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Down. Set. Bite! Prepping Your Candy Snacks For Game Day

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 by Jonah Half

Football_Candy_Snacks_SnickersFrom football themed birthday parties to the once-a-year Super Bowl Bash you throw, football season offers a variety of ways to celebrate your favorite team’s triumphs and mourn their losses. No matter the outcome of the game, is here to join in the celebration! We’re here to help you score a touchdown with your game day candy snacks, so step away from the chips and dip and prepare to make your house game day headquarters with a few of these fun and fast ideas!

Chocolate Footballs

Reese's_Football_Candy_SnacksThe perfect candy snack for any armchair quarterback, the rich chocolate in these football shaped treats is the perfect bite-sized indulgence to munch during particularly nail-biting moments. If you want to watch the crowd go wild for a chocolatey snack, consider building a few Game Day Peanut Butter Cups! There’s no need to labor over cookies cut into football shapes, or meticulously frost a cake to look like a football field! Simply gather a few chocolate footballs, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and a little green frosting. Dab a little of the frosting onto the top of an unwrapped Reese’s Cup, top with a chocolate football and you’ll be ready for kickoff in no time!

Football Truffles
Chocolate_Football_TrufflesLooking for something a little more rich to satisfy your guests? This recipe for Football Truffles from House of Yum, is a little more time intensive, however, the treat is worth the wait! All you need to get started are Oreos, cream cheese, dark chocolate and white chocolate. Grind up the Oreos into a fine powder and mix with the cream cheese to create a thick cookie mixture. Then, take about a tablespoon of the cookie mixture and shape it into football shapes. Set them on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and set them in them in the refrigerator for about ten minutes to solidify. Melt the dark chocolate, and dip each football in the chocolate and then place back on the waxed paper to cool. Finish each football by melting the white chocolate and “frosting” laces onto the footballs. Score!

Build A Candy Buffet

What better way to show your support for a team than by wearing their colors? Add an extra hint of team pride to your living room during the game by creating an easy, color-coordinated candy spread. All you need is a table and a little creativity and you’re well on your way to throwing a football bash your friends and family won’t forget!

Who doesn’t love to celebrate a good football game? Whether you’re a diehard football fan, or you just like to get together with friends and family, your snacks for game day will be sure to put smiles on your guests faces – even if the score at the end of the game doesn’t! Now there’s just one question to ask yourself – Are YOU ready for some football?

Unforgettable Fall Candy And Turkey Day Treats

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Jonah Half

Fall_CandyWith October winding down, we’re already thinking ahead to the next major holiday, Thanksgiving! The traditions, the focus on the good things in life, and of course the delicious food are some of our favorite things about this Fall holiday. Nothing brings families together quite like Thanksgiving does, and if you’re hosting guests this year, the pressure is on to impress them with terrific food and a fun atmosphere. Check out these delightful fall candy ideas that will make your Thanksgiving gathering one to remember for years to come – but make sure there’s not too much sweet snacking that goes on before the main event!

Oreo Turkeys

After your guests are stuffed with real turkey, put them into a food coma with these adorable fall candy turkeys. Doubling as festive decorations, you’ll need Oreos, Candy Corn, Reese’s Cups, Whoppers, chocolate icing, and yellow icing to create these turkeys.

Start by adding some chocolate frosting to the top of one Oreo and then attach five candy corns to it with the tips down. Next, add chocolate frosting onto another Oreo and attach it to the first Oreo so they make an L-shape. Attach the Reese’s Cup and the Whopper to the Oreo to create a turkey body and head. Finally, with yellow frosting, glue on the white tip of a candy corn to the Whopper for a beak, and then draw on eyes and feet. Your guests might think they’re too cute to gobble up!

Fall Candy Acorns

These fall candy acorns are the perfect edible decoration for this year’s Thanksgiving table. For each acorn, use icing or peanut butter to frost the bottom of a bite-sized Nutter Butter cookie. Next, stick on an unwrapped Hershey Chocolate Kiss candy. Finally, use icing to adhere a peanutbutter chip to the top to resemble a stem and you’re finished! Place them in a bowl for guests to snack on throughout the day.

Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year to show off your hostess skills. With these adorably festive fall candy decorations, you’ll have guests asking you to host Thanksgiving every year. Head over to our website and browse more Autumn and Fall Candy for all of your Thanksgiving needs and create your own recipes!

America’s Favorite Halloween Candies

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Jonah Half

Though it may be a bit soon to start decorating, we’re sure there are more than a few of you who have already started planning your Halloween costumes for this year. But are you prepared to impress the little ghouls that come knocking on your door looking for their favorite Halloween Candies??

For most children, the best part about trick-or-treating is coming home and dumping their candy on the floor to evaluate the night’s haul. This ritual often involves dividing the best candy from the worst to decide which to devour and which to trade. In 2013, Chicago-based market research firm, IRi, completed a study to determine America’s favorite Halloween Candies. Based on the results of this study, we’ve created a list of the top 5 treats to keep your trick-or-treaters munching instead of bargaining with one another!

Reeses_Halloween_CandyReese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most sought-after Halloween candy. Introduced in 1928, this candy is a delicious combination of milk chocolate and smooth and creamy peanut butter, so it’s no wonder kids everywhere love them. Reese’s come in various forms, from mini to pumpkin-shaped, making them the perfect treat to handout to all of your eager trick-or-treaters this year.


Halloween_CandyM&M candy was first produced in 1941 and handed out to soldiers during the war. Today, they are a trick-or-treat favorite! Check out our fun-size M&M’s assortment, which includes classic M&M’s Plain and M&M’s Peanut, for a treat that’s a Halloween sure-bet.





Snickers_Halloween_CandySnickers has been around since 1930 and has been a favorite candy around the world for years. A great treat that will ward off tricks this Halloween season, these Mini Snickers Bars will have children flocking to your front door for Halloween candy.




Hesheys_ChocolateAnother classic candy, Hershey has been making Hershey’s branded milk chocolate bars since 1900. There isn’t a kid out there that doesn’t know what a Hershey’s chocolate bar is, so satisfy their tastebuds this Halloween with these miniature-sized ones.



Kit Kat
KitKat_Halloween_CandyA delicious combination of smooth milk chocolate and light crisp wafers, the Kit Kat has been Halloween candy-lovers’ favorite since 1935. These Halloween Kit Kats feature bat wings on the wrapper, but kids won’t know which designs they’ve got until they peel back the wrapper.  

If you’re wondering what to stock your Halloween  bowl with this year, this selection of America’s Favorite Halloween Candies are sure to make for happy trick-or-treaters. If you need a few more ideas, you’re just a few clicks away from finding more seasonal favorites right here!

Hershey Kisses… A Yummy Collection created by Zoe Raucher!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 by Jon Prince

We are always looking for unusual candy websites and were really impressed with Zo Rauscher's collection of Limited Edtion Hershey's Kisses! Please click the photo to visit her site!

It started in 2005 on Halloween night when I saw that my trick-or-treat bucket was mainly filled up with Hershey kisses. I only knew of one flavor… the original milk chocolate. Then I started thinking of all of the flavors of kisses that the Hershey Company could make.

I discovered that there were Hershey’s kisses with different wrappers as I dug deeper down into my bucket. I had gotten about four kisses with different wrappers. I soon found out that the different wrapper colors stood for different flavors. I decided to start collecting them, so I went down the candy aisle every time I went to the store, and I still do that today.

This is how I now have 59 different varieties of kisses and a website ( with a photo and information of every kiss I’ve gathered in my collection. I’ve gone from having no idea what different wrappers stood for to being recognized in articles from all around the world! I’ve been in newspaper articles from Israel to Dallas, and many from my hometown. People have emailed me about my website from nearly all over the world, even as far away as Australia!

It’s always a good time to start collecting Hershey’s Kisses because you can find candy from ‘The Sweetest Place on Earth’ almost anywhere in the world and because Hershey’s Corporation manufactures new kisses all the time. What you don’t want to do to start off your collection is run out to the store and buy a bag of every single different kiss you see.

That’s what I did and low and behold five years later I still see those same kisses in stores every day. There are six types of kisses that will probably never be discontinued. These kisses are the Original Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Hugs, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Caramel, and Cherry Cordial.

The types of kisses you want to look out for are the ones for sale around the holidays. These are almost always Limited Edition and don’t always come back the next year. Here’s a list of the holiday Limited Edition kisses that I’ve seen in the past…

Christmas: Irish Crème, Hot Cocoa, Candy Cane

Halloween: Candy Corn, Pumpkin Spice, Caramel Apple

Birthdays: Champagne Truffles, Confetti

Easter: Butter Crème, Vanilla Yogurt Crème, Lemon Crème, Orange Crème, Vanilla Crème, Valentines Day: Raspberry Hugs

The best part of a Hershey Kiss collection is… if you get tired of it, you can always eat it! Yum!!! (I don’t recommend that, though

Hershey’s Miniatures Make Decisions Difficult

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 by Becca Droz

Hershey's Miniatures are surely a classic candy!

The Zero Bar is far from a Zero!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 by Jon Prince
Vintage Zero Bar Wrapper

The Zero Bar is a candy with a long history as it was first introduced in the 1930's by Hollywood Candy Company but it now owned by Hershey Foods. This wrapper , circa early 1930's, is very rare as it shows a Polar Bear!

The Zero Bar is not your average candy bar as it is a candy with a history spanning over 70 years!

It was first introduced in the 1920’s by the now defunct Hollywood Brands Candy Company and is now owned by Hershey Foods although this transition took place over many years and included many owners in between.

 The candy bar is unique in that it consists of a delicious amalgamation of almonds, peanuts and caramel nougat covered, or shall we say , drenched, with delicious white fudge. This was even more controversial upon its release as most candy bars then, as now, are coated in milk chocolate.

As per the name, this has been the subject of candy lore as it was not touted as a reduced calorie candy bar – hence the name Zero – but rather because the white coating was supposed to give the impression of snow and, metaphorically speaking, “cool as zero degrees”

The original wrapper had a Polar Bear on it and upon it’s initial release,  was called Double Zero. It wasn’t until 1934 that it formally became known as the Zero Bar

The original Zero Bars were distributed in the summer as fudge has a much higher melting point than milk chocolate and, as there wasn’t air conditioning readily available when the bar was first released; retailers stored this in their refrigerators.

Yes, this candy bar like others will melt if exposed to high temperatures but there is something intriguing about this bar that makes it endure as a classic if only because it is delicious and holds true to it’s original formula and because it is over 70 years old!

PS: The vintage Zero Bar wrapper pictured above is VERY rare as it shows the Polar Bear!  This is circa early 1930’s

Heath Bar, Not Quite a Health Bar

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 by Becca Droz
A vintage Heath Bar Advertisement from the 1960's

A rare vintage Heath Bar Wrapper from the 1960's when the candy was being distributed by the now defunct CB Heath & Sons in Illinois

Sharability: 2

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 6

Novelty: 8

Overall: 9

Heath bar… a delightfully sweet and cruncharific candy bar. Super sweet English toffee with a hint of almonds coated in milk chocolate for the candy that will demand you to finish it.

Toffee is toffee and toffee will get stuck in your teeth, but it won’t stop you from enjoying every sugary mouth watering bite of this thin candy bar.

In 1914 L.S. Heath opened a confectionary store in Illinois. His sons, Bayard and Everett Heath, ran the store and perfected the Heath toffee bar recipe in 1928; by 1932 the bar was on the market. The Heath bar was made fully by hand for ten years until the company modernized its plant.

The Heath brothers came up with a great marketing scheme in which they made the candy bar available for delivery via Heath dairy trucks along with milk and cottage cheese. This marketing idea must have worked better than the one that marketed the bar as healthy: “Heath for better health!”

I just don’t think there is and chocolate covered toffee bar out there that can actually be considered healthy. The Heath bar was another candy bar that the government had distributed to the military during World War II. Leaf North American Confectionary bought Heath in 1989 and Hershey took that over in 1996.

Healthy or not healthy, a Heathy is a great choice.

Nick Nack Patty Wack Get Yourself a Kit Kat

Monday, November 16th, 2009 by Becca Droz
A vintage t-shirt with the Kit Kat logo  circa 1980

A vintage t-shirt with the Kit Kat logo circa 1980

Sharability: 4

Denture Danger: 2

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 9

Overall: 9

“Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!” When I was a kid I always replaced “bar” in that song with “cake,” I just thought the rhyme was necessary.

The Kit Kat is a crispy wafer covered in milk chocolate. This is one of those candies that I always forget how good it is until I take a bite and then I just can’t stop munching. With the melty chocolate and the crunchy wafer it is just too good. Sometimes I like to bite the chocolate off from around the wafer and then bite the layers off of the wafer; it makes it last a little longer that way.

The idea for the Kit Kat bar originated from a in a suggestion box response at the Rowntree factory that recommended a snack that a ‘man could have in his lunch box for work.’ Thus the Chocolate Crisp was produced by Rowntree in 1935.

In 1937 it became Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp and became Kit Kat after WWII. The name came from the KitKat club, which was a political/literary club in the 18th century. Rowntree was bought by Nestlé in 1988, and is now produced by Nestlé worldwide. The United States is too good to be like the rest of the world and instead has the Hershey Company producing the Kit Kat bars.

Fun Kit Kat Facts:
– Kit Kat was the number one selling biscuit in the UK last year selling over one billion Kit Kats.
– Kit Kats have not always been recognized by their red wrapper. During WWII there were milk shortages and the Kit Kat was made with dark chocolate and wore a blue wrapper.
–  Kit Kat made the 1997 Guinness Book of World Records by selling 13.2 billion Kit Kats worldwide in 1995.