Candy Cupcakes: Putting Leftovers To Good Useposted on 10/7/14
If your life is anything like mine, November first is synonymous with waking up next to a pile of empty candy wrappers and a stomach ache. I have never been good at saving my Halloween candy for a rainy day. But this year, in the spirit of avoiding another sugar-induced coma, I have decided to put my Halloween candy to better use.
This year, I’m making epic, leftover candy cupcakes.
The Fab You Bliss blog has a simple, yet delicious, recipe for candy cupcakes that will make you actually want to save your Halloween candy. You might even be able to convince your children to save their candy, too! Just show them this picture of these delicious candy cupcakes:
To make these wonderful candy cupcakes, start by gathering some regular ingredients. You’ll need: 2 ¾ cups of sifted flour, half a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a teaspoon of baking soda, 8 ounces of unsalted butter, a cup and a half of sugar, 3 large eggs, and one cup of sour cream. Oh, and, obviously you’ll need two cups of coarsely chopped leftover Halloween candy. Grab those extra Twix bars, Reese’s cups, and Peanut M&Ms, and chop ‘em up.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda. In a bowl, you’ll need cream the butter until it is soft. You can also blend it. Then, mix the butter, vanilla, and sugar well. Add each of the eggs separately. Mix each egg well before adding another. Next, using your mixer, add the sour cream and dry ingredients. Be sure to alternate: a little sour cream, followed by a little dry mix. Repeat this process until everything is mixed into a delicious batter. Finally, add the chopped Halloween carefully. Fold the candy into the batter if you can. You don’t want to crush the pieces of candy with a mixer or blender.
Pour the yummy candy cupcake batter into your lined cupcake pans. Bonus points for you if you have leftover Halloween cupcake liners to bake with! Fill the cupcake liners with batter. Don’t overfill the liners. You’ll want to fill the liners about ¾ of the way up, or less. Don’t worry! They will puff up beautifully!
These candy cupcakes take about 40 minutes to bake fully. When you’re approaching the 40-minute mark, stick a toothpick in the center of the cupcake. If it comes out dry, your cupcakes are done! Let the candy cupcakes cool off before topping them with your favorite frosting.
I can assure you that once you have had these unbelievable leftover candy cupcakes, you’ll never want to eat all of your halloween candy in one sitting.