Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by making some tasty Candy Corn Truffles? These delectable treats are easy to make and will impress your friends and family. Follow these detailed instructions to create a delicious batch of Candy Corn Truffles!
* 8 oz (250 g) good quality chocolate (dark, milk or white – choose your favorite!)
* 1/4 cup (60 ml) coconut oil
* 1/2 cup (120 g) corn syrup
* 1/2 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
* 3 cups (75 g each) Candy Corn candies, chopped into small pieces
* Optional: food coloring or flavorings for extra fun and customization!
1. Prepare the chocolate:
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir occasionally to ensure an even melting process. Once melted, remove from heat and let cool slightly.
2. Prepare the candy coating:
In a small saucepan, combine the corn syrup and powdered sugar. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture reaches 160°F (71°C) on a candy thermometer. This will create a smooth, glossy candy coating.
3. Add chopped Candy Corn:
Once the chocolate has cooled slightly and the candy coating is ready, gently stir in the chopped Candy Corn pieces until evenly distributed throughout the mixture. If using food coloring or flavorings, now is the time to add them as well for extra customization!
4. Chill and shape:
Allow the chocolate mixture with Candy Corn pieces to cool slightly, then transfer it to the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. This will make the truffle mixture easier to work with when shaping the individual truffles.
5. Roll and coat:
Once chilled, remove the truffle mixture from the fridge and use a small scoop or spoon to shape it into approximately 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Roll the balls in your hands to ensure they are evenly coated with the candy coating mixture.
Finally, decorate your Candy Corn Truffles by sprinkling additional chopped Candy Corn pieces on top, or use colored sugar for a festive touch! Allow the truffles to set completely before serving or storing them.
Enjoy your delicious and unique Candy Corn Truffles this Halloween season! With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a tasty treat that is sure to impress your friends and family. Happy Halloween and happy truffle-making!