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Eatable News: Gummy Bear bed, Peeps on the potty, the pho'wich and more

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

440-pound peanut butter cup, new Sriracha snacks, Gummy Bear bed and more food news

It's been a very eatable week in the food world, chock-full of surprising mashups, awesome Easter candy hacks, drool-worthy recipes, over-the-top cocktails and a candy-covered bed you have to see to believe.

Dive in to catch up on all the delicious food news you missed. And don't forget to check out last week's tastiest tidbits.

1. Gummy Bear bed

Craig's Beds just made all your midnight snacking dreams come true. They've covered a queen-size mattress in over 25,000 gummy bears to promote their new bed, "which is said to feel like you are sleeping more soundly than twenty-five thousand hibernating (gummy) bears." The project was meant to show "just how willing Craig's Beds is to go above and beyond to provide their customers with a memorable shopping experience..." What a time to be alive.

2. Kit Kat Sandwich

First Kitchen, a Japanese fast-food chain, recently rolled out the Kit Kat Sandwich, which consists of white bread + Kit Kat candy bar + whipped cream + orange peel. I'm not sure how I feel about the bread-Kit Kat combo, but I'd be willing to try it out for science. They're priced to sell at 220 yen ($1.81), but they're available for only a limited time.

3. Best use of Peeps, ever

440-pound peanut butter cup, new Sriracha snacks, Gummy Bear bed and more food news

Image: Diana Rambles

Maybe it's because I have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old, but these Peeps on the potty win Easter 2015 and every other Easter after that.

4. Easter bunny Jell-O shots

440-pound peanut butter cup, new Sriracha snacks, Gummy Bear bed and more food news

Image: Oh, Bite It!

In other ways to make Easter candy way better, I present these bunny Jell-O shots from Oh, Bite It! Because a hollow chocolate bunny (or several of them) filled with boozy Jell-O is quite possibly the best thing I could ever get in my Easter basket. (If you're more of a wine gal, there's a chocolate bunny hack for that too.)

5. Battle of the bloody marys

The trend of insanely garnished bloody marys seems to be on the upswing again, with these two contenders duking it out for top billing in the craziest cocktail category.

440-pound peanut butter cup, new Sriracha snacks, Gummy Bear bed and more food news

Image: Imgur

A bloody mary topped with a whole fried chicken and various accoutrements seems like it should take the cake, right?

440-pound peanut butter cup, new Sriracha snacks, Gummy Bear bed and more food news

Image: Imgur

Wrong. This masterpiece comes complete with a roast chicken, a burger, a pulled pork Sriracha-glazed slider, onion rings, chicken wings, a pulled pork mac and cheese hot dog and a brownie for dessert. Of course.

They both cost about $50 and would likely eliminate the need for brunch for several people. Which one gets your vote? (Both is a completely acceptable answer.)

6. Big Poppa Tart Donut

Put your stretchy pants on... The evil geniuses at Donut Bar stuffed a Pop-Tart into a doughnut and made this breakfast bonanza weighing in at 1 pound. The Big Poppa Tart was only meant to be a weeklong special, but due to the (not at all surprising) viral response, it's now become a permanent menu item. If you're not lucky enough to live in Southern California, I recommend shoving a Pop-Tart into a jelly doughnut. Big Poppa Tart Donut, hacked.

7. World's largest peanut butter cup

The Candy Factory in Los Angeles set out to break the world's record for largest peanut butter cup, which had previously been set at 250 pounds. Looks like they've smashed through that with this 440-pound whopper made in a (hopefully unused) kiddie pool. Once verified, the massive treat will be cut up into 1-pound pieces and sold for charity. Now that's sweet. (See what I did there?)

8. New line of real Sriracha snacks

440-pound peanut butter cup, new Sriracha snacks, Gummy Bear bed and more food news

Image: Pop! Gourmet Foods

There are plenty of Sriracha-flavored foods out there, but good news for those who want the real deal. Huy Fong Foods, the maker of the one and only original Sriracha sauce, has partnered with Pop! Gourmet Foods to make its own line of genuine Sriracha-infused snacks. This Sriracha popcorn is already being sold in stores, and Yahoo reports that you can soon look forward to snacking on spicy potato chips, croutons, tortilla chips, hummus and more.

9. Food mashup mania

440-pound peanut butter cup, new Sriracha snacks, Gummy Bear bed and more food news

Image: FoodMashups.com

It's been a delicious week for food mashups. First we were gawking at an over-the-top ramen burrito, and now I'm dreaming of this pho'wich. This luscious combination of soup and sandwich marries classic pho with a pastrami sandwich. Yes, seriously. Find out how it's made on Food Mashups.

10. Drool-worthy recipe of the week

440-pound peanut butter cup, new Sriracha snacks, Gummy Bear bed and more food news

Image: Spache the Spatula

It's hard to pick just one, but this week's drool-worthy recipe winner has to be Spache the Spatula's peanut butter bananas Foster cheesecake (with Do-Si-Do crust). If you ask me, this isn't a dessert you make to use up leftover Girl Scout cookies — it's why you buy them.

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