Skip to Content

Holiday Candy

Crafting A Harvest Ready Brach’s Candy Corn Wreath

Candy corn is an orange, white, and yellow Halloween candy staple that many have a love-hate relationship with. Here at Blair Candy, we love grabbing a handful of Brach’s Candy Corn from our office candy bowl and snacking throughout the day.  It’s a simple candy, but so delish! Even better: candy corn is the foundation for a beautiful Fall wreath that only takes a few dollars and quality time to create.

Photo credit: womansday.com

Brach’s Candy Corn Wreath, inspired by WomansDay.com

Supplies:
    • A few bags of Brach’s Candy Corn
    • A Styrofoam wreath, about 16 inches around
    • Black duct tape
    • Hot glue gun
    • Large ribbon to hang the wreath, in a Halloween-themed color

Directions:

    1. Wrap the wreath completely with black duct tape. This will serve as your base for gluing the candy corn onto the wreath.
    2. Hot glue Brach’s candy corn onto the black duct tape in neat rows you’ll want to cover the entire front side of the wreath with the candy corn. It does take some time, but that’s why having another bowl of candy corn on hand to snack from while you’re gluing makes the time pass so quickly!
    3. Leave a space at the top of the wreath for you to secure the ribbon. We suggest an orange, yellow, or black satin ribbon. Simply tie it around the wreath and hang it on your door!

Photo credit: womansday.com

Although you can’t exactly snack on your wreath, be sure to pick up a few extra bags of Brach’s candy corn so you and your family can enjoy one of our Autumn candy favorites!

While yellow, white, and orange candy corn is what everyone is most familiar with, there are some other varieties you can use as well:

Brach’s Harvest Candy Corn
The rich brown, orange, and white colors of this candy corn will give your wreath an even more “fall” feeling.

Brach’s Bello Minions Candy Corn
Add a little mischief for your wreath by choosing a wild and wacky color with blue, yellow, and white candy corn, which just happens to be a favorite of those little Minions!

If you happen to get a lot of comments on your completed craft and friends and neighbors start asking you to make one for them, don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered with BIG bulk packages of candy corn!  In fact, big 30 pound boxes of candy corn in multiple colors (and flavors for snacking).

 

Caramel Tootsie Pops: Perfect for This Halloween Party Craft

Halloween parties are a lot of fun. Whether you choose to go with something ghoulish or something alive with fall’s colors, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this holiday. If you’re looking to combine together one of the season’s best flavors, caramel, with a fun Halloween craft, then be sure to check out this awesome Halloween lollipop wreath idea.

Using delicious Caramel Tootsie Pops and a few craft supplies, you can put together a wreath that fits in perfectly with Halloween party décor (it’s also a fun way to give candy to trick or treaters). Let’s just say, it’s sure to be a scream at your Halloween get-together!

What You’ll Need:

  • A wicker or foam wreath core (you can find these at your local craft store)
  • Craft ribbon or curling ribbon
  • Minimum of 50 Caramel Tootsie Pops depending on wreath size.

Directions:

  1. Begin by cutting the ribbon and making it into a bow. To make things extra festive, choose black and orange or orange and purple ribbon varieties. If there’s Halloween ribbon on hand, use that instead. It’s up to you!
  2. Start sticking the Tootsie Pops into your wreath, starting at the top off-center and working your way around the wreath. The pops will take up some space, so feel free to adjust them to make sure that they are distributed evenly. Hang and enjoy!

When your Halloween lollipop wreath is finished, you can hang it up as part of your Halloween décor and have your party guests take a Caramel Tootsie Pop as a favor.

Photo credit: Pinterest

You can also use the wreath as a table centerpiece by putting a glass vase in the middle with a pillar candle or similar. Either way, you have a boo-tiful Halloween wreath that’s sure to get compliments at your next party, plus some great Caramel Tootsie Pops for your guests to enjoy!

We Pick Our Favorite Halloween Candy Bars

Every year, we stock our online store shelves to the brim with Halloween candy bars. With such a huge inventory, we know how hard it is to choose a favorite. Each year, candy makers come out with new treats, but there are always those classics that people tend to return to. This year, we decided to come up with a list of our favorite Halloween candy bars.

M&M’s
M&M’s are the chocolate candies beloved by everyone all over the world.  Whether you go with a snack-size bag or hand out full-size bags of M&M’s, you’ll be sure to make your Halloween visitors happy this year.


Milky Way
Ok, this is one of our favorites any time of the year, but when Halloween rolls around we’re even more excited for this delicious candy bar because they also come in a snack-size bar perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters or just saving for yourself for a quick snack!


Mike & Ike
Fruity and chewy, Mike & Ike candy has been a favorite for decades – after all, it’s one of those nostalgic candy choices that brings back so many memories for all of us!  This year, there are so many different flavors of Mike & Ike available, you’ll have a hard time choosing which one to hand out to the little ghosts and goblins visiting your home.


Butterfinger
If you crave a powerful peanut butter crunch, pick up a bag of Butterfinger candy bars for yourself and a bag for your trick-or-treat visitors!  Be sure to give a few extra if you have a little one dressed up like Bart Simpson.


Kit Kat
The classic Kit Kat is better than ever this year with so many new and unique flavors available.  If you’re looking to up your Kit Kat candy game, be sure to pick up the original as well as some of the limited-time flavors for yourself and your visitors.


Mallo Cup
Chocolate and marshmallow go hand-in-hand and there’s no better candy bar than Mallo Cup to combine those two great flavors.  A classic treat that’s sure to be a hit with all your visitors this Halloween.


 

Snickers
Snickers sure does satisfies!  Just ask your trick-or-treaters when you pop a few of these candy bars in their goodie bags.  It’s a classic candy bar that everyone loves and is also available in snack-size bars perfect for Halloween or packing along in lunchboxes.


Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
We saved our all-time favorite for last!  Nothing says “Halloween” quite like Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins.  Bursting with spooktacular peanut butter flavor, these peanut butter pumpkins are like a little pack of happy on a rainy day!

Be sure to check out all of our Halloween candy and stock up on your favorites!

Checking out the 2021 Sweets & Treats Expo and Previewing New Christmas Candy

Hello from Indianapolis! Where we’re spending a few days at the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo where hundreds of the world’s leading candy makers are showing off all their new confectionery delights to get our mouths watering.

Walking from booth to booth it’s hard not to sample some of the new candy and snacks that these manufacturers will be rolling out soon. It’s safe to say that we’re probably going to gain a pound or two from “booth grazing” while we’re here!

In addition to showing off some new candy and snacks, many vendors are showcasing some of their seasonal creations that will be arriving just in time for Halloween and Christmas – two really big candy holidays.

Hershey’s introduced new M&M’s White Chocolate Pretzel Snowballs that sound as good as they taste. After all, chocolate and pretzels are the perfect combination and when you put them together in an M&M you can’t go wrong.

They also teased Dove Milk Chocolate Toffee Almond Crunch Promises. Individually holiday-themed wrapped pieces of smooth, delicious Dove chocolate with special messages inside the wrapper.

Both of these are expected to arrive in September / October and we can’t wait to have them join our lineup of delicious Christmas candy.

And speaking of Christmas candy…. We’re just a few weeks away from having loads and loads of seasonal sweets start arriving in our huge candy warehouse. Halloween candy should be arriving very soon and we’re sure to share some of the new spooky sweets as soon as they’re in stock. Of course, Christmas candy won’t be far behind!

To make sure you never miss out on new arrivals or special deals, visit our website and sign up for our candy newsletter. It’s the only place where you’ll receive special discounts and a “heads up” on all our new candy as it comes in.

Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Candy Top Choices

The sweetest time of the year is almost here. That means love is in the air and plenty of Valentine’s Day candy is in our warehouse ready for your sweetheart.

Everyone knows the universal symbol for love is a heart and there’s no shortage of heart-shaped candy to go around. So today, we’re highlighting some of our favorites!

Brach’s Cherry Jelly Hearts
We have to admit these are one of our favorites. Brach’s has been making candy since 1904 and their ju ju style jelly candies have been a favorite for generations of love birds, so scoop up a bag or two this year before they’re gone.


Sour Punch Valentine’s Day Gummy Hearts
It’s alright if you want to be a sour puss this Valentine’s day… but ONLY when you’re snacking on one of these Sour Punch Gummy Hearts! The sweet taste of watermelon, strawberry, and fruit punch are accompanied by a “punch” of sour that gives these candies a unique twist.


YumEarth Organic Valentine’s Hearts
New this year, we have organic heart-shaped gummies from YumEarth. These delicious gummy hearts are vegan, gluten, dye, and nut-free, and are USDA certified organic. These fruit-flavored hearts are delicious and a smart choice!

P.S. If this is the first time you’re hearing about our line of YumEarth organic candy, be sure to check out this blog post where you can learn more!


Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts
Nothing says love more than the marriage between peanut butter and chocolate and our friends at Reese’s have several varieties to choose from this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for miniature individually wrapped peanut butter hearts or a larger heart-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup we’ve got them!


Charms Valentine Pops
Of course, we couldn’t wrap up a look at our favorite heart-shaped Valentine’s Day candy without including a lollipop in our list! Our top pick is one that everyone is familiar with, the famous Charms Valentine Pop. You’ll instantly recognize these pops by their heart shape and Cupid’s arrow printed on the pop. Plus, their cherry flavor makes these lollipops extra sweet.

No matter what type of sweet gift you’re looking to give this Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out our great selection of Valentine’s Day candy arriving daily.

Brach’s Christmas Candy: A Taste of Nostalgia

There’s still time to grab some of your favorite Christmas candy, and if you’re like us, we like to have some nostalgic treats around for the holidays. Thinking back, we bet you can remember and still recall the taste of some old fashioned candy your parents or grandparents had around the house when you would visit.

Brach’s is best known for their wide assortment of holiday candy, whether it be Christmas, Easter, or Halloween, many of your childhood candy memories probably center around a piece of Brach’s candy.

Let’s take a look at our most popular classic Brach’s Christmas candy:

Brach’s Jelly Bells
Brach’s is best known for their jelly and hard candy and each holiday they grace us with a selection of each. For Christmas, the Jelly Bells are among the most popular. The festive red and green jelly candies have that delightful coating of sugar that adds to the delicious lime and cherry flavor. Everyone loves these, and we’re sure you do too!


Brach’s Milk Chocolate Stars
Now here’s a chocolate treat that can be used in many different ways. These festive-looking milk chocolate treats can be enjoyed by themselves, used in baking (think one on top of a giant peanut butter cookie!), or stirred into a hot mug of milk for a delicious hot chocolate treat.


Brach’s Peppermint Christmas Nougats
We bet that everyone reading this has had one of these Brach’s treats at some point! They’ve been around for quite a while, and these Peppermint Nougats are still handmade and feature a Christmas tree smack dab in the middle of the nougat. These are one of those “must have” Christmas candies that returns year after year and for that we are thankful!


Of course, everyone knows that the hands-down most popular Brach’s candy is one that you either love or hate – Candy Corn! Available just for the Halloween / Fall season, Brach’s Candy Corn is a fan favorite and a treat that many wait for every year. But alas, you’ll have to wait till next Halloween to grab a bag.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our complete selection of nostalgic candy that is available year-round. We’re sure you’ll find some favorites that bring back sweet memories.

Hot Chocolate Bombs: The Best Way to Warm Up this Holiday Season

It’s time for shorter days, cooler weather, and the holidays! One of our favorite things to do this time of year is light a fire in the fireplace, take in the glow of the lights on the Christmas tree as they fill the room, and sip on a delicious cup of hot chocolate.

While there are plenty of instant hot chocolate mixes available at your local grocery store, around here we tend to leave those on the shelf. Why? Because this time of year we stock our huge candy warehouse with the most delicious type of chocolate you will ever taste – it’s so good, “it’s da bomb!”

Literally.

Our Hot Chocolate Bombs will change the way you make hot chocolate forever. Each one is made with rich, delicious Belgian chocolate with mini marshmallows tucked inside.

Now, here’s where the magic happens!

First things first. Get the fireplace ready, turn on the tree lights, and get into your favorite pair of comfortable PJs. Now that you’re settled, grab your favorite mug and heat up 8oz of milk. Place the Hot Chocolate Bomb into the mug and pour the hot milk over it. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and, voila! The most delicious hot chocolate you’ll ever have is ready to enjoy.

Hot Chocolate Bombs are perfect for holiday gatherings, sleepovers, cold nights… well, just about anytime you want to warm the body and soul with chocolatey goodness.

They also make a great stocking stuffer as do many of the Christmas Candy we have available for those on both the naughty AND nice list! Be sure to shop our wholesale candy store early to get the best selection.

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.

Christmas is Coming and Holiday Treats are Arriving Daily!

Just when all our Halloween candy is about to sold out for the season, our huge candy warehouse is starting to fill up with… you guessed it… Christmas candy!

The most wonderful time of the year is also the sweetest when it comes to seasonal treats. Just like Halloween and Easter, candy manufacturers produce special versions of some of their best sellers as well as holiday staples.

Today we’re going to spotlight some of our new soon-to-be best sellers.

NEW! Bob Ross Ugly Christmas Sweater Sour Candies
Bob Ross invites you to don your best ugly sweater, sit down in front of the television, and chill. After all, the holidays are stressful enough, so watching him paint a merry scene will bring some calm. Oh, and by the way, while you’re chillin’ be sure to pop one of these deliciously sour apple hard candies that are tucked away into this Bob-tastic tin that’s perfect as a stocking stuffer, office gift, or just for fun.


NEW! Mickey and Minnie Disney PEZ Christmas Set
Whether you have a PEZ collector on your list, or a Disney fan, this limited edition Mickey and Minnie PEZ dispenser set is certainly going to be a hit. The world’s most beloved mouse and his best pal Minnie are featured in their festive attire atop a dispenser that comes with six refills. Since this is a limited edition, they will sell out quickly, so don’t miss out!


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Gummies
Who can resist a delicious gummy candy? Nobody, right? Any we guarantee you nobody can resist a pack of these cute (and delicious) gummies featuring characters from the timeless Christmas classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Rudolph, Santa, and the Abominable Snow Monster. Grab a box for everyone in the family – they’re perfect for snacking on while enjoying the movie.


Christmas candy will be arriving weekly now as the season starts to ramp up. One thing to note for 2020, just like there were no PEEPS Marshmallow candies available for Halloween due to COVID-19, there won’t be any for Christmas either. But have no fear, they will be available for Easter.

To keep up with the latest additions, be sure to check our Christmas Candy page regularly as there’s plenty of sweet treats arriving soon!

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!

« Previous Entries
Store Info
Blair Candy Blog Blair Candy Blog Blair Candy Blog Home Contact Us About Us Shop Online