This is such an easy and adorable treat. Use these Candy Cornucopias as place settings at your Thanksgiving table, or hand them out as party favors. It only takes about five minutes to make these cute candy-filled cones for your Fall theme event.
This is one of our easy Thanksgiving recipes you will want to bookmark for later.
Why This Recipe
Fast and Easy. When you need the easy button for your big event, this is something you can even hand to kids as a task on the big day.
Super cute. You don't have to worry about first impressions with these sweet Candy Cornucopia treats. They look amazing and are a certain crowd pleaser.
Finger Food. Give your guests something they can carry around and snack on during the party. The cones make these so handy!
Ingredients for Candy Cornucopias
- Waffle Cones. Each box contains twelve of these cones and you can scale the recipe up endlessly.
- Caramel Popcorn. We used Crunch N Munch, but you can choose your favorite caramel popcorn! It doesn't need to be brand-specific.
- Mixed Nuts. You can get whatever your favorite nut mix is or go with a single nut type. You could also use candied nuts or chocolate covered nuts.
- Fall Colored M&Ms. You can get milk chocolate or peanut M&Ms or any other type, it really doesn't matter. You can even mix types.
- Mellow Creme Pumpkins. You could use candy corn instead, but the pumpkin shaped ones are so cute for Thanskgiving.
- Optional. Fall-colored ribbons to tie bows around the cones.
How to Make Candy Cornucopias
Start by tying the ribbons around each waffle cone if you want them. It is harder to tie the ribbons after they are filled with candy.
Fill the cones with your desired ingredients. Mix them up in that it's not in layers and you can see everything.
If using as a favor, wrap each one in cellophane wrap or place them in small cellophane bags for a fun Fall gift.
For a Thanksgiving meal or dessert, arrange them on a tray for your party.
Tips for Best Results
If you have cone shaped cellophane bags, drop these into the bags before you fill them, because that will make it super easy to contain the candy and tie them up with ribbon for the perfect finish.
Use fresh candy and cones. Check the expiration date on your bag, because sometimes stores keep it from year to year. Stale candy or nuts will not fare well sitting out at a party.
These are perfect to get your kid involved! Have teens or tweens make these while you work on other party food.
Substitutions and Variations
Pick your Fall favorite treats to add instead! It doesn't really matter what kind of candy you use. Go with red, orange, brown, black, or yellow to keep it with the Fall or Thanksgiving theme. Fruit shaped gummies would be a fun add. Candy corn is an easy choice.
These also work as Christmas treats! Change it up with red and green candies and ribbons for a totally different take. Red and green M&Ms, red hots, seasonal candies, peppermints are all options.
If you want smaller treats, you can use sugar cones instead of waffle cones.
For a fast dessert with pizazz, add a candy cornucopia to a Fall decorated cake from the grocery store. If you use sugar cones, you could also use them perched on cupcakes.
Use chocolate waffle cones for a different color cornucopia, or use a box of each for variation.
Dip the tops of the cones in melted chocolate for an extra sweetness to the decorative dessert. Once it hardens, you can fill with candy.
More Great Thanksgiving Treats
- Oreo Turkey Cookies
- NutterButter Turkey Cookies
- Easy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Lasagna Dessert
- Candied Fall Popcorn
- 1 12 count box of waffle cones
- 6 ounce box of Crunch n Munch or other caramel popcorn
- ½ cup mixed nuts
- ½ cup Fall colored M&Ms
- ½ cup mellowcreme pumpkins
- Any other cornucopia fillings you want to use.
- Optional: Fall colored ribbon to tie bows around the cones.
- If desired, tie ribbon bows around the cones.
- Fill the cones up with your desired ingredients.
- Wrap in cellophane wrap for a fun Fall gift, or enjoy!
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