It’s Time for Twisted Metal: Sweet Tooth’s Cotton Candy Fudge

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Does it feel like the holidays yet? With maybe three days of temperatures in the 30’s since Thanksgiving, I’m feeling a big NO. You know what does make me feel like celebrating? Two words: Twisted Metal. Nononono, listen. I’m serious. How can you listen to this track from the North Pole level in Twisted Metal 3 and not get into the spirit?

Rob Zombie and Jingle Bells. Come on. Could there be anything more magical? Twisted Metal is one of my first and favorite video games. Today we’ll be channeling Sweet Tooth with a cotton candy fudge recipe that’s… well… killer. Homing missiles not included.

Ready? Let’s go.

Gamers, grab your mats:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup (1 & ½ sticks) butter
  • 1 bag (11oz.) Bright White vanilla Candy Melts– 12oz. of white chocolate chips would work too, if that’s your fancy.
  • 7oz. marshmallow creme
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon raspberry flavoring – this is about 1/3 of a dram bottle.
  • neon pink and blue food coloring
  • red, white, and blue decorative icings
  • little round red candies– I used the seasonal cinnamon candies

Recipe roughly adapted from Bitz ‘n Giggles.

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Three. Whole. Batches. Worth.

Line a 9×13″ pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray (or butter, whatever you’ve got).

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And I still need to make one more pan.

Dump sugar, butter, and heavy whipping cream into a relatively large saucepan and switch your burner on low. Cook and stir mixture until all sugar granules have dissolved.

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Yeah… don’t try to be economical and use a small saucepan. Limited space and all.

Once sugar has dissolved crank heat up to high and bring mixture to a boil while stirring for four minutes.

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I’ll reiterate: limited space.

Remove from heat and mix in marshmallow creme and flavored whips until chips are melted and no marshmallow lumps remain.

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Danger, Will Robinson!

Pour ¾ of fudge mixture into foil lined pan. Add 1/3 dram bottle of raspberry flavoring and ~6 drops neon blue food coloring to remaining mixture in saucepan, stir until well combined.

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You can taste test this bit but be advised, it’s rather warm.

Drizzle spoonfuls of blue mixture over the mixture already in the pan. Add 2-3 drops of neon pink coloring in various places on top of the fudge.

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I’d recommend 2 drops over 3. The pan with three drops came out a little funky looking.

Cut through your fudge with a butter knife to make swirls all over.

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On an acid trip at the circus, BRB.

Cover and allow to set in the fridge.

Once set, remove from the pan by picking up the foil. Cut with skull cookie cutters (woo, post-Halloween sale!). I got seven skulls out of each pan.

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Try to cut your pieces as close together as possible.

Pipe wide Sweet Tooth grins with white icing. Smooth over with a toothpick as needed.

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Finished teeth at upper left.

Outline the teeth with red icing and add a ball of frosting for a red nose. See below:

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At some point I probably should have said “Trigger Warning: Clowns. With red eyes.”

Create evil arched eyebrows with blue icing:

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Think of them like checkmarks with a swoop, really.

Add small horizontal oblongs of white icing below the brows at nose-level and press red candies into white oblongs. You’re done!

Top Swirl
Cue Sweet Tooth maniacal laughter.
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And I’m good to hang some freaking missile-toe. Er… I mean…

Are you feeling the holiday season now? I know I am! Nothing like crashing and thrashing through explosions and carnage and twisted effing metal to bring loved ones together around the boob tube. Toss a Yule Log in the hearth; I feel a Christmas carol coming on!

Have you played Twisted Metal? Which is your favorite?

Coming Up Next: Something Star Wars-y. I know that’s devastatingly specific. I’ve got the spreadsheet at work. >_<

And then a bonus blogversary post– including the giveaway winner announcement! Have you entered yet?

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Cheers,

Leisel

Remember, cooking IRL doesn’t have to be a Feat of Strength!

Entry for #WeeklyChallenge for #FoodBloggers

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