Category: Candy

Delightfully Delicious Holiday Gifts From GODVIA

 

When you hear ‘GODIVA’, you automatically think decadent, indulgent, and delicious…right?  I know I do!  GODIVA has been a family favorite for years and I was so excited to partner with them for this holiday season!  Since 1926, GODIVA has been the premier maker of fine Belgian chocolate.  With GODIVA you get nothing but quality ingredients, elegant styling, innovative selection, and beautiful packaging.  No matter who you’re shopping for you’ll be sure to find a gift you’re proud to give.

There are SO many great gifts available from GODIVA this holiday season, the hardest part about gift-giving will be deciding which items to choose!  Here are some of my favorite GODIVA holiday gifts for 2017:

 

 

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CHOCOLATE GIFT BASKET

There’s no place like home when home has this exceptional basket of chocolate treats!  GODIVA’s Home for the Holidays Basket is filled with seven sensational gifts, starting with a 16-piece Seasonal Gift Box — an assortment featuring their NEW Limited Edition Petit Four Chocolates plus some of the most beloved milk, dark, and white chocolates.  The petit four-inspired chocolates are crafted with rich ganache, airy mousse, and nutty praliné surrounded by a chocolate shell.  Each is delightfully decorated with a chocolate bow to evoke the impeccably wrapped gifts of the holiday season.  Flavors include Gingerbread, Lemon Coconut Macaroon, Chocolate, Holiday Tea, Pistachio Brown Butter Cake, and Coffee Hazelnut.  Also inside: one 8-piece Gold Gift Box and one 4-piece Gold Favor, filled with milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings such as silky ganaches, crunchy nuts, and smooth caramels.  The 6-piece Holiday Truffle Flight features truffles in delectable flavors inside a festive green box featuring delightful illustrations by Scotland’s award-winning illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes.  There’s also a 6-piece Cherry Cordial Flight, a fun Holiday Star Ornament filled with 10 individually wrapped chocolate truffles, plus a luscious Milk Chocolate Caramel Bar.

 

SEASON’S GREETING CHOCOLATE GIFT TOWER

Treat your holiday host, please a crowd or tuck this chocolate-filled beauty under the tree for seasonal joy that’s a sure thing! GODIVA’s Season’s Greetings Chocolate Gift Tower includes three delightful Godiva treats, including a 50-piece Seasonal Tin, in gorgeous green with a stunning design by Scotland’s award-winning illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes, and – most importantly! – filled with individually wrapped chocolate truffles.  There’s also a 16-piece Seasonal Gift Box, which also shows off the designs of Lesley Barnes, and is filled with an assortment of milk, dark, and white chocolate classics and brand new chocolates, including pieces from the NEW Limited Edition Petit Four Chocolates collection. Inspired by petit fours, the classic bite-sized French confection, these delectable chocolates feature rich ganache, airy mousse, and nutty praliné fillings enrobed in Belgian chocolate shells.  Each piece is delightfully strung with a chocolate bow — evoking the impeccably wrapped gifts of the holiday season.  Last but certainly not least: an 8-piece Gold Gift Box with milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings.

 

HOLIDAY JOY GIFT BOX

A generous gift for friends and family, GODIVA’s Holiday Joy Gift Box is filled to perfection with seasonal treats.  Their delightful Star Ornament is filled with 10 individually wrapped milk and dark chocolate truffles in green and red foil.  The 8-piece Gold Gift Box features an exceptional assortment of milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings such as silky ganaches, creamy pralines, rich caramels, plus fruits and nuts, presented in a beautifully illustrated gift box.  Inside the set of seasonal chocolates made of creamy milk chocolate ganache surrounded by delicious milk chocolate, are a trio of fun shapes: jolly Santa Claus, festive Snowman, and wintry Penguin.  The 85% Dark Chocolate G Tablet is made with extra dark chocolate and crunchy cocoa nibs.  Presented in elegant wrapping with bold gold G.  The Single Origin 42% Milk Chocolate Bar features silky milk chocolate perfectly balanced by the flavors of almonds, vanilla, peaches, and apricots.  And the Blond Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar, with deliciously smooth blonde chocolate blended with sweet and crunchy salted caramel.  So much to enjoy!

 

SWAROVSKI LUXURY HOLIDAY GIFT BOX

Spark the joy and magic of the season with this year’s Holiday Luxury Gift Box, featuring stunning Swarovski crystals.  The beautiful red box is truly swoon-worthy, especially since it’s filled with 64 assorted chocolates, from delectable classic favorites to luscious signature truffles in milk, dark, and white chocolate.  Finished with luxurious red ribbon.

 

HOLIDAY COCOA MUG SET

Just in time for the chilly holiday season, GODIVA’s Holiday Cocoa Mug Set includes everything you need for cozy winter afternoons and relaxing evenings by the fire.  Includes GODIVA’s smooth and creamy Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa presented with two elegant white porcelain mugs with gold designs and gold handles.

 

 

Don’t forget to fill those stockings with GODIVA deliciousness too!  Check out my favorite 2017 GODIVA stocking stuffers:

 

LIMITED EDITION 2017 HOLIDAY PLUSH BEAR

Gifts just don’t get any more adorable than this!  Sporting a red sweater with faux fur collar and gold button, GODIVA’s Holiday Plush Bear holds a bag of 6 milk and dark chocolate medallions wrapped in red and green foil.  A sweet gift for kids and adults alike.

 

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WITH WRAPPED CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Delightful on the tree and fun to open, this Godiva Ornament paired with 6 milk chocolate wrapped truffles is a must for the holiday season.  Delight friends and family this holiday season with our elegant ornament, filled with individually wrapped milk chocolate truffles in festive seasonal wrappers.

 

CHOCOLATE FILLED STAR ORNAMENT

Hung from the tree, GODIVA’s pretty Star Ornament filled with 10 individually wrapped milk and dark chocolate truffles is ready to delight.  A sweet gift for kids and party guests, it’s sure to be the hit of your holiday celebrations.  The chocolate truffles are presented in festive seasonal wrappers.

 

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE SANTA BOX

A delicious treat for the holiday season, GODIVA’s adorable Santa Box is filled with eight individually wrapped chocolate truffles in red and green seasonal foil, including four milk chocolates and four dark chocolates.  Tuck inside a few stockings, slip under the tree, or present to friends at work.  This gift will delight young and old alike!   The chocolate Santa box is the perfect alternative to the classic chocolate foil Santa.  The colorful box and the festive green and red wrapped chocolate truffles will put them in the Christmas spirit.  But because it’s full of wrapped truffles, the chocolate Santa is the ideal gift to share or enjoy over time.  Give them a delicious chocolate Santa Claus this Christmas that will truly stand out and be remembered.

 

MASTERPIECES CHOCOLATE BARS

Last, but certainly not least, no stocking would be complete without my favorite new GODIVA treat.  These Masterpieces Dark Chocolate Ganache Heart Bars are to die for!  Godiva’s Dark Chocolate Ganache Heart filled bar is inspired by Godiva’s most beloved chocolate, the heart-shaped ‘coeru iconique’.  Introducing Godiva Masterpieces – Godiva’s most exquisite chocolates now available in delightful individually wrapped mini chocolates, perfect to enjoy anytime.  Each Masterpiece is crafted in the shape of a signature chocolate and filled with smooth and creamy fillings that melt in your mouth.

 

If you’re loving these great gift ideas, keep in mind that this is just a SUPER small fraction of all of the great gifts GODIVA has to offer this holiday season.  Make sure you check out the whole selection for all of your holiday gift giving needs.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Celebrating Christmas with Palmer + 5 Adorable DIY Teacher’s Gifts

 

Looking for some fun ways to mix things up this holiday season?  I got tired of doing the same old thing so I took some of my absolute favorite treats from R.M. Palmer and got a little creative.

If there’s one thing I remember about the holidays as a child, it was getting a variety of R.M. Palmer chocolates and they were always so festive!  Palmer has been crafting seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948, so it’s no surprise that millions choose them each year for their holiday themed treats.  You just can’t celebrate a holiday without some great chocolate, right?!  That’s why this holiday season all of my favorite chocolates for stocking stuffers and teacher’s gifts are made with the Palmer chocolates I’ve loved since I was a kid.

 

 

Some of my Palmer favorites are staples this holiday season, and of course my kids can expect to see them in their stockings this year (again).  If you’re looking to either add some tasty treats to your little ones stockings or recreate any of the DIY teacher’s gifts I made, you’ll need the following:

 

DIY TEACHER GIFT #1

 

How cute is this little Palmer Christmas tree?   Using a few dots of hot glue you’ll be able to gift this little tree to any deserving teacher.  For the base, take 2 Red Foiled Caramel Filled Cups, glue them together, let dry.  For the tree you’ll need 10 Kiwi Green Foiled Caramel Filled Balls.  Stack the 10 caramel filled balls together in a pyramid, glue them together, let dry.  Once the base and tree have both dried, you’ll be able to attach them together for a super cute tree that’s delicious too!

 

DIY TEACHER GIFT #2

 

This gold gift is a really easy option to make so if you’re not the most crafty person, this one should still be very easy to achieve.  You’ll need 16 Gold Foiled Peanut Butter Cups and just some ribbon that you might have laying around.  Made 4 stacks of 4 peanut butter cups and let them dry.  Once they’re dry, attach them together, add some ribbon, and you’ve got a gift that’s both cute and tasty!

 

DIY TEACHER GIFT #3 

 

Who doesn’t love a candy cane, right?  Whether you’re gifting these cute chocolate candy canes or hanging them on your tree you can’t go wrong with this chocolatey spin on a classic Christmas favorite.  All you’ll need is 5 Silver Foiled Caramel Filled Balls and 4 Red Foiled Caramel Filled Balls with a few dabs of hot glue and you’re all set!

 

DIY TEACHER GIFT #4 

 

Rudolph is probably the most recognizable reindeer of them all, and you guessed it, you can make him with your favorite Palmer chocolates too.  For this cutie pie you’ll need 6 Silver Foiled Peppermint Patties, 6 Gold Foiled Peanut Butter Cups, and one Red Foiled Caramel Filled Ball.  Stack 2 peppermint patties together (x3), glue, and let dry.  Offset 3 peanut butter cups (x2), glue together, and let dry.  Once your pieces are dry, glue them together and add the iconic glowing red nose.  You can either draw eyes on the peppermint patties or add googly eyes for a fun effect.

 

DIY TEACHER GIFT #5

 

You can’t have Christmas without snow and this Palmer snowflake is a great way to bring some of the snow indoors.  For this one you’ll need 2 Silver Foiled Peppermint Patties and 12 Silver Foiled Peanut Butter Cups.  Stack the 2 peppermint patties together to form the center, glue, and let dry.  Make 6 stacks of 2 peanut butter cups each, glue together, and let dry.  Once your pieces are dry, glue them together to form a super cute, tasty snowflake!  (Just make sure you let it dry once assembled before you stand it up.)

 

Looking for a tasty Palmer inspired treat to take to holiday parties?  How about some ooey gooey peanut butter cup brownies?

Peanut butter and chocolate are the ultimate combination of sweet goodness, so it was a no-brainer that I combine Palmer Peanut Butter Cups with brownie batter for a holiday treat your guests won’t be able to get enough of.  For this treat, you’ll need 50 peanut butter cups, but I promise you, so many of them is SO worth it.  Once you prepare your brownie batter, pour half into a prepared baking dish.  Add 30 unwrapped peanut butter cups to the batter that’s in the baking dish, and top with the remaining batter.  While your brownies are baking, unwrap the remaining 20 peanut butter cups and quarter them, then set aside.  Once your brownies come out of the oven, give them a few minutes to cool down, then add the 20 peanut butter cups your quartered.  Let your brownies cool completely, then slice, serve, and enjoy.

 

No matter how you celebrate the holidays and who you celebrate them with, you can’t go wrong with Palmer Chocolates.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Happy Halloween From Hershey’s

It’s that time of year again!  Before we know it little trick-or-treaters will be on the move looking their cutest and enjoying the delicious treats the holiday brings.  This year we decided to celebrate with Hershey’s because, well, they’re simply the most delicious treats out there!  This year there is quite a large selection of Hershey’s treats available so whether you’re throwing a party, passing out treats, or just looking to enjoy some delicious confections, Hershey’s has exactly what you’re looking for.

This year we will be headed out with our own kiddos, but we don’t want the trick-or-treaters in our area to feel left out.  We’ll be leaving out a cute little plastic pumpkin filled with the latest Halloween Hershey’s treats so all the little ones (and parents) get to enjoy the delicious Halloween treats Hershey’s dreamed up this year.

Halloween classroom parties are another super fun way for kids to celebrate and there’s lots of great ways to dress up the Hershey’s Halloween treats to make the sugary fun even sweeter.  My kiddos and I had a blast making candy holders out of toilet paper rolls, acrylic paint, and tissue paper glued on with hot glue after the tubes were filled.  The best thing about this is each kid gets a custom candy holder and the little ones who create them get a great sense of enjoyment and feeling of accomplishment making such cute little Halloween treat holders.

 

Hershey’s has released a whole line-up of treats that are perfect for all of your Halloween occasions.  When you’re out shopping, keep an eye out for all of the great Hershey’s Halloween treats for 2017.  This year’s Hershey’s Halloween offerings include:

  • All Time Greats Assortment – A classic assortment of Hershey Halloween candies available in two large packages. Available in 160 piece count packs for a suggested retail price of $14.99, and 225 piece count packs for $17.99.
  • Cadbury Harvest Mix Solid Milk Chocolates – Assorted solid milk chocolate balls coated in a crispy sugar shell. Assorted red, orange and yellow in 10-oz packages for a suggested retail price of $3.50 per package.
  • Kit Kat Halloween King Size Bar – A classic favorite with a Halloween twist now available in King Size with spooky messages stamped onto each individual piece. Available in king size for a suggested retail price of $1.25.
  • Peanut Lovers Assortment Snack Size – Available in 26.4-oz packages for a suggested retail price of $8.99.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Spooky Eyeballs – Spooky foils available in 9.8-oz packages for a suggested retail price of $3.00.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter White Pumpkin –: Coated with white crème and filled with creamy peanut butter. Available in standard size packs for 66-cents and king size for $1.25.
  • Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cup Snack Size – Reese’s Cups stuffed with Reese’s Pieces is now available in snack size 9.6-o. packages for $3.00.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins – Pumpkin shaped treats made of milk chocolate and filled with creamy peanut butter. Available in standard size pack for a suggested price of 66-cents and and king size for $1.25.
  • Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème Skulls – Cookies ‘n’ crème chocolates wrapped in skull-themed foils. Available in 9.8-oz packages for a suggested retail price of $3.00.
  • Hershey’s Miniatures with Spooky Foils – Miniature Hershey’s candies wrapped in frightening foils. Available in 36-oz packs for a suggested retail price of $9.99.
  • Hershey’s Party Assortment Pumpkin Bowl – A plastic pumpkin filled with an assortment of classic snack-sized Halloween treats including Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat Miniatures and Jolly Rancher candies. Available in 50.2-oz packages for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
  • Hershey’s Spooky Shapes Assortment – An assortment pack of fun spooky shapes. Available in 15.4-oz. packages for a suggested retail price of $5.99.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

 

Ghoulishly Good Halloween Treats From Palmer

If you’re like me, you LOVE chocolate!  Ever since I was a little kid my mom and dad would buy me the most delicious chocolates each holiday and it is one of my absolute favorite memories.  If there’s one thing I remember about the holidays as a child, it was getting a variety of Palmer chocolates and they were always so festive!  Palmer has been crafting seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948, so it’s no surprise that millions choose them each year for their holiday themed treats.  You just can’t celebrate a holiday without some great chocolate, right?!  This Halloween I’ve decided to treat my party guests and trick-or-treaters to some of my favorite Palmer candies, and I can’t wait to share the chocolately goodness!

I picked out a variety of Palmer chocolates to help me kick off my Halloween celebration this year.  Each variety is available in 2 lb bags, so there’s plenty of chocolate for the whole gang!  I chose to include Orange Foiled Caramel Filled Balls, Black Foiled Caramel Filled Balls, White Foiled Caramel Filled Balls, Yellow Foiled Caramel Filled Balls, and Gold Foiled Milk Chocolate Quarters.  The foiled caramel filled balls are a great way to accent the theme of your holiday celebration or special occasion.  They are great for party centerpieces, and perfect for candy buffets or filling small party favor bags.  Mixing a few of the colors creates the perfect look for birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, graduations, or big sporting events.

This Halloween I will be hosting a super fun party, and what better way to celebrate than to have a display of chocolate that all the party guests can enjoy?  No matter how old you are, chances are you’ll visit this delicious Palmer chocolate display more than once (or twice, or three times).

So what’s a girl to do with the leftover chocolate that doesn’t go in the display (besides eat it I mean)?  Make some super cute goody bags for trick-or-treaters, of course!  I can’t tell you how happy it makes me helping other kids create holiday memories centered around Palmer chocolate.  Hopefully the memories will last a lifetime and some day they’ll be able to share Palmer chocolate with their children, what a fun thought!

Whether you’re hosting a super Halloween bash or just looking for the perfect treats for the little ones who come knocking on your door this Halloween, you just can’t go wrong with any of the fine chocolates that Palmer has to offer.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Spooky Fun Halloween Treats From Oriental Trading (And Allergy Friendly Treat Bags Too!)

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Halloween is one of my absolute favorite times of year.  I love making goody bags for little trick-or-treaters but I often find myself disappointed at the selection of candy and small toys available in my local stores.  Thankfully Oriental Trading understands the struggle, and they have a whole HUGE variety of candy and treats to choose from that will knock your Halloween socks off.

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Oozing Eyeballs Candy is a spooky-fun candy that all the kids will love.  “Mad scientists”, optometrists and other trick-or-treaters love these gooey treats!  These putrid peepers are macabre must-haves for Halloween trick-or-treaters and for trunk-or-treat giveaways.

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Witchy Warts are sure to be a huge hit with kids of all ages.  These gruesome grape, orange, lemon and apple flavor candies delight Halloween trick-or-treaters and are great fillers for Halloween party favor bags.

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These Gumball Eyes are real eye-poppers!  Put a handful in every trick-or-treater’s bag for a ghoulishly good treat, or make sure your Halloween candy dish is full.  They’re ideal party favors for your scary celebration!

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Feast on some fingers! Add these gruesome Severed Finger Gummy Candies to their trick-or-treat bags this Halloween for a freaky fun touch.  Great for Halloween party favors, too, these mixed fruit flavor Halloween gummies are a tasty treat this spooky season.

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These spooky specters will make a tasty treat.  Pass out these Halloween Candy Ghosts to your trick or treaters or serve them as Halloween party treats. Grape, orange, apple and lemon flavors.

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These Halloween Hard Candy Rings are jewelry you can eat!  Place these mixed fruit-flavored accessories on each finger for a fun and frightful appearance!  Kids love wearing these Halloween candy rings in black cat, green monster and ghoulish ghost styles!  The perfect accessory for every costume! Mixed fruit flavors.

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No bones about it, these assorted fruit-flavored Bone-Shaped Hard Candy Fun Packs are ideal for a variety of occasions! Drop them in trick-or-treat bags for some bone-chilling fun or add them to party favor bags. The perfect snack size for a little tasty treat after lunch or dinner!

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These Unicorn Poop Candy Fun Packs are the perfect addition to your Halloween party supplies.  Hand them out to all your lucky little trick-or-treaters and pass along a little pack of  fun.  Strawberry flavor. Individually-wrapped.

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Don’t forget about the little ones with allergies!  We love being able to give treats to little ones who can’t have certain ingredients, and this fun Treasure Chest with Toy Assortment is the perfect thing for those little ones.  This treasure chest comes pre-filled with 100 toys and prizes for your Halloween celebration!  Let little ones pick their own toys or put together little toy goody bags…it’s always fun when everyone can join in.

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These Spooky Halloween Cellophane Bags are perfect for putting all the Oriental Trading Halloween goodies in!  Fill these 11″ cellophane bags with cookies or candy and give one to each trick-or-treater!  With pumpkin, bat and spider prints, these goody sacks are a Halloween party essential.  Also perfect for haunted bake sales!

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Aren’t these goody bags just super cute?  I had so much fun putting them together and I can’t wait to pass them out to all the little trick-or-treaters!

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We have super fun candy filled bags that are packed with spooky candies kids will love.

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And of course, we have toy filled bags for the little ones with allergies so they can have fun on Halloween too.

No matter what you’re shopping for this Halloween, make sure you check out everything that Oriental Trading has to offer.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

A Taste Of History With American Heritage Chocolate (Plus Bonus American Heritage Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Recipe!)

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Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am an absolute chocoholic.  No matter what it is, how light or dark it is, I LOVE IT!  I recently got the chance to try out some American Heritage Chocolate so you know my answer to partnering with them was YES!  Of course, haha!  American Heritage Chocolate has a unique place in the history of MARS, Inc. and in the hearts and minds of people all over America who appreciate an artisanal, authentic approach to making and celebrating chocolate.  115 experts from around the globe came together to perfect this 18th century recipe that is absolutely unlike anything else on the market.  The brand’s unique flavor profile makes it a joy to explore new ideas!  Like the complexity of a fine wine, a bite of American Heritage Chocolate reveals layers of taste.  The mildly spicy and slightly sweet recipe is flavored with a blend of 11 spices and ingredients available during the 18th century that range from the heat of chili peppers, to the warmth of vanilla, to the freshness of orange peel.

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Did you know that in the 18th century chocolate was enjoyed as a beverage?  It wasn’t until the mid 1880s that chocolate became “candy” as we know it.  These American Heritage Chocolate Bites give you a sampling to be enjoyed grated and served as a beverage or just popped in your mouth, which is really the best way to enjoy any chocolate…especially this one!

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There individual American Heritage Chocolate Sticks make perfect stirrers for your morning coffee!  If you prefer, it can be grated and added to water for a tasty sample of this authentic 18th century chocolate.  I chose to skip my coffee creamer and stir my morning cup of joe with this stick and the flavor was AMAZING!!  I had fun sitting and imagining that this is how my distant grandparents enjoyed their morning coffee.  (Hey, don’t judge me!  I’m somewhat obsessed with the past and figuring out what life was like for my ancestors.)

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Perhaps one of the best ways to enjoy this authentic recipe is the American Heritage Grated Chocolate.  Taste the sweeter side of the revolution!  This grated chocolate is delicious as a beverage and a great substitute for semi-sweet chocolate in a wide variety of recipes.

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I think the American Heritage Chocolate Block was by far my favorite item in my package.  Perfect for baking!  American Heritage is 63% cacao and a perfect substitution for the semi-sweet chocolate that your favorite recipe calls for.  I decided to use the chocolate blocks to make some peanut butter cups and the results were awesome!  Find the recipe below, try it out, and let me know what you think!

American Heritage Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 six ounce package of American Heritage Chocolate Block
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Chop one 3 ounce block of chocolate into large size chunks.  You don’t need to worry about getting it too small, it will all melt down just the same.

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Using a heat-safe glass bowl and small saucepan filled with water, melt the chocolate down using the double boiler method.  Once completely melted your chocolate will be smooth and glossy.

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Place baking 4 paper baking cups into a large muffin mold, and place a small layer of chocolate in each cup.  Freeze about 20 minutes or until solid.

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In a small bowl, beat together powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract until the mixture is completely mixed.

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Divide the mixture into 4 pieces and form them into peanut butter patties.  Be sure to leave a little room on the edge so the chocolate on top can seal the whole thing together.

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Chop and melt the remaining chocolate block as you did before, and top your peanut butter cups off.  Freeze another 20 minutes or until solid and serve.

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The finished result is something that you and your friends and family just won’t be able to get enough of.

No matter how you choose to enjoy American Heritage Chocolate, you absolutely can’t go wrong.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Give Your Kids A Back To School Lunchbox Treat With Hi-Chew

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If you’re like me, you love giving your kids a healthy, nutritious, well-rounded meal to head off to school with…and sometimes to occasional  yummy treat.  This Back To School season, treat your kids to a chewy, fruity, fun snack in their lunchbox with Hi-Chew.  If you haven’t tried this incredible candy yet, you really don’t know what you’re missing.

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With roots that go as far back as 1865, it’s easy to see why Hi-Chew and Morinaga have become a worldwide sensation.  What began in 1956 as “Chewlets” has evolved into the incredibly delicious Hi-Chew candy that we have today.  There are a few new, fun ways to enjoy Hi-Chew and my kids just can’t get enough of it!

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The Hi-Chew Sticks are a great way to enjoy this sweet delight on the go.  The individual wrapping makes it easy to toss a few in a purse, diaper bag, backpack, lunchbox, or even just your pocket!  At first glance, they may look a little different but that’s for good reason.  Hi-Chew looks like nothing else on the market because IT IS NOTHING like anything else out there.  The texture is soft with a long and smooth chew and a slightly rubbery texture – almost a cross between gum and taffy.  With bursts of juicy flavor you’ll keep coming back for more and believe me…it will be hard to pick a favorite!  Currently you’ll be able to find kiwi, strawberry, mango, green apple, grape, cherry, and banana flavors in the stick packaging.

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One of the newest additions to the Hi-Chew family are the Hi-Chew Bites.  The Bites are a smaller version of the juicy, delicious Hi-Chew candy in fun mixes of flavors.  Each piece features a thin candy shell for quick and easy snacking without any sticky residue left on your fingers.  These yummy little bites are sold in a resealable pouch, and each pouch has two flavors for twice the fun.  You can find the Hi-Chew Bites in grape/strawberry as well as mango/orange bags.

With Back To School just a few weeks away, my kiddos can’t wait to take their new favorite treat to school and share with all of their friends.  Hi-Chew is gluten free, nut free, and made with real fruit juices and purees, which is perfect for allergy-conscious schools and students!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

New Hispanic Inspired Nerds, Fun Dip, Pixy Stix, and Laffy Taffy from Nestle

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Candy lovers all over are rejoicing as these new flavors of classic iconic candies hit the market.  This summer you can try out all of the new flavors that Nestle has come up with and taste how bold these candies are.  Filled with exciting new and intense flavor combinations inspired by the classic Dulcerías, Spanish for ‘candy store’, the new flavors have hit store shelves, offering fans a variety of tangy new flavors and are an unexpectedly delicious take on a summer treat.

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I was beyond excited to try out the new flavors!  These have been some of my favorite candies since I was a little girl and the temptation of the bold new flavors was just too much to pass up.  The new items debuting this summer are:

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NERDS® Guava and Mango Chile & NERDS® Lime and Pineapple – Inspired by the vibrant style and energy of Mexican professional wrestling, Lucha Libre, new NERDS ¡Lucha Grande! will  invigorate your taste buds with a variety of bold, Mexican-inspired flavors that are made with no artificial flavors.  Each pack introduces characters like the fiery El Mango Fuego and deceptively sweet Piña Furiosa whose adventures can be further seen in comic strips found at www.NestleDulceria.com.

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LAFFY TAFFY® Guava & LAFFY TAFFY® Pineapple From the candy that positively tickles your funny bone! Featuring jokes from acclaimed Hispanic comedian Anjelah Johnson, these new Laffy Taffy flavors are made with no artificial flavors and are perfect for a quick summertime treat.

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FUN DIP® Mango Lime & FUN DIP® Cucumber Watermelon – Ever feel like your Fun Dip dipping stick deserves more? With new Tamarind- and Lime-flavored dipping sticks, new Fun Dip Mango Lime and Fun Dip Cucumber Watermelon will leave you experiencing a whole new blast of intense taste combinations, made with no artificial flavors.

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PIXY STIX® Cucumber Watermelon, PIXY STIX® Mango Lime & PIXY STIX® Pineapple Add an extra burst of flavor with the iconic fruit tastes and combinations from Pixy Stix, a zesty treat made with no artificial flavors. Whether you’re garnishing your favorite mocktail glass rim, adding extra flair to whipped cream, or decorating Pinterest–worthy cookies, the possibilities are endless. But if all you crave is the familiar ritual of enjoying a Pixy Stix straw, simply tear it open, tip your head back and pour.

I don’t know how Nestle came up with such amazing flavors, but they did an incredible job!  Each and every new flavor is bursting with excitement and a fun spin on classic favorite candies.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***