I have a thing for candy corn. Always have. White, yellow, orange… there’s just something about this simple little candy that makes them hard to resist. As Halloween draws ever closer, their presence on grocery store shelves is undeniable, almost irresistible…
That is until you read the list of ingredients. So I set out in search of an alternative, and that’s what I’m sharing with you today. Surprisingly easy to whip up, these little vegan morsels are close to the real thing, and taste surprisingly similar to cookie dough, without all the extra ingredients.
Check out the recipe below, and be sure to tell me what you think!
1/4 cup golden syrup (look for Lyle’s brand)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 cup gluten-free flour or tapioca flour + more for mixing
First, whisk together the golden syrup, vanilla, and melted coconut oil in a bowl. Add the confectioner’s sugar and mix until fully combined, then add the flour a little at a time until completely incorporated (a wooden spoon works well for this step).
Add a few drops of yellow food coloring to one dough ball, and knead until fully colored, then add a few drops of orange food coloring to a ball of dough and knead. Leave the third as-is (this will be the white section). Wrap the dough in parchment paper and stick in the freezer for 10 minutes, this will make the dough much easier to work with.
After 10 minutes, remove the dough from the freezer and place on the parchment paper. Roll each ball out into ropes and arrange like the picture above. If the dough gets too soft, stick it back in the freezer for a few minutes.
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