Colorful ears of dried Indian corn are a traditional decoration at many Thanksgiving celebrations. But when you let kids make their own out of candy bars, colored candy and icing, you get both a project that will entertain the children for ages while you finish cooking, and a lovely centerpiece when arranged atop some colorful autumn leaves.
The instructions below make one ear of candy corn.
|1 large candy bar with a firm center (a Snickers bar is ideal)||Approximately 1/3 cup Reese's Pieces (or brown, yellow and orange M&Ms)|
|White icing (store bought is ideal)|
Use a paring knife to gently trim and round the sides off the candy bar to make a more natural corn cob shape. Trim one end into a slightly pointed shape, to indicate where an ear of corn narrows at the tip, but leave the base squared off.
Put the candy bar on a plate and frost the entire surface, over the cut sides and also on the squared-off base. No candy or chocolate should be visible.
Stick on the candy in slightly uneven rows, varying the colors to mimic the look of multi-colored Indian corn.
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