Pokemon GO Candy Bombs

As a huge Pokemon fan and food lover, I just had to contribute to #pokenom, a month of bloggers making Pokemon-themed recipes! I wanted to try something I’ve never seen before, and since I have been absolutely obsessed with Pokemon GO, I realized I could make Candy!

Candy is unique to each Pokemon line and is the only way to evolve your Pokemon in GO. Candy is named after the base form of a given evolutionary line, so Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard all give you Charmander Candy for catching, transferring, and evoking those Pokemon.

This recipe uses a technique that I learned from My Cupcake Addiction‘s Candy Pokeball recipe.

Ingredients:
Wilton Candy Melts in desired colours
Mini M&Ms or other small candy

Tools:
Cake pop mold (silicone is best, but I didn’t have an issue using metal)
Bowls
Spoons
Ziploc baggies
Little print-outs of Pokemon

I decided I wanted to make Candy for Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Pikachu. I used my in-game Pokemon as references, and knew I needed green, orange, blue, yellow and brown candy melts.

I started by using the President’s Choice Cake Pop Maker, which I borrowed from a friend. I only used the half spheres on the bottom.

I started by melting down my candy melts in the main colours of the Candy (in this case green, orange, blue and yellow) by microwaving them in 30-second increments. Once they were a consistent texture, I spooned about half a teaspoon into each half sphere and scraping the chocolate up the sides, coating the entire space and adding more as desired. I stuck them in the fridge for a few minutes, and then took them out and added a second coat (I often had to remelt the chocolate between coats). This makes the half spheres firmer and less likely to crack or break. I then stuck them in the freezer for 30 minutes.

At the end of the 30 minutes, take the mold out of the freezer. The chocolates should slide out pretty easily by this point. If you’re using silicone, you want to pull the mold away from the chocolate and gently push the chocolate out.

I wanted to make my Candy hollow and make a candy bomb! I bought some Mini M&Ms to fill them up, and decided to take a page out of My Cupcake Addiction’s book and printed out little photos of the Pokemon corresponding with their Candy. The images I used are from Pokemon Shuffle.

I took the half spheres and found the ones that were deepest, and I filled those with the candy and print-outs. Be sure to tell people there is paper inside before they take a bite! Melt down the secondary colour for the Candy, i.e. the colour of the stripe) and put it in a plastic Ziplock baggies. Cut the tip off one of the corners and use the Ziplock as a small icing bag. Run the chocolate along the edge of the bottom half sphere, and then place the other half on top, holding it closed in your hands for a few seconds.

Once dry and stable, you can now add your three signature stripes, and voila, you’re done! Take a bite (of there’s no paper inside) or smash them with a hammer, or send them to your local professor.

These things are surprisingly sturdy, and oh-so-sweet. They’ll make even a starter Pokemon power up instantly. Bon apetit!