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Candy Corn Quesadillas

posted by Julie Evink on October 25, 2013

Candy Corn Quesadillas ~ Festive and fun meal to celebrate Halloween! Filled with corn, chicken, cheese and topped with Queso, chips, sour cream and cheese!Candy Corn Quesadillas ~ Festive and fun meal to celebrate Halloween!Are you officially all ready for Halloween? The candy’s bought (obviously this has happened multiple times because you eat it before Halloween comes right?!), the decorations are up, the kids costumes are bought or if you are a rock star made. For the record mine kid’s costume is bought, well actually part of it is made due to the fact her daycare provider is insanely talented and a true jem and helped me out!

Are you one of those couples that goes out and like “goes all out”? I always remember at the bars all these couples would be in these cool costumes with each other and then there’s me…regular clothes….the hubs right next to me…regular clothes. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not a fun hater. In fact I was totally jealous of all those people. I just lack majorly in this costume area. Like I think my brain cells forgot to populate in that area of my brain. It’s pathetic. My kids will probably have a traumatic childhood due to this. So to make up for it I’ll just make them fun Halloween treats and send them to their parties. Then no one will care because they will be distracted by sugar!

It will totally work right?

So do you go all out and go Trick or Treating? Or do you plan a party for the kids? We always go over to the siblings houses and show off Miss K along with the grandparents. I usually time the stop at my Mom’s house for supper time! Tricky aren’t I?

Now if I wasn’t so tricky and deceiving I’d make sure to have a fun festive meal on Halloween because well it’s FUN! These Candy Corn Quesadillas would be a huge hit with the kids on Halloween!

Put these on your Halloween menu and impress your family! Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Candy Corn Quesadillas

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Serves 4 quesadillas     adjust servings


  • 1 lb chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 c. salsa
  • 1 c. corn
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  • 8 flour tortillas, soft shell sized
  • 1/2 c. salsa con queso dip, warmed
  • 2 2/3 c. crushed nacho-flavored chips
  • 3 c. shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1/ c. sour cream


  1. In a large skillet pan combine the first 4 ingredients and 1 c. shredded cheese. Heat through. Stir occasionally as they warm. Brush butter over one side of each soft shell.
  2. In a separate large skillet place one tortilla, buttered side down. Spread a 1/4 of the chicken mixture over the tortilla. Top with another soft shell, buttered side up. Cook low-medium heat 1-2 minutes or until bottom is lightly golden brown. Flip quesadilla over.
  3. Spread 1/4 c. queso dip over quesadilla. Sprinkle shredded cheese along outer edge of quesadilla. Cover and cook 1-2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted.
  4. Remove quesadilla to a cutting board. Sprinkle crushed chips over queso dip leaving out edge chip free. Cut into six wedges. Place a small dollop of sour cream at the tip of each wedge.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 quesadilla
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 1130kcal Calories from fat 775
% Daily Value
Total Fat 86g132%
Saturated Fat 46g230%
Transfat 2g
Cholesterol 280mg93%
Sodium 1079mg45%
Carbohydrate 38g13%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 53g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Recipe adapted from: Taste of Home

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  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Quesadillas are my weakness! The cheesier the better. Love how you made these look like candy corn.

  • Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    I could eat quesadillas everyday! Love this version!!

  • tanya

    My kids want to move in with you, your food is more fun.

    • Julie Evink

      Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Such a great way to make savory food festive! Perfect party food!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I love how festive you made these quesadillas look! Gotta make these soon! Thanks for sharing!

  • Nina @ Crazy for Cookies and More

    Yummy! I am craving these just looking at the picture!!!

  • Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    Julie these are seriously so so cute! I almost always make quesadillas on Halloween because they are fast and we have to get CANDY! Not worry about eating dinner. Your kids will not suffer costume trauma as long as you make them Halloween treats #parentfacts. Thanks for sharing these at Saturday Night Fever!!!

  • Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook

    This is so cute, and so smart! Plus I’m in love with the idea of adding crushed Doritos. Yum!

  • Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I don’t have any kids but each year on Halloween, my boyfriend and I sit outside with our dog and hand out candy to the trick or treaters. It’s so much fun! I love Halloween and I look forward to all of the festivities each year.

    What a creative treat you have made! Pinning and sharing on social media. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays, Julie!

    • Julie Evink

      I used to rush home to hand out candy before we had a kid too. In fact I totally miss it because now we are the ones out going places plus we moved just outside of city limits so now we don’t have any trick or treaters!

  • Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama

    These are beyond cute and would be the perfect pre-treat or treating dinner! 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week! Pinned & sharing.

  • Juliana

    Yum! These look good!!!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    I wish I was more of a “go all out” for Halloween kind of person…but alas, I am not. Oh well. At least we can make tasty food, right?? 🙂

    • Julie Evink

      At least we got something going for us!

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