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fwlady 09-30-2011 11:26 PM

Suggestions for homemade candy corn
I absolutely love candy corn...and candy pumpkins, but cannot seem to find a sugar free version anywhere. Was wondering if you might have ideas for how to substitute the ingredients, and the appropriate measurements. I am new to low carb.

Candy Corn Adapted from CDKitchen

Makes 1 3/4 lbs. of candy (recipe can easily be doubled)

1 c. sugar
2/3 c. white corn syrup
1/3 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. powdered milk
food coloring (optional)
Let mixture stand until slightly warm to touch, about 20 minutes (though could take longer depending on the temperature of your kitchen).To shape into traditional kernel pieces:

1. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces; place each piece in small bowl.

1. Combine sugar, butter, and corn syrup in pan and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Turn heat to medium and boil 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

2. In a separate dish, combine powdered sugar, salt, and powdered milk. Add all at once to the mixture in the pan. Add food coloring if desired.

2. Add several drops of yellow food coloring to one piece of dough. Using plastic gloves to protect hands, knead food coloring into dough until smooth and color is even. Repeat using red and yellow food coloring (to make orange) with second piece. Leave last piece white; knead dough until smooth.

3. Roll each piece into a thin rope (don’t roll too thin or dough will break). Push three ropes together to form long rectangle. Using sharp knife, cut ropes into triangles. Using fingers, shape candy corn as desired.

4. Store at room temperature in airtight container, separating layers with pieces of waxed paper to prevent sticking.

CarolynF 10-01-2011 03:33 PM

Okay...sometimes it is very hard to make some kinds of candy SF.The texture is difficult because we can't use sugar, etc..or corn syrup. Even if someone used the LC equivalent, which may be concocted, it might have a very bad (not to mention expensive) result.

However, there may be some peeps on this board who have done this..

ncgirl 10-01-2011 03:56 PM

I have begged for this for so many years... :) (from the candy companies, that is! I imagine it would be too many ingredients for me to concoct...but hey, there are some great cooks/bakers on the boards!).

Beeb 10-01-2011 04:10 PM

The recipe is almost all sugar of some kind or another. I can't see how this could ever be LCed, sorry. :sad::console:

buttoni 10-01-2011 04:10 PM

My best advice would be to not make/eat it at all. :)

CarolynF 10-01-2011 04:16 PM

LOL..The result might be very dangerous..LOL

fwlady 10-01-2011 08:26 PM

I realize that candy corn is pretty much pure sugar, but so are gummy bears, jelly beans, fruit slices, peeps, etc. I'm sure that it might be a challenge to get the consistency of sugar free candy corn just right, but it can probably be done, since the candy industry has made significant strides in LC products over the years. Maybe if the SF candy corn recipe is too hard, then try to combine it with a SF marshmallow recipe to get that "mellowcreme" texture.

LindaSue 10-04-2011 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by CarolynF (Post 15051559)
LOL..The result might be very dangerous..LOL

In more ways than one since you'd have to use a ton of sugar alcohols, LOL.

girl81 01-25-2013 11:27 AM

Maybe some combo of the following:

powdered egg whites
butter/coconut oil
davinci sf butter rum syrup
davinci sf butterscotch syrup


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