Chances are you've seen those giant candy bars at the grocery stores - the ones bigger than king size candy bars. While these are tasty to munch on as a snack, there are ways you can use them to create delicious homemade treats. The key is to dust off the creative part of your brain and get in the kitchen. Soon, you'll be enjoying some of the tastiest treats you've ever made. Best of all, they won't cost a fortune to prepare.
Sinfully Stuffed Cookies
If you've purchased cookie dough at your local grocery store, you've probably seen cookies filled with fudge and caramel. While these cookies can be quite tasty, they can also be pretty expensive. If you want to prepare something similar at home, all you need is a batch of sugar cookie dough and your favorite giant candy bar. The first step is to roll out the cookie dough and use a round cookie cutter to cut the dough. Next, place one piece of the giant candy bar on each cookie and foll the dough over, crimping the edges with a fork. Bake on a nonstick cookie sheet at 350 degrees until golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool for 10-15 minutes. When you bite into the cookies, your mouth with be filled with delicious, melted chocolate. You'll never buy store bought cookies again, unless it's some sugar cookie dough to make the process of making these cookies a bit easier.
Oh My Brownies
Another fun way to use your favorite giant candy bar is in brownies. You can start with a brownie mix or bake your own brownies. The key is to have enough batter to make a 9x13 inch pan of brownies and to choose a batter that makes fudgy brownies. Once your batter is prepared, pour half the batter into a 9x13 inch pan that has been lined with aluminum foil and has been greased. Next, place on two giant candy bars (or more if needed) and pour on the rest of your batter. Bake according to the recipe directions (adding more time if necessary). Allow the brownies to cool for 10-15 minutes and then remove from the pan, peel off the foil and cut into the squares. Top with ice cream or allow the brownies to finish cooling and place in an airtight storage container.
Move over gingerbread, there's a new building material in town. Giant candy bars make the perfect building material for candy houses. The giant candy bars can be used for walls and for the roof. To make a sturdy house, use melted chocolate for the glue to hold the house together. You may also want to build your house around a food safe container, such as a washed out milk carton. You can then use melted chocolate to glue on other candies. This is the perfect way to create a haunted house for Halloween, but you could also use this technique to make a Valentine's Day love shack as well. Fill the inside of the shack with your partner's favorite candies for an special surprise.
S'mores for a Crowd
If you've only got a few minutes, but want to make s'mores for a large group of people, giant candy bars are the best option. All you have to do is lay out your graham crackers on a large cookie sheet (no need to break the crackers up) and then add a layer of chocolate bars, marshmallows and graham crackers. Place in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the chocolate melts and the marshmallows puff up.