Most of the foods we buy at the grocery store can be made at home, some easily and some with a fair amount of difficulty, but just about everything will transfer over. Foods like bread and cookies are easy targets for home bakers, candies and foods that seem like “specialty” items tend to be labeled as items we’re better off just buying. Candy corn – a fall/Halloween favorite of mine – is one of the items in the latter category. I should have suspected that it can be made at home, since marshmallows can be. Nosh with Me decided to include homemade candy corn in her Halloween celebrations this year. The recipe, which happens to be vegan, was first made by The Urban Housewife and picked up in popularity from there. You’ll need a candy thermometer, but the recipe is actually quite easy. Whether homemade corns are tastier than storebought (or than cookie candy corns) is for you to decide.
And while we’re on the subject of candy, if you have a sweet tooth, you might want to head over at CandyBlog because Cybele is having a Limited Edition Giveway. The prize package includes: Dark Chocolate Flavored Sixlets, Elvis Reese’s Peanut Butter & Banana Creme Miniatures, 3 Musketeers Fall Mix (Strawberry, Cappuccino & French Vanilla), Tropical Tootsie Pops, Twix Java, Candy Corn Kisses, Nestle 100 Grand versions (Coconut, Peanuts & Dark Chocolate), Peppermint Peeps, Limited Edition & Seasonal Pop Rocks and more! All you have to do is leave a comment to enter. The deadline is November 15, 2007.