Candy Crafts and Trivia

Did you know that Americans eat 24 pounds of candy each year? In honor of Halloween candy stashes and waistlines everywhere, I’ll save you the calories and give you the clever candy crafts and the creative candy trivia!

The Best Candy Crafts and Fun Candy Trivia Ruffles and Rain Boots

This week, I’ll be hosting the oh-so-popular #TriviaScope night on Periscope. It’s a ton of fun and you can actually win cash towards a coffee or your next purchase – I’ll be giving away a $5 gift card (your choice of one)! If you don’t have the Periscope app on your phone or tablet, you can still play along for fun by going here on your computer or device.

TriviaScope On Periscope Candy Trivia by Ruffles and Rain Boots

But let’s say you’re here for candy crafts along with some candy trivia. Before we take a look at some of my favorite candy-themed bits of candy craft creativity, first a bit of trivia…

Candy Trivia Fun Fact

Skittles: This is me, shaking my head. Naughty, naughty Skittles. It turns out, Skittles stole the WRONG recipe which is how we got these fruity, chewy treats.

It’s still wrong, Skittles.

Candy Crafts: Drink

Did you know Skittles can be used to make colored, flavored vodka, rum, or just about any other adult beverage mixer you can think of? Hello, Christmas gifts! I’m sure we’ve all see the tutorial that takes weeks, but here’s the tutorial to make a quick Skittles vodka recipe in just 24 hours.

This is so happening. Who wants to be on my holiday gift list this year?

Skilttles Vodka candy craft _Mix That Drink

Candy Crafts: Halloween Peeps

Although many think candy corn is the most dreadful candy the frightfully sweet holiday has ever given us, I happen to believe the most vile confection invented is something far more loved by the masses: Peeps.

I. Don’t. Do. Peeps.

Anyone – everyone – who knows me knows that Peeps FREAK ME OUT. Because there is no denying they’re super-duper adorable, however, instead of eating them I think they’d be oodles better when turned into this Halloween Peeps Topiary.

Peeps Topiary Candy Craft Wreath _The Checkered Apple1

Candy Crafts: For the Kids

If you think the Halloween candy stash should be pared down (even more so than the ‘few’ you sneaked from the kid’s stash), try re-purposing some of that candy for an upcoming holiday. How cute would these be nestled in a stocking?

I’m doing this… If I have my daughter has any candy leftover… I’m not kidding anyone, I’ll just go buy more candy to make these.

Christmas Candy Craft Pouches _Keeping it Simple

Candy Trivia

If you’d like to play an online trivia game right now, check out this one whose answers are either M & M’s or Skittles. With a 50/50 chance, what’s to lose?

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Don’t forget to join us on Periscope (follow @RufflesandRain) or on the web for the #TriviaScope fun on Thursday at 6pm / 9pm Eastern! We play trivia every Thursday and would love it if you join in on the hilarity that keeps us laughing all the way through the game.

Periscope Trivia Scope Night with Ruffles and Rain Boots

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  1. The skittles vodka looks so yummy! I never even had a peep until I was in my twenties. Eww.

    Can’t wait for the trivia!!! I at least know the answer to 1 question! M&m’s hahahaha

    1. Deborah – Sneaky Skittles, right? I’m sort of glad their moral fiber was a bit thin because I sure do love those little candies. I’ve tried the Skittles vodka (except purple because purple is nasty) and can safely say it’s an awesome gift (to give or receive)!

  2. This is adorable! I might have to start doing a post about trivia night- what a fantastic idea!! Love love love…and naughty skittles is right!! But skittles vodka…yum

    1. Katie,

      Isn’t it funny to do a whole post about it? But I figured that I was a) doing the work and b) might as well get double-duty from that work.

      Laziness breeds creativity, right?

  3. I don’t do peeps either! They gross me out.

    Funny story… my hubby and I made an emergency survival kit back in 2008. Just this August we remembered to go through it and everything was bad – except for 2 packs of Peeps he threw in there because we refuse to eat them. lol That’s got to tell you something.

    What an interesting fact about Skittles! I had no idea!

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Ewww Heeby-jeebies for me with that, Jennifer. It’s scary how long they last. I think they’ve got that cuteness factor going for them.

      On a positive side, you could throw those Peeps back in to the emergency kit. :)

  4. I don’t do Peeps either. I honestly don’t know how they are still around. That infused vodka looks amazing! A really great gift for sure!

    1. Right, Tiffany! That vodka is so happening for friends this year. They can pick their favorite flavor.

      My mom and sister both have just one and then are good for the year (but they still eat that one…) Ugh… Shudders.

  5. Oh my goodness, that peeps topiary is the cutest Halloween decoration I have ever seen! What a great idea!


  6. Hello my periscope star studded friend! I love the idea of a candy trivia party and I will try and join (if the children cooperate).

    I don’t think there is a candy I don’t like…. Well except for the nasty brown poop looking stuff on a spoon that you can get in border towns!

    1. Haha That is disgusting stuff, although admittedly I’ve never tried it.

      I do hope you can join us for the trivia – it’s such a great time. It’s PG, so let the kids play! :)

    1. Haha – it’s my favorite candy and I was like, “Say it isn’t sooooooooo!”

      You should join us for the Candy Trivia on Periscope, Echo!