100 Grand Cupcakes
Apparently the entire world is missing out on the amazingness of 100 Grand candy bars! And when I say the whole world….I may be talking about a total of 6 people…but to me that is the ENTIRE WORLD! I was checking out at the grocery store with my 4 packages of 100 Grand fun size candy bars (stop judging, they were buy one get one free), and the check out guy asked me what they were. Well I informed him that they are only the best candy bar ever! These are what made Halloween for me. Well, these and Kit Kat bars…but we won’t get into that now. Every Halloween I would hope and pray for these. And when I got older, I would raid my sisters candy for these brightly colored packages. Not only is the packing red (my favorite color), but they are worth 100 Grand! They are delicious milk chocolate, with the crunchy little nuggets inside like a Nestle Crunch…except they are also filled with delicious caramel! So being the kind, wonderful girl that I am, after checking out I opened one of the packages and gave the cashier one of these little babies to try.
But I didn’t stick around to see how he liked it. I wish I could have, but I had places to go, people to see, and cupcakes to bake! So my next stop was to go buy myself a cupcake carrier because I have had way too many cupcakes meet an early death because of ill packaging. I went to Home Goods, I went to Kohls, I went to Target, and finally I went to Ross. And guess what I found there? A $6 double decker red (remember it’s my favorite color) cupcake carrier! And while I have the subject of Ross brought up…if you are ever in the market for anything kitchen related, check their first! I can not even being to tell you how many kitchen utensils and what nots I have bought there! They are cheaper then any other place, including Target, and they are a much better brand! I have tons of Kitchen Aid spatulas that I have collected from there (at $2 a pop….instead of $8 at other stores).
After I bought my fancy new cupcake carrier, it was back to the house to whip up a batch of these. I made my first batch for my Mom and learned a couple mistakes from it. First, I followed the recipe for Snickers Cupcakes found on My Baking Addiction. I followed her recipe of dressing up a boxed cake mix…but the cupcakes never rose to make a pretty dome on top and thus ended up having to much icing on them because of that. Also I went against my better judgment and followed her recipe and added the shortening to the buttercream frosting. But the next time I made these, I got it just right! I used my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe and I added a little more salt to the icing…and skipped the shortening. And it all paid off! These cupcakes were nothing short of phenomenal. I took 24 cupcakes over to a get together of 6 people…and I came home with 3. So you know they were good…actually they were perfect!