Willy Wonka Fruit Splats + History of Wonka Candy

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These cookies are possibly the oddest cookies I have ever baked. They ‘splat’ or spread a little while baking and the melted sugar candies do interesting things. The blend of buttery cookie and tart, fruity candy is very unique. They are super cute and colorful though! The recipe is a basic sugar cookie plus Nerds and crushed Sweetarts and Gobstoppers.

The Willy Wonka Candy Company is a brand owned by the corporation Nestle. The brand, launched in 1971, is inspired by Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the film adaptations. They produce several popular candies including Sweetarts, Gobstoppers, Nerds and Laffy Taffy.

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Other Wonka Candy Recipes:

FRAQPIUHFD1FDGL.MEDIUM  Homemade Sweetarts from Instructables

candy3watermarked SweeTart and Pixy Stix Cake from EasyBaked

6066667757_da37b8ba0a  Rainbow Nerds Cupcakes From Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Nerds-Milkshake-600-2-of-4  Nerds Milkshake Recipe from Rachel Cooks

Check out the other recipes from this series:

Peppermint Mocha Biscotti

Cashew Toffee Cookies

Reese’s Lover’s Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

Carjacked Snickers No Bakes

  • Servings: 2 dozen cookies
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

½ cup granulated white sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

½ cup Sweetarts, crushed

½ cup Gobstoppers, crushed

½ cup Nerds


Sift or whisk together flour, salt and baking soda.

In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Mix in eggs and vanilla.

Combine wet and dry ingredients.

Mix in Gobstoppers and Sweetarts. (Crush until they are in pieces no bigger than mini chocolate chips and some are powdered.)

Mix in Nerds.

Chill dough overnight or for at least one hour.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheet.

Chill on cookie sheets for 15 minutes.

Bake on parchment-lined sheet at 350° F for 8-10 minutes.

Allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to rack to cool completely.

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