Trick or Treat. Smell my Feet. GIVE ME HOMEMADE CANDY CORN!
That’s right! What says Halloween more than Candy Corn?! And homemade (!!) I’m too excited about it. It’s not that difficult to whip up – just be prepared to get hooked! Oh and for a perma sugar high ;)
Check out my pics and the recipe I used and give your trick or treater’s the best this year!
Homemade Candy Corn
I followed Alton Brown’s recipe for this sweet treat!
– candy thermometer
– parchment paper
– 1/2 C granulated sugar
– 1/3 C corn syrup
– 2 1/2 T water
– 2 T butter
– 1 1/4 C powdered sugar
– 6 1/2 T nonfat dry milk
– 1/4 t salt
1/2 t vanilla
yellow and orange food coloring gel
How – to :
– in a small mixing bowl combine powdered sugar, dry milk and salt. set aside
– in a pot on medium heat mix granulated sugar, water, and corn syrup. mix until combine, cover and heat for 4 minutes.
– uncover and add butter.
– clip a candy thermometer on the side of the pot and heat until the syrup mixture reaches 230°F. this takes about 2 minutes
– remove thermometer and remove the pot from the heat.
– add the vanilla and powdered sugar mixture. stir until smooth
– pour mixture onto a sheet of parchment paper and allow to cool until you can handle the mixture without burning your hands.
– separate into three equal parts. set one piece aside to leave white. add food coloring to the other two pieces to make orange and yellow. knead like dough until the color is even throughout the sugar mixture.
– divide each color into 4 pieces. roll each piece to about an 18 inch long “snake”
– stack orange, yellow, and white snakes together to make long strips.
You want to be as speedy as you can so that when you press the three colors together the mixture is still a little warm. This will help the colors stick together to form one tri-colored piece of candy corn as opposed to a piece of candy that is made up of three colors that are kinda sorta stuck together to make one bigger piece of candy. A helper would be good for this step + why not share the fun !
– using a pizza cutter slice each strip diagonally into little wedges that will form your candy corn pieces! Notice that every other piece you cut is the inverse of what candy corn should be — going from top to bottom (orange, yellow, white) and (white, yellow, orange) It all tastes the same to me !! :)
Happy Halloween, everybody! I appreciate each and every one of you for tuning in. Until next time <3