Coming up with recipes for our themed weeks is probably one of my favorite parts of doing this site. I have FOUR recipes for you today, giving you quite the selection for your Terminator-themed parties that you’ll be having over the long weekend.
If you’re smart, you’ll get the idea to make all these Terminator skull-themed treats around Hallowe’en season so you can easily obtain all this skull stuff instead of driving around all June trying to track things down until you just resort to over paying for everything on Amazon. Story of my life!
Terminator Endoskeleton Chocolates
We’ve seen T-800’s transformation from a killing machine out to get Sarah Connor to a protector of John Connor (and later Sarah Connor in Genisys), showing that outside that hardened exterior is a sweet, lovable endoskeleton.
Black Candy Melts
White Candy Melts
Wilton 3D Skull Candy Mold
Wilton Pearl Dust
Red Sprinkles or Red Gel Icing (not shown)
Life would be slightly easier if Wilton made silver or at least grey Candy Melts. I mean, grey chocolate? Who could resist! Looks like we’re doing this ourselves– I added about 2/3 white and 1/3 black candy melts to the ghetto double boiler (1970s Vision Cookware I stole from my mom plus a pot of boiling water I did not steal).
Stir very, very well. It takes a bit of time and patience to get the colors fully combined and not just a marbled mess.
Once the candy is melted and you’re satisfied with the grey base color, take a tall glass and put a Ziploc-brand Freezer Bag inside. Don’t cheap out and get the generic crap. This stuff is hot. Pour the molten lava chocolate into the baggie. The glass is a great trick I just recently started doing. I’m a dope.
Squeeze the chocolate into one corner, then snip the tip. This will make it way easier to fill the molds.
Place the mold onto a plate and fill ‘er up! Be sure to shimmy the molds and knock it on the counter a few times (carefully!) so that the chocolate settles evenly and you get rid of most of the air bubbles. Place in fridge until set. I left them overnight, but leaving for 1-2 hours should be fine, too.
Once the chocolates are set, gently flip them out onto a plate. The Wilton 3D Candy Mold was really easy to use and released the chocolates with no problems. This post is not sponsored by Wilton, but considering how much Wilton shit I’ve purchased for all the recipes on this site, it damn well should be. Wilton: Holla at yo’ gurl.
Using a smidgen of leftover Candy Melts, “glue” the two sides of the skulls together. Place back in fridge to set for at least 20 minutes. When you take them back out, feel free to gently thumb away any excess Candy Melt that formed along the seam of the skulls.
This is where things get fun. Or messy. Or both. Break out that Wilton Pearl Dust. This is what gives the chocolates their silver metallic finish. The packaging recommends two techniques: brushing the Pearl Dust on dry for an accent or combining equal parts Pearl Dust and lemon extract and painting it on. I found the “painting” technique didn’t adhere well to the chocolates, so I did two coats of brushing the Pearl Dust on dry. Please note: this gets everywhere. My kitchen is silver. This is my life now.
Once you’re satisfied with the silver, place back in fridge for a few minutes so they don’t melt while you play with your action figures…
Using icing and red, round sprinkles, or in this case: red gel icing, place in your eyeballs. The red gel icing gives the eyes a nice glowy look.
And of course, be sure to use leftover Wilton Candy Eyeballs from your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cupcakes to make things real weird.
BONUS RECIPE: Terminator Candy Bark
In making the above chocolates, you might get overzealous and melt entirely too many Candy Melts. Hey, it happens to the best of us. What can you do with all that leftover candy? You don’t want to waste it and at the same time you don’t want to continue burning your mouth by eating boiling chocolate out of a bowl. Read on, dear friends.
Leftover Melted Wilton Candy Melts
Try to keep up here. Place a piece of wax paper onto a plate. Pour leftover melted Candy Melts onto wax paper, spreading evenly with a spatula. Top with silver sprinkles to mimic shards of metal. Yum yum! Let set in fridge for two hours.
Once set, break into smaller pieces and feed to your favorite cybernetic organism.
T-1… TOO MANY Cocktail
After all that chocolate, you’ll need some equally sweet booze to wash it all down. These are tasty so it’s easy to have T-1… TOO MANY of them. Hah. Terminator joke.
Orange Juice (pulp-free. Don’t be a monster)
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
Skull Ice Molds (I found these ones on Amazon)
The night before, make some skull ice with your Amazon molds.
Pour one shot of Fireball into a glass. Preferably a light-up LED skull mug. Fill 3/4 of the way with orange juice, then add a splash of grenadine. We’re going for a fiery lava effect here… you know what I mean:
I thought so.
Get your skull ice out of the freezer and carefully lower it into the drink to mimic an Endoskeleton losing all of its fleshy layers.
Tastes like death and fire! Actually, it tastes sweet with a cinnamon mouthwash aftertaste, but that’s neither here nor there.
Terminator Endoskeleton Glow-in-the-Dark Jell-O Shots!
There’s a lot going on in these Jell-O shots. Perhaps too much. They have a silver metallic finish and light up under a blacklight just like your weird friend’s couch.
1 1/2 cups Tonic Water
1/2 cups Clear Booze (we went with Vanilla Vodka)
2 envelopes Plain Gelatine
Wilton Pearl Dust
Silicone Skull Ice Molds (this one is from Amazon)
Bring 3/4 cup of your tonic water to boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in two packets of plain gelatine, stirring until gelatine is fully dissolved. Transfer to heat-proof pitcher or other heat-proof container that will be easy to pour from. Add in remaining 3/4 cups of tonic water and the 1/2 cup of booze. Stir.
Add in Wilton Pearl Dust, starting slowly at first. Keep adding the pearl dust until you are satisfied with the color. It will be mesmerizing. Try not to get lost in it, we still have work to do.
Carefully pour the liquid into your molds and let set in fridge for at least four hours or until firm.
Remove from fridge and plop Jell-O out of molds. If you’re having trouble, dip the bottom of the mold into warm water. Be patient!
Plate ’em up and they’re ready for consumption!
And are T-800 approved! But wait… what about that blacklight?