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Celebrate National Candy Corn Day with Special Treats

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Inside:  October is the time to celebrate National Candy Corn Day.  What better way to celebrate than to make a Halloween Trail Mix?

National Candy Corn Day

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There is a special day set aside for every little thing you can possibly imagine.  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised to find a day set aside for that sweet little treat:  Candy Corn.  October 30 is the day to celebrate National Candy Corn Day.

National Candy Corn Day

A special guy named George Renninger from the Wunderle Candy Company introduced this sweet treat to the world in the 1800s.  That’s a long time ago!  The colors of Candy Corn represented the autumn season and the beauty of corn.  Mr. Renninger thought the little nuggets would brighten up the long winter days and bring a smile to the faces of those lucky enough to partake.

Candy Corn is made with the same recipe today as it was originally – using corn syrup, sugar, water, marshmallows, fondant, and carnauba wax.  The original Candy Corn was made by hand.  Today machines make the product more quickly and efficiently.


You know that normal holidays are often celebrated with food.  And since Candy Corn is food, that’s a big plus, right?  Celebrate National Candy Corn Day by gobbling up these special Halloween treats!

There are two recipes for Halloween Trail Mixes using Candy Corn I would like to share with you.

Here is the first recipe:

The Ultimate Halloween Trail Mix

This trail mix has a little bit of everything and the kitchen sink.  It’s great for a party or get-together and a good use of Candy Corn to celebrate National Candy Corn Day.

Ultimate Halloween Trail Mix

The second recipe is

Tastes Like a PayDay Candy Corn Mix.

This mix is so simple, even the Grandkids can make it.  Supply the goods and let them stir up a great little snack.  (Make sure they aren’t allergic to peanuts!)

Candy Corn Trail Mix

Don’t these sound good?

So mix up one of these little Candy Corn treats for National Candy Corn Day.  Or make your own delicious treat using this sweet little morsel.  No matter how you mix it, Candy Corn can make your day – your National Candy Corn Day!

What treats do you make using Candy Corn?  Please share in the comments below.

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