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Tootsie Roll Candy – A Favorite Since 1896!

Tootsie Roll candy was born in a small New York candy shop in 1896, and has now grown to be one of America’s most beloved candy varieties! After all, how can you not love chomping into a delicious Tootsie Roll, and enjoying its rich, gooey flavor? We’re big Tootsie fans here at BlairCandy.com, and we just love to celebrate the vibrant history of this chocolate-flavored candy as well as all the delicious Tootsie favorites such as pops and Frooties!

We all know that iconic Tootsie packaging: the brown background with “Tootsie Roll” in white letters, and that delicious chocolate flavor when you bite into it! Tootsie Roll candy has been a favorite since way back when, and when you think of America’s top classic candy favorites, chances are Tootsie roll candy is going to be on your list!

If you’re old enough to remember heading to the corner candy store for “penny candy,” we can almost guarantee you left with a sack full of Tootsie Rolls.

While the original Tootsie Roll has remained virtually unchanged over the years, the company has introduced so many delicious twists on that old favorite over the years, each paying homage to a classic we all love.

Tootsie Frooties quickly became a favorite for its fun flavors like strawberry, green apple, and fruit punch. Their bright packaging makes them so much fun to use in candy buffets, toss during parades, have out in reception and break rooms… and more.

Tootsie Pops are a fun way to combine the chocolate flavor we all love with a hard candy shell of a lollipop.  In addition to the classic Tootsie Pops flavors, Tootsie also releases several seasonal lollipops like caramel in the fall and cherry around Valentine’s day.

Tootsie Rolls – whether in the classic chocolate flavor, or in one of the sweet Tootsie Frooties flavors – are always a popular treat our customers love.  Next time you’re shopping for candy, be sure to pick up some of these nostalgic candy treats to bring back some memories.

 

The Delicious History of the Chocolate Advent Calendar

Chocolate Advent Calendars are a scrumptious part of the holiday season and a time-honored tradition for most children (and adults, too!). Our chocolate Advent calendars feature twenty-four days of chocolates to open and enjoy as you excitedly count down the days until Santa arrives.

Despite their popularity, few people actually know the history of advent calendars and how they came about. So we put together the sweet details behind this unique holiday tradition.

  • Advent calendars can be traced back to the nineteenth century. German Lutheran families drew a chalk line for each day until Christmas. We bet they wished they had chocolate Advent calendars back then instead!
  • Advent “clocks” were created, featuring 24 candles, in the late nineteenth century. A candle would be lit for each day closer to Christmas. This was a common family tradition in German-speaking parts of Europe.
  • The first printed Advent calendar was created in Hamburg around 1900. Gerhard Lang is hailed as the creator of the modern-day Advent calendar, as in 1908, he made twenty-four colored pictures affixed to a piece of cardboard. A few years later, he introduced an Advent calendar with twenty-four small doors, which is very similar to our chocolate Advent calendars of today.
  • Present-day Advent calendars come in a multitude of styles, from the chocolate Advent calendars many of us are accustomed to to larger more elaborate styles filled with small gifts and sweets. In addition, some Advent calendars actually feature 25 or 26 doors, if Boxing Day is included, as well as some even extending to New Year’s Day!

This year, continue the tradition or start a new one by gifting the special people in your life with a Christmas Chocolate Advent Calendar. The holidays are a wonderful time full of splendor and cheer, and an Advent calendar helps build up the excitement and anticipation to see what Santa leaves under the tree on Christmas morning!

 

Brach’s Chocolate Stars Cherry Cordial Cookies

BRACH’S Chocolate Stars are one of the most popular holiday chocolate candies, but you may not even know you’re eating them! They’re commonly used in baking, as these solid milk chocolate goodies are known for being pleasantly meltable and oh-so-enjoyable.

With the holidays right around the corner, we know you’re going to be looking to cook up some delicious desserts to family gatherings, sweet soirees, and New Year’s extravaganzas.  So, we booked some time in the Blair Candy Test Kitchen to whip up some BRACH’S Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cookies.

Brachs Chocolate Stars Cherry Cordial Cookies

Ingredients:

¾ cup room temperature butter

⅔ cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1½ tablespoon maraschino cherry juice

2 cups all-purpose flour

maraschino cherries, well-drained and very finely chopped

BRACH’S Chocolate Stars

Directions:

1. Cream the butter on high speed with a hand mixer.

2. Slowly add the sugar and vanilla. Slowly add in the cherry juice. Mix until thoroughly combined. At a slow speed, gradually add the flour and mix until a soft dough is formed. Gently fold in chopped cherries.

3. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm and cold.

4. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

5. Roll balls out of the cookie dough.

6. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until very lightly browned on the edges and remove from the oven.

7. While the cookies are still very warm, gently press a BRACH’S Chocolate Star into the top of each one.

8. Allow to cool and enjoy.

Feel proud of your festive BRACH’S Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cookies and enjoy!

10 Festive Ways to Incorporate Christmas Candy Canes Into Your Holiday Decor

Christmas Candy Canes are one of our favorite holiday sweets here at BlairCandy after all, they are one of the most recognizable symbols of the holiday season.  With most Christmas candy canes being so inexpensive, especially when you buy them in bulk, they’re the perfect holiday item to incorporate into your holiday decorating and goodies, and we have our top ten fun ideas for adding Christmas candy canes into your holiday mix.

1. Put together a “welcome bowl” for your home. Fill a bowl with Christmas Candy Canes and Holiday Chocolates for visiting guests to your home!

2. Create a festive candy cane vase using a mason jar, our favorite peppermint sticks, a rubber band, and ribbon!  It’s a simple craft and will look great on your holiday table.  Find instructions here.

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3. Up the “wow” factor when wrapping holiday gifts by affixing a Christmas candy cane to each gift with with these cute gift tags.  Find instructions here.

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4. Create a Christmas heart ornament for the loved ones in your life. Glue a meaningful photo to a piece of heavy cardboard, and frame the photo with two Christmas candy canes arranged to face each other to form a heart. Cut the cardboard so that only the candy canes and photo are showing. Attach a ribbon to the top so the recipient can hang it from their tree.  Find instructions here.

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5. Making Christmas cupcakes? Take a cue from the above tip, and add two Mini Christmas Candy Canes to the top of each cupcake, facing each other, to form a heart shape.  Find a delicious recipe for chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow fluff icing here.

6. Who needs a spoon to swirl their hot chocolate or coffee when they can use a holiday candy cane or peppermint stick? Using a candy cane as a stirrer adds a refreshing peppermint taste to your coffee and hot cocoa.

7. Tie a pretty ribbon around a candy cane, and hang it in your car for a holiday-themed and so pretty car air freshener.

8. Candleholders make the perfect decoration for your holiday table. Use candy canes to form a holder and place a fragrant bayberry or similar candle in the middle.  Finish them off with a colorful ribbon and voila!  They’re simple to make by following the instructions here.

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9. Use candy canes to create placeholders for your holiday dinners. Snap ends off three candy canes to make differing lengths. Attach candy canes together so that two face forward (these will hold the card) and one faces backward for balance (similar to an easel) with hot-glue.

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10. Of course, we couldn’t finish our list without putting the most popular place to use candy canes – on your Christmas tree!  Be sure to pick up a box or two of the most popular Bobs Candy Canes as they are the perfect ones to adorn your tree.

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Christmas PEEPS are Here! Check out the 2021 Lineup

It’s beginning to look a LOT like Christmas here at Blair Candy! Our huge candy warehouse is getting packed with more and more Christmas candy every day. Just as fast as it comes in, it goes right out as many candy lovers wait a whole year for their favorites to arrive and stock up as soon as they’re available.

One of those favorites is, of course, PEEPS! While you may associate Marshmallow PEEPS with Easter – after all that’s the holiday that “hatched” these fluffy faves – the lineup for Christmas PEEPS is just as sweet.

This year, we’re excited to see the return of some classic PEEPS flavors as well as some new arrivals which our raving fans will surely want to add to their shopping carts.

Let’s take a look:

PEEPS Holiday Vanilla Creme Flavored PEEPS Pop
What’s better than PEEPS on a stick? If you said, “nothing” you’re correct. This PEEPS version of a lollipop has special seasonal colored chicks in a delicious vanilla creme flavor that’s scrumptious!


PEEPS Trees
You can’t celebrate Christmas without a tree – a PEEPS Tree that is! These marshmallow trees are decked out with festive garland and are almost just too cute to eat, but you know temptation will strike and you’ll be done with that three-pack before you can say “Rudolph.”


PEEPS Gingerbread Men
Everyone’s favorite man-turned cookie is now a PEEP. These marshmallow gingerbread men are flavored just like your favorite Christmas cookie but a lot fluffier.


PEEPS Snowmen
Frosty as a PEEP? Well, not quite. The season’s favorite snowman is busy helping Santa, so a reasonable facsimile from the North Pole was brought in to model for these delicious and adorable-looking PEEPS.


PEEPS Stockings
Don’t hang these up by the chimney with care but you’re free to snack on as many as you want. These red stocking-shaped PEEPS aren’t hiding gifts inside, but they are packed with that fantastic marshmallow flavor you crave all year long.


Candy Cane PEEPS
What’s a lineup of PEEPS without a PEEP? Exactly! That’s why the classic PEEPS shape is here this holiday season with a flavor everyone loves and closely associates with Christmas – candy cane!

Well, there it is. Our lineup of Christmas PEEPS that are sure to sell out quickly this year, so be sure to stock up on your favorites today. Of course, if you miss out on Christmas, there’s always Easter!

The Top 5 Christmas Lollipops For Your Family’s Christmas Stockings

Selecting the best holiday candy for your family’s Christmas stockings is a creative art – sure, it seems simple, but you need to select candy that everyone in your family will love. Christmas Lollipops are just the right size for holiday stockings, and we have a hard time finding anyone who doesn’t love a lollipop, whether they’re eight or eighty!

Our customers are always happy to share which products they love, and we’re here to share their top five Christmas lollipops with you!

#5: Candy Cane Tootsie Pop Christmas Lollipops: Tootsie Pops are one of the most-loved candies in the world, and the candy cane variation during Christmas? Oh, just a merry Christmas wonder! Tootsie Pop Christmas lollipops are just as big as their regular counterparts, but feature candy cane stripes with a delicious peppermint flavor.

 

#4: Marshmallow PEEPS Christmas Lollipops: Christmas lollipops, no matter their form, are delicious, but when you take Marshmallow PEEPS and turn them into a lollipop… we’ll the holiday can’t get any better than this.  Be sure to pick up these PEEPS on a stick for all the PEEPS lovers in your household.

#3: Charms Hot Chocolate Pops: Hot chocolate and the holidays seem to go hand-in-hand.  The cooler (cold) weather is the perfect time to cozy up to the fire with a… Charms Hot Chocolate Lollipop of course!  These pops feature a chocolate-coated shell that makes way to a delicious marshmallow center.

 

#2: Chocolate Reindeer LollipopsWhen the weather outside is frightful, we want to curl up inside with something delightful and delicious! Chocolate Christmas lollipops are shaped like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and feature double crisp chocolate for a double dose of “mmm”!

 

#1: Dum-Dums Lollipops: While not packaged for Christmas, Dum-Dums Original Pops are a customer favorite year-round – and for good reason.  These classic suckers have been around since 1924 and who doesn’t remember getting a lolli or two during a visit to the bank?  Kids all over the country, still love these lollipops and there’s no doubt they’ll be a hit in holiday stockings.

Christmas Lollipops are perfect for your family’s holiday stockings – simply select a few different varieties, and place three or four lollipops in each stocking. Sprinkle in some Christmas candy favorites like Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and your family will be having quite the holly jolly Christmas morning!

Let Hershey’s Holiday Shapes Be Your Christmas Candy in Bulk this Year

Christmas time tends to bring out the creative part in all of us.  Whether whipping up some decadent holiday desserts, planning a fun New Year’s Eve party or experimenting in the kitchen with the latest recipes off Tik Tok for a family gathering, there’s no shortage of ways for you to get creative during the holidays.

Here at Blair Candy, each year we see the candy manufacturers get more and more creative with their own creations.  Whether it’s adding new seasonal flavors to popular candy like Candy Cane Marshmallow PEEPS, or transforming a classic Kit Kat into a minty treat made with dark chocolate.

Our friends at Hershey’s are getting into the holiday spirit this year by dressing up some of their own popular chocolate treats and giving you the opportunity to sample them all in a special bag of “Hershey’s Holiday Shapes.”

This 31-ounce bag of goodies features all your favorites including York Peppermint Patty Snowflakes, delicious Hershey chocolate Santas, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees in both white and milk chocolate.  This holiday-themed bag is simply too much fun!

Now, what to do with such scrumptious Hershey candy at the holidays?

Your options are pretty much endless. Make up your own little Halloween-esque candy-filled goodie bags to hand out to family and friends. Unwrap a bunch of the candies and place them in covered bowls for visitors in your home, or make up a Christmas candy buffet composed of all Hershey holiday treats. Or (and you knew we’d suggest this) just buy this bag and eat all the candy yourself throughout the holiday season! Hey, it still feels like Christmas into New Year’s Day!

Having a bigger party that you need Christmas candy for?  Be sure to check out our candy-by-color for setting up a unique candy buffet, or browse our Christmas parade candy perfect for schools and other organizations needing candy in bulk.

Whip Up Marshmallow PEEPS Hot Chocolate the Blair Candy Way!

The holiday season is right around the corner and for many, it also includes cooler nights.  We can’t think of a better way to warm up on a cool evening or sit around the fireplace waiting for Santa to arrive, than with a delicious mug of hot chocolate.  And what goes best with hot chocolate?  Marshmallows of course!

But we’re a candy company, so we aren’t going to just use regular old marshmallows!  We’re taking it up a notch and we’re going to PEEP our hot chocolate by melting a delicious Marshmallow PEEPS Snowman into our hot chocolate.

Now, you can use your favorite hot chocolate mix to create this warm cup of goodness, but the holidays require something a little more special…. like cinnamon hot chocolate!

Let’s whip some up:

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow PEEPS Snowmen

Makes about 8 servings

Ingredients:

· ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

· ½ cup confectionary sugar

· ¼ cup baking cocoa

· ¼ cup nondairy creamer

· ¾ cup nonfat dry milk powder

· Snowmen PEEPS

Directions:

1. Mix the cinnamon, sugar, cocoa, creamer, and milk powder together in a bowl, while your family and friends gather around with their mouths watering.

2. Pour hot milk into your favorite mugs, and add about three tablespoons of your hot chocolate mix into each mug. Blend with a spoon.

3. Plunk a few Marshmallow PEEPS into each mug – for us, the more Christmas PEEPS in our cinnamon hot chocolate, the better! You can also use Gingerbread Men PEEPS for a little extra variety, too.

Allow your cinnamon hot chocolate to cool for a few minutes, and have a sip of the hot chocolate you’ll be making and enjoying for years to come!

We’re sure you’re a big fan of Marshmallow PEEPS too, so be sure to check them out along with our huge selection of delicious Christmas candy.

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!

 

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