Saturday, November 1, 2008

candy bakeshop

Last night jparks and I stayed home so I could see all of the cute trick or treaters that surely were going to come to our house, despite the fact that the previous owners told us not to expect many or any. I assumed that the old owners were probably the street weirdos that no kid would approach them, even for free candy. But obviously the neighborhood kids haven't received the notice about us new, cool owners and they almost all stayed the hell away last night. There was one group with one ridiculously cute kid that blew me kisses when I gave her candy but other than that, nothing.

The problem (other than the lack of cute) is that now I have a rather large amount of candy leftover. And while I do love me some candy, this past Easter has taught me that I don't love candy enough to eat it in a timely manner. Instead of adding the new Halloween candy to the big ass jar of Easter candy (that yes, we still have and is still mostly full) I've decided to bake as much of the candy into cookies, cakes, or brownies as possible.

First up on the to bake list are Whoppers. I'm thinking these Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops might just be the best thing ever, even though the creator got mixed reviews on her batch.

After that I'm going to work on Junior Mints. The lazy part of me says to melt them down into a brownie frosting, but the Martha part of me says I need to be more creative. Cookies? A cake? Or maybe a chocolate mint torte. Ohhh, that could be good.

After that I've got Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses, Twix, Payday Bars (aka: best candy ever), and KitKats, which I suspect will be the hardest to bake with.

Did I mention that I'm trying to lose some weight before December? Yeah, that's going to go well, don't you think?


  1. Sounds good but could use some bacon

  2. Hmmm, perhaps freeze the cookies or the candy then arrange a cookie swap with a bunch of friends!

  3. I love the new header.

    You can always borrow my method and put it all in the food processor and roll cookie dough in it.

    Or you can tell yourself you have gluten intolerance JUST LIKE ME and then you can't eat jack fucking shit. It's awesome, let me tell you. To be totally unable to snack. Yeah, it's fucking great.

  4. You need your own Food Network show.

  5. You can mix some of it into brownies. You could mix the Junior Mints into your brownie batter, then spread marshmallow goo over the top and top with more Junior Mints. Also works with any other candy that you think would taste good with brownies. I've never tried this, so let me know the results if you do. I think you should photograph and review each of your culinary inventions.

  6. Today I stopped into a bakery in San Carlos to pick up some cupcakes for a friend. One of the kinds they offered were Oreo-cookie. They mixed broken up Oreos into the cupcake batter, then also sprinkled crushed Oreos onto the frosting and topped it with a cookie!