So we challenge you, reader, to come up with ideas to make something from your vending machine worthy of a Top Chef quickfire award. (Remember they did it with an amuse bouche...) The rules are simple: Use only a microwave and what's in the machine. Be sure to include at least one savory and one sweet ingredient.
Behold the "stuffed rusty Bugle with nuts"! We melted our Snickers and Baby Ruth bars, dipped a Bugle in the nutty chocolate sauce and then stuffed the whole thing with the filling from a Swiss creme sandwich. Decadent? Hardly....but definitely worthy of a snack attack.
First we'll give you an example. Ours is a run-of-the-mill vending machine with classic Lays, Bugles, Doritos, plantain chips, Snickers, watermelon gum, M&M's, Famous Amos cookies among others.
Now who's up for the challenge? Just leave it in the message field or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check in next week to see who takes on this very exciting public throw down. (Okay, that may be overinflated, but hey, we're talking vending machines.)