Homemade Candy Corn isn’t as hard as you think, and taste lots better than store bought. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
- 1 cup sugar, granulated (white)
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup powdered milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Orange and Yellow Wilton coloring
- In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, salt and powdered milk.
- In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, butter and corn syrup.
- Bring to a gentle boil, constantly stirring, turn down heat and continue boiling for about 3-4 minutes. Mixture should read 230 degrees on a candy thermometer.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Add to liquid mixture to the powdered sugar mixture, with a heavy wooden spoon or other sturdy spoon, stir together,
- Place candy on wax paper, and allow to cool until you are able to handle it. Knead until all incorporated.
- Divide into 3 equal parts and color with Wilton orange and yellow coloring. I used my hands to mix the coloring in, you can put gloves on if you want, but I didn’t have any trouble washing off the coloring.
- Roll each piece into long ropes, trying to keep the thickness close to the same size.
- Place ropes together, with orange in the middle
- Gently press ropes together, and flatten with your hands
- With a sharp knife cut triangles, not every piece will have a white point (those are good for snacking)
- Cut into several pieces, this recipe made a TON of candy corn
- Store in airtight container.
Be sure not to boil the mixture too long or the candy corn will be grainy. Adding a little more corn syrup to the mixture when boiling will make the candy corn a little softer.