I made up a batch of Easter/spring candy corn, tonight. Thanks to our favorite Homemade Dessert Recipe (click, here, to view it), every holiday, in our house, has become an occasion for a batch of sugary delight.
I actually made this particular candy after seeing a picture of a cupcake topped with a flower, made out of pastel candy corn. I thought it would be fun to make some flower cookies, that way. But, frosted sugar cookies topped with candy corn, sounded pretty sweet - even for us.
I thought maybe we could bake the cookies with the candy corn already on top of them. I was pretty sure the candy corn would melt, but I hoped they'd keep most of their form. The boys reasoned, the worst we'd end up with would be candy/cookie blobs, and that sounded even better to them than flowers.
The candy corn did melt, but in a surprising flower petal sort of way.
We broke off the crunchy parts (which we saved, of course, because crunchy candy corn is quite a novelty in, and of itself), and the resulting cookies are sort of flower like, in a hot cross bun kind of way.
They're kind of crunchy, and chewy at the same time, and while they're not terrible, I think we'll eat the rest of our candy corn sans cookies, and leave the flowers for another day.
It's great to be a homeschooler.