When we lived in Australia, we couldn’t buy candy corn. I looked around for a recipe and found something online that has worked well. Now it’s become our family tradition to make our own candy corn each fall!
Here’s how we made it:
We put these 3 ingredients in a saucepan:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup corn syrup
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons butter
As soon as I turned the stove on medium-high I started the timer going for 5 minutes. You DO NOT want to overcook this! By five minutes the ingredients should be at a boil you cannot stir down. Immediately remove it from the stove. Here’s a picture – left is just setting it on the stove, right is at the full boil just before I took it off the stove:
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of powdered milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Split your candy into three even bowls and add food dye. (We used yellow dye, yellow and red dyes for orange and 1 or 2 tsp of unsweetened chocolate powder to make the brown section).
If you want to download and print out the pdf click here for the homemade candy corn recipe.
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