Mondelēz International has announced the winners of the 2021 Sour Patch Kids Bitz Recipe Contest presented by Chef’s Roll. 

Open to U.S.-based chefs, professional cooks, restaurant operators and culinary students, the contest required participants to create an original recipe showcasing Sour Patch Kids Bitz that reflected their personal skills, style and taste for a chance to win big with more than $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

More than 120 unique recipes were submitted. From strudels and spring rolls to panna cotta and pound cake, each recipe was judged on originality, the use of Sour Patch Kids Bitz and photo appeal. Judges narrowed it down to 15 finalists before announcing the winners:

  • Grand Prize Winner: Croissants made with Sour Patch Kids Bitz, filled with key lime curd and strawberry coulis and topped with raspberry glaze and Sour Patch Kids Bitz from Chef Alina Muratova
  • Second Place Winner: Crème brûlée made with Sour Patch Kids Bitz from Chef Melonee O’Keefe
  • 3rd Place Winner: Macarons made with Sour Patch Kids Bitz from Chef Octavio Iván Fernandez
  • Student Winner: Fruitcake made with Sour Patch Kids Bitz from Chef Desiree Bonnville

As demonstrated by the number of unique entries, the “Sour, then Sweet” treat is a versatile ingredient that can be used across dayparts.

For more recipe inspiration, check out all the entries created for this contest at #2021SPKBitzContest on Instagram. Learn more about Sour Patch Kids Bitz at