Monday, October 5, 2009

Homemade Gourmet Candy Corn

Easy and fun ways to make candy corn with your kids! or friends... :D I posted the easiest way to make them using marshmallows. As for the images I used a standard recipe that I found for the technique and I experimented with different ways to make the candy corn without corn syrup, butter, or any dairy. A simple way to make dairy free is to find and substitute soy milk powder. The white color changes to a bit more beige but still tastes delicious! They all came out great and all tasted delicious. Best of all they're healthier and allergen free! Thanks Sarah and Michelle for your "sous" help! :D

4 cups of miniature marshmallows
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp water
Yellow and orange food coloring

Microwave marshmallows on high for 1 minute, until the marshmallows are puffy and expanded. Stir the marshmallows with a rubber spatula until they are melted and smooth. If some marshmallow pieces remain, return to the microwave for 30 seconds, until the marshmallow mixture is entirely smooth and free of lumps. Add the powdered sugar and begin to stir with the spatula. Scrape out onto the prepared work surface. Dust your hands with powdered sugar, and knead the fondant mixture. Once the fondant is a smooth ball, divide it evenly into three balls. Set one ball aside, this will be the white portion of your candy corn. To the other 2 fondant balls add 5 drops of different food coloring to the center of the disc, and fold until all color is incorporated. You end up with three smooth fondant balls, in white, yellow, and orange.

To Assemble:
Roll the yellow fondant ball into a long worm shape, repeat the process with the orange and the white strips, placing them next to each other when completed. When you finish you should have three long strands of yellow, orange, and white fondant, Once your strips are firmly pressed together, you should be able to start cutting. Cutting them in their present state produces a rounded candy corn. If you prefer a flat candy corn, you can very gently run a rolling pin along the top of the tri-colored fondant strip, to flatten the tops and press them closer together. Use a large, sharp knife to cut triangles out of the fondant strip. Store in an air tight container and ENJOY!


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  2. Question about melting the marshmellows on the stove: I always seem to burn the bottom of my pan ...what should I do to fix this problem!? HELP!

  3. put in a glass bowl and melt in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring between each one.

  4. I'd love trying to make those at home!

  5. Wow- love it! I never would have thought to make them this way!

  6. Marshmellows are vegan? I thought that they had gelatin in them.

  7. 2 things... 1, the vegan ones I made are not this recipe if you read what I wrote itll say that I made vegan ones but heres an easy fun reg recipe to make with your kids- and 2 you can but vegan marshmallows... like the kosher ones dont have gelatin and are sugar and corn yrup etc... :D happy baking

  8. Hi nice i love it, great Article…this blog is nice and very informative.


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