You know I had at least one more candy corn inspired craft in me, right? This one is a sweet one, super sweet and delicious!
One of our readers actually alerted me to the fact to look for the limited edition Candy Corn M&M’s flavor. I snatched them up at after I found them at my local Target. They are candy corn filled M&M’s with a white chocolate candy shell. They are good alone, but they just called out to me to put into a recipe. And I wanted to share a really cute way to package them up. These are two cute and too good not to share!
First, I saw this amazing recipe from Parent Pretty for cake mix cookies, and I knew I had to try it.
These cookies were super simple to make. I started with a chocolate cake mix, added 3 tbsp of chocolate syrup, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup softened butter to it. The batter will be really thick.
Don’t follow the cake batter ingredient directions. I had to wrap my brain around that the cake batter mix wouldn’t be thin and runny like cake batter should be.
After all the cake/cookie batter was mixed together, I added about 2/3 of a bag of candy corn M&M’s. I just eyeballed it and made sure there were enough candy corn pieces in each cookie.
I made golf-ball sized dough balls and dropped them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet to bake for about 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Then, while the chocolate cake cookies were baking, it was time for the quick craft. I knew I wanted to make candy corn gift tags for treat bags.
These cookies called out to be seen through a clear bag.
Here is what I used:
- small white paper plates
- sponge brush
- orange and yellow paint (I used DecoArt Multi-surface Satin Paint in Pumpkin Patch orange and Lemon Zest)
- Sharpie marker
- Orange and white striped baker’s twine
- Small clear treat bags
First, paint the paper plates as shown above, leaving a white center, orange middle ring, and a yellow outer ring and let dry.
Each plate will make 6 gift tags.
Then, cut each plate into 6 pie shapes to create the perfect candy corn design. Punch a hole at the top of the candy corn triangle, and add a cute face on the front.
After the cookies have cooled, it is time to package your treats together.
I put 5 cookies in each bag, and tied a cute candy corn gift tag at the top with baker’s twine.
These are perfect for a classroom treat for Halloween or simply for a Fall party.
Good luck giving them away, and resisting keeping them for yourself. I’m telling you, these cookies are sooooo good!
Happy Corn Corn Crafting and Eating!
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