Ahh! I completely forgot about these cute little shot glasses until I decided to do some "spring cleaning" in my photography/blog/recipe folder.
Halloween has been pretty awful here the last few years because of the weather. It also does not help we live on a giant hill so the number of kids I get are very minimal. The plus side is that people want to dump all their extra candy off because they don't want to be stuck with it! So my daughter does a few houses and still ends up with a bag full of candy. Last year we really saw a decline in kids because it was cold, wet, and just overall a sad night. Here is to hoping for a better Halloween next month!
So what does Halloween have to do with today's post? Well, as I said I completely forgot about these but it is perfect timing! Say hello to Starburst candy shot glasses! Yes, they are completely edible and super easy! I am sure you saw my chocolate shot glasses last month and I am happy to say I used the same mold to create these starburst candy shot glasses. Now, I still feel the mold is a novelty, but I like that I am finding new and creative things to make in it.
My daughter was very interested in this creation. She was just over 3 years old when we created these and she was the perfect helper. Not only did she open all the candy, but she sorted each by color. It was a great learning experience for her, but also rewarding (who does not want candy after working hard?!) Basically she did everything on her own until it came to baking them. And they only took 10 minutes to bake so patience was not really necessary!
Originally I wanted to make solid color shot glasses, but our packages were all over when it came to the colors provided. We opted for a random design and I thought they were quite cute. My daughter did not eat all these. Oh no, that would be crazy! I ended up shipping them to my cousin's kids. The one we did keep though was a learning experience. First off, once your child starts licking/eating the starburst candy shot glasses, they will become sticky! So much stickiness! And if they drop one... Let's just saw Rex provided a nice amount of hair to the glass. Personally, I could see them more as a centre piece or a neat holiday party favour, but as I will say again, they get sticky when wet! Still a neat way to use up leftover candy 🙂
Starburst Candy Shot Glasses
Use up that leftover Halloween candy and make something creative and show-stopping! These Starburst candy shot glasses will make your kids scream (with joy!)
- 25 (2 pieces each) packs of Starburst candy (I used the ones from Halloween) 50 Starburst total.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Remove the Starburst from their packaging (the most time consuming part!) Place candy into shot glass mold, filling just over the top (see pictures.) When they melt they will fill the container perfectly, just jam them in the best you can.
- Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until candy has melted (if you are afraid of overflow, you can place the mold on a baking sheet.)
- Allow to cool in molds and then flip them out carefully.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g
These molds are really starting to catch my attention. Other candy would work great here (jolly ranchers, maybe skittles, heck, caramels!) You do need a lot of candy to make one shot glass, but let's be honest, Halloween should provide more than enough for this treat! And if you are anything like me, I pop out to the stores the day after Halloween and clean up all the clearance candy! A box of 72 skittles/starbursts was .75 cents... That's right! I am thankful for having friends who work retail and letting me know when the sales hit!
I cannot wait to create more shot glasses with this Wilton mold (no affiliation)! The possibilities are endless!
These would be perfect for a bachlorette party! Putting it in my idea book...
Jell-O shots inside the glasses would be perfect!
Sara @ Bitz & Giggles
How cute are these?! I would have never thought to melt a Starburst! Love them!
I know! I figure if they did not melt I would just have a bit of a mess to clean up 🙂
These are totally creative and may I even say adorable! I can imagine so many uses for these for a party - thanks for the idea!
You are welcome! I love how cute they are, too!
Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)
I LOVE this idea! We wind up either running out of candy early, or with enough for the next 3 years. Feast or famine, I guess. This is a fantastic idea for using up the candy though! I will definitely have to look for these molds--the possibilities for use are endless! Thanks!
Haha, my dad always buys waaaaay too much candy so I usually run over there to scoop up the leftovers 🙂
Andi @ The Weary Chef
These are so cool, Kacey! I've never seen anything like them. How fun!!!
Thanks, Andi! They were a lot of fun to make!
Maris (In Good Taste)
What a fun idea: Halloween for grown ups! Love it.
I feel they would be perfect shot glasses at an adult party 🙂
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
What a cute idea - now I need to run out and get those molds!
They are super cheap, Deb!
Cate | Chez CateyLou
This is such a fun idea, and so perfect for Halloween! And now I'm craving pink starbursts 🙂
Haha, my sister said the same thing!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
What a fun idea! 🙂 And a great way to use up some of the overabundance of Starbursts the kids always seems to get in their trick or treat bags.
I know what you mean, Carrie, we get a ton, too!
Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)
How cute! My kids would insist on drinking something out of these --- did you try them with any liquids inside?
I did! They held the water (but you will probably see in one of the pics that one of the cups had a bit of a gap between the Starburst candy when it melted.) You really want to make sure you pack the candy in there so no holes form (tapping the container a couple of times when it comes out of the oven should help reduce air bubbles and holes!)
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
This is absolutely the most fun edible project ever!!
Where did you find the molding cups?
Amazon carries them, but for something more local I went to Michaels and Kitchen Stuff Plus here in Canada (if you are located outside of Canada you can try the Wilton website itself.) Hope that helps!
Is this a silicone mold? Because
I have alot of those
It is a silicone mold! Have fun with the recipe 🙂 Just remember, the cups tend to me sticky afterwards but kids don't mind.
Where can I find moles for shot glasses
You can find them at Michaels or the Bulk Barn here in Canada. Otherwise, Wilton sells them directly on their website, as well as Amazon 🙂