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A-Maize-ing: How to Make Candy Corn at Home

Homemade Candy Corn
Where does candy corn come from? Had you asked me a week ago, I would have said "from a bag, of course!". But when my friends at Serious Eats asked me to make a homemade batch for my weekly feature on their site, I quickly embarked on a crash course in DIY confectionery.
Homemade Candy Corn
While commercially produced candy corn is made using hella machinery and takes 4-5 days to make, the at-home version is surprisingly easy (even for candymaking novices like myself!), and far more flavorful than the store-bought type. Oh, and if you are so inclined, you could use the dough to make your own mellowcreme pumpkins too.

Curious? You can check out the full recipe here.


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Reader Comments (12)

candy corn are my favorite, i'm in love.

October 12 | Unregistered Commenterjen

How fun! And it really does seem easy. I'll give this a try with my kids.

Those bakery pics in the post below are giving serious cravings! Wish I lived close enough to go grab some of those treats.

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Thank you for the recipe, this looks great!~

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterStacey Thomas

oh wow! I heart candy corn and have to find specialist sweet shops in the UK to buy it. I will absolutely be making this at the weekend!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterDanni

Wow! I had never thought to make candy corn at home. It's my second favorite halloween candy behind mellowcreme pumpkins.
During vacation, we stopped at a candy store in Red Lodge, MT, and they had several different flavors of candy corn: traditional, caramel, cinnamon, etc. These different flavors were new to me so I had to pick up a couple of bags. They were pretty good, but they weren't as good as the regular.

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterMelleah

Very cute. I'll admit I've never really thought to make candy corn homemade since I don't particularly care for the store boughten kind but this is far too cute.

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I've seen this before and always wanted to give it a go. Unfortunately, I've already ODed on candy corn. :| But if I ever have a free lump of time, this might just be the recipe I turn to.

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I love this!!!! They are so cute!!! My husband is excited for candy corn season every year I am definitely going to try this!! Thanks for sharing!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Those are TOO CUTE!! I think I am going to have to give them a try. . .so perfect for the season! :)

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterRicki

Wow! I totally want to make candy corn from scratch. I am so all about this. Thank you for posting!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

This is the coolest darned recipe ever... I went and read it and copied it to consider trying here at the Prepatorium. The only thing possibly better than the candy corn has to be that picture. It is the best.

Thanks for stopping in, I can't wait to see the notecards!

The kids LOVE candy corn, I love making new things....this will be a definite to do on our list before Halloween! Thanks for the great idea and recipe!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterCake Believe
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