There are some things which just must be shared …

There are some things which just must be shared …

Candy Corn Oreo Truffles are one of them.
(picture from My Baking Addiction – you KNOW I didn’t take it – HA!!!)

Last week people were sending me pictures of the new Candy Corn Oreos from my good friends at Nabisco.  (Clearly they are candy corn lovers too!)  I mean really … how fun are these?

People began asking me …”are they good?” and “do you like them?”.  My short answer is … “it’s an Oreo, what’s not to like?” My longer answer is that they are so cute that it shouldn’t matter what they taste like.  Put them in a clear cookie jar and enjoy their cuteness.  SO many calories saved that way.   I do think however, that the blogger at “My Baking Addiction” probably answers that question better than me.    She also gives the recipe for the ADORABLE candy corn truffles … so please, click here and head on over ….  Candy Corn Truffles.

And while we are talking about candy corn … it has come to my attention that not everyone is a candy corn lover.  At first this was a bit disheartening to find out.  I almost wondered how I was friends with these people (kidding!) …. but I came to realize that not everyone has to be a candy corn lover.  To be honest, I haven’t put a single candy corn in my mouth this year.  It’s not the taste that I love (although they are delectable) … as much as their cuteness.  To me they just scream .. HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!  And trust me … I’ll have a candy corn or 50 but it is only September and I must pace myself.

So then … what to do about the (gasp) non candy corn lovers?  In the interest of being an equal opportunity candy corn blogger I want to present to you the …. get ready … GET READY … DRUM ROLL PLEASE ….

White Chocolate Candy Corn M and M’s.


I had never even heard of this handful of delectable-ness until a friend posted about it on my facebook wall last week.  Minutes after she let me know about them I found my car driving itself to Target.  I mean seriously, can you blame that Chevy Suburban?!?  Anyway … they were 3 bags for $8 so naturally, I bought three bags.

If you are wondering … they only taste of white chocolate (happy now candy corn haters?!?) … but they have the cute fall colors of candy corn.

Once I opened the bag and tasted these morsels of goodness, I KNEW I was in TROUBLE.  
DEEP.  
Because I could have eaten all three of those bags if no one was watching me (or maybe even if they were). So, I did what naturally came to mind …. and put them in my glass candle holders.  They made for such a cute look.

But there was one problem.  
I had seen an idea on pinterest where you put a paper towel roll in the middle of the jar so you don’t need as much candy to fill the jar.  (Some people are so smart … because you KNOW that means more candy for you to eat!) 

The next day a friend who had seen on facebook that I had bought some of these m and m’s called and said (ever so coyly)  … “Hey … want to meet me for lunch?”.  I said “SURE” because I love meeting people for lunch.  
Then she asked in a very quiet, low voice … almost as if she were asking me to bring her drugs or something … “can you bring me some of those m and m’s that you bought yesterday too?”  She said she was on a diet and only wanted about 5 and was afraid she would eat a whole bag.  So I brought her what was left from the package … since I had used the “trick” in my candle holders.  You know why … BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS DO FOR EACH OTHER.  I would never want to sabotage her diet … but what are 5 or 10 little white chocolate m and m’s going to do? 

So she ate her diet friendly lunch and then discreetly pulled that baggie of candy corn goodness out of my purse and she ate up every last one of them.  

What I’m saying is that she loved them.

Later I realized I would have to start eating them out of the jar if I wanted any more.

AND DO YOU THINK FOR ONE SECOND THAT SWAYED ME IN THE LEAST?!

Because I am here to tell you that no, no it did not.

If you look closely at the picture you will see the top of the paper towel roll sticking up in the jar on the right.

And when Caroline caught me with my hand in the “candy jar which is actually a candle holder” she had one comment only …

“That’s sad Mom”.  

Which means that when I go out today to buy another bag to “cover up” my “candy jar which is actually a candle holder” sins … I should probably go ahead and buy an extra bag or three just to have on hand.

You know … in case anyone else wants to go to lunch.
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