I love to buy holiday candy to keep around my apartment. The problem is no one really eats it. We have a little the first day or so then don’t touch it again.
So instead of throwing out perfectly good candy corn I figured I’d find a new way to use it.
Why not melt it down and make a tasty frosting?
Let me tell you, this is DELICIOUS.
- Left over candy corn
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2cups confection sugar
Start by melting down about 1/2 a bag of candy corn (from my candy jar is was about 4 good handfuls) with a cup of milk in a medium sauce pan. Stir frequently to try to breakdown the pieces of candy. I’m positive you will have little chunks in there no matter what.
Once candy corn is mostly/completely dissolved transfer into a mixing bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature. Use a hand mixer to beat in the butter, vanilla and confection sugar.
Ta-DA! Candy corn buttercream