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Halloween with See’s Candies

7 Oct

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See’s Candies, founded in California by Mary See, have been making candies for over 90 years.  Only the finest, freshest ingredients are used in making each recipe.  No preservatives are added to their candy.   I can’t believe it’s October already.  Invites to Halloween parties are starting arrive and the girls are making plans with their friends. I’m always looking for festive gifts for teachers, host/ hostesses, friends, and families.  I also love having treats for my daughters friends when they come for Halloween themed play dates.  My family recently tried a few of See’s Candies seasonal Halloween treats perfect for those occasions and gifts.  Below is a list of what we tried, gift ideas, and how to serve your See’s Candies:

Sour Bats (Nut Free):

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These super sour bats will make you pucker. My girls loved them! Add a few to your child’s lunch for a yummy surprise or give a bag to their teacher!

Milk Chocolate Jack-O-Lanterns:

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These rich, creamy, milk chocolate jack-o-lanterns are delicious! Tape one into a handmade card for friends, family or teachers for a sweet Halloween touch!  See allergen information at the end before giving to a child with nut allergies.  Sold as a box of 6.   

Chocolate Mashmallow Jack-O-Lanterns:

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My youngest doesn’t like chocolate with the exception of these chocolate marshmallow jack-o-lanterns. They are delicious but a little big so we cut them into 1/4’s and put the leftovers into a plastic bag for later.  Attach to a card or hand out to friends or family.  See allergen information at the end before giving to a child with nut allergies. Sold as a box of 6.

Pumpkin Spice Lollypops (Nut Free):

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I did not personally try these because my girls insisted the were only for them. They loved them and wanted to save them for their Halloween play date with friends! I thought it would be cute to color the sticks and add jack-o-lantern eyes and a mouth to the wrapper.

Pumpkin Spice Truffles:

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I get excited for fall because I love everything pumpkin spice. These truffles are rich, creamy, and full of my favorite pumpkin spice flavor. Great to include at a dessert table at a Halloween party or share a box with the host/hostess of a party you are attending. The pumpkin spice truffles are so delicious, I will be bringing a box to Thanksgiving as well! Sold in a box of 12!

Having a Halloween party or play date? Here are a few ideas to server See’s Halloween Candies:

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The sour bats are a great topper for mini cupcakes. Add a milk chocolate pumpkin for decoration in the center and surround it with the cupcakes.

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We used a Jack-O-Lantern candle holder my daughter made at Color Me Mine one year for the Pumpkin Spice Truffles and the Cool Gear Light Up Skeleton Mug for the Pumpkin Spice Lollypops for extra Halloween flare. My daughter drew a “spooky” picture to display behind the treats.

See’s Candies also has a selection of gift boxes which include some of our favorite See’s Seasonal Candies featured above.  Click the image below to find out about gift boxes available.

Image from See's Candies!

Image from See’s Candies!

See’s Candies can be found in these shop locations or purchased online.  Click here for shipping rates!  No need to worry about candy melting during warmer months. See’s Candies uses warm weather packaging and cold packs to protect your candy from the heat.

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Have a SWEET Halloween with See’s Candies!

Disclaimer:  I received samples for the purpose of this review.  This did not alter my opinions.  Opinions and ideas expressed are my own.  Information in italics came from sees.com!  Allergy Alert: The chocolate marshmallows, chocolate jack-o-lanterns, or pumpkin spice truffles are made on equipment that also process peanuts/ tree nuts so aren’t advised for those with nut allergies.  Click the link for See’s Allergen Information!

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A “House of Love”

13 Feb

A month ago I was at our local Barnes and Noble and came across the Dancing Deer Gingerbread Cookie House Kit on sale.  We never got around to making a house over the holidays so decided to get it to decorate a “House of Love” for Valentine’s Day.  We finally got around to making it over the weekend while we were visiting my parents. We followed the directions from the kit, which the mold of the house is the box, which we frosted with the icing mix which came with the kit.  I prepared the icing before and had to ice the house one side at a time to keep it from hardening.  The icing dried faster than I expected, luckily my mom was there to add water for me. We opted not to use the cookies for the roof and used candy hearts instead.  To decorate the rest of the house we used valentine’s m&m’s, candy corn, heart gummies and twizzlers. Maddie had a great time decorating and Pela had a great time sneaking candy. The house is a great table top decoration for a Valentine’s dinner or party.  If you have a gingerbread house* mold or graham crackers* for a smaller one, it would be a great Valentine’s day activity.  You will also need Royal Icing* and your favorite Valentine’s candy.  * I have not tried these recipes.

Using leftover Valentine Funfetti frosting to make ginger girls!

Caught sneaking candy!