6 Sweet Candy And Chocolate Hacks
Gummy bears and chocolate just by themselves are two of the most delicious treats in the world, there's just no denying that. However, there's still some territory waiting to be explored when it comes to our favorite candy, which is where our epic candy hacks come in. Take all your favorite sweet treats and desserts and turn them into something even more tasty and indulgent – you're definitely going to end up wondering why you never thought of these recipes before!
1. Gummy Bear Watermelon
- ½ watermelon
- 4 oz red gummy bears
- 1⅓ cups hot water
Halve a watermelon and remove the flesh from one half. Dissolve the gummy bears in hot water, pour the mixture into the hollowed-out watermelon half, let it solidify, and you're ready to serve the gummy bear watermelon!
2. Chocolate Cubes
- tempered dark chocolate
- ice cubes
2.1 Carefully temper the chocolate in the microwave by adding the chocolate to a bowl, heating it up to about 95°F, and stirring every 20 seconds. Once the chocolate is hot enough, allow it to cool down to about 88°F, stirring occasionally. Keep checking the temperature with a kitchen thermometer. If you don't have a microwave, you can also temper the chocolate in a water bath on the stove. Then put ice cubes in a casserole dish or bowl and pour the tempered chocolate over them. Once the chocolate has hardened, you can remove it from the ice cubes.
2.2 You can use your chocolate cubes to house all kinds of desserts, like ice cream, small pieces of cake, cookies, or fruit.
3. Nutella Milkshake
- 1 cup milk
- nearly empty jar of Nutella
Heat the milk and pour it into the nearly empty jar of Nutella. Close the jar tightly, shake until the Nutella has completely dissolved in the milk, pour the homemade milkshake into a glass, and enjoy!
4. Homemade Lollipops
- 2 tbsp sugar
- juice from ½ lemon
- ⅓ cup water
- popsicle sticks
- ice cube tray
4.1 Caramelize the sugar, water, and lemon. Stick 1 popsicle stick into each ice cube compartment, and pour in the caramelized mixture.
4.2 Wait until the mass has cooled and hardened completely and enjoy your lollipop!
5. Twix Ice Cream Bars
- 5 Twix bars
- vanilla ice cream
- heavy cream, hot
- 5 popsicle sticks
- tempered chocolate
- caramel sauce
5.1 Crush the Twix bars into small pieces, open the package, and place it upright in a glass.
5.2 Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice cream cone and cut off the pointed end of the cone with a pair of scissors. Hold the cone over the glass with the Twix bar and pour the hot heavy cream over the vanilla ice cream so that both can run through the hole along with the ice cream into the package with the Twix pieces.
5.3 Put a popsicle stick in the package and freeze the glass and its contents for at least 2 hours.
5.4 Melt the chocolate and pour it into a tall glass, remove the Twix ice cream from its packaging, and dip it into the chocolate. Put the ice cream on a wire rack or a plate with a paper towel and add a drizzle of caramel sauce.
6. Candied Fruit
- ziplock bag
- hard candy
- dried fruit
Crush hard candy in a ziplock bag, put dried fruit on a baking tray, and spread the candy crumbs all over. Bake the dried fruit for 15 minutes at 350°F and use the candied fruit to decorate baked goods.
Makes you want to dive right in, right? No matter what your candy of choice may be, you and your friends are going to love each one of these recipes wholeheartedly, trust us!