Spiked Cider Candy Beverage

Fall is here. Let the cider flow!

Here’s a tasty spiked cider recipe made even better with the addition of seasonal candies. Enjoy!

What you need:

  • Apple Cider
  • Vodka (I got whipped cream flavor)
  • Club Soda
  • Werther’s Original Caramels (Caramel Apple Filled flavor)
  • Original Gourmet Lollipops (I found the Caramel Apple and Candy Apple flavors)
  • Jolly Rancher Gummies (especially the ones that have the Sour Apple flavor inside!)
  • Caramel ice cream topping
  • Whipped Cream

 

Recipe depends on how many people, but for a single glass have 1 1/2 cups cider, 1/3 cup vodka, and 1/3 cup club soda. Feel free to drop some Werther’s Originals in the bottom to add a creamy flavor too.

Add whipped cream on top drizzled with caramel sauce, and garnish with gummies (and a lollipop too).

Cheers!

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Cadbury Creme “Dragon” Eggs

The Game of Thrones season finale is here!

This sugary-sweet themed snack will be the perfect addition to celebrate the epic episode we’ve been all waiting for.

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What you need:

  • Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • Rice Krispies Treats
  • 3 Hershey’s Chocolate Bars
  • Creamy Chocolate Icing
  • Cake-decorating Icing (in red gel, green gel, black, and white)
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Toothpicks

Directions:

Grab a cooking sheet to build your Dragon Egg Box.

Break the 1 Hershey’s Bar in half. Unwrap the other 2. Break the Rice Krispies Treats to be the length of one Hershey’s Bar. Use black icing to make a ‘glue’ on the edges of the Rice Krispies Treat and place the Hershey’s Bars around it.

Fill top of Rice Krispies Treat with black icing to form cushion for the Cadbury Creme Eggs.

Place eggs on black icing cushion.

Decorate each egg. (Use red gel, green gel, and white icing with a drop or two of yellow food coloring).

Use a toothpick with a little black icing on the end to add texture to the eggs.

Place on coffee table for display during finale! (Indulge in it as well–just beware, it’s very sugary sweet! Maybe pair small portions with vanilla ice cream for a tasty treat!)

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Super Sour Gummy Bear Cocktail

It’s National Gummy Bear Day! And this year celebrate with a cocktail you’ll never forget: A super sour gummy bear beverage ready to take on your taste buds.

The weekend + a reason to celebrate juicy, delicious gummy bear candy—can it get much better?

Here’s the recipe to create a super-sour totally-sweet gummy bear cocktail perfect for the beach, your summer travels, or just an excuse to indulge in the sweet and sour deliciousness of gummy bear candy.

4 oz. Sour Apple Pucker

4 oz. Absolut Vodka 

10 oz. Sprite 

An assortment of sour and regular gummy bears of your choice!

Step 1: Grab your Sour Apple Pucker and Absolut Vodka. Combine with ice and mix in shaker.

Step 2: Organize all your favorite gummy bear candies that you like best. I chose some of my ultimate favorites to munch and to add to the drink!

 

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Step 3: Get your favorite glass. Layer bottom with gummy bears about an inch thick (or more…I mean who’s stopping you?). Then add ice.

Step 4: Pour Pucker/Vodka mix over ice and gummy bears until glass is almost full.

Step 5: Add more gummy bear accents if you’d like! (In this instance I got a gummy bear skewer and a delicious oversized gummy bear on a stick.)

Step 5: Enjoy! Don’t forget to eat the gummy bears at the bottom that begin to soak in the drink for a deliciously tasty pucker/vodka-infused treat at the end! I added just a little bit of green food coloring ‘cuz it looks rockin’ cool.

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Cheers!

 

 

Try These 3 Delicious Candies and Make Your Summer Extra Sweet

It’s summertime! From ice cream and Italian ice, to fresh pies and cakes, there will be no shortage of sugary treats at parties, potlucks, and events all season long. And what better way to celebrate the sizzling summer months than to indulge in some delicious dessert?

But don’t stop there. Here are 3 wonderful candies that will have you dreaming of weekend wanderlust at the beach. Sunshine and sweets—can it get much better?

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Summer Splash Starburst

The reigning champion for all things juicy sweet, Starburst is a must whether you’re traveling on a road trip or watching your new favorite Netflix obsession. Now you can get swept away by Summer Splash Starburst flavors like Cherry Cooler, Strawberry Watermelon, and Grape Slushie. I can’t get enough! Find on Amazon or in your local store.

 

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Brightside Skittles

Time for sunglasses. Skittles takes us on a tropical island journey with flavors perfect for sunny Saturdays. The Brightside pack includes mouthwatering flavors like Paradise Punch, Tangerine, Pink Lemonade, and Kiwi Banana. I got mine at my local grocery store, but with Amazon prime it’s just a click away. Surf’s up!

 

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Sour Patch Strawberry

What’s summer without the fresh taste of strawberries? These Sour Patch Strawberry candies pack a punch of fruity flavor. Picnics aren’t complete with a side of fresh fruit–can these make the cut? Explore all the tasty Sour Patch options on their website and then order this flavor online!

 

Have you seen any other candy perfect for the summer season?

The Perfect Reese’s Ice Cream Explosion

After a long work week, why not indulge in a little peanut butter chocolate insanity?

The plan: purge all my Reese’s cup madness that makes my chocolate peanut butter loving head spin to create the most epic treat EVER!

It’s easy, delicious, and absolutely bursting with chocolate peanut butter. Let’s begin!

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First grab all your ingredients. In this case, it’s every Reese’s item you want ‘cuz forreals the more the better. Reese’s sticks (a new fav of mine), Reese’s Pieces, mini Reese’s cups, and of course the classic cups, are what I chose. But don’t forget Nutrageous and new Reese’s Pieces Cups if you want even more.

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Next up it’s ICE CREAM TIIME. I chose even more Reese’s goodness with Breyers. Git itt.

Add some whipped cream and peanut butter drizzle, and you got yourself a true indulgent recipe.

Then really it’s just about combining all these tastes in a bowl or glass and digging in.

AND IT’S READY.

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Enjoy!

If you aren’t into peanut butter, what other ideas do you have for epic cabinet-purging dessert creations?

 

Move Over Mint: 7 Other Delicious Candy Cane Flavors

I’m not a mint guy. So when Christmas rolls around I’m not the first one stocking up on the red and white classics. Instead, sign me up for the sour, the sweet, and the sodalicious!

Check out 7 other candy cane types (and one bonus flavor) for those of you that just can’t get into minty madness.

Sweet Tarts Candy Canes

With Green Apple, Cherry, and Blue Punch (the best flavor out of the three) these Sweet Tarts candy canes know to to transform the classic candy into a tangy combo of tropical flavors.

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Dum-Dums Candy Canes

Known for their lollipops, Dum-Dums makes the leap to candy canes. And it’s worth it. Each flavor it sweet enough but not overpowering. And still has the classic Dum-Dums taste.

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Starburst Candy Canes

Though I was worried that they wouldn’t live up to their juicy classic candies, these Starburst candy canes are still just as powerfully potent with the flavor. And the strawberry ones are just as juicy as my favorite Starburst flavor.

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Jelly Belly Candy Canes

Tutti-Fruitti is a favorite Jelly Belly flavor of mine, so when I saw it was one of the three Jelly Belly candy cane flavors I had to get them. Though these candy canes don’t have the same feel as the tiny jelly bean candies, the flavor is still there–and that’s what matters most.

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Lifesaver Candy Canes

It’s basically a pack of lifesavers in candy cane form. What’s not to love? (Plus I could eat the pineapple ones all day long…)

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Soda Candy Canes

THESE. Are so good. First off, I want Dr. Pepper flavored everything. And these candy cane flavors surprisingly do these soda brands justice. They even had a strangely accurate fizz taste to them. They were a fun addition to my typical candy cane buying spree.

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Sour Patch Kids Candy Canes

First sour, then sweet—in candy cane form. With my favorite (green!) as part of the mix, this is hands down my favorite choice. Sour powder is on each individual candy cane to make it has sour and delicious as possible.

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*BONUS* – Pickle Candy Canes

That’s right. Pickle Candy Canes. Would you try them?

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Is there a candy cane type I missed that you choose instead of (or in addition to!) the classic mint flavor?