I made a huge discovery when making the candy….you should not try to mold candy when your house is very cold. The candy did end up getting to hard to work with. It was so worth it though, the candy corn is really delicious, and just like….wait… maybe better then the store bought version!
Candy Corn Recipe – Recipe adapted from Earth Balance
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
5 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 powdered lowfat milk
pinch of sea salt
red and yellow food coloring
In sauce pan, bring sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla extract to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Remove from burner.
In small bowl mix together powdered sugar, powdered milk, and salt.
Mix powdered sugar mixture into candy mixture. Let cool for about 10-20 minutes. Dough should be cool enough to work with, and mix in food coloring.
Divide dough into three even sections. For yellow portion, use about 5-8 drops of yellow food coloring. Use enough to get to your desired color. For orange, use 2-4 drops of red, and about 5-10 drops of yellow. To mix the dough, you will work the color into the dough completely, it could take about 15 minutes. Use gloves when working with the food coloring, it can be a bit messy.
Roll out into a tube, and lay each color together to cut.
Cut each piece at an angle, you may waste some candy doing this….just make a fun candy bowl for scrapes!
You will mold each piece, and work them together. Mine are a bit big, and of course not perfect, which is the way I like it!
I decided to add in a few pumpkins, why not right? Growing up, my favorite was the pumpkins, not the actual candy corn treats. I always had to eat the steam off first, then eat the rest of the piece of candy.
I hope you all have a very safe Halloween!!! Try to enjoy some homemade sweet treats instead of all the processed candy:-)
Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,