Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins
- 1 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup white corn syrup
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- to taste food coloring (several drops) (optional)
- 2 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup powdered milk
- Combine sugar, white corn syrup and butter in pan, bring to boil stirring CONSTANTLY.
- Turn heat low and boil 5 minutes.
- Stir occasionally.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla and several drops food coloring (optional) Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, salt and powdered milk Add all at once to mixture in pan.
- Stir until cool enough to handle. Knead until stiff enough to hold its shape. Shape into triangles, or any shape desired.
- Makes 1 3/4 lb candy.
My daughter cannot have coloring, so I was excited when I saw this recipe. She always wishes that she could have candy like other kids. We made this today and I thought it was better than the candy corn in the store, but, I'm not a big candy corn fan. My kids loved it!! They didn't want to stop even after several pieces. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I would recommend sifting the powder sugar. I debated about it but didn't since it didn't say to. I had some powder sugar lumps in mine. No big deal, I would just prefer it to be smooth.
I tried this recipe tonight and it really is delicious! I too had the chunks, but wonder if the chunks would resolve if a little liquid were added to the powdered milk prior to adding in to the mixture. Also I used the 1/2 and 1/2 mixture of the honey/white corn syrup as suggested. I just rolled them into small balls. I read in another review for candy corn that someone used a candy mold. I would like to try that next time.
This tastes so much better than the stuff you buy in the store. It has such a buttery flavor. Have made twice and still get chunks of "stuff" in it. I assume that it's because I don't sift the powdered sugar and milk powder - before incorporating into hot sugar mixture. But, flavor is so good...haven't worried about this yet. Divide this batch into three; color three colors- roll between buttered wax paper, and lay on top each other for "real" bought affect. Cut into strips, lay down, and then cut triangles for "boughten" affect.