Food & Drink

Deep-fried candy corn is here to ruin your otherwise healthy snack

Candy corn is perhaps the most divisive of all the corns. Some people passionately hate it, and yet other people buy up bags at CVS every October. Complicating your personal stance on the issue is this new recipe by Oh, Bite It!, the deep-frying maniac who has now set her sights on Halloween's unofficial mascot.

The step-by-step guide starts out strong with maybe the best thing about Thanksgiving, Pillsbury Crescents. You're going to unroll that dough and cut out circles, each with three or four candy corns in the center. Seal those things up into balls, pop them in the deep-fryer (or pan of hot oil), and sprinkle on the powdered sugar. Presto: you've got deep-fried candy corn. Since you know none of the neighborhood parents are gonna let you give their kids homemade treats anyway, you might as well hoard them all for your annual viewing of The Shining. Which, as you know, is secretly about the moon landing.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and will stick with her pillowcase full of Reese's and Snickers, thank you. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.