Make Your Own Candy Corn: Chow Bella's Halloween Showdown

Categories: Recipes, Seasonal

Claire Lawton
Candy corn, DIY-style.

Trick... or treat? For the latest Chow Bella showdown, our writers whipped up a dessert reminiscent of, or incorporating, their favorite Halloween candy. Check back all week for recipes; on Friday our critic Laura Hahnefeld will pick her favorite.

First up: Amy Silverman's DIY Candy Corn

There are two kinds of people in the world:

The people who hate candy corn. And the people who can't live without it.

If you are fall into the latter -- and wait! perhaps even if you are in the former group -- this recipe is for you. It's relatively easy, it's preservative-free (can you imagine the shelf life of candy corn and what makes it that way?!) and it's delicious. It's also an excellent conversation piece at a party.

See also:
- Make Your Own Candy Corn-Infused Vodka
- Make Your Own Candy Conversation Hearts

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Amy Silverman

The recipe comes from a guest post Cakespy did on Serious Eats a few years back. It's quickly become a classic in my house. Best part: no candy thermometer required.

1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup salted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/3 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
red and yellow food coloring


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