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.
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
To make sugar cone cornucopias you’ll need:
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Loosen one grape taffy from the wrapper and microwave for 5 seconds.
Cut off slivers of taffy and then trim those into smaller pieces.
Place onto the stem to create a grapevine.
Love this recipe? Don’t miss our Apple Basket Sugar Cookie Cups that use the same basic technique!
To make all fruits & vegetables:
Miscellaneous yellow vegetables:
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