{Recipe} Candy Corn Cream Cups

Last week I Guest Posted over at Doodles and Doilies.  Now I am back here posting the recipe on my blog.
Halloween is my favorite time of year.
 These little dessert cups are the perfect size for the quick, sweet fix.
The layering of flavors blend well together and help in making it so that it isn't overly sweet.


Yellow Layer
1 3oz package Instant Vanilla Pudding
2 cups Milk

Orange Layer
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 1/2 cups Candy Corn

White Layer
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
Coordinating Sprinkles
1 Candy Corn for each cup


Yellow Layer
Mix milk and pudding together in a bowl according to package directions, and let it start to firm up slightly.
Place 2 Tablespoons of the pudding in the bottom of the dessert cup.

Orange Layer
Make the first part of the orange layer the night before or at least 4 hours before.
On medium heat, pour the whipping cream in a saucepan and stir constantly to prevent scorching.  Once the whipping cream is heated, pour in the candy corn, again stirring constantly until the candy has disintegrated and turned the cream a pumpkin orange. 
Remove from burner, bring to room temperature, then place in the refirgerator for 4 hours or overnight.

Once the orange layer is fully chilled, place it in a mixing bowl and whip until soft peaks form.
Place 2-3 Tablespoons on top of the yellow layer

White Layer
Pour whipping cream into a new mixing bowl and whip until soft peaks form.  Add the powdered sugar, and whip on high speed until desired consistency is achieved.  Be careful not to overwhip, as it will begin to break down.
Scoop a dollop or use an open star frosting tip in a pastry bag.
Sprinkle with desired toppings.

The orange layer is super sweet, just it is tempered nicely by the vanilla pudding and whipped topping in each bite. 
This rich dessert is the perfect portion size, to not go into a sugar coma:)

A friend on facebook also talked about using the Chocolate Candy Corn, and Chocolate Pudding, then making it the same way.
  Could be interesting... you would just have to see what color it turned out to be:)