These unique Gluten-free White Chocolate Candy Corn cookies are perfect for fall celebrations. Take advantage of clearance candy the day after Halloween and get ready for a unique taste sensation!
What’s your favorite fall or Halloween candy? While I thoroughly enjoy peanut butter cups, I can get those any time of the year. Once September rolls around, I’m ready to indulge in candy corn. That’s right, I’m one of those odd people who really like the taste of candy corn. However, a website made me feel not so odd when it stated (based on sales) that Michiganders have some mad love for candy corn.
Of course, you need to verify the gluten-free status of the candy corn you use in these gluten-free white chocolate candy corn cookies. I prefer the Jelly Belly candy corn, as it is made in a gluten-free, peanut-free facility. Sweet’s Candy Corn (available at Whole Foods) is also gluten-free. Yum Earth Organic also makes candy corn that is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and fish and shellfish free. A&J Bakery also makes gluten-free candy corn, but they are available only by special order.
What about Brach’s candy corn? Up until this year, Brach’s did not make a candy corn considered to be safe for those with Celiac Disease. While their original candy corn doesn’t necessarily contain gluten as an ingredient, there is the potential for cross-contact. However, in 2017, they launched a “Natural Sources Candy Corn” which IS specifically labeled gluten-free. Unfortunately, it can be elusive to find. Therefore, I would say Brach’s is NOT the ideal candy for making these amazing gluten-free white chocolate candy corn cookies.
When I had the idea to add candy corn to cookies, I found a recipe from Averie Cooks for her Candy Corn and White Chocolate Soft Batch Cookies. It looked promising, however it called for liquid cream in addition to the butter the recipe required. It gave me pause. In the end, I married my recipes for Gluten-Free Spumoni Cookies and Gluten Free Cherry Chocolate Chunk cookies . However, I added one ingredient that Averie suggested to my gluten-free white chocolate candy corn cookies. Corn starch. I don’t know if it made a huge change in the cookies, but they sure are delicious!
As I mention in the recipe, make sure that no candy corn bits are sticking out of the bottom of the dough. Why? Because it results in melted candy corn on your cookie sheet. However, I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper, so it didn’t stick. Once it cooled, the melted candy fairly easily released from the paper. In truth, I think the melted candy looks neat! Perfectly creepy for Halloween, if I do say so myself.
Do you love candy corn? Do you add them to creative recipes, or simply eat them by the handful? What’s your favorite creative way to use Halloween candy? Leave me a comment and drop the link below!