Fill green Grinch Candy Cups with your favorite Christmas candy and serve them at your holiday party or package them to give as gifts.
The Grinch really made an impact on me when I was a kid.
His transformation from a mean spirited grouch to a kindhearted guy was inspirational.
Like most kids, I knew a few grouchy grownups, and I always dreamed their hearts would grow three sizes and that they'd become sweet instead of sour.
Seeing the possibility within Grinch, gave me hope.
To celebrate the sweet guy that the Grinch became, I turned him into edible candy cups which I filled with Christmas candies.
Each candy cup is made using the same technique I used to create my Peppermint Bark Balloon Bowls that I shared with you last week. Small balloons are dipped in chocolate, or in this case, Candy Melts, and are allowed to dry, then are separated from the balloon.
Being the candy cups are fairly easy to make, I thought it would be fun to decorate them and turn them into the Grinch. If you want something even easier to make be sure to check out my Grinch Pancakes Recipe too.
GRINCH CANDY CUPS
green Candy Melts*
yellow mega candy buttons
red and black food coloring markers
*Each candy cup will use about 1 ounce of the Green Candy Melts, but you'll need more so that you can dip the last few balloons. So, melt at least 6 ounces more.
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**If you have concerns about latex allergies, don't make these using latex balloons.
Pour the Green Candy Melts into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 30 seconds, then stir. Heat for another 30 seconds and stir. Heat for 15 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
Blow up your balloons so they are the size of a small apple.
Dip in the candy melts. covering the balloon to about an inch from the top. You will need tall candy cups so that you have room to add the Grinch's face.
Remove and allow the excess candy to drip off. Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Set in the freezer for 3 minutes.
Remove and cut a small hole near the tied tip of the balloon and allow the air to escape. Pull up on the balloon and peel it out of the candy cup.
Draw red pupils onto yellow mega candy buttons. Attach two eyes using melted green candy melts.
Draw on eyebrows, a nose, and a mouth using a black food coloring marker.
If you prefer, you can draw on the eyes using yellow food coloring markers. Just be sure to let the black food coloring dry before applying the yellow or your eyes will smudge.
Once you get your candy cups decorated as you like, you can fill them with your favorite Christmas candy.
If you love The Grinch you might also like making a stack of these fluffy green Grinch Pancakes. See the recipe, here.
If you are looking for more simple food crafts to create for Christmas, check out these other fun treats.
Snowflake Hard Candy • Olaf Candy Bars
Grinch Candy Cups • Brownie Rudolph
2 Ingredient Fudge Snowflakes • Christmas Breakfast Pastries
Be sure to check out all my fun Christmas Recipes!
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- Snowman Popcorn Bucket - December 24, 2022
- Peanut Butter Popcorn - December 20, 2022
How come the eyes on your grinch are almond shaped. The mega candy buttons I bought are round. Did you cut them to shape. These are adorable
Good question. There were some of the buttons that were round while others were more oval shaped so those are the ones I used. Perhaps the package I bought had rejects in them. I'm not sure. I assumed that was pretty normal, but possibly not. I don't think you'd be able to cut them as they would probably break. You can make your own eyes using royal icing or using yellow candy melts. I hope you are able to get them to work to your liking.
Love these! On the Red cardinal post!
Thanks for the giveaway chances! I commented on your JACK SKELLINGTON SANDY CLAUS COOKIES Facebook post!
Husband loves this movie. Will have to make these for him.
these are cute and look easy to make
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These are so cute! I also love that the chocolate balloon/cup idea could easily be adapted to make snowman heads out of white chocolate. I'm getting so many new ideas from your web site. I'm so glad I came across it before the holidays!
I commented on the Facebook post about Santa cookies that hang on the side of a mug. I'm going to try to make a snowman version of those too. 🙂
Thanks, Kristen, I'm so glad you found HH too! Have fun in the kitchen this holiday season. 🙂
Love the Grinch cups!
On 11/27, I commented on your Facebook Post OLAF CANDY BARS.
Olaf candy bars
I left a comment on the "Olaf Candy Bars" post! Thanks!
Lollipop video post is where you will find my comment.
This. Is. Awesome. Love, love, love it.
The grinch cups are really cute.