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Oct212009

Big Fun: Tricked Out Treats Using Fun Size Sweets

Big Fun with Little Candy Bars
If I had a time machine, I would go back in time and punch whoever invented the Fun Size candy bar.

Because you know what? They aren't very fun at all. Eating just one is definitely not fun (too small!) and when you inevitably try to satisfy your candy appetite by eating 10-12 of the pint-sized treats, what you feel is basically the opposite of fun.

Can this sticky situation be salvaged in time for Halloween, when Fun Size reigns? In the name of science, I purchased an entire bag of Fun Size Snickers bars and tried in several different ways to put the fun back in Fun Size. I'm happy to report that it was indeed fun, decidedly delicious, and these ideas could easily be translated to other Fun size variations (perhaps not so much on the non-chocolate varieties such as Starburst or Skittles, though I encourage you to choose your own adventures). Ready for some fun? Let's do it:

Fun Size S'moreFun Size S'more
Fun Size S'more: Guess what? Making a s'more with a Fun Size candy bar instead of bar chocolate works fantastically! The caramel oozed in a most satisfying way, and worked in a sort of campfire-meets-rocky road sort of way. (P.S. if you like this, you may also enjoy the S'moreo).

Fun Size Filled CupcakesFun Size Filled Cupcakes
Fun Size Filled CupcakesInside of Cupcake

Fun Size Filled Cupcakes: Make a batch of cupcakes. Fill the cup slightly lower than you generally would with batter, and put a fun-size bar directly in the cup. Bake per the recipe's instructions, and then frost once cooled. It's like a sweet trick (and treat) in the middle of your already awesome cupcake. Score!

Fun Size Frosting Sandwich
Fun Size Frosting Sandwich: Sandwich together two Fun Size bars with a generous smear of buttercream frosting. Ignore any objections or concerns that may arise as a result of friends, arteries, or better judgment, and let the party in your mouth begin.

Fun Size Kebab
Fun Size Kebab: Alternate slices of your Fun Size candy with another small-ish confection, say a Little Debbie Swiss Cake Roll. Because two small treats make one delicious experience.

Fun Size ShortbreadFun Size Shortbread
Fun Size Shortbread: Kind of like a simplified Millionaire's shortbread. Simply make your favorite shortbread recipe and form as cookies or as bars (I used a mini scone pan, for no particular reason other than that it was clean and around), and before baking cut up an entire Fun Size candy bar on top of each serving. The candy will ooze into the shortbread as it bakes. It doesn't necessarily look pretty, but it tastes fantastic.

Let's be honest with ourselves. We can all eat four.Let's be honest with ourselves. We can all eat four.
Let's be honest with ourselves. We can all eat four.Let's be honest with ourselves. We can all eat four.

"Let's Be Honest With Ourselves" Fun Size Confection: Let's be honest. We've all eaten four Fun-Size candy bars (at least) in one sitting. So why not be honest with yourself by mashing them all together beforehand? Take four bars and align them together on a plate; microwave on high for about 20 seconds. Use a knife to smooth over the chocolate so that they stick together, and dig in while it's still warm. Use a knife and fork and your dignity will remain intact. Sort of.
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Now wasn't all that fun?
We're Having Fun!

 

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Reader Comments (38)

Hee hee, I love it! I might have to try out some of these ideas for myself.... perhaps this weekend will be fun with fun-sized candy weekend.

October 22 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

The shortbread is such a fantastic idea! And I know it was coincidental, but that pan seems to also be a great vessel for that treat. :)

October 22 | Unregistered CommenterKitchenphobe

Yum! Cute blog! :)

All super cute Fall ideas. I have to say that the Fun Size S'more is my kind of treat! Drool!

October 22 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

This does look fun!

October 22 | Unregistered CommenterNutmeg Nanny

You've forgotten the all important deep fried fun sized chocolate bar recipes! Fun sized bars are perfect for frying .. mainly because they're less fattening I'm sure :D

Great post. Definately want a snickers bar now.

October 22 | Unregistered CommenterSarcasm Fairy

I am absolutely swooning..

Just found your site and I love it. I love cupcakes and I'm just melting over your photos! I am going to recommend your blog on my Food Review blog. I'll be sure to send you a link when the post is up.

I made the Halloween funfetti Snickers bar cupcakes for a party. They are delicious.

October 24 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Miss Nomad

you are brutal and I just can't believe that you did that..... I am so proud of you.
and I just gained ten pounds looking at those pictures.

October 26 | Unregistered Commenterkate

Yes, yes, what Sarcasm Fairy said! Freeze those suckers, dunk them in funnel cake batter, and deep fry them. Tasty + potential for serious burns = awesome, plus everything is better when it's fried!

October 26 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

fabulous!

October 28 | Unregistered CommenterBetty

I am literally drooling all over my keyboard at the moment...quick! Must make trip to the store for candy bars...

October 30 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
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