Jelly beans. Everyone loves them. They’re small and sweet yet comes in dozens and dozens of different flavours. It’s no wonder so many people count the tiny jelly bean as their favourite candy. What you may not know is that jelly beans aren’t just great on their own. They can also be an amazing addition to all sorts of home recipes. We’re here to share our five favourite ways to do exactly that.
Jelly Beans + Cake
Want to add some sparkle and colour to the next birthday cakes you’re in charge of baking? Bring in the humble jelly bean. This can be as simple or as intricate as you want it to be, which means it works for everyone from the individual making a box cake to someone who wants to offer a truly exceptional cake from scratch. The easiest option is to just toss in some jelly beans to the cake mix and stir before baking the cake.
Jelly Beans + Sugar Cookies
Another easy option for using up your extra jelly beans is by making sugar cookies. This is another example of simple baking that can make a huge impact on whoever the cookies are for (even if that’s you!). The easiest option is to make the cookies, frost them, and put jelly beans on top. However, you can even put them in the box and bake them for a chewy consistency. You don’t have to worry because the beans will keep their shape.
Jelly Beans + Ice Cream
If you really want to go with easy, you can toss some jelly beans on top of a scoop of your favourite ice cream flavour. However, to really get the full effect, this option takes a bit more work. You’re going to need an ice cream maker or something else that does the same job. All you have to do is stir the jelly beans in with a flavour that it will complement well.
Jelly Beans + Snack Mix
This is less cooking than it is mixing a few ingredients together, but it utilizes a bunch of jelly beans very well. It’s also a great way to make use of the extra ingredients you have around the kitchen quickly and easily. Take items like chocolate balls, jelly beans, popcorn pretzels, and wafers and melt white chocolate over it all. Then just pop it in the fridge and break it up into small pieces. The kids will love this one.
Jelly Beans + Rice Krispy Treats
If you know how to make a rice krispy treat, then this will be a cinch. Mix up the cereal, butter, and marshmallows just like you normally would. Then toss in a handful or two of jelly beans to add some colour to everything. Let everything sit and you have a sweet treat for only a few minutes work.
If you’re excited to make jelly beans a part of your home cooking, your local lolly warehouse has just what you need. Google your local warehouse and look at all the variations they have to offer.