Halloween. A holiday clearly marked by candy, treats, and sugary sweets. But if you are a Vegan you no doubt find that indulging in Halloween candy has its limitation as most of the “good stuff” tends to contain animal products. Have no fear, this recipe adapted from The Urban Housewife proves that a vegan Halloween can be just as sweet with organic and 100% vegan candy corn, a favorite Halloween classic!
2/3 cup of corn syrup
2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup of white, refined sugar
Pinch of rock salt
5-6 tablespoons of vegan margarine
Vial of red and yellow food coloring
1/3 cup of powdered soy milk
1teaspoon of vanilla extracts
Also, prepare a saucepan or frying pan, mixing bowl and disposable plastic gloves.
- First things first, set aside all ingredients except for the corn syrup, sugar, and vegan margarine. Prepare a large frying pan or saucepan and heat for about 5 minutes over low heat. Gradually drop the corn syrup, sugar and vegan margarine into the saucepan to melt. Stir slowly with a cooking spatula and gradually add vanilla and bring to a boil.
- Turn the heat up a notch and continue stirring. Give it another 5 minutes under this temperature before removing.
- Next, set aside the following ingredients: powdered sugar, powdered soy milk and salt. Sift these three ingredients in a dry bowl. Mix the contents of the bowl before adding into the saucepan along with the ingredients melted earlier.
- Stir well then let it stand for about 20 minutes.
- Once cool, you may divide the mixture into 3 pieces, one piece for every color of the candy corn.
- Now here comes the fun part: adding color to the dough. Take the two bottles of food coloring, red and yellow as well as two cut pieces of the dough.
- First, you need to make an orange mixture out of the red and yellow food coloring. On a small container, mix a few drops of red food coloring with the yellow food coloring until you get the an orange hue.
- Once you have your orange food coloring mixture prepared, take one cut piece of the dough and add a few drops of orange color to it. After doing so, spend the next 15 to 20 minutes kneading the dough.
- Afterwards, move on to the second cut piece of the dough a little color. You may do this by adding drops of yellow food coloring into the dough and kneading it for the next 15-20 minutes.
- Take note that there are only three colors on classic candy corn: orange, white and yellow. Therefore, you need not add color to the third cut piece.
- Now, take all the pieces of the kneaded dough and roll each cut into a long rope. Make sure that all pieces are the same length and width.
- Now, take all three colored ropes and merge them into a rectangle. This may be done with the help of a rolling pin.
- 13. Once flattened, take a sharp knife and cut the long ropes into small triangles. One technique to do this faster is to cut the rope in a criss-cross manner.
- Place the candy corn in Halloween-themed containers or in a Halloween pumpkin container.
- Finally, don’t forget to share and these delicious vegan treats with trick n’ treaters!