Funfetti Fried Candy Corn

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Funfetti Fried Candy Corn is an over-the-top delicious treat made by deep frying candy corn in a crispy Frosted Flakes and Funfetti pancake mix batter. Make a batch as a tasty Halloween treat or to use up all that leftover candy corn after Halloween has passed!

Deep fried candy corn in Funfetti batter dusted with powdered sugar and served on a plate with bowl of candy corn.

While there are many healthy treats to enjoy during the month of October, we all know what everyone really wants. Everyone wants the sugar-spiked goodness.

And, what’s more sugar-spiked than candy corn? That’s right — it’s Funfetti Fried Candy Corn!

Candy corn fans will also love my Candy Corn Fudge and Candy Corn Cookie recipes.

Funfetti fried candy corn fritters dusted with powdered sugar.

This is the type of indulging fried treat you would expect the county fair to have during the month of October. It’s fun, over-the-top, and sure to be a favorite for anyone that loves candy corn.

Funfetti Fried Candy Corn is an over-the-top delicious recipe perfect for Halloween or for using up leftover Halloween candy.

This is such a fun recipe. Not only is it unique and delicious, but it’s so easy to make.

The recipe starts with pancake mix, which allows you to skip a lot of the measuring and mixing. The cornflakes give the Fried Candy Corn a nice crunch that you’re going to love and since they’re frosted, you’ll enjoy even more delicious sugar.

Candy corn fritters with bowl of candy corn and confectioners sugar in sugar duster.

Let’s be honest. This is a recipe that your kids are going to go bananas for. But remember, it is literally PACKED with sugar. If you’re hoping for an early night, you may want to save this recipe for another time.

Maybe used that candy corn to make a batch of edible candy corn slime with the kids instead. Because what kiddo doesn’t love slime?!

Of course, no one said you had to include the kids on the fun. You and your spouse could enjoy these all alone as your own special treat along with a glass of Black Widow Venom Moonshine, or bring them to a Halloween party.

Deep fried candy corn fritters next to bowl of candy corn.

Let’s take a look at what you will need to make this recipe, and then I will go through the process with you step by step.

Fried Candy Corn Ingredients  & Supplies

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Confectioners sugar, buttermilk, candy corn, egg, vegetable oil, frosted flakes, and box of hungry jack funfetti pancake mix.
  • Funfetti pancake mix – we used Hungry Jack Funfetti Pancake Mix but you can use Pillsbury Funfetti Pancake Mix or even regular pancake mix.
  • Egg – 1 large egg
  • Buttermilk
  • Frosted Flakes cereal – lightly crushed
  • Candy corn – roughly chopped
  • Oil – vegetable oil or canola oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar – optional topping

Funfetti Fried Candy Corn Recipe

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Large glass mixing bowl with buttermilk, pancake mix, and egg.


In a large bowl, add funfetti pancake mix, egg, and buttermilk. Stir well.

Chopped candy corn and frosted flake cereal added to the batter in the mixing bowl,


Then, add the chopped candy corn and cereal. Stir well to incorporate.

Balls of colorful dough in pot of bubbling oil.


Next, add 1 1/2 inches of oil to a frying pan or Dutch oven and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes (or use a candy thermometer to reach 350°). Drop the candy corn dough by Tablespoons into the hot oil. Fry on both sides for 1 minute each. Use a spider strainer to turn and remove the fried candy corn fritters.

Funfetti Fried Candy Corn on layers of paper towels.


Place on a paper towel for 1-2 minutes to soak up any excess oil and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool. (Do not wait any longer than 2 minutes to transfer or the fried candy corn dough will begin to stick to the paper towel).

Close up of candy corn pancake mix fritter with bite taken out of it.

I hope you enjoyed this Funfetti Fried Candy Corn recipe and that you and your family have a fantastic Halloween.

If you are looking for more Halloween treats check out these fun recipes: Frankenstein Jolly Rancher Suckers, Bite-Sized Dirt BrowniesSpiderweb Cupcakes, and Mummy Rice Krispie Treats!

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Deep fried candy corn fritters next to bowl of candy corn.
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5 from 3 votes

Funfetti Fried Candy Corn

Author: Jaclyn
Funfetti Fried Candy Corn is an over-the-top delicious recipe perfect for Halloween or for using up leftover Halloween candy.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups Funfetti pancake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal crushed
  • ¾ cup candy corn chopped
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • confectioners sugar to garnish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the pancake mix, egg, and buttermilk. Stir well.
  • Add the chopped candy corn and cereal. Stir well to incorporate.
  • Add 1 ½ inches of oil to a frying pan or Dutch oven and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes (or use a candy thermometer to reach 350℉).
  • Drop the candy corn dough by Tablespoons into the hot oil. Fry on both sides for 1 minute each.
  • Carefully remove fried candy corn fritters from hot oil using a spider strainer. Place on a paper towel for 1-2 minutes to soak up any excess oil, then dust with confectioners sugar. Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool. (Do not wait any longer than 2 minutes to transfer or the fried candy corn dough will begin to stick to the paper towel).

Notes

If you can’t find Funfetti pancake mix use regular pancake mix. Add a couple of spoonfuls of sprinkles, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2mg
Deep fried candy corn fritters next to bowl of candy corn.

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  1. Wow you’re right that is a lot of sugar but I bet they taste great! The bonus is because they are so sweet you don’t have to make tons of them because people wouldn’t be able to gorge on them. Very creative!

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