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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!

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Candy and Advent Calendar

It’s almost time for everyone’s favorite elf to make his annual appearance bringing joy and laughter to kids (and admit it, adults as well!) around the world.

The elf we’re talking about is none other than the Elf on the Shelf who first appeared in a children’s book in 2005.  Since then, the little guy has become a huge hit and a social media sensation as he helps kids count down the days until Santa arrives.

We all know the Elf on the Shelf helps Santa maintain the “naughty and nice list” so in turn we have to treat him well so we keep in the good graces of the man with all the toys!

This Christmas, we have some new Elf on the Shelf items that are sure to be hit and like most of our Christmas candy and advent calendars, sell out quickly.  

Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar

This isn’t just your ordinary Advent calendar!  This one features the main elf himself and comes with…. chocolate!  It’s a sweet way to add a bit of whimsy to the traditional Advent calendar and kids will love counting down the days until Christmas while enjoying the 24 pieces of milk chocolate and the fun-cut included with the calendar.

Elf on the Shelf Chocolate Elves

We all know that the Elf on the Shelf loves to leave little gifts and treats for good boys and girls, and these mini chocolate elves are perfect for that!  We won’t tell if you save a few for yourself as well, because we know these sweet treats are pretty irresistible.

Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas
If you’re looking for some creative inspiration on how you can start an Elf on the Shelf tradition in your family, or are stuck for ideas this Christmas, click here for some funny and creative ideas from Country Living Magazine.

 

 

 

Hearts Are Your Best Bet for Valentine’s Day Candy in Bulk This Year

A Bag of Reese’s Pink Peanut Butter Hearts | BlairCandy.com

Hearts are ubiquitous on Valentine’s Day. We all know that. The day is one of love, romance, gifts, and candy. You know you’re going to see heart-shaped candy around on Valentine’s Day. More on that later. At the moment, we’re wondering: do you know why Valentine’s Day is a day of love? Let us tell you!


Valentine’s Day likely grew out of the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia. This mid-February celebration observed the coming of springtime and honored life and love in general. Centuries later, the Roman Catholic Church converted this day into St. Valentine’s Day. Yet people’s observance of the day as one of love continued on. Valentine’s Day is what we were then left with.


To do our part for this ancient holiday, let us draw your attention to some Valentine’s Day candy in bulk that has been shaped into lovely hearts. These will make great gifts to that special someone this year. Reese’s pink Peanut Butter Hearts are one candy we’d recommend. They’re delicious Reese’s candy, so there’s no going wrong there. Another candy is Peeps hearts, available in several delicious flavors. These heart-shaped marshmallow candies melt in your mouth – absolutely delectable! On top of those, jelly hearts by Jolly Ranchers are also sweet little things and are available in packs to pass out to friends, family, and classmates.


So when you bite into some of your heart-shaped Valentine’s Day candy in bulk this February, we hope you remember exactly how we got here. Browse all Valentine’s Day candy now at BlairCandy.com!

Candy in Bulk Is the Way to Go This Valentine’s Day

Brach’s Tiny Conversation Hearts for Valentine’s Day | BlairCandy.com

At Blair Candy, it’s no surprise that we’re a fan of bulk and wholesale candy. We love that we’re able to sell you large quantities of candy at affordable prices. It’s really a win-win for you: you get more candy for your money and don’t have to break the bank for it. Furthermore, if you’re a business owner, you likely love candy in bulk because it’s an affordable option for stocking your concession shelves.


Bulk candy is also a great option if you’re just one person who needs to buy holiday candy for a bunch of other people. In the context of Valentine’s Day, we’re thinking of how your child might need a lot of Valentine’s Day candy for his or her classmates. Or perhaps you just have a really large circle of family and friends and want to be able to surprise each of them with a sufficient amount of chocolates or other candy for each holiday.


For example, in the photo above, you can see a two-pound bag of tiny conversation hearts from Brach’s. Sure, that’s a lot of little Valentine’s Day hearts, but you’ll love having so many delicious little candies bearing messages such as “Hug Me” and “Love You.” Or you can distribute these hearts into little baggies and hand them out that way. You’ve certainly got enough to work with when you’ve got candy in bulk!


For Valentine’s Day, you have lots of choices for bulk candy. Interested in seeing them all? Head over to BlairCandy.com!

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Should Be a Major Part of Every February 14

Plate of Gardner’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways | BlairCandy.com

There are a lot of clich’s associated with each holiday: you know, those things that everyone tends to expect, that you’ve seen or heard about a thousand times. And we’ll bet you know what those are. Think about Halloween clichés: you’ve got ghosts, skeletons, and witches. Christmas: snowmen, reindeer, and Santas everywhere. The same goes for Easter, with Easter bunnies, eggs, and spring chicks.


The thing is, we’re not complaining about these things. In fact, we love them here! There’s nothing like a gummi eyeball in October or Santa in December. And in January and February for Valentine’s Day, you know you want to see flowers and chocolate. We’ll let you handle the flower bouquets, but we’ve definitely got the romantic boxes of chocolate for that special someone in your life.


In the Valentine’s Day chocolate department, we’d like to direct you to Gardner’s peanut butter meltaways. Nothing says “I love you” more than a wonderfully sweet box of chocolates, especially ones this tasty. Each of these scrumptious squares is a milk chocolate shell encasing creamy peanut butter. Seriously, how could you refuse?


Luckily, we’ve got boxes of Gardner’s peanut butter meltaways in multiple sizes for your convenience, as well as Gardner’s assorted chocolates, meltaways, and chocolate-covered nuts. Any of these can be a lovely gift for him or her this Valentine’s Day.


Browse all our Valentine’s Day chocolate right now on BlairCandy.com!

For Your Perfect Wedding Candy, Go for Wrapped or Unwrapped Bulk and Buffet Candy

Pile of Assorted Jelly Belly Bulk Jelly Beans | BlairCandy.com

One thing we pride ourselves on here at Blair Candy is our stock of bulk and buffet candy, which our customers have used for a ton of different events and occasions over the years. Now, we understand it’s January and it’s freezing outside (for many of us!), but in the interest of staying on the positive side of things, let’s look forward to spring, when people love to get married. If you’re planning a wedding yourself, and need some diverse wedding candy for the reception, Blair Candy has a ton of sweets that you may find useful!


We could go on and on listing these candies, but here are some highlights of our many bulk buffet candies:


Broadway licorice sticks. Available in numerous colors, including pink, blue, and black! These are great if you’re going for color themes.
Jelly Belly jelly beans. As you may know, jelly beans from Jelly Belly come in a variety of colors and flavors. You can get assorted rainbow colors, orange, brown, green…have your pick!
Gummi rings. These are fun because they come in multiple colors. Blue and white, green and white, and red and white are just some of the options you have with these delicious, sugar-coated little guys!


And of course, don’t forget about candied chocolate balls, available in many colors that surely will give you enough to choose from for your wedding reception. The point here is, if you want to give yourself some ideas for the wedding candy you need, head over to BlairCandy.com!

Red Lollipops and Other Candy Are Made to Be Your Valentine’s Day Candy in Bulk This Year

Red Strawberry Rock Candy Sticks in a Tub | BlairCandy.com

No matter how old you are now, you’ve probably got memories of lollipops from your childhood, or even in recent memory (hey, who doesn’t love a lollipop?). Lollipops are fun and delicious, and you can usually find a flavor for everybody in a group. Now that it’s January, we understand that a lot of children will be gearing up for lollipop fundraisers at their schools. And at this time of year, we say: why not theme these lollipops in Valentine’s Day colors to prepare people for February 14?


If you love that plan as much as we do, then may we suggest some red lollipops and other assorted colored candy? In this case, we first want to talk about the red rock candy sticks pictured above. These slender lollipops come in a 36-count canister and would be great for January fundraisers or just for passing out to classmates on Valentine’s Day.


Other red and pink Valentine’s Day candy in bulk you can get from us includes lite pink and white whirly pops, colored candied chocolate balls, and Frooties in red colors such as cherry limeade, fruit punch, strawberry, and watermelon.


All of this is really just a small sample of the red and pink candies we have that would be perfect as Valentine’s Day candy in bulk. For all our lollipop and Valentine’s Day selections, visit BlairCandy.com!

Get Some Fun Novelty Candy as Your Valentine’s Day Candy in Bulk This Year

A Box of Wacko-Wax Lips for Valentine’s Day | BlairCandy.com

There’s no shortage of candy options available all around you at Valentine’s Day. We’ve written about a lot of them on this blog, including red Peeps hearts, Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts, and Brach’s conversation hearts. These are all quintessential Valentine’s candy, and they’re certainly popular for a reason. They’re sugary sweet and are decked out in classic Valentine’s Day colors of red and pink.


But let us also suggest to you some unique novelty Valentine’s Day candy in bulk that you, your children, and your children’s classmates might enjoy this Valentine’s Day:


Sweet Beads. Give the gift of jewelry to that special someone this Valentine’s Day – candy jewelry, that is! Sweet Beads gives kids all they need to string candy bead necklaces and then wear them (and eat them). That’s a sweet valentine!
Wacko-Wax Lips. These aren’t actually a candy, but they sure are perfect for Valentine’s Day! You bite down on the back of the lips, leaving nothing but a big, red mouth for all to see. Be sure to pose for photo ops after wearing these!
Cella’s Chocolate-Covered Cherries. These are a lovely and extra sweet candy that features either dark or milk chocolate coating a juicy cherry inside. Bite into one of these to enjoy the chocolate and wait as the cherry juice dribbles out. Absolutely delicious!


These are just a sampling of the Valentine’s Day candy in bulk we’ve got available this year. Be sure to browse all our delicious selections right now at BlairCandy.com!

Candy-Coated Chocolate Balls in Many Available Colors Make Great Wedding Candy

White Candy-Coated Chocolate Balls for Weddings | BlairCandy.com

Ah, weddings. They come around every once in a while in the lives of our family and friends, and of course it’s always fun (and a little stressful) to plan your own wedding. We love weddings for their elegance, the attention to every detail in that reception room. The tablecloths, the centerpieces, the lights, the food. Someone planned out all of this and likely, at some point, considered the nearly unlimited possibilities of color coordination.


You know that one, we’re sure. Sure, weddings often involve some kind of white, but the bride and groom may also want to feature a certain color scheme. And if you’d like your wedding candy buffet or other setup to fit right into your theme, Blair Candy has you covered!


As you can see from the photo above, we carry an assortment of colored candies that would be perfect to use as wedding candy. If you want bowls of candied chocolate balls scattered throughout the hall, you can choose from white, red, blue, yellow, pink, and many other colors. This vibrantly colored candy will look excellent as part of your wedding’s color theme, and all the guests will be impressed with your consideration of even little details like this.


Aside from these colored candied chocolate balls, we have a range of other color-themed sweets that would make great wedding candy. Browse them all now on BlairCandy.com!

This Football Season, Stock Up on Chocolate Footballs for the Big Game

A Pile of Bulk Chocolate Footballs Wrapped in Foil | BlairCandy.com

With football being one of the most popular sports in the United States, it’s no wonder people love to go all out on food and other snacks when the big game comes on. You know what we mean: you plan everything out days ahead. If the game starts at this time, you’ll need to get the pizza, wings, chips, dip, soda, and various other odds and ends together right before that so you can be in front of the TV before the start.


And when all those main foods are done and you’re looking for something to snack on throughout the rest of the game, what do you turn to? Well, at Blair Candy, we’re going to suggest none other than chocolate footballs!


This sounds just perfect to us. Right from the R.M. Palmer Co., our chocolate footballs are sold in bulk and come wrapped in little foil wrappers made to look like real footballs. Then unwrap them for a perfect bite-sized piece of football-shaped chocolate candy! You can get these in 2-pound or 30-pound varieties. That makes these chocolate footballs just right for some snacks at the house or for selling at your business’s candy counter.


Be sure to order up your very own scrumptious little chocolate footballs before the next game, right from BlairCandy.com!

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