Candy Corn

Candy corn is a replica of dried corn seeds or kernels. They are made from sugar and corn syrup which has a flavor of marshmallow. Though candy corn is fat free they are rich in taste. These yellow, white and orange triangle shaped candies are distributed all over the country during the Halloween festival.

Traditional candy corn comes in three stripes white at the top, orange in the centre and yellow at the bottom. It is also available in a variety of flavors and colors which depends up on the occasion.

Red, green and white is the reindeer corn for Christmas; red, white and pink are the cupids that serve as perfect gifts on the Valentines Day. Whereas, brown white and orange is regarded as the Indian corn for Thanks Giving; also, bunny corn which are pastel colored are for Easter

Candy corn was originally made by hands. The mixture of candy corn includes corn syrup, sugar and water which are cooked till the mixture becomes a little thick. Then this mixture Fondant is mixed with marshmallows for getting a signature soft texture. Then the mixture was poured in the corn shaped moulds and then heated. Each band of color was poured in three separate moulds.

Many new methods of making the candy corn have been introduced but the recipe or the ingredients used in the manufacturing have not changed much. Candy corn is now made in the machines. The recipe for making the veggie candy corn is as follows:

Ingredients: 1 cup whole sugar, 5 tbsp any vegetarian margarine, 2/3 cup corn syrup, 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla essence/ extract, a pinch of salt, 1/3 cup soy milk (powdered) and yellow and red food color.

Procedure: Add sugar, margarine, corn syrup and vanilla extract in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Let the mixture boil for about five minutes on a medium flame. Stir the mixture in intervals and then remove from the heat after five minutes. Mix the soy milk powder, powdered sugar and salt in a bowl. Pour this mixture in a pan and stir till they mix properly together. Heat this mixture for twenty minutes or till the mixture becomes warm. Then divide this mixture into three equal parts/ pieces. Add few drops of each food color to these three parts of the dough and mix properly. Make rolls of these dough's and bid them together to make them into a rectangle. Cut out the triangle shaped pieces from the rectangular box with a sharp knife.

Your veggie candy corn is ready to eat. The candy corn will be edible if stored away from the sunlight in an air tight container.

There are various ways and methods used to make different types of candies. Some are made by boiling the mixture at a very high temperature to get the hard textured candies and some are boiled at a lower temperature to get the soft textured candies. Animal fat is also used in some recipes. All the various types of these sweets are available in the market at a wholesale as well as bulk rate.

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