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Candy Corn Flowers

 Candy Corn Flowers - Marty's Musings.

I don’t know about you, but in our house the Christmas holiday probably gets the  lions share of baking for the year. However, it doesn’t seem fair so I’m here to least serve up  a few delights for Easter as well by sharing these simple Candy Corn Flowers from Dixie Crystals.

If you’re looking for a project to keep the kids occupied over spring break you’ve come to the right place!

I would hesitate to even call this baking, but I did turn on my stove so I guess that counts!

Did I say this was easy? 

Candy Corn Flowers - Marty's Musings 

Ingredients are listed in the recipe below, but I have to say I didn’t even know there was such a thing as pastel candy corn. (I found mine at Michaels Arts and Crafts.)

Candy Corn Flowers - Marty's Musings 

I used the Raw Egg White Version of Royal Icing for this recipe. No surprise but I didn’t have any dried egg whites available. I’m not even sure I’ve ever bought any before!

Apparently this recipe was very enlightening for me. ~smile~

The printable recipe is below, but you can see the steps here.

Lay out four white chocolate candy melts and bake in a 300 degree oven for only a couple of minutes (just until the chocolates begin to melt.) Remove from oven and press five candy corn “petals” around the center leaving room for a gumdrop middle. Place them in the refrigerator or freezer for just a few minutes until hardened and then pipe some of the Royal Icing in the center.

Candy Corn Flowers - Marty's Musings. 

Add your gumdrop to the center of the flower, and you are done!

Candy Corn Flowers - Marty's Musings

The one adjustment I made to the original recipe was to use regular sized gum drops. I had trouble finding the mini gumdrops so I doubled the original amount of chocolate candy melts to four and used the larger ones. If you have time  you can make these delicious homemade citrus ones and get exactly the size you want!

 Now I’m not very artistic in the candy department so if I can make these flowers so can you! Even better, you and your kids can create memories together.

Candy Corn Flowers - Marty's Musings 

Candy Corn Flowers
This easy spring recipe is easy and fun for the whole family!
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Candy
  1. Pastel colored candy corn
  2. White chocolate candy melts (found in craft stores)
  3. Mini gumdrops
Royal Icing
  1. 3 cups Dixie Crystals Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  2. 1 tsp lemon juice
  3. 2 large egg whites
Instructions
  1. Stack 4 white chocolate candy melts together and place a few inches apart on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  2. Place in preheated oven at 300 degrees for a couple of minutes, just until chocolate starts to melt. Do not leave them in too long or they will burn!
  3. Remove from oven and press five candy corn "petals" around the center, leaving room for a gumdrop middle.
  4. Place them in the refrigerator or freezer to cool and set (10 minutes or so).
  5. Slice large gumdrops in half lengthwise (or use whole mini gumdrops).
  6. Make Royal icing by measuring powdered sugar and sifting into a mixing bowl.
  7. Add egg whites and lemon juice and beat using a mixer on high speed for 7 minutes or until icing is thick and holds its shape.
  8. Pipe onto center of flower and attach gumdrop.
Notes
  1. For the piping I used a sandwich bag and cut off one corner for the Royal Icing.
  2. Depending on the number of flowers you want to make you may be able to make half the amount of icing.
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Check out Dixie Crystals’ Cookie Clash Easter Contest that started yesterday, April 6. Vote for your favorite cookie, and you could be one of 10 lucky winners. Each winner will receive 10 4-lb bags of extra fine granulated sugar, and 12 2-lb bags of brown sugar! That’s 22 bags of sugar! Totally sweet! 

Dixie Crystals has more Easter Recipes on their website and tons of Kids Kitchen projects so check them out!

Disclosure: I was compensated for my time by Dixie Crystals, but all opinions are my own.

Want some additional inspiration? Try my favorite spring recipes and an easy spring table setting idea with fun DIY napkin rings. Happy Spring!



Comments

  1. You had me at “candy corn.”

  2. So cute! And like Kirby said, candy corn! :)

  3. Marty, my dear friend! What a darling and so easy and fun idea! I bet they taste great too! I’m all about a big WOW presentation and these candy corn flowers are a big Springtime WOW!

    • Yvonne, you are the sweetest! I’m honored that you think it looks like a WOW! Your photography and blog are so effortless looking (although I know the real story and how hard you work!) Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  4. These are just too cute!

  5. So cute and easy Marty! Thanks for sharing! I am excited to make them for the grandkiddos. Pinned :)

    • Thanks, Meegan! You can’t possibly be old enough to have grandkids! I have one daughter married and a son getting married in 6 weeks so I hope grandkids are in the future!

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