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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 Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.



  1. 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!!

  2. Toni Taylor says:

    great, umm any measurements??

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