Candy Corn Bites

I don’t know if you’ve heard the rumors, but there has been talk of candy corn Oreos sold exclusively at Target. As soon as I heard this bit of news I felt the inspiration to make a candy corn version of the Grasshopper Pie Bites I made earlier this year.

Tragically, my Target was all sold out! They did however have Halloween flavored Oreos, with an orange filling. I figured that would work just as well.

Thankfully, the filling only has a faint orange flavor, and the whole bite together simply has the sweet flavor of candy corn itself.

If you end up making these, and feel ambitious enough to try it with the two-tone candy corn version (which would mean splitting the filling in half as you make it) please let me know! Otherwise, this version totally works and is the perfect appetizer for a fall party.

Candy Corn Bites

Adapted from Grasshopper Pie Bites
Originally adapted from allrecipes.com and inspired by Cooking Classy

Makes about 40 bites

Ingredients
20 Halloween Oreos
1 cup marshmallow creme
1/2 teaspoon orange food coloring (optional)
1 cup whipping cream
Candy corn (about 120 pieces)

Directions
Separate 20 Oreos. Set the filling aside in a little bowl.

In a large bowl, beat the marshmallow creme and food coloring together until smooth. (Note: If you don’t have orange just add a few drops of red and yellow.)

Mash the Oreo fillings with a fork, then add to the marshmallow mixture and beat until completely combined.

In a separate bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form, then fold it into the marshmallow mixture. It will be hard to combine the two at first but don’t despair – just keep folding until combined. Place mixture in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

Use this time to set out the 40 base wafers.

Remove mixture from the freezer, and scoop it into a large Ziploc bag. Cut the tip/corner off the bag. Pipe a dollop of the mixture onto each wafer. Garnish with candy corn.

Freeze for at least 2 hours. Let sit out for 5-10 minutes before serving (so the candy corn isn’t too frozen). Enjoy!

Note: I ended up with a little extra filling this time. If this happens, you can just separate a few more oreos and keep on piping, or you can plan in advance by using a couple more cookies and filling. This would make the filling a little sweeter but not by much.

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