As a kid, my favorite treat to get at a class Halloween party, or out trick-or-treating, was a frosted sugar cookie with a candy corn or pumpkin stuck in the center. I always left the candy in the middle of the cookie and ate it. My favorite bite was the one with the candy corn. I loved the taste of the candy corn, frosting and cookie all put together. Those were the days. Treats didn't have to be store bought and actually tasted good! *sigh*
This year I went of a quest to find the perfect Candy Corn Frosting so every bite would be the best. There was only one problem. I couldn't find a single recipe. I tried making Candy Corn Frosting a couple weeks ago. It didn't turn out. It was thick and runny. Oxymoron? Not in this case. But it sure tasted good. Since then I've spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to make it work. Probably more time than is normal. But I won't admit it. At least not out loud. The second go was a charm! The consistency was perfect and it was yummy! I'm brilliant, I know. And extremely humble. :)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup candy corn
3 tablespoons milk
dash of salt
3 cups powdered sugar
Combine butter, candy corn, and milk in a food processor. Process until smooth(ish), scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally. Mine still had some chunks, but I think it might be because my candy corn didn't seem to be the freshest. The kids liked the chunky pieces. Scrape candy corn mixture into a medium sized mixing bowl and stir in salt and powdered sugar.
Recipe from The Royal Cook - an original!
Linked on Tatertots and Jello, Sweet Bella Roos, and Sweet as Sugar Cookies.