Recipe: Vodka Soaked Gummy Bears

June 27, 2012 3:31 PM EDT | By Anthony Smith
Gummy Bears
These are about to meet their Maker. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The best part of National Candy Month is that, as adults, we don't have to ask anyone's permission to eat candy anymore. We can buy as much of it as we want, and moreover, we can eat it any way we like. That's probably the impulse that gave way to the deep-fried candy bar, so inevitably someone was going to find a way to combine alcohol with our candy. So here it is, everyone: the vodka soaked gummy bear. No need to thank me.

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1. Choose your favorite gummy bear brand.

I feel like I've been encouraging a lot of brand loyalty today, and I don't mean to. You're fine getting whatever gummy bear your supermarket/corner store has, but I recommend these: the Albanese 12 Flavor Assorted Gummi Bears. Unlike other gummy bear brands, each one of these babies tastes vastly different from his brothers and sisters. They're flavorful, colorful, and something about their faces is just terrifically pleasant. They're also spongier, and more capable of sopping up all that alcoholic goodness.

2. Choose your vodka wisely.

Don't use a cheap vodka for this. Cheap vodka smells, and everyone's going to think you have an alcohol problem. You may have an alcohol problem, but Exhibit A should never, ever be your gummy bears.

The cheapest brand of vodka you should get for this is Svedka. Work your way up from there. There's probably no reason to put Grey Goose in your gummy bears, though. Unless you're a one-percenter: just do whatever you want in that case, or have your intern make this for you. It's good college experience.

3. Put them in a baking pan.

Put everything in a baking pan (or any flat container) two days before you plan to eat them. Wait two days. Take them out and dry them on a paper towel.

Get ready to enjoy your day at work.


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