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Have Fun With Fun Sized Candy Bars In A Post-Halloween Ice Cream Bar

Who says ice cream is only for the summertime?! Certainly not us! We think ice cream can, and should, be indulged throughout every season simply vary up the flavor! This fall, think pumpkin and cinnamon flavored ice cream to celebrate all the scrumptious flavors of Autumn. Nothing goes quite so well with ice cream as bits of candy bars particularly Fun Size Candy Bars! Stock up on fun-size candy bars this Halloween, and use your extras for your post-Halloween ice cream bar toppings!

Fun Size Candy Bar Ice Cream Supplies:

  • Pumpkin, cinnamon, or butter pecan ice cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate and caramel syrup
  • Walnuts, peanuts, and pecans
  • Your favorite fun-size candy bars
  • Cherries
  • Whipped Cream

To start, simply get your family or friends together, and set out the ice cream, whipped cream, cherries, and bowls filled with all the toppings. Break up the fun-size candy bars into smaller pieces Kit Kat Fun Size Candy BarsReese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups, and Snickers Fun Size Candy Bars are some of our favorites!

You’ll want to control the mess that ice cream bars tend to create, so consider having a “scooper” responsible for scooping the ice cream, and others on hand to scoop out all the toppings, including the so scrumptious fun-size candy bars. More than anything, have fun! Ice cream brings out the smile in all of us, so get creative with your topping combinations some of our ice cream combos include:

Fun Size Candy Bars and ice cream bars are the perfect pair, and perfect for all those fun-size candy bars you have left over after Halloween. We know they’ll be quite the popular ice cream bar topping, so you might want to stock up with a few extra bags, too!

Halloween Candy on Hand? Try These Post-Trick-or-Treating Recipes!

Halloween is a marvelous time of year. The color, the costumes, and of course the candy! But if you’re like most people, you’re probably left with quite a bit of Halloween candy after all the trick or treaters have gone home. Not to worry! There are plenty of ways for you to repurpose and still enjoy Halloween candy after spooky season has ended.

Halloween candy pairs perfectly with other sweet ingredients to make decadent desserts and after-school treats that are great for enjoying any time. Here are a few of our favorite ways to make the most of Halloween candy. All it takes is a short trip to your pantry or fridge:

Frozen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Banana Pops
To make this post-Halloween candy treat, halve two bananas crosswise and insert a wooden stick into each piece. Put the bananas and 4 or 5 snack size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the freezer for a couple of hours. Coat the frozen bananas in 6 ounces of melted chocolate and sprinkle with the frozen peanut butter cups (chopped). Freeze on a parchment-lined plate until the chocolate sets. Serve and enjoy!

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BONUS TIP: This recipe is also great with crushed-up Kit Kats, crushed Whoppers, chopped nuts, M&Ms, Butterfingers, or Heath bars!


SweeTarts Strawberry Shake
In a blender, blend together one pint of strawberry ice cream and a handful (15-16) SweeTarts candies. Add ¾ cup milk and blend until smooth. To thicken the mix, add in fresh strawberries. To thin it out, add more milk. Pour into chilled glasses and serve!

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BONUS TIP: This recipe can be used with other candy flavors. For a chocolaty shake, use chocolate ice cream and crushed candy bars or peanut butter cups instead of SweeTarts. For a smooth nutty crunch, use peanut butter cups and vanilla ice cream. It’s as easy as ice cream, candy, milk, and blend!


Halloween Candy Popcorn Snack Mix
Combine popped popcorn, butter, marshmallows, sprinkles, and  M&M candies to create this fun and savory snack!  Add spooky eyes to the mix to make it even more ghoulish!  When it’s all done, just serve and enjoy!

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BONUS TIP: This recipe can be customized with a variety of ingredients it’s all up to your unique tastes! Try adding cut-up Twizzlers or Junior Mints instead of M&Ms, using caramel corn instead of regular popcorn, or adding almonds instead of pecans!

 

Scarily Delicious Halloween Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins Recipes

Ah, the sweet marriage of chocolate and peanut butter – the perfect pairing, and simply heavenly. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have been one of the world’s favorite chocolate treats for over twenty-five years now, and during Halloween, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins are perfect for Halloween treat bags.

But why enjoy them only on Halloween?

With all of Autumn to look forward to, here are some delicious ways to enjoy Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins throughout all of Fall!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins Cookies
We all have our favorite peanut butter cookies recipes, usually the ones Mom made during the holidays on those chilly winter nights to keep belly’s full and happy!

Prepare your most-loved peanut butter cookies recipe, but create slightly larger cookies, and press a spoon in the center of each cookie to create a recessed area large enough to fit a Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin in the center.

Bake the cookies. Pull them out of the oven, let them cool for about three minutes, and add a Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin in the center of each cookie. Enjoy once completely cool!  Feel free to add in some candy eyeballs and a mouth to make them even more fun!

Image and idea courtesy of designeatrepeat.com


Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins Halloween Parfait
It’s always fun to get family and friends together, carve pumpkins, and enjoy apple cider. Ice cream always creates happiness, so why not add it to the mix?

Choose orange ice cream, and set up an ice cream bar filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins, Snack Club Mixed Nuts, Butterfinger Snack Size Candy Bars, and M&M’s Creepy Cocoa Crisp Dark Chocolate’s for the toppings. J

ust crush up the Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins and Butterfinger Candy Bars, grab a few cans of whipped cream and a jar of cherries, and you have one delicious evening on your hands!


Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins Brownies
You can’t go wrong with brownies. From bake sales to welcome-to-the-neighborhood’s, they’re so scrumptious to eat and super easy to make. Visit Hershey’s website for a delicious chocolate brownie recipe that’s topped off with Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins. One bite and you’ll be craving more. So delicious!

Blair Candy is the only place to shop online for all your Halloween candy.  From spooky lollipops to classic Halloween candy bars, we’ve got everything you need to fill trick-or-treat bags to the brim!

Halloween Peeps Are The Icing On Our Halloween Cupcakes!

We love candy, and we love desserts, which is why we just love to combine the two! Halloween pumpkin cupcakes are the perfect treat to ring in a spooktacular Halloween season, and we can’t think of a better presentation than topping them off with a bit of delicious frosting and Halloween Peeps!

Cupcakes with Halloween Peeps Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil, and eggs called for on the cake mix box
  • 1 container Betty Crocker frosting (any flavor or color, but we suggest mixing it up a bit!)
  • Halloween candy sprinkles, colored sugar or finely crushed creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 24 Assorted Halloween PEEPS

Steps:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake as directed on box for cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  2. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles, colored sugar or cookie crumbs. Place a PEEPS® marshmallow on top of each cupcake.
  3. Enjoy!

Hosting A Halloween Party? Save Money With These Bulk Halloween Candy Choices

We can’t think of a more fun holiday than Halloween! We tend to be Halloween aficionados here at BlairCandy.com, and are the masters of all things Bulk Halloween Candy. We’re often called on by customers, friends, and families to choose the ideal bulk Halloween candy for Halloween parties, and we’ve been known to host one or two of our own, so we know the right bulk Halloween candy for your Halloween bash this year!

Chocolate Eyeballs–
Chocolate eyeballs are so much fun at a Halloween party! Simply set a few clear plastic bowls around, and fill them with these crispy chocolate eyeballs!  Imagine how creepy they’ll look sitting in the bowls, and especially when you reach a hand in to grab a few! These crispy chocolate eyes are one of our most popular bulk Halloween candy picks, and we always hear how much party guests have enjoyed them.  This is a 30-pound box with more than 2800 pieces which is perfect for a large gathering or party.


Candy Corn –
A fun Halloween party idea is to set up Halloween scenes within your Halloween party, such as a room with only black lights, another room as a graveyard scene, a zombie room, and also a pumpkin patch scene. For the pumpkin patch room, serve everyone’s favorite Halloween candy, candy corn, that is! This is one of our bulk Halloween candy customer favorites, and we know your guests will love how fun your party idea was!


 

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins –
Chocolate peanut butter, in a pumpkin shape. Need we say more? No Halloween party is complete without chocolate, and just about everyone loves Reese’s! Plus, their pumpkin shape fits in with your party theme. Simply place them into Halloween-themed dishes throughout your party, but they’ll go fast, so be sure you have backup bags on hand!


Halloween Jelly Beans –
Jellybeans in Halloween colors are just what the bulk candy party doctors ordered, haven’t they? Visit your local party supplies store and purchase small plastic medicine cups (usually near the shot glasses), and plastic test tube shooters. Research red-themed shot concoctions (or mocktails if you’re under 21!) for the test tube shooters, and put the jellybeans into the small medicine cups. Voila! You’ve created a creepy medical theme for your Halloween party!


Yogurt Covered Pretzels in Halloween Colors
These bulk Halloween color pretzels take your party up a notch and are so tasty! Each pretzel is covered in delicious yogurt then drizzled with a sweet glaze in traditional Halloween black and orange.  Place these in large bowls around your candy buffet and you’ll have guests coming back for more all night!

Halloween isn’t the only time of the year when bulk candy comes in handy!  Whether you’re planning a baby or wedding shower, birthday bash, or other event, candy always is a welcome guest.  Check out all our bulk candy as well as candy by color when planning your next event.

5 Delicious Ways To Sweeten Up Your Candy Buffet Candy

Our team here at Blair Candy thinks there’s no better way to sweeten up a party, shower, or wedding than by having a buffet, filled with tons of delicious Candy Buffet Candy!

You know us as your candy headquarters, as we’re always on the lookout for delightful goodies to add to our candy collection while keeping prices as low as possible. Yet, we also know a thing or two about creating a candy buffet worthy of a first-place trophy, so follow our advice on how to sweeten up your candy buffet!

Decide on a color scheme – even if it’s multi. With so many yummy candies on our huge candy warehouse shelves, it can be pretty hard to decide on which will be part of your candy buffet. Start off by deciding on a color scheme, and choose Candy By Color that fits into the color scheme. If you prefer a Multicolored Candy, well, we’ve got that too!

Decorate your candy buffet. Sure, the candy will take center stage, but add some flair to your buffet by covering the buffet table with a fun tablecloth, hanging up a banner behind the table, and sprinkling glitter throughout the table.

Choose unique candy containers. You don’t have to spend a fortune on glass jars to house your candy. – Think unique, such as using glass mason jars, martini, and wine glasses, and glass bowls to house your candy buffet candy.

Dessert and candy are a perfect pair. Don’t limit yourself to only candy! Set out creative cupcakes and treats throughout the candy buffet. This way, you’re expanding the function of your buffet and using your space efficiently.

Candy centerpieces sweeten up dinner guests. So many centerpieces go unclaimed and unappreciated, so instead incorporate candy into your centerpiece! Choose a popular candy from your candy buffet, and spoon some into a pretty vase or container. Decorate it with a ribbon and faux flowers, and pick a “centerpiece winner” from each table.

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.

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