My little girl and I LOVE candy corn. It is a staple of the Halloween season at our house. Every time I go to the store in the month of October, I can’t resist tossing a bag into my cart!
Ella and I started experimenting one night, and we ended up with these delicious little cookies.
The hand strength it took to break apart a piece of candy corn was incredible! Who would have thought? Add this to your list of fun Halloween activities this year! There is no way you’ll be able to eat just one!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Candy corn, baking sheet, parchment paper, non-stick cooking spray, cookie cutters (optional)
WHAT TO DO:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper across a baking sheet.Spray some non-stick cooking spray on top of the parchment paper.
For each cookie, have your child break, pinch, mash, and tear apart 6-7 pieces of candy corn into small pieces, making a pile.
Bake the little candy corn piles for approximately 7 minutes, or until all of the candy corn has melted, forming a puddle. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely. Have your children peel the candy corn cookies off the parchment paper. The end product is almost like rock candy!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Try the same thing using the candy corn pumpkins, which would require greater force to crumble.
-Try using various colored candy corns to see what masterpieces you can create!
-Spray Halloween cookie cutters with non-stick cooking spray. Have the children fill up the cookie cutter with their candy corn pieces to make spooky Halloween shapes!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Bilateral coordination, fine motor skills, proprioception, strength
photo credit: EJP Photo via photopin cc text added, photo modified
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How interesting! I am pinning this suggestion for the next Halloween. Thanks for Sharing with Afterschool!
Laura @ Lalymom says
Oh love this. My daughter just learned about candy corn this year AND we are on a big fine motor kick! Okay AND I heart candy corn. I think I’d be sneaking these after my daughter made them! Yum! Pinning and sharing!
Hi Laura…candy corn is a must around here at this time of year but SOOOOO addicting! We wouldn’t blame you a bit for sneaking a few “cookies”. Have fun!!!!
Anna@The Measured Mom says
What a fun idea! Thank so much for sharing at After School.
Hi Anna! Thank you for the opportunity to share!! Have a great week.