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When it comes to sports, my stomach is more invested than my heart. Meaning, I watch and get excited for the food and fun of it more than the big game. Which isn’t to say that I don’t have my favorite teams. I do, most of them passed down because I know my brother or someone else likes them. When the games gets going, though, so do I. But I also love any excuse to eat. That’s where SNICKERS® and Skittles® come into play.
I must admit, I also love a bit of friendly trash talk. Thus, when I thought of the phrase â€œWho’s the sucker now?â€, I knew I had to make some sweet suckers for game day. Each tagged with a little homemade tag.
Not wanting these to be just any suckers, I ventured to my local Walmart to pick up the ingredients needed along with bags of SNICKERS, Skittles and Life Savers® candies.
Because the only thing better than an actual sucker are candy-filled suckers!
You can also make these suckers in the colors of your favorite teams or those playing during your tailgating party with just a bit of food coloring. Since I already admitted that food is more important than the game, I wanted to keep ours clear to show off the candy inside.
First, I made these simple tags which you can download here. Some ask â€œWho’s the sucker now?â€, some say “Suck it up, buttercup!” and the rest exclaim â€œGame on!â€. I could have done more and went further, but I wanted to keep these suckers PG and light-hearted for the kids, too. We’re not trying to insult anyone, we’re just having fun here!
Then, prepare your suckers. For this, you need light corn syrup and sugar, as well as your candy. I also used the mini Snickers bars as a base for the suckers. You’ll also need a pastry brush to brush down the sides of your pan and a candy thermometer, though I couldn’t find mine so I guessed.
They’re simple to make, and yummy to eat, but also set quickly so you’ll need to work fast. Also, immediately put water in your pan and heat on the stove to melt the remaining sugar mixture for easier cleanup.
I made these for game day, with game day tags, but they’re fun treats to make anytime! Take some to your kids class or for Valentine’s Day, too.