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Five Tips for Icing Up the Perfect Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are a time-honored tradition during the holidays. Getting your family together, enjoying some sweet desserts, and putting on some holiday music is the perfect way to create your own gingerbread house.

Now if you’re a baker at heart and want to fire up the oven and bake your own gingerbread to be the foundation for your creation, we won’t judge!  But we’re here to make it easy for everyone to build their holiday dream home the quick and easy way with one of our gingerbread house kits.

Step 1: Choose the perfect gingerbread house kit.
Each year our shelves are stocked with all types of different gingerbread houses, from the traditional to ones centered around favorite candy such as the Airheads Gingerbread House or the Tootsie Roll Gingerbread House.  Pick your favorite, or if you’re baking your own, be sure to pick up plenty of gingerbread house candy to decorate.

Step 2: Make sure you have the right supplies on hand.
Have a lot of free time during the holidays? We didn’t think so. Our gingerbread house kits have all the gingerbread house decorating supplies you’ll need, such as icing mix, gingerbread, and all the perfect candy to trim your gingerbread house, included right inside it. This makes decorating so much easier, and you won’t need to run to the store mid-way through gingerbread house creating!

Step 3: Decide what you’d like to decorate.
Decorating the roof and walls of your gingerbread house is a must, but also consider decorating the outside surrounding area of your gingerbread house kit it really makes your gingerbread house look spectacular!  If you’re looking to go all out and add some additional decor to your holiday hut, we’ve got plenty of extra bling to add around the exterior such as gingerbread men and more!

Step 4: Have food coloring on hand.
Have some food coloring left over from Easter? Just your basic colors are needed to enhance your gingerbread house kit even more.  You can drizzle some blue food coloring over the icing trim on the roof of your gingerbread house, or turn the candy inside your gingerbread house kit to whatever color you’d like!

Step 5: Top it with a sprinkle of holiday shimmer.
Everything seems to shine with a special glow during the holidays, doesn’t it? Sprinkle some gold and silver shimmer dust over your gingerbread house, and it’ll add the perfect magical touch to your gingerbread house kit!

Chocolate Christmas Candy Gifts For Everyone On Your Gift List

After doing all your homework and scoping out the best deals online, you’ve finally decided on the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Only problem? You’d still like to pick out an extra small gift for each of them, something extra “sweet” you know they’re going to love.  What is it?  Candy of course!

Chocolate Christmas Candy is a tasty gift that also just happens to be deliciously affordable, making it the perfect way to top off your holiday gift list. Here’s a list of our top picks:

The Grandparents: Grandma and Grandpa will love traditional Christmas candy favorites including Cella Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries and old-fashioned Thin Ribbon Candy.

Mom and Dad: Chocolate Christmas candy brings a dash of instant happiness to the stressful holidays, so be sure to gift your parent’s some chocolate favorites like delicious Candy Cane HERSHEY’S Kisses and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Santas.

Your Significant Other: The holidays are so full of magic and love, aren’t they? Shower your sweetie with some chocolate holiday sweets, including a Giant Hershey’s Kiss and Gardner’s Assorted Boxed Chocolates.

Your Little Ones: Gift your little Princes and Princesses (no matter how old they are!) with mouth-watering chocolate Christmas candy, such as Harry Potter Butterbeer Gummy Barrels, Elf on the Shelf Double Crisp Chocolate Bars, or a GIANT Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!

Your Relatives: Gifting your relatives and their families can be expensive, but you want to show them how much you care. This is where our personal size Christmas candy treat boxes come in handy!  They’re inexpensive, can be ordered in any quantity and are filled with an assortment of popular candy that everyone will love.  It’s the perfect gift when you have so many to buy for!

Chocolate Christmas Candy is that perfect “extra” gift for the holidays. After all, chocolate brings about a feeling of joy, which is something we all need during those busy holiday shopping days!

Festive Cookie Bar Treats to Tuck Inside Christmas Candy Boxes

There are plenty of people in our lives who we want to add to our holiday gift list, but let’s face it – our budgets aren’t unlimited!  If you have co-workers, neighbors, or friends to who you want to give a small gift, but need to do it “on the cheap” fire up the oven, it’s time to do some holiday baking!

Now before you start saying, “I’m not a baker!” read on, this recipe is pretty simple, quite delicious, and is sure to be a hit.  Best of all, it’s a sweet gift that fits in anyone’s budget and is sure to bring a smile to the recipient.  Plus, by putting your baked goods in one of our Christmas Candy Boxes, you won’t even have to splurge on gift wrap.

Ready?  Let’s get baking!

Image credit: Pillsbury

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, from Pillsbury

Makes 24 bars


· 1 roll of Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough

· 1 cup peanut butter

· ½ cup vanilla frosting

· 1 teaspoon oil

· ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips

· ¼ cup mini candy-coated milk chocolate baking bits

· Christmas Candy Boxes


1. Preheat your oven to 350. Press the cookie dough evenly in the bottom of a 13×9 inch pan. Bake 14-18 minutes, and then allow to cool.

2. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, frosting, and the oil until it’s blended well.

3. Evenly spread the peanut butter mix over the cookie dough crust. Meanwhile, place the chocolate chips in a small resealable plastic bag. Microwave for about 1-2 minutes until softened. Then, cut a very small hole in the bag, and squeeze to drizzle the chocolate over the peanut butter. Spread the chocolate baking bits over the top.

4. Let the mixture stand until completely cool – about an hour. Cut into 24 bars, place in Christmas candy boxes, and let the gifting begin!

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bars are a scrumptious holiday treat, and we know all the wonderful people on your gift list will have their mouths watering when they open up their Christmas candy boxes. Be sure to put your own spin on them – think about making some with Hershey’s Kisses, Peppermint Patties, or Mini Peanut Butter cups – mmm!

Create the Ultimate Christmas Stocking with Christmas Candy

There are those holiday traditions that stick with us for generations – trimming the Christmas tree together, having to continually find new spots to hide the presents, and of course, filling Christmas stockings.

Whether you hang them from the mantle of your crackling fireplace or simply have them lined up under the Christmas tree, Christmas stockings are just meant to be filled with delicious Christmas Candy! After all, the big presents are under the tree, so the holiday stockings are the perfect place to stow delicious chocolate and fun holiday-themed treats.

If you’re looking to fill your own family’s Christmas stockings with some Christmas candy favorites, we’re here to share our directions on creating the ultimate holiday stocking!

First, gather up your supplies.  Here’s what we recommend (we taste-tested each one of these, so take our word for it!):

Use the shiny gold and silver markers to write the name of each family member on the stocking. Then, fill the stocking with the scrumptious Christmas candy you’ve chosen, as well as a few small gifts for each family member.

Stocking Stuffer Gummy Candy

Our family-owned business has been helping families celebrate the sweetest season of the year for three generations, so from all of us to you… happy holidays!

Candy Canes, Lollipops, and Gingerbread Houses: Perfect Props for Holiday Photos

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to get out your best ugly sweater and set the stage for family photos! Oh, we just heard that collective groan coming from the kids, but holiday photos are a tradition for many families and a great way to see just how much the kids have grown up over the years.

Whether you’re taking photos to be used for your holiday greeting card, or you’re snapping shots in front of the tree for use on Facebook, we have a few ways you can sweeten up those photos and have a tasty treat once the camera is put away.

First, make sure the tree is decorated, there are no burned-out bulbs, and the background looks just perfect.  Next, let’s get out some festive props… in the form of Christmas candy!

Candy Canes

Next to a decorated tree, the most recognizable symbol of the holidays is of course a candy cane!  People use candy canes as decorations on the tree, on garland used around the house, as a garnish for a mug of hot chocolate, or crumbled up and used in baking Christmas cookies.  So why not use them as a prop for some of your photos?  Have the kids pose as they hold candy canes, or take photos of them decorating the tree with them.  Then take some silly photos of everyone enjoying those candy canes – those pictures are sure to get some laughs and “likes!”

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses tend to capture the essence of the holidays, don’t they? They’re so much to create, and a photo of your kids all pitching in to build a gingerbread house will have you remembering your own childhood.  Add a touch of whimsy to your photos by saving one gingerbread house to eat and take pics of everyone enjoying this delicious holiday tradition.

Christmas Lollipops

Like candy canes, lollipops make a great prop for your Christmas photos, but we’re not talking just any lollipop here!  We have some fun lollis that are perfect for some lighthearted photos.  Our giant Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer lollipop is great prop for home photos or even taking along to the mall for a pic with Santa!  Looking for an even more unique Christmas lollipop?  How about one made from Marshmallow PEEPS?  Yes, everyone’s favorite marshmallow treat comes in lollipop form just for the holidays and with their festive colors, Marshmallow PEEPS Lollipops are guaranteed to fit right into your holiday pictures.

Candy canes, Christmas lollipops, and gingerbread houses are all holiday candies that capture the festive Christmas spirit and add that merry finishing touch to your family holiday photos. Your family will enjoy taking photos this year when they see what kind of delicious candy additions you have ready to be photographed and eaten after, of course!

Deck the Halls With Boughs Of Holly and Christmas Candy Canes!

The holidays truly are the most wonderful time of the year. From decking the tree with tinsel and pretty ornaments to wrapping presents in shiny wrapping paper, the Christmas season is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, especially when it comes to holiday decorating.

Christmas Candy Canes are a sweet treat, but did you know they make great decorations as well? Being BIG candy lovers, our homes and offices are decorated from chimney-top to basement with Christmas candy canes, so read on for how you can incorporate them into your holiday decorating, too!

Trimming the Tree
Ornaments, tinsel, and garland are a must on a Christmas tree, but it’s time to add some fun! Choose Bob’s Original Christmas Candy Canes, get your family together, bake some cookies, and start decorating. Add them throughout the tree, and don’t be skimpy! Once Christmas day is over and Santa is back at the North Pole, invite the family over for dinner, and have the kids take the candy canes off the tree, and enjoy them as a dessert or dip them in hot cocoa for an extra special treat.

Gorgeous Garland
Silver garland looks elegant during the holidays, doesn’t it? Trim the stairs, as well as the mantle, or any areas you deem fit, with pretty silver garland. Hang some Skittles Candy Canes from the garland – the vibrant colors of the candy canes intermingled with the shimmering silver tinsel will make for a festive look for the holidays!

Holiday Themed Accents
Bob’s Peppermint Sticks lack the traditional “hook” of a candy cane but are just as wonderfully delicious as their original holiday candy cane counterparts. Pick up a few small glass jars or cheap (but pretty!) stemware at a local discount store, and display it on end tables throughout your home.

With a dash of creativity and festivity, you can find fun ways to decorate your home or apartment with Christmas Candy Canes this holiday season. Remember, the holidays are meant to be fun, so don’t be afraid to experiment with your Christmas candy cane décor this year!

Chocolate Advent Calendars Create Timeless Traditions

We remember, as kids, our parents gifting us with a Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar every holiday season and opening the doors of the calendar with us every day as we counted down to Christmas. Some advent calendars contained chocolate (our favorite), and others had small gifts or holiday-themed photos inside. Traditions come and go, but chocolate advent calendars will always prove to be timeless.

Thanksgiving isn’t typically considered a gift-giving holiday, but why not turn it into one? Chocolate advent calendars start on December 1st, so gifting the children in your family with the advent calendars on Thanksgiving is a great way to start or continue a tradition – just make sure they don’t start opening the 24 little chocolates inside just yet!

Advent calendars have a long, rich history, and are designed to help kids reflect on the real meaning of Christmas as they open each of the 24 “windows” on the countdown to the big day. Set aside time, such as right after dinner, to open the day’s window, enjoy the chocolate, and share a holiday memory that is important to your family.

Chocolate advent calendars celebrate the countdown to Christmas, and your child will love having celebrated each day in such a sweet way. On Christmas morning, before your child tears into her or his presents, give your child one of our full-size chocolate candy bars with a note from Santa as a whimsical, personal touch to the chocolate advent calendar tradition in your home.

For 2022, be sure to check out our selection of Advent Calendars that include some favorites including Mickey Mouse, Blue’s Clues, Harry Potter, and a fan favorite – the Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar.

Advent calendars have been around for hundreds of years, and we just love how they put a scrumptious, kid-friendly spin on a fantastic Christmas tradition. Here’s to a chocolate tradition that will stand the test of time – as chocolate ones just tend to do!

Bob’s Candy Canes: The Rich History Of A Christmas Tradition

As a family-owned business for over 80 years, Blair Candy Company loves to share stories about other entrepreneurial family businesses, and one, in particular, comes to mind every year around this time – Bobs Candy Canes (no apostrophe!).

Bobs Candy Canes is a Christmas tradition, and like us, they have a rich history that we just love to tell. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, a comfy chair, and a Bobs Candy Cane while we treat you to the story of how a famous candy company came to be!

Bob’s Candies started out as McCormack’s Famous Candy Company in 1919, founded by Bob McCormack. The company saw success selling coconut, peanut sticks, hard candy, and taffy candies, and the boxes came emblazoned with “BOBS” on the front, and the iconic slogan, “I am Pure and Sweet.” There may have been sugar shortages during WWI, but Bob saw no shortage of candy success!

McCormack’s Famous Candy Company was growing faster than ever, and Bob Mills stepped in to help with administration. Together, Bob McCormack and Mills bought out the other investors, and in 1924, renamed the company Bobs Candy Company – creators of the Bobs Candy Canes we know and love today!

The Great Depression brought an end to many companies, but the strength and perseverance of “the Bobs” helped the company stay in business, and eventually expanded to salted peanuts, peanut candies, peanut brittle, and more. Then, in February of 1940, a tornado tragically leveled Bobs Candy Company.

With no tornado insurance, Bobs started from scratch, and within a short six months, Bobs was back up and running. With WWII candy rations taking hold, the company began vacuum-packing its candy to help it stay on the shelves longer – just like the Bobs Candy Canes we enjoy today.

The candy innovators also introduced attractive in-store supermarket advertising to entice customers to buy, and business picked up more and more. Finally, towards the end of the 1950s, the company was creating half a million Bobs Candy Canes every day, with $3.3 million in annual sales. Today, Ferrara Candy Company owns Bobs Candy Company, but the spirit of its strong founders continues to live on and Bobs Candy Canes continue to be a cherished holiday tradition.

Now that you know the story behind one of the most famous candy cane brands in history, it’s time to pick up a box along with all of your other Christmas candy favorites!

Reward Employees this Holiday with Corporate Candy Christmas Gifts!

All of your employees work so hard throughout the year and dedicate their time and energy to ensuring your business succeeds. It’s important to show your appreciation for their hard work all year round, especially throughout the holiday season.

Christmas candy and holiday chocolates make for great corporate holiday gifts. We pride ourselves on always pricing our candy affordably, so you can create delicious office candy gifts at prices that won’t break your budget. Here are just a few for you to consider:

Candy Lovers HERSHEY’S Gift Tin
The holidays can be stressful for everyone, and we bet you didn’t know that chocolate candy was been shown to be a mood booster and can also bring about feelings of relaxation!  There’s no better way to say “thank you” for working extra-hard during the busy holiday season than with one of these HERSHEY’S gift tins chock full of favorites like HERSHEY Kisses and a great assortment of delicious full-size HERSHEY candy bars.

Candy Lover’s Assorted Gift Tin
We know that chocolate isn’t everyone’s favorite (gasp!), so we’ve got the perfect gift for the non-chocolate candy fans out there.  Our Candy Lover’s Assorted Gift Tin is packed with some of our most popular candies including Smarties, Tootsie Rolls, Starburst, Twizzlers, Skittles, Dots, Gummi Fish, and more!


Jelly Belly 49 Flavor Gift Can
Who can resist a Jelly Belly Jelly Bean?  We know we can’t!  Once we see a bowl full of these flavorful beans we swoop in to grab a handful and try to figure out the flavor as we eat them one by one.  This gift can contains all of Jelly Belly’s 49 flavors so the recipient can get taste them all.  It truly is a sweet and flavorful gift for any candy lover.

After gifting each of your team members with a bit of Christmas candy, give out a raffle ticket to each person. Raffle off a few baskets perhaps filled with wine, gift certificates to local restaurants, movie rental gift certificates, and other items to create an enjoyable evening for your team members!

Browse all our Christmas candy and use your imagination to create different candy gifts that capture the spirit of your business. Your employees will surely enjoy the chocolate candy gifts, and will be all smiles at seeing how much you appreciate and care for them!

Dunkin’ Hot Chocolate Bombs Have Arrived for the Holidays!

Just in time to warm up the holidays’ Dunkin’ Hot Chocolate Bombs have arrived and well… they’re HOT!

We’ve known about these for a few months now and have been anxiously awaiting for them to arrive at our huge candy warehouse.  As soon as they got here, we couldn’t wait to grab a few and do some taste testing.  

More on that in a bit…

Available in not one, but two delicious flavors, the Dunkin’ Hot Chocolate Bombs got their inspiration from the coffee and donut chain’s most popular hot chocolate flavors – original and mint.  

The Dunkin’ Hot Chocolate Bomb has a rich, delicious Belgian chocolate shell, while the Dunkin’ Mint Hot Chocolate Bomb’s chocolate shell has a delicious minty flavor perfect for the holidays.  Tucked away inside the shell are fluffy mini marshmallows, because what hot chocolate isn’t complete without them?

Now here’s the fun part… heat up about 6 ounces of milk and pour it into your favorite mug.  Place the bomb inside then pour the hot milk over it.  Watch as the silky smooth chocolate transforms into the best cup of hot chocolate you’ll ever have.

We made a few bombs in both flavors to see which one we thought was the best. While everyone loved the Dunkin Hot Chocolate Bomb and thought it would be great year-round, we all agreed that for the holidays the Dunkin Mint Hot Chocolate Bomb is going to be a top-seller!  After all, Christmas time and minty flavors do go hand in hand and we’ve been known to stir our hot chocolate using a peppermint stick or candy cane.

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