12 Colorful Recipes Straight from Candyland
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12 Colorful Recipes Straight from Candyland

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In thinking about neon, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and our general love of all things colorful, we realized that one thing, and one thing only brings all of these concepts and holidays together: CANDY! 

1. Sea Glass Candy: Combine the ocean with a love of sugar, and you get these beautiful, almost ephemeral, pieces of sea glass candy. These would be a great custom treat to make for a bridal shower or brunch, and could easily be improvised with a few colorful sprinkles or sanding sugar on top. (Recipe and photo: Not So Humble Pie

2. Tootsie Roll Rose: You are most likely going to see some candy roses popping up on Brit now that we see how easy it is to make one out of a tootsie roll! (Recipe and photo: ButterYum

3. Mini Marshmallow Japanese-Inspired Candy: Another recipe that's definitely on the crafty side, the charming candies couldn't be easier to make, so long as you aren't afraid of fondant. All you need is your trusty pack of edible markers. ;) (Recipe and photo: The Decorated Cookie

4. Wii Controller Cookies: Um yeah. You can guess who much we freaked out when we stumbled across these Wii Controller Cookies. This task definitely takes some concentration, but is worth it if you've got a Wii fanatic's birthday coming up. Oh, and they involve Airheads! (Recipe and photo: Diamonds For Dessert)

5. Red White And Blue Raspberry Candy Bars: Perfect if you're planning way way way ahead for the fourth of July, or are still reveling in the NY Giants Super Bowl Win, these custom candy bars are sure to add a pop of color to your next party. We love the idea of giving these as favors so that guests get the color of pop after your party. (Recipe and photo: Cherry Tea Cakes

6. Starfish S'Mores: Just a teensy bit more complex than our no bake s'mores pie, these Starfish are ridiculously charming. We happen to have a whole bag of spare Graham Cracker Crumbs left over from our Grammy Graham Bon Bons so might need to whip these up in the next few weeks! (Recipe and photo: Hungry Happenings)

7. Snickers-Stuffed Snickerdoodles: Ok, not the most colorful but definitely the punniest, these Snickers snickerdoodles are dangerous! We think they'd be perfect as a cozy apres ski fireplace treat. (Recipe and photo: Bakergirl

8. Swedish Fish Jello Shots: You know we love Jello shots with a candy twist! These employ Pinnacle Gummy Flavored Vodka and a sweet fish-shaped candy mold. (Recipe and photo: Sweet Tooth

9. Candy Corn Whoopie Pies: Yes, whoopie pies are ALL over the place. Wedding sites, Pinterest, Tumblr, the list goes on. But that's because they are simple, delicious, and so fun to customize! We love this orange and yellow candy corn variety. (Recipe and photo: The Family Kitchen

10. Beet-Rose Trixy Stix: Imagine a pixy stick grew up, became a vegan, and decided to live off the grid. We're unsure about whether or not kids would like this flavor, but love the idea of customizing pixy stix with less sugary flavors. (Recipe and photo: CHOW

11. Caramel Apple Muffins: You've got a hankering for caramel apples and cupcakes, but you want a healthier approach. Introducing, caramel apple muffins! We recommend getting creative with toppings and maybe even throw some custom cut starburst on top! (Recipe and photo: Brit

12. Watermelon Candy Sherbet: When we think of watermelon, two things come to mind: Jolly Ranchers, summer BBQs, and a really poppin' color combo. (Recipe and photo: Bakingdom

Stay tuned for lots of candy, color, and sweetness all week. And if you've got your own candy-riffic tips and tricks, find us on Twitter!

In thinking about neon, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and our general love of all things colorful, we realized that one thing, and one thing only brings all of these concepts and holidays together: CANDY! 

1. Sea Glass Candy: Combine the ocean with a love of sugar, and you get these beautiful, almost ephemeral, pieces of sea glass candy. These would be a great custom treat to make for a bridal shower or brunch, and could easily be improvised with a few colorful sprinkles or sanding sugar on top. (Recipe and photo: Not So Humble Pie

2. Tootsie Roll Rose: You are most likely going to see some candy roses popping up on Brit now that we see how easy it is to make one out of a tootsie roll! (Recipe and photo: ButterYum

3. Mini Marshmallow Japanese-Inspired Candy: Another recipe that's definitely on the crafty side, the charming candies couldn't be easier to make, so long as you aren't afraid of fondant. All you need is your trusty pack of edible markers. ;) (Recipe and photo: The Decorated Cookie

4. Wii Controller Cookies: Um yeah. You can guess who much we freaked out when we stumbled across these Wii Controller Cookies. This task definitely takes some concentration, but is worth it if you've got a Wii fanatic's birthday coming up. Oh, and they involve Airheads! (Recipe and photo: Diamonds For Dessert)

5. Red White And Blue Raspberry Candy Bars: Perfect if you're planning way way way ahead for the fourth of July, or are still reveling in the NY Giants Super Bowl Win, these custom candy bars are sure to add a pop of color to your next party. We love the idea of giving these as favors so that guests get the color of pop after your party. (Recipe and photo: Cherry Tea Cakes

6. Starfish S'Mores: Just a teensy bit more complex than our no bake s'mores pie, these Starfish are ridiculously charming. We happen to have a whole bag of spare Graham Cracker Crumbs left over from our Grammy Graham Bon Bons so might need to whip these up in the next few weeks! (Recipe and photo: Hungry Happenings)

7. Snickers-Stuffed Snickerdoodles: Ok, not the most colorful but definitely the punniest, these Snickers snickerdoodles are dangerous! We think they'd be perfect as a cozy apres ski fireplace treat. (Recipe and photo: Bakergirl

8. Swedish Fish Jello Shots: You know we love Jello shots with a candy twist! These employ Pinnacle Gummy Flavored Vodka and a sweet fish-shaped candy mold. (Recipe and photo: Sweet Tooth

9. Candy Corn Whoopie Pies: Yes, whoopie pies are ALL over the place. Wedding sites, Pinterest, Tumblr, the list goes on. But that's because they are simple, delicious, and so fun to customize! We love this orange and yellow candy corn variety. (Recipe and photo: The Family Kitchen

10. Beet-Rose Trixy Stix: Imagine a pixy stick grew up, became a vegan, and decided to live off the grid. We're unsure about whether or not kids would like this flavor, but love the idea of customizing pixy stix with less sugary flavors. (Recipe and photo: CHOW

11. Caramel Apple Muffins: You've got a hankering for caramel apples and cupcakes, but you want a healthier approach. Introducing, caramel apple muffins! We recommend getting creative with toppings and maybe even throw some custom cut starburst on top! (Recipe and photo: Brit

12. Watermelon Candy Sherbet: When we think of watermelon, two things come to mind: Jolly Ranchers, summer BBQs, and a really poppin' color combo. (Recipe and photo: Bakingdom

Stay tuned for lots of candy, color, and sweetness all week. And if you've got your own candy-riffic tips and tricks, find us on Twitter!