today is also National Candy Apple Day, so get your sugar rush on with chocolate caramel apples or explore this gallery with 16 recipes for candied apples.

Happy Halloween, dear friends! May you enjoy an array of indulgent treats and not wake up with a sugar hangover tomorrow.

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  1. Kev

    Candy corn is of the devil!!

    October 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
  2. AleeD@MicheleG

    I tried to find a sugar-free candy corn recipe for you. Sadly the best I could find was the picture above. {{{{hugs}}}}

    October 31, 2011 at 10:48 am |
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