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Brain Candy

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When hungry zombies come after you, feed them these yummy candy brains and keep your own brain safe!
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients and supplies

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What you will need:
Pink candy melts, available at Michaels craft store
Brain candy mold, available at confectioneryhouse.com
Microwave
Pyrex or other microwave-safe bowl

Optional fillings:
Caramels
mini-marshmmallows
nuts
crisped rice cereal (I use this mini crispy rice cereal)



Step 2: Melt the candy coating

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Put about half a cup of the pink candy melts in a small pyrex bowl.
Microwave it for about 1 minute at a LOW power setting. (I use 30% power)
Take it out and stir.
Put it back in the microwave and microwave for another minute, again at LOW power setting.
Take it out and stir.
It should be mostly or completely melted now, but you can microwave it for another minute if yours is not fully melted.

You can also melt the candy in the top section of a double boiler, over hot water.

DO NOT microwave at full power or you will scorch the candy and it will seize up.
DO NOT melt candy  on stovetop on direct heat. It will burn very quickly.

Step 3: Filling the candy mold

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With a spoon, fill the brains in the candy mold about half full of the melted pink candy coating.
Use the spoon to spread the candy coating inside the mold, leaving a hollow area in the center.
Make sure to coat the sides of the brains at an even thickness.
Now put the candy mold in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to let the candy harden.

Step 4: Prepare the fillings

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While the brains are chilling in the fridge, you can prepare some fillings.
Unwrap a few caramels and cut them into four quarters with a sharp knife.
The caramel chunks will now be about the same size as your mini-marshmallows. (if you are using them)
You can also chop some nuts, or use them whole.
I always think pecans look like little brains anyway, so I used pecan halves in my brain candy.

It's brainalicious..... not sure what I just said... but great job on this 'able! Real cute for Halloween.
pennyf243 years ago
Always a great idea for any zombie party... Will have to create these for my next one :D
Screamo3 years ago
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