Do It Yourself Peppermint Candy Bowl

DIY Peppermint Candy BowlPeppermint candy is a refreshing treat that just about everyone enjoys any time of the year.

We discovered a fun and creative way to showcase all of your other candy with a DIY peppermint candy bowl.

They are relatively easy to make and will have your friends wondering how you ever made such a neat looking treat out of peppermint candies.

With Easter just around the corner, this fun craft is a great way to keep all of your leftover easter candy together.

There are a few things you will need to get started:

  1. Peppermint Candy or Peppermint Holiday Candy
  2. Parchment Paper / Heat Resistant Silicone Mat
  3. Glass Bowl
  4. Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses

You will need to place the peppermints on parchment paper in a circle to match the desired circumference of the peppermint candy bowl and place them in an oven at 300° for approximately 3-8 minutes. Place the peppermints over the glass bowl and begin to mold the peppermints to the bowl with your hands. Once the bowl is formed you can add your favorite candy treats and we added a small variation to the candy they placed in the bowl in the video with delicious Hershey Candy Cane Kisses.

We hope you enjoyed this fun peppermint candy craft project and please don’t forget to share it with your friends.

Reference: Princess Pinky Girl

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St. Patrick’s Day Green Buffet Candy Fun

green candy buffetAre you looking for fun and sweet ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day party? Why not host a St. Patrick’s Day candy buffet! When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we often think of green beer with corned beef & cabbage. Why not change and sweeten things up a bit. Below are some fun ideas when hosting a St. Patty’s Day candy party.

Go green! Showcase your favorite green candies in a beautiful and edible green candy buffet. Choose from candies such as:

  1. green M&M’s;
  2. Andes Mints;
  3. green and white Spearmint Starlights;
  4. green lollipops;
  5. green Tootsie Roll Caramel Apple Lollipops;
  6. green apple Gummy Bears; and
  7. green apple Jolly Ranchers.

Use fun St. Patrick’s Day themes to create fun candy treats. This idea uses the following candy to create little “Pot o’ Gold” treasure for each of your guests:

  1. Rolo candy or Fort Knox Gold or Green Coins;
  2. Air Head Xtreme; and
  3. rainbow colored gumballs.

St. Patrick's Day Pot-o-Gold

Not only are these simple to assemble, your guests will love these adorable mouth-watering treats!

I hope you enjoy these sweet ideas to accompany your next St. Patrick’s Day party.  To make planning easier for you, each of these candies listed can be found at SweetServices.com. Luck o’ the Irish to you!

Reference: http://www.pinkpeppermintdesign.com/2014/03/11/diy-st-patricks-day-candy-pops-by-laura/

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Your The Bomb Valentine Candy Craft

Your The Bomb Valentine Day Candy CraftThere are so many Valentine’s day candy craft ideas to do this year for that someone special in your life. We really loved this cute Valentine’s day candy craft idea called “You’re The Bomb” as seen on Make It Do. What a cool gift for just about anyone that you want to impress in your life and offers a hint of humor too!

Items you will need:

1. Rolos
2. Red Paper
3. Black Licorice Laces
4. Black Pipe Cleaners
5. Glue

They are relatively easy to make with one of our best selling popular caramel chocolate covered candies, Rolos (one of our best favorites), black licorice sticks, red paper, glue and black pipe cleaner material for the wick. You can roll them all together with approximately 8-10 Rolos depending on how large you want the sticks to be and glue everything together and insert the black licorice wick.

Boom! What a fun way to impress your special someone or a friend with a delicious treat, and be sure to check out all the other sweet treats offered at www.sweetservices.com!

We hope you like them and hope you have a happy Valentine’s day this year!

Sweet Services Team

Reference: http://www.make-it-do.com/celebrate-it/valentine-doings/

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Valentine’s Candy Airplanes

Candy Airplane ValentinesValentine’s day is approaching soon and parents are always looking for ways to keep their children occupied with crafts and projects. We are excited to be able to show you a Valentine craft with candy that they can hand out to their classmates or friends for Valentine’s day.

Candy Airplane Valentines are fairly simple to make and are delicious treats that everyone can enjoy! There are several variations on how to make them and some of the things you will need are:

  1. Smarties Candy or Lifesavers Candy Rolls
  2. Individually Wrapped Lifesavers Candy
  3. Sticks of Gum
  4. Rubber Bands
  5. Hole Punched Paper Tails

Airplane Valentine's Candy

The finished candy airplane valentine product looks great and is a thoughtful craft idea for just about everyone for Valentine’s day holiday. Thanks for taking the time to check out our tutorial and please don’t forget to share it with your friends :)

Happy Valentines Day!

SweetServices.com Team

Reference: http://ampersanddesignstudio.com/candy-airplane-valentines/

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Candy Focus | Ways Candy Can Help Study Habits

postive-effects-of-candyDid you know that eating candy can help you get better test scores and become a better student?

I think all of us at one point in our lives have tried to convince our parents on the benefits of candy for better grades and we are happy to report these benefits to all the sweet services fans out there.

Indulging in sweets in moderation can potentially boost your brainpower and help you get the most of your study time. If you have ever doubted this notion of the benefits of candy consumption and increasing your brain power, you’re not alone and you now have validation to buy some sweets.

Here are some sweet recommendations to maximize your study time and test taking candy brain power boosters to help get you started:

  1. Sugar Willpower – A little bit of sugar may go along way in helping you get the extra energy to pull the all nighters or long hours of studying for that final exam or completing an assignment. In fact, there are several recent studies that show that not only will you get that extra boost, but you will have better focus and retain the information better as well.
  2. Sugar Free Candy – Believe it or not sugar free candy versions of candy may not always be the best bet on your goal of increasing your brain power. If for some reason that you are not allowed or advised not to consume sugar, there are plenty of sugar free candy alternatives to choose from.
  3. Peppermint Candy – Peppermint candy can help you concentrate better, be more alert and studies at the University of Cincinnati show these benefits. So why not pick up some great tasting peppermint candy like Brachs Peppermint Star Brites or try some Blue Peppermint Cubes today. You will enjoy great tasting candy as well as increase mental alertness and have the freshest breath around.
  4. Chewing Gum – Chewing gum can reduce anxiety and enhance attention by reducing nervous tension for that upcoming dreadful exam or assignment with the repetitive nature of the chewing process ultimately letting you focus on the task at hand. If you have any doubts, feel free to check out the research on the benefits of chewing gum, then order some Wriglely’s 5 Sugar Free Gum Cobalt Cooling Peppermint online or even better some Charms Cherry Blowpops that have candy coated and gum filled centers.

As shown above, there are some positive effects of sugar, when consumed in moderation, including increased awareness, alertness and increased brain power. With this new found information, why not check out the huge selection of sweets to choose from SweetServices and buy your candy (including a substantial sugar free product offering) online from one of the leading online bulk candy stores at SweetServices.com today! We have been in business since 1970 and have just about any kind of candy to satisfy your sweets cravings.

References:
1.http://jass.neuro.wisc.edu/2012/01/Lab%20603%20Group%205%20The%20Effect%20of%20Peppermint%20on%20Memory%20Performance.pdf
2.http://www.wrigley.com/uk/documents/1_stress_cognition_fact_sheet_final.pdf
3.http://www.ncu.edu/blog/4-ways-eating-candy-can-help-you-get-more-out-of-your-study-time

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Conversation Hearts: Valentine’s Day Candy Vase

Valentine’s day is coming soon and looking for a creative way to celebrate the holiday that will impress your co-workers, guests and friends? A conversation heart Valentine’s day candy vase is fun to make and is a great centerpiece conversation piece that everyone can enjoy.

conversation heart candies

First of all you will need a clear vase, a smaller vase or glass cup that will fit inside the vase that are about the same height with each other, with plenty of room in-between them and a plentiful amount of conversation heart candies.

conversation candy centerpiece guide

Set the smaller vase or glass inside the larger one and while holding both glass vases, pour several boxes of conversation heart candy in the space between the vases.

candy centerpeice

The last step is to add water and flowers or fake flowers.

conversation heart candies

This simple, yet beautiful and colorful edible candy centerpiece is easy to make and also can be made with other candies such as red hots or other similar type candy.

Happy Valentines Day!

Reference: http://tiffkeetch.blogspot.com/2010/01/candy-heart-centerpiece.html

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Valentine’s Day Candy Bouquet

It’s that time of year again, Valentine’s day which is February 14th is coming soon and are you looking for a unique gift easy to make for a group of people or that someone special in your life? Try making a Valentine’s day candy bouquet!

 

Here is a list of all of the items you will need for your Valentine candy bouquet:

  1. Small Vase
  2. Tissue Paper
  3. Scotch Tape
  4. Wood Skewers
  5. Ribbon
  6. Dry Styrofoam
  7. Your Favorite Valentine Candy Assortment from SweetServices :)

Meagan explains how to assemble the Valentine’s day candy bouquet and you will be sure to impress your classmates, friends or sweetheart with this easy to make tasty gift.

Valentine's Day Candy Bouquet

Some of our favorite candy choices are Snickers, M&M’s, Hershey’s Valentine Miniatures, Jolly Rancher Heart Shaped Lollipops and much more from a huge assortment of other bulk Valentine’s day candy online at SweetServices.com!

Video & Image Credit: https://youtu.be/DUYwGWxdxCI

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Recipes for Leftover Candy Canes

Wondering what to do with all the leftover Christmas candy canes? If you have an excess amount of candy canes and end up with leftovers that you are not going to eat? We recommend that you don’t throw them away and create some tasty candy cane treats with our guide on uses for leftover candy canes.

  1. Candy Cane Syrup – Break up 8 candy canes in a plastic bag, add them to a saucepan with 1 cup of water and 2 cups of sugar with a medium heat and stir and simmer for a few minutes. Filter the sauce in a fine mesh strainer and store in a airtight container for use in cocktails, ice cream or hot drinks.
  2. Candy Cane Stir Sticks – Use leftover candy canes as stir sticks for hot chocolate or coffee to add a minty flavor to your beverage.
  3. Candy Cane Topping – Crush candy canes and sprinkle the pieces over your favorite treats like ice cream, brownies or cookies.
  4. Candy Cane Infused Vodka (Adults Only) – In a glass container, add 4 crushed candy canes for every cup of vodka. Shake it and let it sit for 1-2 days.

You can also create no bake candy cane marshmallow pops recipe by inserting the candy canes into a marshmallow, dipping the pop into melted chocolate and rolling the end of the pop into crushed candy canes for a tasty treat that goes perfect in your favorite beverage that everyone can enjoy.

candy cane marshmallow recipe

In addition to the candy cane recipes above, you can also use leftover crushed candy canes to sprinkle over popcorn to make delicious candy cane popcorn.

candy cane popcorn recipe

For those people who would like to make some of these delicious candy cane recipes who are in need of some candy canes, SweetServices.com has a large selection of candy canes in bulk online to choose from. We offer competitive pricing and flat rate shipping of only $9.95, no matter how big or small the order is and fast, friendly customer service.

So whatever you decide, your leftover candy canes will never go to waste again.

Image credits:

http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2012/11/candy-cane-popcorn.html

http://blommi.com/candy-cane-marshmallows-hot-cocoa/

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National Candy Cane Day

 

National candy cane dayNational Candy Cane Day is a real holiday that is celebrated every year on December 26 in the united states of America.

The candy cane (peppermint candy stick) recipe was submitted in 1844 and is a white and red colored stripe cane shaped stick that was associated with many different religious meanings:

  • The shape of the candy which was associated with a shepherd’s staff
  • The letter “J” represented Jesus, the reason for the season
  • The color red, he shed his blood for us
  • The color white, he cleansed our sin
  • The stripes, by his stripes we are healed
  • The sweet factor, his love for us is sweet
  • The holiday season has the name “Christ” in Christmas

 

 

Hard to believe candy canes were introduced in the late 1800’s and there are even stories that these peppermint candy sticks were born before that in much earlier times. Here are some fun candy cane facts to share with your friends:

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  1. The average candy can is 5 inches tall.
  2. While most candy canes are not sugar or calorie free, they do not have any fat or cholesterol.
  3. Striped red and white candy canes were first introduced in 1900.
  4. The first machine to make candy canes was invented in 1921 by Brasher O. Westerfield. Until then, they were made by hand.
  5. Traditionally the flavor for candy canes is peppermint, but there are a variety of flavors.
  6. Alain Roby, Geneva pastry chef, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest candy cane, measuring 51 feet long.

 

Buy some candy canes online at sweetservices.com today and get flat rate shipping for only $9.95, no matter how big or small the order! Share this candy holiday by using #NationalCandyCaneDay or this blog post on your social media pages on December 26th and have a happy new year.

SweetServices Team

Reference: nationaldaycalendar.com/national-candy-cane-day-december-26/
Image credit: hellawella.com

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Football Candy Centerpieces

The football season is here and looking for some easy, do it yourself Super Bowl party decorations? These football centerpieces will make your guests happy and is sure to please everyone at the game. They are not difficult to make and are very delicious treats for just about everyone to enjoy.

Here are a few football team candy centerpiece examples below:

1. Denver Broncos – blue m&m’s and orange rock candy

football candy centerpiece

2. Buffalo Bills – red sixlets, white sixlets and blue sixlets

football candy centerpiece - buffalo bills

3. Baltimore Ravens – gold sixlets, black m&m’s and a purple tray.

football candy centerpiece - baltimore ravens

4. Detroit Lions – blue whirly pops, white whirly pops, silver sixlets and black m&m’s.

candy centerpiece - detroit lions

5. Houston Texans – red m&m’s, white m&m’s and blue m&m’s.

candy centerpiece - houston texans

There are so many football teams and candy color combinations to choose from, making these football candy centerpieces are simple to create and the guests at your football party wont forget your memorable special event. Here are some more football candy centerpiece examples to choose from and you can make your own candy combinations by shopping online at SweetServices, the online candy store that has been in business since 1970!

Have yourself a happy football season!

Sweet Services Team

Reference & Images Credit: http://www.foodnetwork.com/big-game/big-game-parties/nfl-candy.page-10.html

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