Gear up for race day! Using leftover Halloween candy, these edible race car treats are easy to make and oh so adorable!
I’ve been just getting by these last two weeks. It started with a head cold. A cold that knocked me down. Next came the stomach bug that made it’s rounds through my house. It’s been “fun.” Coupled with Halloween and an unrelenting schedule, my days have been a whirlwind of tissues, toilets and Harry Potter costumes. But the show must go on.
‘Cause there are things to do… like collect candy by the boatload for Halloween. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so much candy. Which made me realize… we gotta do something to use it up. Besides midnight pantry raids.
Since we’re in the heart of racing country and we’re well into the season, I thought I’d make some edible race car treats to surprise my kids with after school. We’ve all been just barely getting by with various illnesses and I thought these would cheer them up.
First I went through the candy stash and pulled out about twenty of the fun size candy bars. Any variety will work. Unwrap them and place them on top of a cutting board or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Next, I found chocolate candies for the wheels and tires. I used matching colors for the tires. I cut the candies in half for the wheels.
Our race car drivers are teddy bear crackers. It does feel awkward, but to fit these guys into the car, you’re gonna have to chop them off at the belly button.
I used melted chocolate chips as the glue. Bring water to a simmer in the microwave and remove. Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to a plastic bag and seal, getting as much air out as possible. Drop it into the water and remove once the chips have melted and is smooth.
Now it’s time to get “gluing.” Cut a very small point off of the bag, and start with the bears and the wheels.
Finish up with the tires and allow to dry before moving to a plate. Vroom!!!