Candy Corn Party Favors

These cute little miniature "ears of corn" are easy to make and perfect as a little party or wedding favor for an autumn event, for grown ups and kids alike.

I first saw this little idea from a magazine article. I believe it was the April 2008 issue of Better Homes & Garden but now I can't find the article I saved to be 100% sure. The problem is, it was just a photo but no directions on how to make it.

So today I have just sort of "winged it" and am showing you what I did. If you find any methods that work well when you make them, come back and share them with us in the comment section! We'd love to hear.

The original magazine ones used harvest colored jellybeans placed in cellophane bags, I didn't want to hunt high and low for that, and realized that the little chocolate candies called "Sixlets" Already come in harvest colors and in clear cellophane bags so that is what I used.

Jan's tip: I tried using some natural colored raffia to tye the corn husks with but was breaking them by pulling too hard in tying, so I switched to a thin bakers twine. Feel free to try raffia or even fishing line maybe as an alternative.

Candy Corn Party Favors:


Corn husks (found in the international aisle of most grocery stores)
Candies in cellophane bags (I used Sixlet candies)


Place one cellophane wrapped candy at the narrow end of corn husk in the center, as shown below.

Tie the narrow end of corn husk to make a small pointy end. Trim the ends of the string near the knot.
Jan's Tip: I liked making sure a small bit of the cellophane bag was caught in the tied up end to keep the candy secure while I was making the rest of the corn favor.

Tie the wider end of the corn husk near the top of the candy favor. Trim the string near the knot.

Jan's Tip: I like actually tying it just below the last candy in the bag, so that one piece of candy was hidden in the top fringe of the corn favors. This helped make the top of the corn a little wider than the other end giving it more of a tradional corn shape. (Some of mine in the pictures are from trying different methods).

About 1 1/2 inches above the top knot cut off the remaining extra corn husk.
Using scissors cut the reaming portion above knot into "fringe"

Using a sharp paring knife or scissors cut out a center section of the husk to "reveal" the candy corn kernals inside.
Jan's Tip: I did mine  as seen , but afterward looked at the photo from the magazine and they have a larger cut out that shows most of the candy in the center of the little corns, so feel free to play around with what you like best.

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