Saturday, October 13, 2012


Yes, you read that right. VEGAN CANDY CORN! You can buy some from Vegan Store if you've got some extra money to spend ($6 for 15 big pieces). I decided to go the DIY route and used this recipe from the Urban Housewife. I saw a recipe adaptation that used agave nectar instead of corn syrup. I bought Karo (the light colored one), which is supposed to be free of high fructose corn syrup. It's my understanding that corn syrup can be made and then further processed to make HFCS. Karo even addresses the removal of HFCS from their products on their site here.

I admit, I was a bit nervous when I saw the mixture bubbling and boiling. I kept using a silicone spatula to stir it, hoping to prevent a burnt layer on the bottom. I sifted my powder mixture in advance, so that it would be ready. I found the powdered soy milk on the very bottom shelf of the non-dairy milk section of Whole Foods. I did wear gloves to incorporate the food coloring, but not to roll out the dough. This made my hands slippery and I almost dropped a knife on my foot. I'd recommend using a sharp pizza cutter if you're working with kids (or clumsy, ha). These seem softer than I remember candy corn being, instead they remind me more of those little pumpkins which weren't as waxy and hard as the candy corn pieces. Urban Housewife did make the little pumpkins, but I didn't go that far.
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  1. This is a great recipe. Now I just need a recipe for Peeps to make at Easter :)

  2. I've seen a few DIY vegan marshmallow recipes, but this is the most recent one I found.

  3. wow!!! these are beautiful and a ton of work. great job!!! i hope that last for awhile.