You need to work fast when shaping the balls so gather up a few more hands to help can use mini M&M's chocolate candies in place of the candy corn --- if desired wrap each ball in pieces of colored plastic wrap
This can be served as a dessert, or as a brunch item. For a different taste, replace the challah with raisin bread. You can even make this in a crockpot on low for 6 hours for a yummy Christmas morning treat (pour the syrup over the top, instead of in the bottom, if you do it that way).
Taken from the Heal My Hands blog at http://healmyhands.typepad.com/heal_my_life/2007/05/darkest_chocola.html based on a Martha Stewart recipe. It's very fussy and quite a lot of work, but oh, it is impressive! Because the sugar in the French buttercream is melted into the egg yolks, it makes a smoother cream than American buttercream (which is made with confectioner's sugar). It will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator overnight, or up to 1 month in the freezer. Before using, let stand at room temperature until spreadable, then beat with electric mixer on high until smooth and fluffy again.
Apple crisp that uses oatmeal raisin cookie dough for the topping. This is something that just sounded good one day. I used half a package of Toll House place and bake dough and baked the other half as cookies. :)
My oven runs a bit odd, so cooking times are guesstimated.