You need to make candy corn moonshine. It tastes out of this world! And it turns delicious cookies into these fun Candy Corn Moonshine Truffles made with vanilla cookies.
This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I received samples from some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine. This recipe is for adults 21 and older and does contain alcohol.
I bought a bag of candy corn. I tried to buy a small bag so I wouldn’t have leftovers, but that didn’t happen. All the small bags were taken and I had to get a larger bag. Granted it didn’t seem that large when I brought it home, but you know candy corn goes. They’re like rabbits and somehow seem to multiply. Am I right?
So, what I thought was a manageable amount of candy corn turned into an OMG I need to get these out of the house soon emergency. I couldn’t help but nibble on those suckers and, well, that’s not what I need right now. If I’m going to put on any more weight, I’m going to do it with fries and burgers and not candy corn. Seriously people!
Then I remembered that I had some vanilla cookies in there along with some other oat cookies left over from last week’s event. And some left over chocolate from the popsicles I made. What’s a blogger to do with those items? Make cookie truffles of course!
Now, I have to admit or confess something about this thing called a cookie truffle. At first, I saw them advertised as rum balls or bourbon balls. Um…no. At least that’s not what I know of as a rum or bourbon ball. MY rum/bourbon balls are made with powdered sugar and bourbon or rum. Then they’re rolled in chocolate to coat. You seriously could get drunk on them after a handful.
Those are the rum/bourbon balls I know and remember fondly.
Not these cookie based things that are like a cake pop but made with cookies. Yeah, I don’t really like cake pops so you won’t see me making those unless I’m paid a lot to do it. But these cookies truffles are starting to grow on me. At least in the respect that I can make some candy corn vanish easily.
I know, you’re not making the connection and that’s okay. I’ll get there. Just give me a minute.
Many many moons ago a friend of mine brought a tea cordial to the office for me. Of course, I didn’t drink it. I kept it in the drawer for when things got THAT bad and I needed a shot of something to keep me from jumping out the window. Well, I had stupidly purchased candy corn one year and brought it in to work.
I blame the candy corn!
It sat in the drawer and I kept trying not to eat it. So one day I had a jar with me, for some reason, and decided to put that tea cordial with the candy corn. And voila candy corn vodka was created! It’s sweet and syrupy like a cordial. Except, I forgot to bring it home to make these cookie truffles with.
This is what not to do as a food blogger. Just sayin.
Fast forward to this weekend when I’m making these candy corn truffles and I have no vodka to make candy corn vodka. But, what I DO have is some moonshine. It’s been sitting in there for about a year plus and I need to do something with it. So, I dropped the candy corn down in the jar.
I gave it a good stir the next day and got so tickled that I couldn’t resist snapping a photo. It’s traffic cone orange! Who knew! The tea cordial didn’t turn that color orange when I married them with candy corn. It still makes me laugh today about the color of that moonshine. Seriously. You’re laughing right? You have to be. It’s the most insane color of orange.
See what I mean? And you know what? It takes SO GOOD! Of course I had to taste it! You didn’t think I was going to just use it and not see what it tasted like. I honestly can’t wait to make a cocktail with it. I’m not sure what, yet, but definitely something. And it might have sprinkles around the rim. Because, well, sprinkles are fun, right?
Just a word to the wise, please just vanilla wafer cookies. I made mine with gluten-free oat cookies, and well, they taste like graham crackers. Unless, of course, you use chocolate graham crackers to make these. In which case, have at it! That might actually be quite delicious! Like a chocolate covered candy corn. Hmm… chocolate candy corn.
I had so much fun playing with these sprinkles from Sweets & Treats. They showed up in the macaron with candy corn ganache as a fun and festive way to decorate those already decadent cookies. And I’m not really a sprinkles person. Even though I have amassed quite a collection of them. I really should weed some of those out. Yeah, I see your head nodding in agreement, sweetheart! I’ll get right on that. Maybe this weekend.
In my mind, I can’t wait to wander around their site and see what other sprinkles I might be able to add to my collection. They were brightly colored and didn’t bleed like some. Others just kind of fall apart or just don’t hold up. Their sprinkles are not like that. They help up and took a beating. I half expected a major mess to clean up after sprinkling some on my board. Nope! I simply used my hand and they rolled right off. That is impressive.
And the gummy eyeballs from Treat Street. I don’t know if he was really kidding or not, but the hubs wouldn’t go near the truffles with eyeballs on them. Which I find HIL-arious. It’s just a gummy eyeball. What’s the big deal! They also sent some gummy zombie hands. I’m sharing those. They’re just too fun not to share!
Their other products are fun and very whimsical! They have the lolli-poop popsicle, and walking pooping wind-up toys, and other fun baking and decorating kits. I can’t wait to hit their store and see what other fun things I can see to my pantry collection.
*glares at hubs*
Make sure you see what the other bloggers cooked up for you today! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom! Give yourself a head start and follow Sweets and Treats on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. And while you’re at it, follow Treat Street on Facebook and Twitter. You can check out their treats here.
For the truffles:
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla cookie crumbs
- 4 – 5 tablespoons candy corn moonshine
- 6 ounces dark chocolate melting wafers
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Jimmies, gummy eyeballs, candy eyeballs and other decorations
For the moonshine:
- 1 liter moonshine
- 2 cups candy corn
- Make the moonshine three days ahead of time by combining the moonshine with the candy corn in a mason jar. Shake once a day.
- Place the cookie crumbs in a food processor. With the processor running, slowly add enough of the moonshine to form a ball.
- Remove from the processor and form into balls. Set aside.
- Microwave the chocolate at 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in the coconut oil and mix well.
- Roll the truffles in the chocolate and coat and set on parchment to cool. Decorate as you see fit and refrigerate until hardened.
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Ghostly Sweet and Salty Snack Mix from Big Bear’s Wife
- Donut Monsters from Mrs Happy Homemaker
- Brownie Bottom Candy Explosion Cheesecake from I am a Honey Bee
- Sugar Cookie Coffins from Love and Confections
- Reeses Halloween Cookie Bars from A Blender Mom
- Candy Corn Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
- Paranormal Parfaits from Eat Move Make
- Easy Day of the Dead Cake from Pint Sized Baker
- Buttercream Bat Wing Cupcakes from Kudos Kitchen
- Vanishing Candy Corn Cocktails from The Baking Fairy
- Wicked Zombie Trifle from Who Needs A Cape?
- Monster Party Halloween Cupcakes from Lady Behind The Curtain
- Candy Corn Moonshine Truffles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Ghost Cupcakes from Mildly Meandering
- Graveyard Brownies from The Redhead Baker
- Day of the Dead Black Buttercream Cake from House of Nash Eats
- Halloween Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Savory Experiments
- Easy Caramel Apples from Katie’s Cucina
- Bag of Bones Scary Snacks from For the Love of Food
Happy Halloween! We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For our very first #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are over 100 Halloween themed recipes for this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all!
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Sponsors will sent prizes directly to the winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 1st – October 6th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners have 48 hours to respond. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.