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Facts: Parents Admit to Sneaking Some of their Kid’s Halloween Candy

If you’ve been digging into the stash of Halloween candy you have set aside for trick-or-treaters, or have “snuck” a piece or two from your kid’s overflowing bucket of sweet treats – you’re not alone!

We weren’t too surprised to learn that according to a survey commissioned by the National Confectioners Association, 79% of parents surveyed admit to taking candy from their children.

It’s ok, if you’re one of them… after all who can resist a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or delicious Halloween Popcorn Balls?

If you think it’s hard to resist dipping into your kid’s candy haul, imagine how hard it is for us to walk around a huge candy warehouse every day where the sweet smell of chocolate is everywhere and we’re surrounded with tons of nostalgic candy, seasonal treats, and yummy snacks.

So if you’re one of the 79% who admitted snatching some of that delicious Halloween candy, it’s ok. We’re just trying to figure out how the 21% who didn’t were able to resist the temptation!

While Halloween will be a little different this year, some communities are still allowing trick-or-treating with safe protocols in effect. Local stores, community centers, and organizations are offering socially distant ways for kids to get their fill of candy, while some folks are getting creative with the ways they plan on treating the little ghosts and goblins who may pay a visit.

Check out the video below for a creative way for you to whip up a super spooky candy chute that will allow you to welcome trick-or-treaters and be the envy of your neighbors:

So on November 1st, you have our thumbs up to grab that bag of candy, grab a few of your favorites, and enjoy! After all, the sweetest holiday of the year only comes around once a year.

Most Popular Halloween Candy

There are two holidays that are closely associated with candy – Easter and Halloween. Both see candy manufacturers come out with special edition sweets to satisfy the sweet tooth we all seem to develop every spring and fall!

While unique confectionary delights are concocted by candy experts to tempt us or put a new twist on a classic treat, it seems we all love to gobble up the classics.

Halloween is a busy time here at Blair Candy and year after year we keep track of what the hottest selling candy is and believe it or not, it doesn’t differ much with the changing of the calendar!

So what exactly is the most popular Halloween candy? Well, here are the top 5 biggest sellers:

5. Candy Corn – Yes! Believe it or not, love it or hate it, Candy Corn made the top 5 and for good reason – you just can’t celebrate Halloween without it.

4. Skittles – Unlike Candy Corn, you can “taste the rainbow” year round, but Skittles are more popular during trick-or-treat season.

3. Snickers – A Snickers bar satisfies that afternoon craving you get between lunch and dinner, but guess what? The bite size version satisfies Halloween cravings so much so it’s the 3rd most popular candy bar this time of year.

2. M&Ms – Original or peanut it doesn’t matter, M&M’s are the second most popular Halloween candy. Maybe it’s because it’s such a classic, or because it’s that one chocolate candy that “melts in your mouth, not in your hands!”

1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – Yes! The delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter keeps Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the number one spot year after year.

Were you surprised to see what made the list of the most popular Halloween candy? While Candy Corn may have been one that you never would have guessed, the others should have been pretty easy.

Why?

Because they’re simply delicious!

Delicious Chocolate & Yogurt Covered Pretzels for Fall

“These pretzels are making me thirsty!” You may remember that line from an episode of the wildly popular television show, Seinfeld. One of the show’s zany characters, Kramer, got a role in a movie and that was his one and only line.

We can’t help but remember that line every time we walk by all the different types of pretzel snacks we have in our huge candy warehouse. Just the other day, we received some new pretzel treats and one of our team members shouted, “these pretzels look delicious!”

The excitement in his voice caused a few of us to go running to see what came in. Well, needless to say, we opened up a box because… well… product testing you know!

Fresh for fall, two different types of delicious pretzels arrived. The first is a 15 pound box of yogurt covered pretzels that have a dash of sweet drizzled on them in festive fall colors.

 

The second box we opened is another 15 pounder, this time packed with chocolate covered pretzels with an orange drizzle.

If you’re planning a Halloween party, fall get together, movie night, or any special occasion that requires bulk candy and snacks, these are sure to be a hit.

Besides snacks like these chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels, we have plenty of candy available in bulk that’s perfect for candy buffets, parades, parties, and even for putting together your own holiday gift baskets. The possibilities are endless.

If these pretzels made you hungry, it’s time to pick up a box and start snacking!

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!

Popcorn Balls – A Sought After Halloween Treat

Popcorn! You can’t sit through a movie without some or go to an amusement park without ordering a bucket. If you checked your cupboards, you probably have some just waiting to be popped when the urge for a snack hits.

Popcorn has been a popular snack for over a century, but things changed in 1982 when Pillsbury introduced a new way to whip up a batch of this buttery, salty snack thanks to a new kitchen appliance that became popular in the 70’s – the microwave.

While debate rages over whether microwave popcorn is better than stove popped corn, there’s no arguing over the fact that popcorn balls are the ultimate popcorn treat! In fact, these sugary balls of deliciousness are so popular that fans wait for them to be produced and gobble them up quickly.

The largest manufacturer of popcorn balls is Kathy Kaye Foods based in South Dakota. They produce thousands of these sought after treats seasonally with the biggest being fall / Halloween time.

Every year, our loyal customers email us asking when our shelves will be stocked with fresh Kathy Kay Halloween Popcorn Balls so they can order a supply before they’re sold out. This year is no exception!

While we recently told you that there will be no Halloween PEEPS produced this year due to COVID-19, we’re happy to say the popcorn balls are in stock, fresh, and ready for you to enjoy or hand out to all your trick-or-treaters.

Speaking of trick-or-treat, one review of these popcorn balls on our website from a customer says, “Every year the kids ask the “Popcorn Ball Lady” if she has popcorn balls. I found these last year, so ordered more for this year and can’t wait to see their little faces light up!”

If you want to be the house the kids seek out this Halloween, popcorn balls should be on the top of your list along with some of our most popular Halloween candy.

The next time popcorn balls will be available will be for Christmas, so stay tuned!

Marshmallow PEEPS Won’t Be Available for Halloween 2020

2020 will go down in the history books as the year we became experts in social distancing, learned that take-out and pizza delivery could be “contact-less,” had more visits to our front doors from the UPS driver than our closest friends, and worst yet…. was the year without Halloween PEEPS.

Yes, you heard that right friends. Halloween 2020 will be PEEP-less. Just Born, the company that makes the world’s favorite marshmallow treat was unable to produce this years batch of Halloween themed PEEPS candy that usually includes marshmallow pumpkins, ghosts, and cats.

We knew Halloween would look a little different this year, but we never thought our favorite fluffy treat would ghost us.

Oh 2021, please come quick!

So while PEEPS won’t be available this year, some of your traditional Halloween Candy favorites are still here ready for you to hand out to all the little ghosts and goblins who will be out for trick-or-treat.

If you’re looking for some unique treats to hand out, may be recommend:

KitKat Witches Brew
Your favorite chocolate covered cookie treat gets a spooky makeover for Halloween! While you treat your visitors with this unique treat, the ones who didn’t visit your house will be “green” with envy they didn’t stop by to get this green chocolate KitKat.


Oreo Spooky Head Eggs
Who doesn’t love Oreo cookies? Whether you eat them whole or split them in half and go for the cream first, it doesn’t matter. This special Oreo treat features a delicious filling made from Oreo cookies and cream, shaped like an egg, then covered in delicious milk chocolate. Individually wrapped and perfect for trick-or-treat.


Zombie Skittles
While your trick-or-treaters may expect to “taste the rainbow” when they open up this snack size pack of Skittles, a secret surprise awaits! Inside is a “Zombie” Skittle that tastes like… well… a rotten zombie. Will they love it or hate it?

We know there’s no substitute for PEEPS, and we’re definitely disappointed they won’t be available for Halloween. Unfortunately, they won’t be available for Christmas either due to COVID-19. However, the candy makers at Just Born are hard at work to make sure that Easter PEEPS will be available starting in early 2021.

Caramel Candy a Halloween and Fall Favorite

Move over pumpkin spice, when it comes to fall flavors in the candy world we can’t resist caramel. There’s just something about the rich, sweet, toasty flavor of caramel by itself, tucked inside milk chocolate, or used to coat an apple.

While some caramel treats are available year round, like Werther’s Originals, Halloween brings a cornucopia of caramel candy that’s hard to resist. So if you’re a fan, read on to see what you and your trick-or-treaters can indulge in this season.

Caramel Apple Wraps
If you’re planning a Halloween party, or are just a fan of Caramel Apples, we’ve made whipping up these fall favorites quick and easy. No need to worry about finding a caramel recipe, no need for spending an hour in the kitchen, no need for cleanup! Each pack of Caramel Apple Wraps contain five caramel discs that you simply wrap around an apple then warm in the oven or microwave. A perfect family activity that ends with a delicious treat!


Twix Caramel Ghosts
Everyone’s favorite left and right candy bar got in the Halloween spirit and is celebrating with a special Caramel Ghost Twix cookie bar. A delicious caramel ghost shaped cookie is covered with rich milk chocolate for a spooky, tasty treat.


Caramel Apple Sugar Babies
Speaking of candy apples, Sugar Babies are available in this fantastic fall flavor! The special edition caramel bar is covered with a candy apple shell then individually wrapped making them perfect for handing out at trick-or-treat.


Tootsie Caramel Apple Lollipops
The Tootsie Roll folks raided the apple orchard to come up with this fall favorite. They’ve taken rich, delicious caramel and mixed it with red Macintosh, golden delicious, and green apple flavors to create three different lollipops. Each is individually wrapped perfect for candy buffets, using as parade candy, or handing out on Halloween night.

While these are available for Halloween, be sure to check out our selection of caramel candy that’s available year round. We’re sure you’ll find one of your nostalgic candy favorites or even stumble upon a new one.

Reese’s Halloween Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate and Peanut Butter. We owe a debt of gratitude to H. B. Reese who combined these two ingredients and came up with the candy we know today as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Reese’s dates back to 1923 and is certainly one of the most well known and most popular chocolate candy bars of all time.

While available year-round, Reese’s embraces holidays to come up with special editions and Halloween is no exception. In fact, this Halloween there are some frighteningly delicious varieties of everyone’s favorite chocolate peanut butter treat.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
The symbol of Halloween, the jack-o-lantern, is one of the shapes Reese’s produces their peanut butter cups in for trick-or-treat season. This year, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins are available in a snack, regular, and king size in traditional milk chocolate, and regular and king size in delicious white chocolate for an extra decadent treat.


Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins with Reese’s Pieces
Speaking of pumpkins, Reese’s kicks up the Halloween edition peanut butter cup by adding in crunchy Reese’s Pieces to the creamy peanut butter filling. We’re not sure if it can get any better than this!


Reese’s Peanut Butter Ghosts
While Halloween ghosts can be scary, here’s a few that are… well, delicious! Reese’s famous peanut butter filling is wrapped in white chocolate-flavored crème, shaped like a ghost, and individually wrapped. Boo!


Reese’s Franken-Cups
New this Halloween, Reese’s Franken-Cups are a creative addition to their spooky lineup of scrumptious confections. Made in the traditional peanut butter cup shape, Reese’s Franken-Cup features a green chocolate-flavored crème bottom that looks as sweet as it tastes.

Like all Reese’s candy, they’re manufactured by Hershey’s and made right here in the USA where Halloween is celebrated with parties, parades, and plenty of sweets. Whether you’re inviting trick-or-treaters to your door to pass out treats, or having a costume party complete with a candy buffet, be sure to check out our huge selection of Halloween candy.

Bulk Halloween Candy for Parades, Candy Buffets and Trick or Treat

When the neighborhood ghosts and goblins ring your doorbell on Halloween, make sure you have plenty of sweets to fill up their trick-or-treat bucket. After all, you want to be known as the house with the best candy, don’t you?

To make selecting your Halloween candy quick and easy, here’s some of our most popular individually wrapped candies that are packaged in bulk perfect for passing out by the handful:

Glow in the Dark M & M’s
No, the candy doesn’t glow in the dark (we agree, that would be really cool!) but the packaging does. These special Halloween M & Ms are packed in small fun size bags and are available in peanut and milk chocolate while supplies last.


Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers Gummies Variety Pack
Choose either a 170 or 315 piece bag full of individually wrapped Starburst candies, and miini bags of Skittles and Life Savers gummy candies. Perfect for placing on a bowl or as part of a Halloween candy buffet or for letting trick-or-treaters grab ‘em by the handful.


Mars Chocolate Variety Mix
You’re going to have a hard time saving these for your visitors! Why? Because these mini Milky Way, Twix, Snickers and M & Ms are hard to resist. So we say, buy a bag for your spooky visitors and buy another for yourself. You’ll thank us later!


Hershey’s Sweets Assortment
This huge 330 piece bag of candy is chock full of individually wrapped favorites including Twizzlers licorice, Sour Patch Kids, and Jolly Rancher Candies. The perfect assortment to compliment your selection of chocolate bars.  Also available in a 115 piece bag.


Dum Dums and Smarties
We bet you can’t find a trick-or-treater who can resist the temptation of this classic combination. Everyone’s favorite lollipop, Dum Dums, is teamed up with one of our favorite sweet candies – Smarties. This bag has a whopping 200 individually wrapped pieces.

Of course, this is just a sampling of some of our Halloween favorites that are available in bulk sizes for parties, parades, candy buffets and trick-or-treating. Plus, we have more arriving every day.

Be sure to visit our store to check out the latest selection of Halloween candy and keep in mind that many are limited editions and when they’re gone, they’re gone till next year, so get your orders in early.

Creepy Halloween Candy Perfect for Spooky Season

It’s almost Spooky Season! Yes, Halloween is right around the corner and it’s time to start picking out candy for your trick-or-treat visitors. While traditional candy bars, bubble gum, and lollipops are sure to bring a smile to the little ghosts and goblins stopping by, nothing says “Boo!” better than our selection of spooky candy.

Let’s take a look at some of hauntingly delicious Halloween treats perfect for filling up candy bags or used in a Halloween candy buffet:

Gummy Spiders
Spiders – they’re what Halloween dreams, and nightmares, are made of! But there’s no need to fear these creepy-crawly critters. In fact, they’re downright delicious. Each one of these two-inch gummy spiders are coated in sugar, are as “sweet” as a spider can be, and are in a giant 4.4 pound bag perfect for candy bowls at your swingin’ Halloween soiree.


Gummy Brains
Brains, or as we like to call them – zombie snacks, are the perfect creepy candy to give you the willies. These gummy brains are great for putting in candy gift bags or used in a Halloween candy buffet. Each one is about the size of a nickel and have a great fruity flavor.


Chocolate Eyeballs
Your trick-or-treaters will have their eye on these chocolaty treats! This giant 30 pound box features over 2800 chocolate crispy balls that are individually wrapped in a spooky eyeball foil design. Perfect to grabbing by the handful and filling up those treat bags.


Buzzsaw Lollipop
No trip to a haunted house would be complete without the fear a whirring buzzsaw instills, so why not make one out of candy? These frightfully fun lollipops are not only shaped like a buzzsaw, they rotate on their stick like one too! Cherry flavored, each one measures 8” long and the sucker itself is 3.75”.


Boogers!
They look gross and they’re definitely “snot” your regular candy, but they’re a fun Halloween treat that looks and feels just like real… well, boogers. These grossly gummy delights come fantastic flavors including Snottermelon, Sour Green Boogies, and Lemon Loogy. Trust us, these are MUCH better than the real thing. Be sure to grab a few boxes, as they’re sure to bring a chuckle.


We’ve got plenty of Halloween Candy including more creepy treats, lollipops and parade candy that you’ll want to check out – after all, we want your home to be the sweetest spot this Spooky Season!

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