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Starburst Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse

Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starburst. I received product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.Starburst Candy Corm Cheesecake Mousse

Can you believe it’s almost Halloween? The end of the year is coming way too fast! I was sent some Starburst Candy Corn to create a mom-inspired craft with. Seeing that my dog is blind, but has an awesome sniffer, I was afraid to create a food craft that would be left out that she would somehow get to. (She and the cats are crafty creatures themselves!) Along with the candy I was sent some ideas from Tori Spelling for crafts and one included a cupcake, so I figured I had free reign to create a recipe craft as well. The recipe is super simple and the only thing that takes time is to color the mousse and make it pretty.

Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse

Starburst Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 8 oz. container of Cool Whip thawed
  • orange and yellow food color
  • Starburst candy corn for garnish


  1. Beat cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer until fully smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, then milk. Add vanilla. Continue mixing.
  2. Beat about 1 minute on medium to medium-high speed.
  3. Fold cool whip into cream cheese mixture, and stir until fully combined.
  4. Scoop about 1/3 of the Cheesecake Mousse into a bowl, and color orange. Color another third of the mixture yellow. (I use gel colors because it does not change the taste.) Leave the remaining third white.
  5. One color at a time (starting with orange), scoop mixture into a piping bag or large ziplock bag, and squeeze a layer of the Cheesecake Mousse into small dessert dishes of your choice. Repeat with yellow and then white Mousse.
  6. Refrigerate 30 minutes (or up to 1 day) before serving. Garnish with Starburst candy corn.

I actually like the flavor of the Starburst Candy Corn. I can’t handle a lot of it, because it’s very sweet, but it tastes just like Starburst. It’s nice to be able to get the Starburst flavor without having it get stuck to your teeth!

Tori Spelling came up with some fun crafts inspired by the Starburst Candy Corn candies.

Tori Spelling for Starburst

I really liked the idea of the picture frame, but I could totally see a cat knocking it down and the dog eating it! I thought it would be a super cute way to show off your kids in costume! Have you done any Halloween crafting? I’d love to see your ideas. For some ideas for you to work with, visit the Starburst Candy Corn Facebook page. My friend Lisa made the Candy Corn Cupcakes that Tori shows us on the Facebook page. What would you do if you were given a bag of Starburst Candy Corn and asked to make a craft?

Starburst Mousse

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. How fun!

  2. I made a candy corn dessert that was a lot like this a few years ago with those candy corn M & M’s. Yours turned out a lot prettier than mine 🙂

  3. What a fun recipe! I know my daughter will love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. These look delicious! I just love Candy Corn – I need to try this recipe.

  5. What a cute dessert. We’re big fans of Starburts, I hope we can find the candy corn variety.

  6. they are gluten free too, aren’t they? That is great for us for Halloween.

    • It doesn’t specifically say on the package. Their website doesn’t say. Ingredients:
      Sugar, Corn Syrup, Malic Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Acacia, Confectioner’s Glaze, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Salt, Mineral Oil and Colors (Red 40, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, and Blue 1).

  7. Oh my gosh, it’s soooo cute!! and sounds delicious. what a great halloween treat!

  8. The candy cane frame is cute!

    The mousse looks delicious!

  9. That looks so delicious.

    I love recipes like this – they taste great as-is, but you can put a twist on them with food coloring or some other small change. I love the candy corn for Halloween – but you could do this with pink for Valentine’s Day, red and white for Christmas, etc.

  10. What a treat! I love cheesecake. 🙂

  11. Maria Iemma says:

    I love candy corn – Love this recipe specially the way you presented it in the large/small glasses, perfect for the adults and kids in the family. Happy Halloween

  12. Stephanie G says:

    The Krispy candy corn treats on their facebook page look really good, I would love to try this with Starburst candy corn!

  13. Wooooow – this looks so cool. I can only imagine how impressed guests at a party would be if they were served these treats.

  14. Danielle Lindquist says:

    Omg this mousse looks amazing!! I love cheesecake! I had no idea that there was such thing as Starburst candy corn, yummy! Thanks for posting, may have to try this out for Halloween.

  15. I love candy corn..What a great Halloween treat 🙂

  16. This looks amazing, I’ve got to try it this weekend.

  17. Those are just the cutest!

  18. Richard Hicks says:

    These look so festive. I am sure they would be a hit with everyone and taste great

  19. That looks so tasty Paula! I love candy corn, I was wondering what the Starburst ones would taste like and wasn’t sure I wanted to try them because candy corn and fruit flavors just didn’t compute with me 😉 But I think I might give them a try now.

  20. Yum! I picked up a bag of those candy corns the other day. So much tastier than traditional candy corn.

  21. Cheese cake mouse sounds wonderful!

  22. Okay now THOSE ARE ADORABLE!!!!! What a fun idea to do and they look so tasty!! Gonna do this for a Halloween gathering coming up!

  23. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous idea!! I love candy corn and would munch on them all day long!!

  24. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous idea!! I love candy corn and would munch on them all day long!!

  25. I could totally see a pet eating a food craft. On top of that it’s hard to keep them nice. After some time they’re likely to get icky. I think you’re cupcakes are adorable! A perfect Halloween treat.

  26. These are too cute! They look really delicious too. They would be a perfect little dessert for Thanksgiving dinner.

  27. Vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    This looks delish! I definitely have to try this one.

  28. These are so cute!! My kids would LOVE them. I would too…I love, love, love candy corns.

  29. Wow, these look incredible!!! I love anything that has to do with candy corns. I bet this tastes amazing!

  30. I love the little shooters. Too cute!

  31. shelly peterson says:

    How fun, yummy and cute! they almost look too cute to eat but it wouldn’t take long for my family to dig into this recipe 🙂

  32. What a beautiful looking dessert that I’m sure tastes outstanding as well. Gorgeous job!

  33. judy gardner says:

    this is so cute! i love cheesecake but have never had cheesecake mousse – it sounds yummy!!

  34. What a creative, cute, and tasty looking dessert! My family would love it!

  35. This looks so good, my mouth is watering.

  36. You were smart to choose something your pup wouldn’t get into, but I would! My gosh, girlie. That looks fantastic!

  37. Now that is a dessert! It’s looks so festive and delicious. What I like best is that it’s simple to make. Thank you for sharing this fun treat!

  38. Oh how CUTE!! I may have to make these. They arent TOO unhealthy LOL

  39. This looks totally amazing. I just found out that my husband likes candy corn. So, I may have to make this for him. 🙂

  40. These are just too cute and perfect for the season!

  41. I was wondering how much this makes/serves. Having a Halloween get together soon and would like to serve.

  42. Oh, my goodness, Paula — these are SUPER cute! PInned them!

  43. How creative! I’m definitely going to try to make these, thanks!

  44. That is SO cute! That would make an awesome treat for parties for sure.

  45. What a fun dessert!! A classic icon made into an elegant dish!

  46. Looks yummy! Thank you for the recipe

  47. Oh these look and sound so yummy!

  48. very good! and yunnt

  49. This looks yummy!!

  50. Those look awesome. I’d be fighting the kids to get to those! 🙂

  51. ellen beck says:

    These looks so good and so much fun ! I am keeping this recipe my neices will love it- thank you!

  52. This looks delish!


  1. […] I was very happy with how they turned out.  I used a boxed cake mix and the frosting actually came straight from the can already purple so it was a super easy project but it was fun to do something creative and crafty feeling by myself for a change.  And there was plenty for the kids to enjoy the next day, after I had a chance to clean up my mess, in peace!  If you’re feeling more adventurous in the kitchen check out this Cheesecake Mousse Paula from Frosted Fingers created and topped with Starburst Candy Corn. […]