Halloween Crack Corn


I must have been living under a rock or sheltered as a child because I never knew the amazing combination of candy corn and peanuts until Holly posted about it. I really should have guessed that two of my favorite food groups(because they definitely deserve their own food groups) would only be even better put together. And combined with popcorn it’s a crunchy, crackly, filling snack that tastes eerily like kettle corn. 


The truth is I don’t see a time when this wouldn’t be good. You can make it as an afternoon snack or a dessert late at night, put it in a bowl and serve it at a Halloween party or put it into goodie bags to give out at a kid’s party. There’s no one who wouldn’t like this.

Halloween Crack Corn(inspired by Holly’s post)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(for 2 servings):

  • 3 cups of popcorn(click here to see how to DIY)
  • 1/2 cup candy corn
  • 1/2 cup peanuts



  1. Combine all of the ingredients together and toss until evenly mixed. Pour into a serving bowl and eat up immediately.


This makes for a very filling afternoon snack when you eat the whole thing yourself. That is until you remember you have all the ingredients to make more.

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21 Responses to Halloween Crack Corn
  1. Carrie @ poet in the pantry
    October 5, 2011 | 9:58 am

    I never would have thought to put those together but now that you mention it, it does sound interesting.

    Did you manage to find candy corn for less than $3? I keep seeing it for under $2 here and think of you every time.

    • Wannabe Chef
      October 5, 2011 | 10:17 am

      Nope, I just caved right then and there and bought the $3 bag. If it makes things better it’s a “Big size” bag. And it’s half gone.

  2. VeggieGirl
    October 5, 2011 | 10:16 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this snack idea.

  3. Brian
    October 5, 2011 | 10:20 am

    I’d also drizzle chocolate over it. That seems like an easy way to incorporate chocolate and keep it tasty.

    • Wannabe Chef
      October 5, 2011 | 10:23 am

      Or use chocolate covered peanuts

      • Brian
        October 5, 2011 | 10:44 am

        That’s just crazy talk! Although maybe peanut butter M&Ms?

  4. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
    October 5, 2011 | 11:22 am

    The song “Jimmy Crack Corn” comes to mind. And I don’t care.

  5. Halley (Blunder Construction)
    October 5, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    It is called Halloween Crack Corn because it’s addictive like… crack?

  6. Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    October 5, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    Oh wow–this looks fantastic!!

  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    October 5, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    I saw this on Holly’s blog last week and I wanted it then. And now.

    GREAT PICS! And great *food styling*. Submit!

  8. Ela
    October 5, 2011 | 5:36 pm

    I’ve never actually eaten candy corn! Not a big popcorn or peanut fan either, but I have a whole bunch of them in my family who would likely be all over this (seems like I say that a lot over here)!

  9. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    October 5, 2011 | 9:14 pm

    I love when I remember that I have ingredients to make more of the thing I just polished off. So satisfying.

  10. Hannah
    October 6, 2011 | 12:49 am

    If I’m from Australia where candy corn doesn’t exist, does that mean I’m living under a mountain? 😛

  11. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    October 6, 2011 | 7:26 am

    To cute!!

  12. Amy
    October 6, 2011 | 7:46 pm

    I had to check this out when I saw the title haha! I bet it is addictive! I have always thought candy corn was delicious and never understood those that didn’t like it. This sounds like a winning combo though, and I too have yet to try the peanut candy corn pairing.

  13. Beth Michelle
    October 8, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    This is PERFECT. Such a great mix

  14. Kristina @ spabettie
    October 8, 2011 | 9:16 pm

    you should stumble more often!

    and I should stumble less? 😉

    we love to mix popcorn and peanut butter m&ms at the movies… mmm. I bet this is JUST as good, if not better.

  15. Kate@Diethood
    October 9, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    Oh boy… This is brilliant! I’m already in the kitchen getting ready to make this deliciousness!!

  16. megan @ whatmegansmaking
    October 9, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    great idea! I never would have thought to combine this stuff!