When my husband and I were dating, he told me that his favorite vegetable was candy corn. At the time, I thought he was joking. As I got to know him better, I realized that candy corn was the only “vegetable” he would eat! 🙂 While he now eats other vegetables too, candy corn is still his favorite veggie and one of his favorite candies. When I found out that you can make candy corn, I was absolutely floored!
Not only can you make candy corn, but this Homemade Candy Corn Recipe is easy!!!
Homemade Candy Corn Recipe
Here’s what you’ll need:
Domino Sugar, Granulated, 10-Pound BagsKaro Light Corn Syrup, 16 fl ozLand O Lakes Quarter Salted Butter, 8 Ounce — 12 per case.McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract, 16 fl ozLorann Oils Liquid Food Color, 1 oz, OrangeMcCormick Yellow Food Color, 0.25 Fl. Oz (4 Count)Domino Powdered Confectioners Sugar 16ozNestle Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry Milk, 25.6-OunceMorton Salt Regular Salt – 26 oz
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- ⅔ cup light corn syrup
- ⅓ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Orange and Yellow Food Coloring
- 2½ cups powdered sugar
- ⅓ cup powdered milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- On medium/high heat add sugar, butter and corn syrup and bring to a boil. (Make sure to use a medium/large sauce pan to leave boil room.)
- Boil for 3-4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 230 degrees. Make sure to stir constantly while mixture is boiling. If need be to control the boiling candy, turn down the heat.
- While the sugar mixture is boiling, in a separate bowl mix powdered sugar, salt and powdered milk.
- Remove boiling sugar mixture from the heat and stir in vanilla.
- Add hot mixture to the dry ingredients. Using a wooden spoon and some muscle stir all ingredients together.
- Place candy on silicone mat or parchment paper. Allow mixture to cool enough to be handled.
- Divide into 3 equal parts and add orange and yellow food colorings. Using your hands, mix the food coloring into the candy mixture.
- Roll long ropes out of each color piece. Press ropes together, with the orange in the middle and then flatten pieces together with your hands.
- Using a sharp knife, cut rope into triangular pieces to look like candy corn.