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What can you do with Bulk Jelly Beans?

Bulk Jelly Bean ideasWhen shopping for Easter candy, you may have noticed a lot of bulk jelly beans. Many shy away from buying such a large amount. However, there are plenty of things that you can do with jelly beans in bulk, besides eating them. Here are a few ideas to get the wheels turning this Easter:

Decorating

Jelly beans in bulk are great for center pieces and other Easter decorations. Check out these bloggers turn bulk jelly beans into centerpieces, wreathes, and topiaries.

Goodie Bags

You can get really creative with goodie bags filled with jelly beans. Check out these printables for ideas on the perfect party take-away.

Baked Goods

Decorating cakes, cookies, and cupcakes into fun flowers and spring patterns is easy with jelly beans! Here’s a fun example of a cake that used jelly beans to make cute flower patterns.

Be sure to stock up on your favorite jelly beans before the Easter Bunny stops by. Shop all jelly beans and Easter candy today at BlairCandy.com.

Valentine’s Day Candy in Bulk Makes Great Craft Supplies!

Valentine's Day Candy in Bulk for CraftingWhile Valentine’s Day Candy is a fun snack during the time leading up to Valentine’s Day, you can also make some very neat crafts with it! There are plenty of DIY decorations that are very simple and use candy and items you probably already have around the house. For example, this heart shaped wreath uses candy, hot glue, and ribbon. The only items you’ll probably need are the candy and foam wreath! Or check out these center pieces that use Valentine’s candy in bulk. For some, all you need is candy and glassware that you have in your cupboard. For more ideas on how to use candy in bulk for decorations or gifting, check our previous blog posts or follow us on Twitter!

Take a Break from the Holidays with this Gummy Candy Dessert!

These new gummy candy dinosaurs inspired us to think about clever ways we could use them. The idea that came to us first was the classic dirt pudding! Instead of using gummy worms, these gummy dinosaurs add a fun twist.

Gummy Dinosaurs

To make, you’ll need chocolate sandwich cookies, chocolate instant pudding, milk, and whipped topping.  Follow this recipe for instructions, then add your dinosaur gummies! This dessert is perfect for birthday parties, as a surprise after school snack, or just for any dinosaur lover. For more gummy candy, shop BlairCandy.com!

 

 

What to Do With Leftover Holiday Candy

cupcakes-690630_1280The toys are cleaned up, the wrapping paper is out of the way, and Christmas cookies are totally gone…but you still have candy left. Christmas and novelty candy seems to stick around long after the holiday. So, instead of keeping it around, try putting it into a dessert or craft that the whole family will love!  You’ll clear room in the pantry while not letting a single piece go to waste. Check out this link to find recipes to use up all of your left over novelty candy from the holidays!

Gummy Candy Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffer Gummy CandyWe’re getting close to Christmas! While shopping is in full swing, don’t forget the stockings in the rush! Gummy candy is afavorite among a lot of children, so we’ve picked three that your child will love. Have a fan of gummy food, like pizzas, hamburgers, and fries? The Gummy Lunch Bag will be a big hit with them! It’s packed with an assortment of gummy foods that will be fun to build and eat. Someone you know a big fan of Hello Kitty? These Hello Kitty gummies will definitely be the highlight of their stocking. Finally, we all know a lot of Harry Potter lovers out there, so give them the gift of Jelly Slugs! While it might not sound totally appealing, these fruity jelly creations will be a delicious treat. There are many other gummy candy treats available to go in stockings, so be sure to visit BlairCandy.com for more!

Happy National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
It’s National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! We have plenty of chocolate covered novelty candy treats for you on BlairCandy.com! Here are a few of our favorites:

– If you love salty and sweet tastes, try the Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

– For a more traditional chocolate covered treat, Cella’s chocolate covered cherries are a timeless treat.

– Rediscover a movie theater favorite with Raisinets, a California raisin coated in milk chocolate.

– Want to really indulge on a chocolate coated treat? Then grab a bag of Turtles!

No matter what your tastes are, you’re sure to find a chocolate novelty candy that you can celebrate National Chocolate Covered Anything Day with! For more, go to BlairCandy.com.

Three Concession Candy Twists on Your Favorite Sports Snacks

Concession SnacksLooking for something different to have at the concession stand? Look no further! Some crowd favorite snacks also come in concession candy form! These fun alternatives are sure to have people talking, trying, and enjoying new concession favorites! For example, everyone’s favorite slushee drink, Icee, comes in a dippable lollipop form! Also, for those who love orange or grape soda, there are sour gummi bottles of their favorite drink. Really looking for something different? These popular gummy mini burgers are sure to have people snacking. You can enjoy the burger all at once, or enjoy every fruity flavor individually. Whichever new concession candy snack you choose, your patrons will love the new addition! Shop all of our concession supplies, snacks, and candy at BlairCandy.com today!

 

Attract the Most Trick-or-Treaters in Your Neighborhood!

Chances are that if you’re sitting home on Halloween night with a bowl full of treats and your porch light on, you’re looking forward to having some Trick-or-Treaters stop by. But how do you make sure you get visits from as many Trick-or-Treaters as possible, and didn’t miss that Halloween party in vain? It’s simple – Have the most appealing house! Decorate your house colorfully, have Halloween music pouring from open windows, invite a few friends over to fill your house with laughter and help keep you in the Halloween spirit. Wear a costume, and even put a costume on the dog!

Don’t forget, you can also make your house a sure hit this Hallow’s Eve is by placing money in the Trick or Treat bags. Put together treat bags as you normally would, filling them with Halloween CandySpider Rings, and more… but then, add a $5 or $10 bill to a few of the bags. The idea isn’t to spend a ton of money; it’s to give kids a moment of wide-eyed excitement as they check their treat bags for some. When they visit, simply tell all the kids the truth – that every bag has Halloween Candy inside, but a few of them also have money. You’ll be sure to have the longest line of Trick or Treaters at your door!

What to do with Leftover Holiday Candy

It’s that time of year where we find ourselves with an excess of holiday candy going rapidly stale. Not sure what to do with it all? Don’t throw it away! Try some of these ideas first.
–  Bake them into cookies. Why have chocolate chip cookies when you can have chunky Snicker’s cookies?

– Add crushed candy canes to desserts like ice cream or brownies.

– Use candy canes to stir your hot chocolate or coffee. The peppermint flavor will be melted into your drink.

– Melt down milk chocolates for fondue or molding into newly-shaped chocolate.

– Add M&M’s to trail mix.

– Stick it in the freezer and reuse as Valentine’s Day candy later!

Prepare for Halloween with Gross Halloween Candy!

During September at Blair Candy, new Halloween candy and supplies arrive every day! We’re already receiving countless orders from candy lovers across the country preparing for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween parties. We’re big fans of the everlasting favorites, such as Brach’s candy corn and snack-size candy bar assortments from Hershey’s – but if you’re looking for something to separate your spooky celebration from the rest this year, try some of these unique treats from our selection of gross Halloween candy:

Creepy Gummi Candy: Enjoy delicious fruit gummies in the form of creepy, crawly bugs. With an assortment of gummy bugs like spiders, centipedes and scorpions, you’ll be sure to send the squeamish screaming!

Gummi Body Parts: These gummies will create a morgue in your mouth! Terrify your guests by leaving out a bowl of these gruesome gummy body parts in the shapes of brains, teeth, bones, feet, and more. They’re not just for the zombies – but a bag of these would be a great addition to a zombie costume!

Gummi Paint Tongue Bugs: Nothing will repulse your guests like a bowl full of gummy bugs! These creepy insects contain a center full of blue goo that paints your tongue, making them a hit with the kids.

If gummy bugs and body parts aren’t enough, browse the rest of our creepy, gross Halloween candy at BlairCandy.com. You’ll be sure to disgust all of your ghoulish guests!

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