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Ah, the magical tastes of Halloween: pumpkins, spice, and candy corn!  This Instructable will show you how to make liquid candy corn to flavor beverages (candy corn soda, candy corn lattes, Halloween-themed mocktails and cocktails, etc.) or use on sweet treats (top ice cream, glaze cakes, drizzle on pancakes).

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
You need: 
candy corn
a small, sturdy sauce pan
Ulsha1 year ago

Isn't this just re-liuified corn syrup that has color and a bit of alternate sugars added?

starshipminivan (author)  Ulsha1 year ago
No. Corn syrup is corn syrup flavored.
Candy corn has a distinct flavor, thought subtle, which includes actual honey and the flavors of vanilla and/or marshmallow. It also has that tasty coating of carnuba wax that we all know and love. And, if you're lucky, it might have traces of milk or nuts if processed on the same equipment or in the same factory as other foodstuff (I use the term loosely here) made with those ingredients.
It does depend on the variety and maker. There are many novelty flavors out there. Also, corn syrup does not contain gelatin as candy corn does, which makes it less sweet while maintaining the same viscosity. Hardly something that someone who'd make this syrup probably cares about but it is another difference.
skylane2 years ago
This is a good precursor to...
"What to do with all that Halloween candy"

Snickers syrup comes to mind :-)

Butterfinger... KitKat...
Irdrive3 years ago
Cool! But does it tast like candy corn?
skylane Irdrive2 years ago
It IS candy corn. Just diluted down enough to be syrup.

Does candy corn really have a flavor? sugar, was, honey...

Candy Corn. It's all about the presentation. It looks fun, it's sweet, it is fun!

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Does it expire?
Only if you put an expiration date on it. LOL
I t wont go bad. It 's sugar.
I found a 1/2 gal container of "pancake syrup" that got tucked away in the garage.
It was 8 or 9 years old. It was in a "milk carton" type container. It thickened up some. Nothing a little heat didn't fix. But "expire" ... I wouldn't say so.

What will the world do when someone decides that water needs an expiration date? LOL
starshipminivan (author)  NightElectric4 years ago
I really don't know. It would probably eventually go bad but I've never had it long enough to find out.
Candy corn is 78% sugar, If you keep the sugar concentration above about 50% nothing can grow and it'll last almost forever on a shelf (like jam, though jam can separate so it's possible for the top to mold).
So if you make it with 2parts candy corn to 1 part water it'll most likely be good on a shelf for years, otherwise refrigerate and set an expiry date, maybe a year.
kylekosan234 years ago
Me too, but it's not like the title was misleading.
mk20014 years ago
i wouldn't think so

DIYDragon4 years ago
Wow.. I am really tempted to make candy corn pancakes now. o-O
Starsghost4 years ago
This is awesome! How does it taste? Does it actually taste like candy corn or is it just like a sugary water taste?
starshipminivan (author)  Starsghost4 years ago
It does actually taste like candy corn.