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Candy Corn Pizza

Candy Corn Pizza


This is a great last minute cheezy pizza that looks just like candy corn.MORE+LESS-

ByGirl Who Ate Everything

Updated March 21, 2017

Ingredients

1

can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust or your favorite homemade dough

1/2

cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2

cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Steps

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    Spray a pizza pan with cooking spray.

  • 3

    Press pizza dough into the pan evenly.

  • 4

    Sprinkle mozzarella cheese into a 4 inch circle in the center of the pizza dough.

  • 5

    Take 1 cup of shredded cheese and spinkle it into a 3 inch wide ring around the circle of mozzarella.

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    Carefully spoon the pizza sauce over the ring of cheddar cheese.

  • 7

    Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese in a ring around the outside of the pizza sauce ring.

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    Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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    Cut into slices to resemble candy corn.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Halloween is tomorrow and if you don't already have your Halloween menu planned out, don't worry, it's not too late.The secret to a successful Halloween party is preparing the most visually appealing foods that require the least amount of work.Feed your guests some candy corn pizza before they fill up on the sweets. Start with your favorite homemade dough, or better yet, just buy some Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust. Sprinkle on some strategically placed cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and voila, Candy Corn Pizza!But, don't just stop at Candy Corn Pizza. Impress your guests with these crazy, scary, and fun Halloween party ideas!

Candy Corn Pizza

Candy Corn Pizza isn’t a dessert – it’s savory pepperoni pizza with the look of candy corn and is a fun treat for kids of all ages.

Candy Corn Pizza

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

I have to admit that the concept of this is much more of an idea than an actual recipe. But I like the idea of having a fun recipe that kids can help put together that looks for all intents and purposes, a bit like Halloween candy corn when sliced.

So for National Pizza Month and #SundaySupper, I think it is a great and fun idea for Halloween parties as well as kids sleepovers. I do include one of my simple recipes for no-cook pizza sauce. I use something like this many times when I make a New York style pizza, although with that one I try to keep it slightly chunky. Either way, chunky or smooth is fine with this. I also do not include a pizza dough recipe in this since it is more of a concept recipe that you can use with any crust, whether you have a favorite recipe, like to use something like bagged or frozen dough or canned tubes of dough or even the ones like Boboli. Whatever you like in that regard works fine with this. I want to keep it simple for the kids. I hope you enjoy! Until next time-


Candy Corn Pizza

  • Servings: 6-7 slices
  • Time: 25mins
  • Difficulty: easy

  • 16 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature (makes 2 pizzas)
  • 4-5 cups cooked, cubed chicken
  • 16 ounce jar salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) jar salsa con queso dip
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed nacho-flavored corn chips
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine 4 rolls and flatten into a 13-inch circle.
  3. Place onto a sprayed 12-inch pizza pan.
  4. Roll another 4 rolls into a 13-inch circle and cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Combine chicken, salsa, corn, BBQ suace and cumin and mix well.
  6. Spread half of the mixture over the crust on the pizza pan.
  7. Remove wrap from second dough circle and place it over the top of the chicken mixture.
  8. Seal edges of dough together.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and spread half of the con queso dip over the warm pizza.
  11. Carefully sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese along the outer edge of the pizza.
  12. Put the pizza back in the oven for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese.
  13. Remove from oven and place pizza on cutting board.
  14. Cover everything but the melted cheese edge with half of the crushed nacho chips.
  15. Slice into wedges and decorate the point with sour cream.
  16. Repeat to make a second pizza.

Servings: 8 | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 25 min


Candy Corn Pizza - Recipes

A photo of a candy corn topped pizza has set the internet ablaze with support and disgust for the Halloween-holiday dish created by a Twitter user.

A Twitter user is breaking the internet with his photo of a candy corn-topped pizza in honor of the coming month of October and the spooky and candy-filled holiday, Halloween.

Twitter user @TheRealAsswolf, posted comparison images of an uncooked frozen cheese pizza covered in candy corn and the final cooked version to the social media site.

“Tis the season my dudes,” the account captioned the sickly sweet photo.

The DiGiorno Pizza Twitter account was swift to respond to the inflammatory pizza photo.

“Tis the no,” they saucily responded. DiGiorno, known for its frozen but fresh-tasting pizza, has always had an active Twitter account and engages readily with its customers, but this time the account went all in.

If y'all want the recipe I am giving it away for free

&mdash ASSWOLF (@TheRealAsswolf) September 18, 2017

“If y’all want the recipe I am giving it away for free,” @TheRealAsswolf tweeted back to DiGiorno.

“Pass,” the national pizza manufacturer responded including a crying laughing emoji.

Million dollars down the drain

&mdash SUGAH FREE RED BULL (@HoosierFooDog) September 18, 2017

“Million dollars down the drain,” tweeted someone called @HoosierFooDog to DiGiorno.

“Billion probably,” DiGiorno retorted. When HoosierFooDog suggested that CiCi’s might get in on the idea, DiGiornio shaded the buffet chain:

CiCi's gonna be all over this

&mdash SUGAH FREE RED BULL (@HoosierFooDog) September 18, 2017

Just as with the Peep-za earlier this year, the rest of the internet wildly debated whether this was a genius idea or an absolute kitchen nightmare.

this is most definitely the worst thing i've seen in my entire life

&mdash ブンジロウ ✨ (@dokidokidisco) September 18, 2017

We think candy corn-topped pizza should qualify for a slot in the 12 most bizarre pizza toppings.


Now that Halloween is nigh, candy corn (already a controversial candy in itself) has taken the place of Peeps on store shelves — and, as it turns out, on pizza, too. Chuck E. Cheese's has a cheese pizza that resembles candy corn but doesn't actually contain the sweet ingredient.

But we're talking about actually melting candy corn on top of cheesy, tomato-saucy pizza. Yes, it's a real thing thanks to one now-viral tweet:

But just like last time, we didn't want to knock it 'til we tried it, so we had three people with trusted palates — Giada De Laurentiis, Curtis Stone and TODAY's Al Roker — give us their honest reviews.

Long story short: They hated it. Shocker.

But we learned some valuable lessons aside from that:

  1. Al is very selfless. He was willing to take one for the team so Giada wouldn't have to subject herself to the sweet and tomato-y atrocity.
  2. Giada has a very strong sense of smell. She had to close the pizza box and asked that Al stop yelling after he tried it because, well, it smelled like vomit.
  3. Curtis, who was born in Australia, had never tried candy corn before. He didn't even know what it was. And he was happier that way.
  4. Al shows us, once again, that he is very comfortable discussing his bodily functions.

If it's not already apparent, the taste test is definitely worth a watch. Goodbye (hopefully) forever, candy corn pizza.


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