Intro: Candy Corn Syrup
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
a small, sturdy sauce pan
Step 2: Preparation
Roughly chop your candy corn, measure it, and add it to your pan.
Next, you'll need to add water. The amount of water you add depends on the thickness of syrup you desire.
For thin syrup, add an amount of water equal to the amount of candy corn.
For a really thick syrup, add less than the amount of candy corn -- up to half as much water as you added candy corn. For example, if you chopped one cup candy corn, use one half cup water for the thickest syrup possible.
Step 3: Cook and Serve
You can allow the candy to soak in the water a while, if you'd like. It is helpful but not necessary.
Bring the candy and water to a boil on medium-high, stirring until the candy has melted. If it begins to boil and the candy is not quite melted, reduce heat and simmer until it has. Then bring the temperature back up. Once it reaches a full boil, turn off the burner and take the pan off the heat and allow to cool.*
That's it! Use as you'd like and refrigerate leftovers.
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