Candy Corn Thanksgiving Turkey Lollipops


I have the solution for candy corn overload this coming holiday. Take those Halloween treats and turn them into Thanksgiving turkeys! Through a little bit of trial and error I was able to perfect this recipe to turn candy corn into Thanksgiving turkey chewy lollipops. 


I’m not normally cutsie creative, I don’t know what came over me. But my littlest son was delighted by these colorful turkeys. Of course, he was more excited about the prospect of a sugared treat. This guy is all about dessert, all the time. 


I did a little experimenting with the baking the candy corn to net out with the right formula. I also originally just purchased one variety of candy corn and then went back to the store to buy two more kinds. 


This would be a great activity to do with little kids as it takes a bit of hand/eye coordination that preschools love to practice. In the picture above you’ll notice the three stages needed to build the turkeys before heading into the oven.


The first stage requires shaping candy corn into a circle on top of a lollipop stick.


Stage two requires three different candy corn placed on top as featured in the picture above. And the final stage of building needs one Apple Mix candy corn, making sure to select one with a red end.


After assembling {and being careful not to jolt} I placed the pile of candy corn into the oven. I cooked the turkeys at 250* degrees for about ten minutes. You’ll definitely want to watch the candy corn carefully. If you let them bake too long they end up being a mess. The key is to take them out just as soon as you see they are soft, but not melting.


Once they are taken out of the oven, I attempted to secure some candy eyes. The eyes ended up not sticking on so well, so I took a little frosting I had on hand {in the color green} to secure any loose eyes. I just happened to have green frosting on hand, but white would probably work best.



Candy Corn Thanksgiving Turkey Lollipops
Use some of your leftover Halloween candy corn for these simple and fun Candy Corn Thanksgiving Turkey Lollipops
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
590 calories
127 g
0 g
9 g
7 g
6 g
306 g
41 g
83 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590
Calories from Fat 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 41mg
Total Carbohydrates 127g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 83g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. Brach's Indian Corn
  2. Brach's Cand Corn
  3. Brach's Apple Mix Candy Corn
  4. candy eyeballs
  5. frosting {as needed}
  6. lollipop sticks
  1. Assembly candy corn on wax paper on top of a cookie sheet. In the circle assemble a layer of Brach's Indian Corn. Then add three of regular candy corn. And add one Apple Mix candy corn with a red tip on top. Cook for approximately ten minutes, paying careful attention to the candy corn to ensure it doesn't melt too much. Remove from oven, add candy eyeballs and let cool.
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  1. These are so cute!!

  2. Barbara Montag says:

    These are so festive – great for Thanksgiving!
    thank you

  3. Caitlin Osborne says:

    My iJAG class is having a Thanksgiving party on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving break and this is perfect for the party. It’s great for Thanksgiving and I hope my classmates love it. 🙂

  4. no suggestion on OVEN TEMPERATURE for recipe

    • I suggest 250 degrees, but you’ll want to watch them carefully. I left my first batch in the oven too long and they melted together too much. Make sure to take them out just when they are first starting to melt.

  5. Oh my word!! These are some of the cutest turkey treats I’ve ever seen!! As a total (melted) lollipop nut, these are the bomb! 🙂

  6. These are so cute and would live to make these, but I have never seen Indian or Apple Candy Corn before! Could use please tell me what store you found these at.,.and do you have to use popsicle sticks or can you use regular sucker sticks?

    • I purchased those varieties of candy corn at my local Hy-Vee store, but the candy corn was made by Brach’s, which is sold in many places. They have a store locator on their website which might be helpful, it appears that they also sell different varieties on Amazon. Though I’m thinking it might be harder to find the varieties now that Halloween is over. You can definitely use regular sucker sticks, I just had popsicle sticks handy.

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