This Cherry Coke Mentos White Chocolate Fudge is sure to have you bouncing off the walls in no time! It’s the only way to enjoy some cola and Mentos candy without an explosion, well except for the flavorful explosion in your mouth!
What a fun movie we got to see this month for Food N’ Flix. This time we watched an animated film called Wreck-It Ralph and the food inspirations were sweetly mind-boggling. But eventually, I settled on a drink and candy combo: the Glitch Cocktail and a Cherry Coke Mentos White Chocolate Fudge. Sugar rush guaranteed! And now that is a tongue twister, say 3 times fast: Cherry Coke Mentos White Chocolate Fudge.
Now I had seen Wreck-It Ralph once before but it was a long time ago and I did not remember there being any food in it. Was I ever wrong! This 2012 Disney movie features a stellar voice cast with John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch. Ralph is the bad guy in his video game and he can no longer take the hate and rejection of his fellow video game characters. He thinks he needs to win a medal to hopefully gain their friendship.
Ralph goes to Hero’s Duty, a shooting game, and earns himself a medal. But catastrophe ensues as he tries to leave the game and he ends up in an escape pod that crash lands into the game Sugar Rush, a racing cart game set n a candy made land. Not long after he arrives, he meets Vaneloppe, a disliked glitch character, who steals his medal so she can enter the cart race. This set a whole lot of problems as glitches cannot race, ever.
Ralph and Vaneloppe end up having to join forces for the common good and save Sugar Rush. In the process they realize that they have a lot more in common then they first realized. Will Vanelope get to race and will Ralph get his due respect from Fix-it-Felix? Watch the movie to find out!
Food sightings in this movie
Sugar Rush video game, pie, coffee and cookies, cherries, martinis, cake, rootbeer, mushroom, subway soda, eggs, Candy Cane Forest, sweets, candies and chocolate, Gumball Gorge and Cakeway. It has many attractions like Diet Cola Mountain, King Candy’s Castle and the Sugar Rush Speedway, jujube, gum drops, taffyta, candy corn, lollipop, swiss roll, donut, cupcake, oreo, milk duds, devil dogs, waffers, choco covered pretzel, jaw breaker, vanellope, nesquick sand, laffy taffy, batter, frosting, decorating, sprinkles, sugarfree lollipop, ice sculpture, mentos and diet cola, red rope licorice, molasses, cough drop, sour candy, brown sugar cubes, chocolate milk, nuts, marshmallow, popcorn container, ice cream cone, a la mode, piruline, whoppers, angel food cake, peanut brittle. I am missing lots of items and some candies I do not remember their names, but you can find the full list here.
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Cherry Coke Mentos White Chocolate Fudge
OK, so at first I really wanted to do a recipe with Coke and Mentos. Besides the infamous jet fuel propelled explosion you get when adding Mento to a bottle of Coke (there are a gazillion videos online if you are curious) there are no recipes that combines these two ingredients. Bummer!
Then I thought of doing a candy landscape but that seemed like an expensive project. Why not come up with one candy intense treat that is pretty colourful and brings out some of the candies in the movie? I saw a recipe for Coke jelly and inspiration struck. I made my own cherry Coke jelly cubes and incorporated them into a white chocolate fudge. With the addition of Mentos and cherries of course.
Kind of a messy crazy mix, without any explosions. My white chocolate did not cooperate super well and seized. It was a fun recipe to make but once was enough lol.
Cherry Coke Mentos White Chocolate Fudge
- 12 ounces white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 package cherry Jello
- optional brown food gel
- 1 cup diet Coke
- 1/2 cup cherries
- 3 rolls of Mentos candy
- Bring diet Coke to a boil in a microwave. Mix with the Jello powder until the gelatin has dissolved. Stir in food gel is using. Pour in a loaf pan and set in the fridge. Cut into cubes, place in a bowl and set aside.
- Line your loaf pan with parchment paper and generously grease it. Scatter a 1/3 of the cherries, Mentos and jello cubes on the bottom of pan.
- Combine white chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt in a bowl. Microwave in 20 second instalments, stirring until the chocolate is melted.
- Gently fold in the remaining cherries, Mentos and jello cubes.
- Transfer to pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate overnight.
- Remove from pan and peel off paper before cutting into squares.
I could have added some fun colourful items to really make it over the top, like these fun multicoloured jello cubes or my playdough cookies. Perhaps some drunken gummy bears. But hey let’s keep it classy 😉
Now I really wanted to also add a little recipe in honour of Vanellope Von Sschweetz. This misunderstood bad character, a glitch in the game in fact, does turn out to be a hero. Well, I actually found a recipe online, a super colourful cocktail with mango juice and blue curacao called a Glitch.
I think it pairs fabulously with the cherry Coke Mentos white chocolate fudge. It’s an over the top combo just like the landscape in the Sugar Rush video game.
Food ‘n Flix is hosted this month by Amy at Amy’s Cooking Adventures! In this monthly group, a host picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. Join us!
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Wow two recipes!!! I’m impressed.
Two ‘crazy’ recipes 😉
Yummmm!!! This looks so good
Thank you Amber 🙂
I am like you, have seen this movie before but I do not remember any food in it. Now I know I was deeply wrong :). Loved your creativity in this post.
Thanks Amira and it is amazing what you see with food goggles on lol.
I LOVE your creativity here! Amazing recipes!
Thank you Amy, it was so inspiring to have fun in the kitchen with your movie choice!
So, I was going to sit this round out b/c I just didn’t really want to watch an animated film. Thanks for the introduction to it because I had now idea all these stars were in it. And, you have truly inspired me with your coke and mentos—that is a hilarious combo! Love the glitch too!
I am so glad my film intro has changed the tide of you participating a bit. It really is a fun one for grown-ups too. And look at the crazy inspiration you can get from it lol 🙂
I would have never thought of that flavor combo, and in fudge. I’d totally give it a try.
Thanks Lara 🙂
OMG, this recipe’s name is insane but I love it!! Wreck it Raph is one of my fave Disney movies and of course I knew every candy you mentioned from the movie. LOL
Ha ha yeah the name is a mouth full! So cool you are a fan of the movie 😀
I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who clocks the food mentions in cartoons, lol! LOVE the look of all these!
LOL I don’t normally but it was for the food n flix challenge. lots of fun!
OMG! This is so fun and utterly clever. Mentos in fudge is like the the next cool thing. They look delicious too.
Cool and minty is the right word 🙂 Thank you!
Sounds like a fun combo, but I’d be afraid I might be bouncing off the walls after indulging. I love the way you’ve combined all the ingredients for such a creative recipe.
Thank you Alison and for sure you would be on a major sugar high lol.One small piece is enough.
Cherries, white chocolate and vodka? What else do you need, really? That fudge sounds delicious, and I have got to try making myself a Glitch asap!
Not much, it’s all life-sustaining foods lol! Cheers!
Well, you get an A for effort on the fudge. But your glitch cocktail is beautiful and looks perfectly sippable!
LOL thank you for the A and Cheers.
WOW! I’m almost speechless. So creative and I bet it’s is so very fun to eat. Looks like so much is going to happen with every bite. You’re too much Evelyne!
LOL why thank you MJ, I love to surprise with really weird stuff sometimes.
Wow! I didn’t even think to put Mentos in a fudge. I’ve used jelly beans in a unicorn fudge so I guess that totally makes sense 😀
Honestly lol they were a bit weird, too chewy
So creative, Evelyne! This fudge recipe seems definitely worth trying!
Thanks Agness, and lots of running after a piece!
Nooooo no!!! Not while I’m dieting!!! LOL!
LOL, oh they were just terrible, you are not missing anything 😉
Wow very creative indeed! I never thought I would see someone creating a recipe like this, well done
LOL I never thought I would create such a recipe either, takes a cartoon for such inspiration.
Sounds like a fun movie! And you’ve whipped some some great goodies to honor it. And I just happen to have some blue curacao on hand, so I’m all set to make the Glitch cocktail. 🙂
Thank you John and you know you are the only person I know that would have blue curacao at home for sure lol.
I need to try these recipes soon. That glitch cocktail had me salivating at work. Is it happy hour yet? haha
Thanks Ixamar and waring, the fudge recipe can be messy and not so pretty lol but tastes good. And as for the cocktail, you know what they say, it is always 5pm somewhere lol.
Ahahahahahaha! This post really make me laugh – and I tried repeating your head title a few times with no luck! (can you imagine having to do it, when being tipsy? haha)
What a colourful and funny post! I love animation – and I haven’t seen this one, so thank you for giving a pregnant women great entertainment! I am not sure, if I should try making your tempting recipe as being pregnant I might make my baby bounce all over in my tummy 😀
Thanks for giving me a laugh, Evelyne
Louise, I am so happy you got a good laugh out of it lol. I think it is easier to say it 3 times WHEN tipsy, after the pregnancy you can try again lol. It’s a bit of a messy recipe too lol. But you should see that movie, really fun even for grown-ups 🙂 Have a great day!
Woo hoo! You had me at cherries and vodka, and white chocolate too! Delicious for sure and thanks for the recipes, Evelyne! Looking forward to sipping!
LOL thanks Pam, I think a lot of people will find a couple of things they like here! Cheers.
What fun and creative stuff! Would have never thought of using Mentos in fudge!
Indeed Angie, it was a fun and very experimental recipe lol.