How to Make Candy-Striped Corn Seeds
Candy-stripped corn is a very popular breakfast treat for those on the go. It's one of those "healthy" snacks that really doesn't have a whole lot of calories in it. People like to eat them while they're driving or waiting for something important. They are also a fun treat for kids who just want something else to chew on instead of potato chips or cookies. And, of course, people like to give them as gifts. In this article, we'll take a look at how to make corn cereals and treat yourself to a box of them on your next vacation.
First of all, let's talk about what makes corn cereal so healthy. The main ingredient, corn, contains healthy carbohydrates that help you feel full and satisfied after you eat. Also, corn is high in fiber, which can help reduce the absorption of dietary fiber in your body, which can contribute to constipation. Finally, corn is high in protein, which is what helps keep you energized throughout the day. If you eat a good amount of nuts, seeds, beans, and vegetables every day, then you can definitely benefit from a serving of cereal or corn cereal.
So how do you make candy-stripped corn seeds into a tasty snack? You can buy corn seeds at the store or online. However, if you're adventurous and want to try something different, here are some recipes for making your own corn snack. These snacks are especially great for kids because they won't feel like they're being deprived.
First, make a simple syrup out of a couple tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of water. Put this in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once it's done, add in two cups of water or milk and stir until the mixture becomes soft. Then, remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly. Strain the cooled syrup from the heat and store in a sealable bottle. You'll want to use this syrup as a base to create a number of different mixtures, including but not limited to: caramel popcorn, cornbread, candy corn, and even ice cream.
Second, make a simple syrup out of equal parts of water and corn starch. Put this in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Once it's done, add in two cups of milk or water and stir until the mixture becomes smooth. Strain the cooled syrup from the heat and store in a sealable bottle. You'll want to use this syrup to make a number of different mixtures, including but not limited to: candy corn, popcorn, cornbread, and even ice cream.
Last, you can also make corn chips out of candy-striped corn. This is actually pretty easy. First, you'll need to gather some supplies. These supplies include a food processor (or a food chopper), small bowl, a cut of cheese in order to help it melt a little, vegetable oil (such as canola oil), a teaspoon of lemon juice, and corn starch. Once you have these items, simply put the food processor into the bowl and pulse away until the mixture becomes a powder.
Now all that's left is to put the pieces of cheese on top of the corn and pop them into the food processor. While they're processing, break up the lemon and oil into little cubes. Once you're done processing, you should have a nice mixture of ground corn flakes and candies. You can then heat up your oven and bake the treats.
As you can see, creating candy-striped corn by hand isn't quite as simple as what we've outlined here. However, it's still a fairly easy process if you have the right tools. And honestly, who doesn't have a food processor lying around the house? There are a number of different processors out there and many of them are actually intended for food preparation such as this. Just remember to read the labels carefully and don't be too picky. After all, you want your candy-striped corn flakes to taste good.