Your kids are crazy for cookies and Rice Krispies Treats, so why not really blow their minds by adding their favorite candy bars — Twix, Butterfinger, Snickers, and more — to the mix. We found eight recipes that incorporate candy into desserts, taking sweets to a whole new level. Keep clicking to find the double sugar dose that most tempts your sweet tooth!
After its successful debut of Coconut M&M's, Mars has unveiled Twix Coconut, just in time for warmer weather. Much like the lethal combo of chocolate and caramel, in my mind, the tropical fruit and the Summer season go hand in hand. On my last trip to the drugstore, I couldn't resist picking up one of the new candy bars as a grab-and-go treat. But does it live up to its limited-edition hype? To find out the verdict, read on.
Can peanut butter make everything taste better, even America's top-selling chocolate bar? That's what Mars seems to think with the introduction of its latest candy spinoff, Snickers Peanut Butter Squared, a square-size confection composed of peanut butter, nougat, peanuts, and caramel coated in milk chocolate.
To find out whether the chocolate treat held up to its promise that "peanut butter and chocolate just got better," the editors at Slashfood opted for a field test of the new Snickers flavor.
Is it possible to improve the classic? Head over to Slashfood to find out.
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It seems like every year, fewer trick-or-treaters stop by my house. Thus, each October, I end up with a large amount of leftover candy. If this happens to you, turn the leftover chocolate candy bars into a scrumptious topping for shortbread. The brown-sugar-based shortbread crust is simple and effortless to prepare. Similar to chocolate bark, these shortbread bars can be covered with whatever chocolate you have on hand. I used an assortment of peanut butter and caramel treats including Reese's peanut butter cups, Heath bar bits, Reese's Pieces, and caramel-filled dark chocolate. Want the recipe? Get it after the jump.
It's been a while since I've consumed a traditional candy bar, but I'm a sucker for comparison taste tests, so when we received a shipment of Milky Way's latest product, Simply Caramel, I was dying to compare it to the original.
Unlike the classic Milky Way, which contains a layer of nougat under a layer of caramel, the interior of the Milky Way Simply Caramel is — you guessed it — nothing but caramel. I was expecting it to taste a bit like Rolos, only in bar form. In the end, I wasn't too far off — compared to a Rolo, the Simply Caramel had a milder, less pronounced caramel flavor.
It's ironic that the Simply Caramel has 2 grams more fat and 25 more calories than its original counterpart, because it seems to be skimpier on the flavor (and is actually 0.14 ounces lighter than its original counterpart). The original has an added textural component with the nougat, and more of a fudgey chocolate flavor. In the end, I'll stick to what I know best — a classic Milky Way.
Have you tried the new candy bar? What were your thoughts?
For the second time in two years, best-selling candybar, Snickers, has found itself in the middle of a controversy surrounding their latest ad campaign. Candy company Mars has yanked the ad from UK airwaves, where it received backlash from gay-rights activists for being homophobic. The commercial featured surly '80s icon, Mr. T, berating a speed-walking man, calling him "a disgrace to the man race." The tagline? "Get some nuts."
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation criticized Mars and its ad agency for perpetuating stereotypes of gay men. Mars issued a statement last night, saying that the commercial was intended to be funny, not offensive.
While I can see how the ad was meant to be funny, it might have taken things too far. After watching the spot below, let me know what you think. Do you feel the ad is cruel and insensitive, or was the whole situation blown out of proportion?
Past letting people know about an upcoming party, most invitations end up in the trash. So when you're planning the bedrest bash, why not choose something guests will enjoy making disappear. To check out this alternative invitation, read more
A little while ago, I was browsing the candy aisle at Circuit City — I know, weird place to look for candy, but I was there waiting for someone else to make a purchase — when I came across a candy I had never seen before. Called 1&Only, it was a monstrous offering of Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cups, Oreos, M&Ms, white chocolate chips, and more chocolate. It sounded a bit awful, so naturally I had to buy one.
So how was it? To find out and see close-up pictures, read more
Here's a limited-edition candy bar I can't wait to get my hands on: Twix Java. Get ready to stock up on this caramel-y coffee chocolate creation when it comes out in December. — The Candy Addict