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The Best Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

A quick search on the Internet for “best Rice Krispies Treat recipe” will bring up many claiming to be “the best.” But is one really better than another? Possibly, but they all start out with butter, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies cereal.

We turned to the Rice Krispie Treats experts, Kellogg’s, for the “official” recipe for making these fantastic treats at home:

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows

— OR —

  • 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal

Directions:

  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

Pretty simple, right?

Photo courtesy of Kellogg’s

What would you say if we told you there’s even a simpler – and way more FUN – way of making these treats?

We’re not kidding! Again, we turn to our friends at Kellogg’s who just introduced Rice Krispies Treat Kits that are going to blow your mind!

Available in three different types: Chocolate Frosted Donut, Vanilla Glazed Donut and get this… Magical Unicorn! The kits include the Rice Krispies, marshmallows, frosting, toppings, even the cutout for the magical unicorn shape. All you need to do is add butter, plus sugar and milk for the toppings.

These, along with our new family S’mores kits, are perfect for getting the family together for a fun activity that everyone will love. Plus, there’s a sweet reward at the end!

Our Favorite Summertime Candy

There are so many things to like about summer, it’s hard to keep track! From relaxing outside in the warmth of the sun, to taking in a ball game, or having friends over for a backyard BBQ, summertime activities are abundant.

When it comes to summer candy favorites, well, we can narrow down not only ours, but our customer’s, top picks as well.

Big League Chew
Who can’t resist sitting in the stands watching a little league game while chewing our favorite bubble gum from the 80s, Big League Chew? This chewing gum was designed for ball games and it’s still a fan favorite. It’s sports-themed pouches contain big wads of shredded bubble gum to resemble the big leaguer’s chew. Since its introduction in the decade known for big hair and great music, Big League Chew remains a big seller all year round, especially during the summer.


Swedish Fish
Gummy candy is a year-round favorite, but there’s just something about Swedish Fish that bring back so many summer memories. Maybe it’s those walks down to the corner store when “penny candy” was still a thing and walking home with paper bags full of these delicious treats. Besides the original flavor of Swedish Fish, Blair Candy was able to bring back a long-forgotten flavor – grape! Yes, now you can have grape gummy fish along with the original.


Whirly Pops
No list of summertime candy favorites would be complete without including lollipops and we’ve included the big ones! Whirly Pops are huge 3” round lollipops in swirls of colors that kids just love. These big suckers remind us of beach days and walks on the boardwalk and bring back some great memories of summers spent at the shore.


 

Cotton Candy
From fairs to concession stands, cotton candy reigns as a summertime favorite. However, if you’re longing for some sugary satisfaction but can’t find any Cotton Candy nearby, don’t worry, it’s only a click away and it’s available in a whole bunch of delicious flavors.


Sunflower Seeds
While not a candy, Sunflower Seeds have to be on our list of summertime favorites because of their popularity. They are one of the all-time biggest snacks consumed at baseball and little league games and are a concession stand staple. Their salty taste and “chew and spit” way of enjoying them is almost a big part of summer as sunshine itself!

We hope you found some of your summertime candy favorites in our list. If not, thousands of sinfully delicious treats are waiting for you at our store, be sure to click here to visit and find some faves of your own.

Patriotic Red, White and Blue Candy for Your Spring and Summer Celebrations

Let’s hear it for the red, white and blue!  The most patriotic of colors are not only a symbol of our great nation, but they remind us of spring and summer holidays that all of us celebrate – Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

With parades, neighborhood events, and backyard cookouts on the agenda to commemorate these events, you can sweeten the celebration by adding red, white and blue candy to the menu.  Of course, Blair Candy has a great selection of patriotic candy for you to choose from, including:

NEW! Patriotic Military Heroes Gummy Candy
We’re all familiar with the green Army men many of us played with as kids.  These gummy candies are a sweet take on that classic toy and a great way to add a patriotic flair to your event.  We sell these in a bulk 5lb bag which makes them perfect for including in a red, white and blue candy buffet, or putting in small gift bags to hand out at parades or even take to a VFW, Veterans home or hospital to give a tasty treat to one of our own military heroes.


Red, White and Blue Sour Patch Kids
For those who like a little sour with their sweet, Sour Patch Kids is the candy of choice!  This favorite gummy candy is available in a red, white and blue special edition that’s perfect for snacking on during your 4th of July cookout or while taking in the local Memorial Day parade.


Red, White and Blue Candy Corn
You don’t have to wait for Halloween for one of your favorite fall snacks!  We have red, white and blue Candy Corn in bulk 2.5lb bags that are also great for candy buffets and gift bags, or just for placing in a big bowl at your BBQ for all your guests to enjoy.  If you’re a Candy Corn fan, these are a great way to get your fix in before Halloween!


Red, White and Blue Chocolate Balls
No celebration would be complete without chocolate, so be sure to grab a 2lb bag of our Stars and Stripe themed chocolate balls that are all decked out in their patriotic best.  Each one is individually wrapped perfect for candy buffets and gift bags.  Each bag contains over 140 balls.


American Flag Wrapped Mints

Who doesn’t enjoy a mint after dinner?  We never say no to one, that’s for sure.  These individually American Flag wrapped mints are great not only for your own red, white and blue themed event, but for restaurants as well!  Each bag contains 56 delicious buttermints mints.


Red, White and Blue Sixlets
If your event is featuring a candy buffet, many of the candies we mentioned above are great additions, but don’t forget the Sixlets.  Available in red, white, and blue, these candy coated chocolate balls can be placed in candy dishes or on a tiered display that will definitely be a focal point of your celebration.


Whether you’re looking for cheap parade candy, candy for your candy buffet or summer picnic, let us help you choose the right selection that everyone will enjoy.  Feel free to contact one of our candy experts to help with your event.

Bulk Parade Candy for Big Crowds and Even Bigger Fun

For kids, the best part of a parade is catching the candy that is being tossed from the floats. For adults, there’s no doubt that tossing the candy is the highlight of the day!

If you’re organizing a parade or in charge of putting together your group’s float, don’t disappoint your spectators by forgetting to order the candy. While you may be tempted to head to your local grocery store and buy bag after bag of sweets, we’re here to tell you … don’t!

First, buying large numbers of individual bags of candy just isn’t cost-effective for the amount you’re going to need for your parade. Second, chances are even if you bought the entire stock on the store’s shelves you won’t have enough.

For decades we have been working with organizations around the country to supply them with individually wrapped parade candy in bulk. We have arrangements with the large candy manufacturers to offer candy in this manner that has literally been a “Life Saver” for many! (Did you catch that candy reference?)

Here are just a few examples of parade candy we have available in bulk packaging:

Double Bubble Bubble Gum
Gum is always a hit at parades and we have Double Bubble available in 300 count plastic tubs. What’s great about these is you can give each member of your float team a tub and have them toss out pieces by the handful. When it’s empty, just give them another – talk about convenience!

 

Jolly Rancher
Who can resist the sweet or sour flavor of a Jolly Rancher? These hard candies are strong enough to resist breaking when they hit the pavement and made an excellent choice for parade candy. What’s even better is that we have them available in a 378 piece, 5-pound bag.

Tootsie Frooties
Everyone loves a Tootsie Roll and these are among our best selling parade candies. Tootsie Frooties are the fruit-flavored cousin of the classic chocolate chew. We have Tootsie Frooties available in a huge 560 count, 4-pound bag.

AirHeads
How much do 1,000 pieces of mini AirHeads candy weigh? A whopping 25 pounds! This mega bulk box of candy is perfect if you’re expecting a big crowd. Available in the wildly popular Cherry flavor or Watermelon, your fans will love the chewy, tangy flavor of these treats that have been a favorite since the ’80s.

 

These are just a few of the many types of candy we have available in bulk for parades, concession stand sales, little league events, and more. If you need help in picking just the right candy for your event, feel free to contact us!

The History of Tootsie Rolls – Our Favorite Penny Candy

If you asked someone what their favorite “penny candy” is chances are they’re going to say “Tootsie Roll.” Yes, this bite sized chew is one of the most popular and for good reason.

The history of the Tootsie Roll dates back to 1907 when a candy maker from New York City, Leo Hirshfield, invented the chocolate-flavored chew and named it after his daughter, Clara who he affectionately called his little Tootsie.

Tootsie Rolls were the first penny candy to be individually wrapped when they hit the market commercially in 1908. More than 100 years later, Tootsie Rolls remain wildly popular with approximately 64 million pieces made per day!

That’s a lot of chews!

Tootsie Rolls are the perfect parade candy and one that is still sold by the piece at little league concession stands. You’ll also find these delightfully delicious treats in candy bowls at businesses around the world as a reminder that we’re never too old to enjoy a bit of candy.

While the original chocolate flavored Tootsie Roll remains the most popular, there are other flavors available. For those who enjoy the taste of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, grape, green apple and more, Tootsie Frooties are what you’re looking for. Frooties have the same texture as the original Tootsie and are also individually wrapped.

Besides the roll variety of Tootsie chews, there is of course the famous Tootsie Pop. The candy lollipop with the Tootsie center gained world-wide attention back in the 1970’s thanks to the popular television commercial which asked the question, “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?”

If you’re looking for penny candy to stock your little league concession stand, throw at your summer parades, or keep in that candy dish at your restaurant or gym, Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Frooties are your best choice.

TikTok Fruitie’s Ju-C Jelly Candies – A Viral Sensation!

The video-sharing network TikTok is a treasure trove of average humans sharing quick (and sometimes) funny videos of themselves doing wacky stunts, showing off their latest dance moves, and lip-synching to their favorite tunes.

Every now and then one of those videos ignites a trend, or a challenge, where others create their own video dovetailing off the original. The latest viral challenge features none other than, you guessed it… candy!

A few months ago, a TikTok “star” named Jaden Sprinz who because famous because of his large incisors came across a bag of Fruitie’s Ju-C Jelly candies. These fruit-shaped gummies are filled with jelly that when punctured, squirt out of the gummy capsule.

TikTok star Jaden Sprinz

Sprinz filmed himself popping these candies with his oversize teeth, and well… that’s how TikTok works!

Since then, TikTokkers around the world have been searching for these candies to make their own video and take part in the TikTok Jelly Candy Challenge.

Now here’s why this has become a fun thing to do. When you bite into the Ju-C candy, you can’t predict just where the gush of jelly is going go to! Will it spatter you in the face? Will it make a mess on the floor? Will it fly into the face of the unsuspecting person doing the filming?

A quick search on the TikTok app will show thousands of funny videos of people taking part in the challenge.

Since going viral, the Fruitie’s Ju-C Jelly candies have been a hot commodity – with many knock-offs being produced and being sold on auction sites for inflated prices. Since these are food items, we caution you in buying anything that is loosely packed and unlabeled or has no listing of ingredients or country of manufacture.

At Blair Candy, we have the original Fruitie’s Ju-C candies manufactured by the Din-Don Foods Corporation in California. Don’t be fooled by imitations or overpay for these jelly candies! Pick up a few bags today and get ready to share your own challenge video on TikTok.

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.

Baseball Themed Candy Can be a Hit at Your Concession Stand

Spring is here, summer is right around the corner and so is Little League season!  Future big leaguers are anxious for training to begin and the season to start. For many teams and leagues, it’s also time to start planning what you’re going to be selling at your concession stands.  After all, fans are going to want something to snack on during the game!

We previously wrote about some of the most popular concession candy and snacks you should consider stocking up on, and today we’re going to pitch some baseball themed candy that your fans are going to love.

While there’s a lot of chewing gum to choose from, did you know that Double Bubble makes their delicious gum in individually wrapped mini baseballs?  It’s true! Double Bubble Homerun Baseball Bubble Gum features a baseball phrase and classic “stitching” printed on each individually wrapped piece. What’s even better is that they come in a 240 count tub that’s perfect for your stand.

Next in the lineup is chocolate!  Now, who can resist a chocolate snack?  Not many, which is why these miniature foil-wrapped chocolate baseballs make a great concession stand treat.  You can sell them by the piece, but your fans are going to want to buy them by the handful! We sell them in a 30-pound box that has over 2500 pieces of sweetness for your fans to enjoy.

Finally, let’s talk about chew.  Big League Chew of course! This has been a favorite of players and fans since it first hit the stands in the 1980’s.  This shredded bubble gum comes in a foil pouch so your player can have a pinch of some seriously good chewing gum that’s available in a variety of flavors including the original.  We made it easy for you to stock your concession stand by letting you build your own 12 pack from our best selling flavors.

Need help in deciding what to carry at your concession stand this season?  No worries! We’ve been helping little leagues, teams, and non-profits around the country stock their stands with fast-moving treats designed to sell.  Contact us today and we’ll help you hit a home run with your snack sales this year!

Hit a Home Run with these Concession Stand Favorites

Are you ready to knock your concession stand sales out of the park this summer? We thought so! Selling the most popular snacks and treats at your little league’s concession stand is key to ringing in big profits.

Of course one of the most popular items is bubble gum and there’s no brand that’s more closely associated with baseball than Big League Chew. This shredded bubble gum has been a big hit since it was first introduced in the 1980s and has sold over 800 million “pouches” worldwide.

While still available in its original flavor – “Outta’ Here Original” – additional flavors have been added over the years including grape, cotton candy, sour apple, and more. Plus, there’s even a special edition package of original flavor featuring a girl ball player!

New this year are two tasty snacks that are sure to be a home run with your fans – Slim Jim Fire Fries and Slim Jim Pork Rinds. Fire Fries are potato snacks shaped like, well you guessed it, French fries and are available in either Buffalo or Inferno flavors.

Slim Jim Pork Rinds, or chicharrones, are a flavorful, crunchy snack that is available in either Squealin’ Hot or BBQ. These light and airy snacks will quickly become a hot seller at your concession stand.

We would be remiss if we didn’t forget two baseball classics – peanuts and Cracker Jack! After all, no ball game would be complete without snacking on these two favorites.

Planters have a great selection of nuts in individual snack size packs including cashews, “Heat” peanuts, smoked almonds, and pistachios which are perfect for satisfying a craving for a salty snack on a hot summer day.

You’ll score extra points by having bags of Cracker Jack available for your fans because let’s be honest… nobody can resist the temptation of this salty and sweet treat, which is why it’s been a mainstay of baseball games for over a century. Plus, they still have a prize in every pack!

Need help selecting concession stand candy and snacks?  Don’t worry, we’re here to help you avoid striking out. Feel free to contact us to discuss what’s best to fill your racks so you’ll hit a homer all season long!

Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Frooties: The Perfect Parade Candy

Parade season is almost here as Memorial Day and the 4th of July is right around the corner. For kids, there’s nothing more exciting than lining Main Street waiting for the parade to pass by as candy gets tossed from the various floats.

If you’re a parade organizer or a group that will have a float, we’re here to help you choose the perfect parade tossing candy!

First off, you will want to stay away from anything that melts quickly such as miniature chocolate bars. You’ll want to choose candy that’s available in large quantities, individually wrapped, and durable. After all, a good amount of candy is going to hit the street before it’s picked up, so you don’t want candy that breaks easily.

Based on that, can you guess what our best selling parade candy is? If you said Tootsie Rolls, you’re right! Tootsie Rolls and their fruit-flavored cousin, Tootsie Frooties, are the perfect choice for all the above reasons.

Tootsie Rolls are available in a 360 count bag of perfectly sized Tootsie Roll Midgees. These bite-sized chocolate-flavored treats are just a wee bit smaller than a regular size Tootsie Roll and are individually wrapped.

Tootsie Frooties are just like a Tootsie Roll but come is a whole assortment of fun flavors including blue raspberry, fruit punch, sour cherry, green apple, grape, cherry limeade, strawberry, watermelon, strawberry-lemonade, lemon, and mango. Like the chocolate Tootsie Roll Midgees, these are all available in 360 piece bags.

Now you’re probably wondering which flavor of Frooties you want to toss from your parade float. Well, why not all of them? That’s easy to do with a huge 4lb bag of Tootsie Frooties that has 560 pieces of assorted flavors.

Buying bulk parade candy can save you a lot of money, besides Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Frooties, we have a huge selection that’s guaranteed to make your candy tossers the hit of your town’s parade!

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