73 Starbursts Makes an Adult Sized Treat for your Child Sized Heart

Large bag of Tropical Starbursts

Sometimes it’s fun to be a kid again. Today was one of those days.

I loved going to the movies as a kid, the only thing better than going to the movies was getting to eat candy. So, I metaphorically piddled my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle undies when my parents decided to fork over an extra $5 for me to go on a sugar high while watching the new Disney movie. I was enchanted by starbursts and resembled a starved honey badger hoped up on cocaine every time I got my hands on a pack. I would ferociously devour an entire pack before the previews were over, and while the sugar high was splendid; I craved a way to make the starbursts last longer. My solution was elegant: I would unwrap them one by one and slowly meld them together to make a starburst the size of my pounding heart!

Today we relive those golden days with more starbursts and less sticky fingers…

I unwrapped 76 tropical startbursts and placed 73 of them into a Tupperware container lined with parchment paper to minimize dishwashing















Next, I threw it in the microwave on high for 2.5 minutes. I pulled it out with 1 minute left as it started to bubble, gave it a little stir and put it back in to finish the last minute. Took it out, put it in the fridge to expedite the cooling process and voilà; a man sized starburst for my inner child.










Always look for ways to revisit positive childhood memories; it’s a great way to smile as you recall a much simpler time of life.

Authors note: I ate it and it was delicious.

  • steph says:

    OMG you ate it!!! what happened to the other 3 starbursts???!!

    • Dave says:

      It’s hard to unwrap so many tropical smelling starbursts without being tempted to nom-nom-nom. 3 starbursts fell to casualties that day as I fell to temptation thrice.

  • joy! says:

    Ahhh, brilliance! That is something I’m going to have to try before 2012. Or this weekend ^_^

  • Supah Kitteh says:

    I just made this, Yummy:)

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