I also miss candy corn. I just finished watching "the Secret Life of Halloween" on the Food Channel and they show how to make candy corn. Apparently, the original recipe of candy corn (which started back in 1880's by Goelitz Candy Company which is now Jelly Belly) was just sugar, butter and corn syrup. There wasn't any gelatin, egg whites or beeswax. To get the different colored layers of orange and yellow you just add food colors to the sugar, butter and corn syrup recipe. They would roll into long strips the different colored mixes, side by side, and cut into little triangles. It looked pretty easy.
Unfortunately they didn't give the exact measurements or any other instructions. But I am sure you can find it online somewhere.
But if you don't care about the different colors you can just eat it white (that white tip was always my favorite part anyhow!).
Oh, the bakery that was demonstrating the making of candy corn on the show was Boule in Los Angeles. So, if anyone lives there, maybe they have it for Halloween. I didn't see it for sale on their website.
I am looking for Edwards and Sons Organic Butterscotch candies (it is vegan). Vegan Unlimited used to sell it but they don't have it anymore and I can't find a place to buy it online or at stores. If anyone knows where I can get it, let me know.
(ps. if you are ok with some beeswax, i heard that Jelly Belly's Candy corn, just has beeswax and is otherwise vegan)