I've made these myself for a Fall Harvest party several years ago and forgot all about it until I ran across this photo when I was researching about National Buttered Corn Day. I remember I bought the yellow jelly beans at a candy store in the mall and they were called "buttered popcorn jellybeans" For the pat of butter I think I used flavored tootsie rolls but the photo says they used yellow starburst candy or yellow candy melts.
Such a cute idea don't you think? When I made them it for for a party of adults and I didn't have to worry about any children getting hurt by the corn cob handles on the side. These days though you can find corn cob handles that don't have the really sharp tips to them and if your still worried about it, just pull them out before you hand it over to a child.
You know, I bet this would be a fun project for the kids to do. They would get a kick out of putting the jelly beans all in row.