Homemade Candy Corn - TastyPlanner.com
Chef: Rebecca Saylor
A wonderful and delightful recipe for making candy corn at home.
2 cups of marshmallows, not packed
2 cups of powdered sugar, plus extra for kneading and dusting
1 tbsp of water
1 tbsp of best quality vanilla you can buy
Yellow & red food coloring
In a large microwave safe dish, melt the marshmallows, vanilla and water on high for 1 minute.
Marshmallows should puff up and melt completely. If there are lumps, microwave again for 15 seconds at a time until completely melted.
Add entire two cups of powdered sugar and stir quickly with a silicone spatula until it’s nearly impossible to stir.
The mixture may be slightly sticky.
Pour the dough onto a silicone cooking mat or a non-stick surface.
Knead and add powdered sugar until the dough is non sticky but still soft, the texture will be similar to play-dough.
Divide the dough into three equal parts.
Set 2 parts aside.
You may want to wear gloves for the next part
Add 2 or 3 drops of yellow food coloring (more or less for desired color)
Knead the color into the dough section. You may need to add more powdered sugar because the food coloring will cause the dough to become sticky.
Repeat the color process with the 2nd section of the dough, adding the orange food coloring and knead the dough until the desired color is created.
Sprinkle your work surface with powdered sugar (sparingly)
Roll out the white section of the dough into a long 1/4 strip, keeping the roundness as much as possible
Repeat the rolling process with the other 2 sections of dough until you have 3 strips.
Place the strips together so they form a three colored strip.
You can brush a tiny bit of water or vanilla in between each strip to fuse the dough together.
WIth a sharp knife, remove the end of the strip so you have a clean surface.
Start at the end, cut the newly formed tri-colored strip into small triangles (They should look like the store bought candy corn)
Unlike the candy corn you buy, these will have alternating white and yellow tips.
Continue cutting the triangles until you reach the end.
If the knife gets sticky, you can dust it with powdered sugar.
It’s best to store your candy in an air-tight container with limited exposure to moisture. It will last for a couple of weeks.