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Easter PEEPS Recipes

Everyone’s favorite Easter candy is back after a short hiatus due to COVID-19. Yes, delicious marshmallow PEEPS have arrived in all their colorful glory and we can’t be more excited.

To celebrate their return, we’re sharing some of our favorite PEEPS recipes for you to check out and possibly make for your friends and family.

PEEPS Dessert Board

Move over charcuterie! Make way for the sweetest dessert board in town featuring none other than Easter PEEPS. Your favorite marshmallow chicks and bunnies will brighten up this display of fresh fruit, popcorn, pretzels, candy, and cupcakes. Get instructions and instructions for baking your own cakes and brownies here.


PEEPS Easter Garden Cake

Looking for a cute and easy to make Easter dessert? Here’s one that’s perfect for serving before or after an Easter egg hunt! Marshmallow PEEPS Bunnies are the stars of delicious Devil’s Food Cake that resembles a garden complete with Peter Cottontail’s favorite snack – carrots (the candy variety, of course!). Find the recipe here.


Layered PEEPS Crispy Treats

Here’s a quick and easy treat everyone will love. In this recipe, PEEPS aren’t used for decoration, they’re actually an ingredient that you melt down to add the bright color and unique taste to these crispy rice treats. You’ll instantly recognize the taste and love the rainbow of colors that the PEEPS add to this classic. Find the recipe here.


PEEPS S’mores

Who doesn’t love S’mores? Give this classic campfire treat an Easter twist by using PEEPS instead of regular marshmallows. Best of all, they’re ready in less than a half-hour and you don’t need to light a fire to enjoy them. Although, if you want to, you can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up. Find the recipe here.


PEEPS Houses

Here’s one that’s both a craft and a snack! While you’ve heard of gingerbread houses for Christmas time, we bet you haven’t heard of these PEEPS houses for Easter. This is a fun activity that the whole family can partake in and the completed houses make for great decorations around the home or can be given away to friends as gifts. Find instructions here.

Are you looking forward to making some of these Easter desserts and decorations? Great! While you’re here be sure to check out our complete selection of Easter candy. Our huge candy warehouse is chock full of delicious treats that everyone in your family will enjoy.

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

No matter where you are in the country, winter brings cooler weather and cooler temperatures mean it’s the perfect time to curl up with a nice cup of hot chocolate. After all, chocolate is the ultimate comfort food!

Now, you can opt for powdered mixes in a pinch, but when you want to really enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, there’s no better way than with a hot chocolate bomb.

Chocolate bombs are all the rage, and for good reason – they create the best cup of hot chocolate you’ll ever taste! But what are they? They’re milk or dark chocolate balls that contain cocoa mix and mini marshmallows inside. You then put them in your favorite mug, pour hot milk over them and as the chocolate melts, the marshmallows are released and voila! A delicious mug of hot chocolate!

Your local gourmet chocolate shop has probably been busy making (and selling out of) these trendy treats, and we sell one that’s ready-to-use (and yes, it keeps selling out). But if you’re handy in the kitchen and want to whip up a batch of bombs yourself, we’re here to help with this simple recipe.

First off, you’re going to need a few ingredients:

  • The most important is the chocolate! We recommend milk chocolate melting wafers, which are designed to melt quickly.
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Round silicone baking mold

To make your bombs:

  1. Melt the chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring in between until it’s smooth.
  2. Use a round silicone baking mold to form the bomb. Drop about a teaspoon of chocolate into the cavity of the mold and cover the sides completely to make the first half of the bomb’s shell.
  3. On a parchment lined baking sheet, invert the baking mold (chocolate side up) and pop in the freezer for a few minutes to set.
  4. Remove from the freezer and gently press on the mold to release the bomb.
  5. Fill half of the bombs with a tablespoon of hot cocoa mix and 2 tablespoons of mini marshmallows.
  6. Warm a plate of bowl of water in the microwave. Take an empty bomb half and dip the edge into this water to slightly melt the chocolate and place it on a full half bomb and seal the two pieces together.
  7. Freeze for about 30 minutes to set, then enjoy!

For pictures and more detailed instructions on how to create your own DIY Chocolate Bombs, check out https://julieblanner.com/hot-chocolate-bombs/

Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

With Halloween comes candy. Lots of candy! Sometimes you just have so much candy left over from trick-or-treating you may find yourself asking, “what am I going to do with it all?”

Well, besides sneaking a piece here and there, taking it to the office and sharing it with co-workers, or using it to satisfy a 3am craving for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, there are some ways to turn leftover Halloween candy into sweet treats.

Two of our favorite things are candy and pie. So it goes without question that one of our top picks is a recipe for a fantastic Candy Bar Pie! CrazyForCrust.com has a delicious way for your to turn all that Halloween candy into one delicious treat that is a cross between a pie and a thick, gigantic cookie.

The crust on this beauty is actually a blondie and the filling can be M&M’s, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Rolo, or whatever other chocolate delights you have. Just looking at the photo of the completed dessert masterpiece has our mouths watering.

Want to make this delight even better? Top it off with a scoop of ice cream!

For the complete recipe, click here.

Photo credit – crazyforcrust.com

A staple of Halloween candy, whether you’re a fan or not, is candy corn. Chances are you’re going to have some of this seasonal treat left over, so why not use it to create a tasty snack?

Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs are so easy to make and can be done in just a few minutes. Just take some pretzels, put a HERSHEY’s Kisses or HERSHEY’s Hugs on top, put them in the oven to melt, then top with a piece of candy corn!

The result is a crunchy, sweet, candy corn treat you are going to love! For the step-by-step directions, visit Sally’s Baking Addiction by clicking here.

Photo credit – sallysbakingaddiction.com

Our third favorite recipe for leftover Halloween candy is a decadent dessert that looks as fantastic as it tastes – TWIX Cheesecake Bars.

Yes, cheesecake!

This one is going to take a little more effort, but trust us, when it’s done and you have your first bite, you’re never going to settle for plain old cheesecake ever again.

Domestic Superhero has step-by-step instructions for creating this candy / dessert masterpiece that makes TWIX the star. While the recipe calls for TWIX Bites, you can also use regular TWIX bars if that’s all you have.

This one is so good, you’re going to want to bookmark it, as this is a perfect recipe for next time you’re looking for a sweet holiday dessert for home or for a party.

Photo credit – domesticsuperhero.com

Happy Halloween and more than that – happy baking!

Candy and Cupcakes – The Perfect Combination!

Ask a party planner what’s a hot dessert for bridal showers, birthday parties, corporate events, or even weddings and without hesitation they’re bound to say, “cupcakes!”

The simple cake desert has been reinvented and today they’re tastier, more complex, and far more decadent than a simple vanilla cupcake with chocolate icing that may have been one of your favorites as a child.

Professional bakers and home chefs have embraced the cupcake much like an artist embraces a blank canvas –  only the cupcake is an edible masterpiece – one that sometimes looks too good to eat.

When creating fanciful dessert cakes, candy is often used as an ingredient in some form, either as a topping or tucked away inside waiting to be discovered with the first bite.

One example where candy is used as an unexpected surprise is with a Pinata Cupcake. Like the name implies, the cupcake itself is like a pinata where the inside is filled with delicious sweets.

To make a pinata cupcake, whip up a batch like you normally would and bake them all the way. Once they’re cooled, carve a center section of the cupcake out and put in some candy treats. Cover the hole up with a piece of the cake you cut out, then seal it all up with some frosting and some decorations if you want.

When someone takes their first bite or cuts into it, surprise!

Photo credit: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/

There are different types of candy you can use as filler for pinata cupcakes. Rainbow sprinkles are a favorite, as are M & Ms. For kids parties, we even have dinosaur sprinkles that are sure to be a hit either inside the pinata cupcake or sprinkled on top of the frosting.

Step-by-step instructions for pinata cupcakes, can be found here.

Another example of how to use candy in your cupcakes is to literally put a candy bar inside! Well, not a full candy bar, but the snack size mini versions.

For Candy Bar Cupcakes, you’re actually baking the candy bar with the cake, unlike how candy is added for the Pinata Cupcakes. By following this recipe, you’ll whip up your batter, fill your cupcake liner about ⅓ full, add your snack size candy bar, then fill the rest of the way with batter.

Once they’re baked, you’ll decorate them with frosting and sprinkles. When you bite or cut into them you’ll get a delicious bust of unexpected flavor thanks to the melted chocolate bar.

Photo credit: https://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/

The best candy to use for these Candy Bar Cupcakes include the snack size variety of Milky Way, Twix, Snickers, and Rolo.

These are just two examples of how you can take your next batch of cupcakes to the next level. So next time you’re in the mood to do some baking, don’t hesitate to incorporate candy into your recipe.

Sweeten Up Your Gender Reveal with Candy!

Gender reveals are all the rage right now and many have been coming up with some very creative ways to make the big announcement. From smoke bombs and confetti to cakes and pinatas, we’ve seen a lot! But, when it comes to sweet occasions like this, we can’t help but think about different ways to incorporate candy, so let’s go!

First, let’s head over to our candy by color section – the perfect spot for selecting sweets in specific colors for wedding receptions, bridal showers, birthday parties, class reunions… and gender reveals!

Of course, we have a great selection of pink and blue candy perfect for the occasion, many available in bulk for satisfying the sweet tooth of a small to large gathering.

Pink and blue mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Hershey Kisses are perfect for putting into large clear pedestal jars or bowls. They come in 5lb bags so there’s great for filling up these large types of containers, and let’s be honest… nobody is going to pass up one of these classic chocolate treats.


We all know that kids just love lollipops so why not include these as part of your gender reveal to welcome in your new addition! Whirly Pops are available in, you guessed it, pink and blue. You can even tie a little tag onto the lollipop’s stick with your family name and date of the party so your guests can have a keepsake of your special day.


Another candy that goes great in clear display containers are pink and blue chocolate balls. They can also be used as small party favors. Take a small amount and put them into a small clear drawstring bag, tie the top with a pink or blue ribbon, and voila!


There’s also large gum balls and some classic candies such as pink and blue rock candy sticks and the ever popular candy sticks that bring a bit of nostalgia to your party.

Whether you’re hosting a gender reveal party or another event and you’re looking for creative ways to incorporate candy, just head over to our candy by color section to pair sweets with your company, sports team, high school, or college’s colors and wow your guests with a sweet surprise.

Lucky Charms Marshmallows Snack and Treat Recipe Suggestions

The other day we shared the “Best Rice Krispies Treats Recipe” which if you didn’t whip up a batch yet, you should! Desserts and treats made with marshmallows are perfect for any time of the year, but are especially great for summer picnics and cookouts.

While dreaming about those delicious marshmallow krispies treats, we started thinking about adding a little twist to them by incorporating some of our colorful marshmallow bits into them! These mini marshmallows are the ingredient that everyone loves in Lucky Charms cereal, but not too many know that they’re available to purchase in bulk all by themselves.

Now that we have your attention, these charms marshmallow bits come in both an 8oz and 5lb bag and can be used in a variety of ways. Today, we’re going to share a few of them.

Marshmallows and Candy in Bulk | BlairCandy.com

First, let’s talk about those Rice Krispies Treats. You can go about this two different ways. If you want to keep these treats a little on the traditional side but with a splash of color, follow the original recipe and add in a handful or two of our charms marshmallow bits to the Rice Krispies cereal. These won’t melt as much as the regular marshmallows will, so they’ll retain their shape and texture.

If you want to go a different route and substitute Lucky Charms cereal for the Rice Krispies, you can do that as well! But since we all know there’s never enough marshmallow in Lucky Charms, we recommend adding some additional marshmallow bits to the recipe.

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats photo courtesy of showmetheyummy. 

Here’s a dessert or even a snack that you can make and take with you to a BBQ or picnic and it looks simply delicious! Lucky Charms Munch is a pretty simple recipe to make that has just a handful of ingredients – pretzels, M&Ms, white chocolate melts, Lucky Charms marshmallows, and some sprinkles to top it off.

Lucky Charms Munch

Lucky Charms Munch. Photo courtesy of deliciouslysprinkled.

The recipe for this eye-catching treat is simple, doesn’t require you to use the stove, and is ready in under a half-hour.

A third way to incorporate our marshmallow bits is the easiest and one to surely cool everyone down on a hot summer day. Grab your favorite flavor of ice cream, top it off with some chocolate syrup, sprinkles, whipped cream, and these marshmallows! How simple and delicious is that?

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Sundae

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Sundae. Photo courtesy tbsp.

By now you’re probably saying, “wow, I’m “lucky” I found this post!” We’re happy you did and we hope you enjoy some of our suggestions for enjoying a popular ingredient in cereal to make some fantastic snacks and desserts.

Create Your Own Backyard Candy Buffet with these Sweet Ingredients

Planning a summertime backyard BBQ is fun, but it also takes a lot of work. You have to put together your list, head to the grocery store, lug everything in the house only to realize you forgot the potato chips.. and then there’s the cooking and cleanup!

While it takes effort, it’s also a lot of fun. But you know what’s even more fun and takes a whole lot less work? Creating your own “Backyard Candy BBQ,” of course! That’s right, you can plan your own backyard candy buffet without ever having to light up the grill or cook Uncle Orville’s burger to the right temperature, with our summertime sweets.

Let’s go over the menu:


From the Grill

No BBQ would be complete without everyone’s favorite – hot dogs! Our Gummy Hot Dogs are what everyone will be craving and there won’t be any argument about whether ketchup or mustard belongs on one of these weiners!

You can’t have hot dogs without burgers, so we’ve got you covered! Mini Gummy Burgers are a big hit year-round, but even more so in the summer. These stackable gummy treats are great to eat whole or piece by piece!


From the Oven

Now we know there may be a few of your guests who don’t like hot dogs or burgers, so why not give them pizza! Gummy Pizza of course! You didn’t think we’d leave out this all-time classic, did you? These five-slice “pies” may just be better than the real thing.


Side Orders

You can’t have burgers and hot dogs without a side of fries, right? No need to get the deep fryer out for these! Gummy French Fries are both sweet and sour and absolutely a delicious addition to your summer soiree.


Dessert

No party is complete without dessert. Now you may be thinking, “after all this candy what could we possibly have for dessert?” More candy, of course! This time in the shape of Gummy Cupcakes. They come in wonderful flavors including orange, strawberry, pineapple, and banana and have a spongey vanilla center just like the real thing.


What do you think of this mouthwatering menu? If you’re looking to add even more delectable bites, be sure to check out our complete selection of backyard snacks for something that everyone on your invite list will enjoy.

Fun Desserts Made with Favorite Easter Candy

Easter is certainly a sweet time of year. From chocolate rabbits and peanut butter eggs to a variety of unique and flavorful jelly beans, there’s no shortage of delicious treats. But did you know that Easter candy can also be used as an ingredient in some decadent desserts?

We’ve compiled a few of our favorites that we’re sure will be a big hit!

Carrot Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of carrot cake. We thought so, which is why we picked this recipe as one of our faves. This easy-to-make-cake has only eight ingredients and is prepped and baked in under an hour. The addition of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips really elevates a classic carrot cake to the next level.

Carrot Cake with Reese's Peanut Butter Chips

Carrot Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips

Get the recipe from Hershey’s here  and the ingredients from Blair Candy here:


Nested Easter Egg Cupcakes
Take your favorite cupcake recipe and turn it into something unique this Easter by adding some chocolate and everyone’s favorite – Cadbury Mini Eggs! This recipe from bakers royale shows how you can turn an ordinary cupcake into a fanciful nest made of chocolate that holds those delicious candy eggs.

Nested Easter Egg Cupcakes

Nested Easter Egg Cupcakes

Get the recipe from bakers royale here  and the ingredients from Blair Candy here:


PEEPs Flower Cake
If you’re ready to make everyone jealous of your dessert prowess, look no further! Eyes will be fixed on this Easter cake made with everyone’s favorite marshmallow treat – PEEPS. It starts off with a classic yellow cake and by adding some sweet indulgences as decorations, it’s transformed into a confectionary delight.

PEEPs Flower Cake

PEEPs Flower Cake

Get the recipe from PEEPS here  and the ingredients from Blair Candy here:


Bunny Bait Easter Crack
Here’s one you can make that everyone in your family will love. Bunny Bait Easter Crack is a take on a Christmas staple but reimagined for Peter Cottontail himself. Made with simple ingredients including popcorn, Chex cereal, pretzel sticks, chocolate, and M&Ms, this is a quick and simple treat you can whip up on the fly.

Bunny Bait Easter Crack

Bunny Bait Easter Crack

Get the recipe from My Incredible Recipes here  and the ingredients from Blair Candy here:


If you make one of these delicious desserts, be sure to let us know and share photos on our Facebook page.

Happy Baking!

Fun, Easy to Make Chocolate Christmas Tree Treats

The holidays are the perfect time of year to show off your creative skills – especially if you like spending time in the kitchen baking and making treats to share with friends, family, and co-workers.

Cookies, cupcakes, pies, and sweets make great gifts and always are always welcome in the office breakroom.  If you have children, making these treats together as a family activity can be the start of an annual holiday tradition.

One easy to make treat that’s fun for the whole family to make is Christmas Tree Pretzels. Like snowflakes, each one is unique and how you decorate each tree is up to you!

Photo credit: KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com


Let’s dig into the recipe that can be found here at KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com:

  • – 1 bag of mini pretzel sticks that you can pick up at any grocery store
  • – 1 bag of candy melts that we sell in red, green, brown and white
  • – 3-5 tbsp coconut oil
  • – 1 container of Christmas sprinkles or any sprinkle of your choice including these rainbow sprinkles we sell in bulk if you want to make a lot of these to give away as gifts
  • – 1 cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  • – 1 squeeze bottle with a number 2 tip Sugarbelle line from Michaels

Once you gather all your ingredients, it’s time to have fun!

  • – Using a double boiler, melt the candy melts and coconut and mix until smooth
  • – Carefully scoop the melted candy melt into the decorating bottle
  • – Place about 10 pretzel sticks onto the parchment paper
  • – Using the squeeze bottle, pipe the details of a Christmas tree onto the pretzel
  • – Sprinkle some Christmas sprinkles onto the chocolate
  • – Allow to harden for 2 hours before carefully removing from parchment paper and enjoying!

The photos our friends at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons posted show just how neat these treats are, but don’t worry if yours don’t look as perfect!  There’s nothing wrong with a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree the first time around! Plus, the best part about these treats is that you can make each one unique right down to the color since we have different colors of candy melts you can use.


Photo credit: KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com


Here’s all the ingredients you can purchase right now from Blair Candy:


Chocolate Melting Wafers – Click image to purchase

Green candy melting wafers, click image to purchase


Red candy melting wafers, click image to purchase


White candy melting wafers, click image to purchase


Bulk rainbow sprinkles, click image to purchase

If you made some of these treats yourself, be sure to share pictures on our Facebook page!

Recipes You Can Make With Hershey Candy Bars

Chocolate Is Used in Many Desserts | BlairCandy.comDo you already have a bag of Halloween themed candy bars in your pantry? Not ready to put them out for the holiday? Don’t want to start eating them one by one, but really want to indulge in your favorite Hershey treat? Here’s a solution the whole family will love: Hershey Bar baked goods! Make a dessert with the candy bars in your pantry to either make room for the upcoming trick-or-treat haul or to snack without the guilt of breaking into Halloween candy before it’s time. Here are three recipes that we think everyone will enjoy before Halloween:

Loaded Candy Bar Brownies: Brownie mix and chopped up candy bars. How much easier can it get? What’s great is you can customize these to have as many or as little candy as you’d like and you can add any candy you’d like! See the recipe at the I Heart Nap Time blog here.

Chocolate Bark: This is a dessert that not only kids love, but adults will find themselves snacking on it more too! This is a great snack for potlucks and book club meetings during the Halloween months, because of how easy it is! See how it’s made on the Miss Candiquik blog here.

Candy Bar Trifle: If you really are looking to give people a sugar rush, this trifle is how to do it. Packed with layer upon layer of brownie, pudding, whipped topping, and candy pieces, it covers all of the sweet bases. Get the recipe at the Lil Luna blog here.

Candy Bar Fondue: This one takes a little more effort, however the payoff is completely delicious. Dip fruit, cake bits, and more into this delicious chocolate, caramel fondue for a memorable dessert. See what you need for this recipe on The Magical Slowcooker Blog here.

Stock up on all of the wholesale Hershey’s candy bars you need for recipes and Halloween at BlairCandy.com! We have a major selection on all of the full and fun sized treats you need for the holiday season. Shop now and start indulging in your favorite Hershey bars today!

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