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Next week it's already Halloween, the kick off of all the festivities for the coming season. I can't put up the Christmas tree here yet, so I like to dive into everything creepy, creepy and pumpkin-like. My son would like Candy corn, but that seems to be sold out everywhere.

Candy corn is candy made from sugar - what else?! The eye-catching candy is primarily associated with fall due to its link to real corn and the fall harvest.

candy corn history

It was invented in 1880 by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company , but had a breakthrough in the 50's when America began distributing candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. This day always falls on October 31.

Fun fact : 9 billion candies are made every year.


Traditionally, Halloween is mainly celebrated in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Meanwhile, the party has also gained popularity in other parts of the world, such as here in our country. Children dress up and, when it gets dark, ring or knock on nearby houses decorated with pumpkins and lights and yell "Trick or treat!", given the choice of a trick (scare) or treat , usually candy).

making Halloween candy

Our easy budget zombie DIY

If you want, you can of course pay for a ready-made Halloween outfit: Minecraft suits, Scream masks, Dracula capes, The Joker suit ... a round on Bol.com and you know what I mean. Here we have put our own spin on the fancy dress suit. Once born out of necessity, now a tradition for years: the award-winning easy budget DIY zombie . Read and see here how we fix that .

DIY Halloween Zombies

Oh yeah, zombies don't laugh, of course. Mothers of budget zombies do 😂

Is candy corn tasty?

Back to the topic: Candy corn. If you like very sweet, it's okay, but -honestly- you can also just chew on a sugar cube. For true Candy corn fans, that's swearing in church, of course. It's a lot of fun to make if you're looking for a fun fall DIY.

The recipe

You can find this recipe on Thekitchn.com with many other fun and tasty recipes. Emma Christensen researched exactly what is in Candy corn and how to make these characteristic candies yourself.

Making candy corn


Kcal: we don't need to know that
Note: US sizes
The detailed recipe can be found here: Thekitchn.com

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons skimmed instant milk powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup (glucose syrup)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • red and yellow food coloring

Preparation method

  1. Sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Melt the sugar, corn sugar and butter.
  3. Boil the corn syrup (glucose syrup) to 180°C to 121°C.
  4. Add the vanilla extract.
  5. Add the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour the dough onto the baking tray.
  7. Cool the dough for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Divide and color the dough.
  9. Make long rolls of the colors and place them next to each other.
  10. Flatten it with a rolling pin and cut triangles.
  11. Repeat until all your dough is used up.
  12. Let the candies dry for a few hours.

Are you also in the mood for the fun of the upcoming holidays?

Mariko Naber
Author - Mariko Naber

Mariko is the happy brain behind Happlify. Together with partner Mark she runs Sell ​​your stuff online, branding agency Loaded ink BNO en Atelier Naber . She loves feel good, random acts of kindness, meatballs, chocolate mousse, family time, zee, piña colada, sugar & spice and everything nice 💛

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