Sugar Cone Candy Cornucopia

Sugar cone Thanksgiving cornucopia is a fun Thanksgiving treat! Fruit flavored candies are used to create mini fruits and vegetables to fill a sugar cone cornucopia.

A fun and easy Thanksgiving treat to make for kids and adults! Turn candy in to mini fruits and vegetables and then fill a sugar cone cornucopia. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

I love decorating with cornucopias for Thanksgiving. They are a unique aspect for Thanskgiving decorations. But storing a big old cornucopia is annoying. Create adorable edibles cornucopias year after year.  Kids love helping make fun Thanksgiving treats.

Sugar Cone Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Sugar Cone Cornucopia Ingredients

To make sugar cone cornucopias you’ll need:

Sugar cones
Tootsie Rolls & Tootsie Fruit Chews
Laffy Taffy

You can use both Laffy Taffy and Tootsie Rolls to make the fruits and vegetables. Both work, but you may find you prefer working with one over the other.

The Tootsie Rolls mold and shape very well, but harden quickly. Laffy taffy stays softer longer but is very sticky. It’s personal preference and you’ll find which you prefer as you work each one.

How to Make Cornucopias

Add warm water to a coffee mug. Dip the sugar cone into the mug about half way down.

Hold in water for 30 seconds.

Microwave for 15 seconds.

Ice Cream Cone Cornucopia

Remove from microwave and curl the tip. Try using a spoon handle (as shown) but I found fingers worked best although I did grab the spoon handle a few times because the sugar cone is hot.

Once you are happy with the curl, set aside to dry. Repeat until desired. I would let set overnight to dry.

Fruit Candy Vegetables

 

To make all fruits & vegetables  you need a sharp knife. You may need to wipe it periodically or actually wash it to remove the sticky candy from the blade.

Loosen tootsie roll wrappers. I actually unwrap the ends and loosen the entire piece from the wrapper, but leave it in the wrapper to microwave.

Microwave 3 candies for 5 seconds. It’s easy to overcook them (see above!).

You can reheat them if they harden too quickly. You’d be surprised how the warmth of your hands will make them mold able again.

Candy Apples

 

First, make stems and leaves.

Cut a sliver off of the brown (or green) tootsie roll and roll into a snake. Trim snake as desired to add stems to your fruits and vegetables.

To make leaves, flatten a small piece of green tootsie roll and trim as desired to make a leaf.

 Tootsie Roll Apples
To make apples you will need 1 pink (or green) tootsie roll makes 3 apples.
Cut one tootsie roll in thirds, roll into a ball. Using a toothpick push a hole in the center. Attach a stem and leaf.
Check out our apple basket cookie cups for another fun way to use the apples!

Candy Pumpkins

Of course, we need pumpkins in the cornucopia. Use 1, 2 or more orange tootsie rolls to make a pumpkin.
Roll into a ball and insert toothpick in top.
Add stem using the directions for stems above.
Candy Fruits and Vegetables
To make the miscellaneous yellow vegetables, roll yellow Tootsie Rolls into any shape desired.
You can make a squash, gourd, or corn.
Add stems as needed.

Candy Grapes

Next make a few bunches of grapes using grape Laffy Taffy. Start by creating a brown snake for the stem.

Candy Grape Clusters

Loosen one grape taffy from the wrapper and microwave for 5 seconds.

Cut off slivers of taffy and then trim those into smaller pieces.

Laffy Taffy Grapes

Place onto the stem to create a grapevine.

Cornucopia Candy Recipe

Once finished, assemble your cornucopia by placing fruits and vegetables inside.
Make a few sugar cone cornucopias as table decorations.
These would be adorable on a kids table or at each place setting as plate decorations.

A fun and easy Thanksgiving treat to make for kids and adults! Turn candy in to mini fruits and vegetables and then fill a sugar cone cornucopia. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Love this recipe? Don’t miss our Apple Basket Sugar Cookie Cups that use the same basic technique!

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Ingredients

  • Sugar Cones
  • Tootsie Fruit Rolls
  • Mini Laffy Taffy
  • Tootsie Rolls (regular chocolate)
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Add warm water to a coffee mug. Dip the sugar cone into the mug about half way down. Hold in water for 30 seconds. Microwave for 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and curl the tip. You can try using a spoon handle but I found my fingers worked best although I did grab the spoon handle a few times because the sugar cone is hot. Once you are happy with the curl, set aside to dry. Repeat until desired. I would let set overnight to dry.
  2. To make all fruits & vegetables:
  3. Loosen tootsie roll wrappers. I actually unwrap the ends and loosen the entire piece from the wrapper, but leave it in the wrapper to microwave. Microwave 3 candies for 5 seconds. It's easy to overcook them (see photos). You can reheat them if they harden too quickly. You'd be surprised how the warmth of your hands will make them mold able again.
  4. Stems:
  5. Cut a sliver off of the brown (or green) tootsie roll and roll into a snake. Trim snake as desired to add stems to your fruits and vegetables.
  6. Leaf:
  7. Flatten a small piece of green tootsie roll and trim as desired to make a leaf.
  8. Apples:
  9. pink (or green) tootsie roll makes 3 apples. Cut one tootsie roll in thirds, roll into a ball. Using a toothpick push a hole in the center. Attach a stem and leaf.
  10. Pumpkins:
  11. Use 1, 2 or more orange tootsie rolls to make a pumpkin. Roll into a ball and insert toothpick in top. Add stem. D
  12. Miscellaneous yellow vegetables:
  13. Roll yellow tootsie roll into any shape desired! Perhaps it's squash, or a gourd or an exotic yellow pumpkin!
  14. Grapes:
  15. Create a brown snake for the stem. Loosen from wrapper and microwave 1 grape laffy taffy for 5 seconds. Cut off slivers of taffy and then trim those into smaller pieces. Place onto the stem to create a grapevine.
  16. Laffy Taffy vs Tootsie Rolls:
  17. Tootsie rolls mold and shape very well, but harden quickly. Laffy taffy stays softer longer but is very sticky. It's personal preference.
  18. Tips:
  19. You need a sharp knife. And you may need to wipe it periodically or actually wash it to remove the sticky candy from the blade.
  20. Once finished, assemble your cornucopia by placing fruits and vegetables inside! Enjoy!
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16 comments on “Sugar Cone Thanksgiving Cornucopia

  1. Oh my goodness, these are so adorable!! I will me making these as a Thanksgiving weekend activity with my kids.

  2. Your candy cornucopia is darling! I’m stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty
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  3. Oh my goodness, this is such a wonderfully unique idea. It’s so colorful and simple to make at the same time.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors on Friday at 12 AM EST.
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  4. Hi Camille this is one of my all time favorites and still rememver it from last year, but happy to see it again! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  5. I was looking for something to make for the kids at Thanksgiving and this would be so cute. Congrats on your #HomeMattersParty feature
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  6. Just stopping by and letting you know this post was picked as one of the features on #HomeMattersParty this week. You can check it out. Make sure the grab the I was featured button and display it probably. Congrats and thanks for stopping by and linking up.
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  7. These are so cute and look so easy to make. I can’t wait to try it for our Thanksgiving!
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  8. What a fun idea, they are so cute. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.
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  9. This is such a creative and cute idea. I don’t think my mind could come up with something this creative! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday we hope to see you again this week.
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  10. This looks CUTE!!! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your recipe to our Tasty Tuesday’s Pinterest Board
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  11. This is such a cute idea!! My kids would love making these, so we might give it a try! Thanks for linking up with the Best of the Blogosphere!
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  12. Oh my gosh – so cute!

  13. How cute is this !!! We always have had something home made as a place setting for Thanksgiving. This would be darling. We could do the cone a few days ahead and then do the fruit as a project Thanksgiving morning when all the adults are busy cooking. Love it – thanks for sharing.
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  14. Wow, this looks amazing! So surprised that you were able to make all those fruits from candy, my daughter is gonna want to try this one! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
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