Love it or hate it, candy corn is a staple around Halloween! If you can't help but grab a few bags of it at the store, it might be fun for you to try making it for yourself instead. You can fulfill all your candy corn cravings this season the good, old-fashioned way with this tutorial.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup salted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • red and yellow food coloring

Making the Candy

  1. Combine white sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a saucepan over high heat, stirring constantly until it reaches a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and continue stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Mix in your vanilla extract and remove from heat.
  2. Mix together powdered sugar and powdered milk in a medium sized bowl. Add this to your wet mixture and mix thoroughly until smooth.
  3. Let the dough cool in the saucepan until you can handle it comfortably. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Making the Candy Corn Shape!

  1. Separate your candy mixture into 3 equal parts in 3 bowls. Add 2 drops of yellow food coloring to one, 1 drop red and 2 drops yellow to another, and leave the last bowl alone. Wearing gloves, knead the dyed dough until their colors are even. If your dough feels too soft, put it into the the fridge for 20-30 minutes to allow it to stiffen up.
  2. Roll each dough into a long, slender rope. Line them beside each other to create a tri-color rope. Place a bit of parchment paper on top and press it together gently - a rolling pin works well here - just enough so that they stick together.
  3. Using a very sharp knife, cut your dough into triangles. Keep a damp cloth nearby to clean the knife as you cut; you don't want it getting too sticky. You'll get candy corn that alternates between white - orange - yellow and yellow - orange - white, but it'll all taste delicious nonetheless.

If you only care about that sweet candy corn taste, and not the actual look of the candy, you can improvise on the last 3 steps. Your candy will be awesome regardless of how it looks or how it's cut!

  Photo Credits: VegSpinz

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