Homemade Candy Corn Recipe

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!

Homemade Candy Corn Recipe

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:

Making Homemade Candy Corn Move very quickly from this point on.  Add the following ingredients and stir well.

  • 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).

Making Homemade Candy Corn Roll the candy into snake like sections, push them together and cut into triangles (or into twists).

Homemade Candy Corn Recipe If you want to download and print out the pdf click here for the homemade candy corn recipe.

Enjoy!! ~Liesl

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Homemade Candy Corn
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