Monday, October 4, 2010

Homemade Candy Corn

MMMM Halloween Treats! I love this time of year. Candy Corn is a HUGE favorite in our house.
It is relatively easy to make , just a little time consuming.

1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup non fat dry milk powder
1/4 tsp salt
red and yellow food coloring

In a saucepan over high heat , melt the butter with corn syrup and sugar. Heat to boiling and reduce heat to medium.

Clip on a candy thermometer and cook about 5-6 minutes more until 250 degrees(HARD BALL stage) stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and mix in vanilla

In a large bowl combine powdered sugar, milk and salt.

Slowly add to sauce pan and mix VERY well.
Allow to sit until it is cool enough to handle

Divide the dough into 3 equal parts.

Poke a small hole in the center of two of them and add yellow(i used 3 drops) coloring to one part, yellow and red(I used 2 drops each) to make orange to another and leave the third part white.

Knead until color is even and dough is stiff enough to hold its shape and smooth(using plastic gloves and wax paper to prevent hand and counter staining.)

Divide each section in half and working with one of each color Roll each section into  thin ropes of equal length.
Lay all three together, with orange in the middle and GENTLY press them together with a light roll of a rolling pin. Be very gentle, you dont want to flatten it out too much

When they are all together cut zig zags to make triangles of dough,

 Gently roll them into kernel shapes.

Repeat with second half
Allow them to sit for several hours to harden up


  1. These are really good... Only problem I had was my kids were helping and ended up rolling them into jelly bean looking candy. lol

  2. LOL When I had my husband roll he did the same thing....just a little squished Its Still good LOL