Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Candy Corn

Makes about 80 pieces

2½ cups confectioners’ sugar
¼ cup powdered milk
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
⅔ cup corn syrup
⅓ cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon pure Watkins vanilla extract

Food coloring

1. In a bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar with the powdered milk and salt and set
2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring the mixture to a boil
over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and cook for another 5
minutes, stirring occasiona$y. Remove #om the heat and stir in the vani$a extract.
Stir in the powdered-milk mixture and let the dough rest for a few minutes until it’s
cool enough to handle.
3. Divide dough into 3 equal portions and place each in a separate bowl. Add food
coloring as desired, kneading each portion of dough until the coloring is evenly
distributed and the dough is smooth and stiff.
4. Ro$ each piece of dough into a rope about 1/2 inch thick. Place the three ropes of
dough next to each other to form a long rectangle. Use a ro$ing pin to gently press
them together.
5. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into triangles and place them on a baking sheet.
Let set for about 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1


laurenmj9 said...

I never knew it was so simple, i absolutely love candy corn :) I just baked some wonderful sugar cookies, maybe this will be my next project!

Jessiker said...

Wow I didn't know it was that easy. This looks pretty cool!