Candy Corn is a long-time staple of Halloween candy. In fact, the sweet treat has been around since the 1880s. In the video above, The Harvard Crimson tests a recipe from The Field Guide to Candy by Anita Chu. Watch to learn how to whip up your own batch of kernels using a few household ingredients: corn syrup, powdered milk, salt, vanilla extract, food coloring, sugar, and butter. [via Lifehacker]

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

  • Stephanie MacDonald

    I don’t suppose you could spare a moment to give a 1 time vote for my son
    in a halloween contest on facebook…  I’d really appreciate it! Please like
    page, then scroll down past form, My lil man is in 1st, red demon costume, black
    wings. Thanks!!

  • Toni Taylor

    great, umm any measurements??

    • Matt Richardson

      Click through to the Harvard Crimson article which has all the  details on making your own.