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Making your own candy corn

homemade candy corn

 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.

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  • Hilary
    October 30, 2007

    Actually, no thermometer needed. Just lots of time and patience.

  • Ann
    October 30, 2007


  • Christy
    October 31, 2007

    I have to agee with you that we tend to leave stuff like candy to the professionals, because to be frank the though of doing it on my own does scare me. These however, might just motivate me enough to confront my fear. I love those little things 🙂

  • Stephanie
    November 1, 2007

    Ok, Nic…now you’ve been reading my mind!

    I have to be so careful with what Alex eats; so many candies contain gelatin, including some packages of candy corn. He’s never tasted it, which must be against the law (shhh, don’t tell on me), but now I can fix that!

    Who cares if it’s a bit late? They can be for Thanksgiving!

    I sent you an email some weeks ago, but never heard back. I’m getting lots of ‘when’s the next BBM’ questions, and as always, am happy to get the next round going. But I want to clear it with you, first.

  • asian recipes
    February 20, 2009

    HA… my kids love the candy very much and think that i will make it at home from now onwards. Thanks for sharing.

  • Vegan Straight Edge
    June 8, 2009

    Oh how I love things that just happen to be vegan! It’s soooooo nice. Any seriously, I’ve been dreaming about candy corn ever since I went vegan eight years ago! I can’t thank you enough for sharing the link to that recipe!

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