Just one look at the list of ingredients in conventional candy corn is enough to make you shriek. Who knew there were so many different words for sugar? But we’ll admit that those cute kernels, with an enticing trio of colors and honey-sweet flavor, can be difficult to completely abstain from during the Halloween season. That’s why we aimed to develop a clean candy corn ¡ª made with pronounceable whole ingredients.
These little bites, a combo of soy milk powder, cashew butter, and brown rice syrup, are perfect to pop just after a tough workout. In case you’re wondering, the yellow and orange sections are dyed with turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory. Hello, recovery ¡ª goodbye, guilt!
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The candy corn “dough” has a taffy-like consistency, so all the ropes stick together. A quick trip to the freezer sets the layers up so that they can be cut into candy corn triangles.
Flavor-wise, these aren’t going to be nearly as sweet as run-of-the-mill candy corn, although you could experiment and adjust with powdered stevia (I haven’t tried it myself). This version reminds me of marzipan ¡ª only instead of almond, these morsels offer a hint of vanilla and nuttiness from the cashews. Happy Hallovegan!
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Wearing powder-free gloves will make this recipe easier and less messy.