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Pin the Wart on the Witch Halloween Game

Looking for fun ways to entertain your little goblins this Halloween? Join us this month of October for a series of blogs with fun games and ideas to spice up your Halloween this year. If you decide to throw an indoor Halloween party, get the family together by organizing a game of “Pin the Wart on the Witch”; a Halloween version of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” with a twist.  All you need is:

  • a selection of different flavored Hershey’s Kisses
  • a poster or drawing of a witch’s face (17′ x 22′)
  • clear tape
  • poster clay (available in office supply stores and craft stores)
  • blindfold

Once you have the poster or drawing of the witch’s face, tape the poster to a wall that is free of other hangings and furniture. Prepare the witch’s warts by placing small pieces of poster clay on the backs of the different flavors of wrapped Hershey’s Kisses. Give the players a different flavor of Hershey’s Kisses so that it’s easier to identify their warts; if there are more players than Hershey Kisses flavors, break them up into teams. Finally, blindfold the players, one by one, and have them attach their Hershey’s kisses  to the poster. The person who attaches the Hershey’s Kisses closest to the tip of the witch’s nose wins! the prize? All the delicious warts attached on the poster! Visit us at to get your favorite flavors of Hershey’s Kisses and stay posted for other spooky ideas.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… for Candy Lovers

It’s official, pumpkins are rolling into local stores, haunting attractions are springing up, scary costumes are filling up the shelves, and spider webs are accepted as house decorations. This could only mean one thing; Halloween is just around the corner! Whether this year you’re the one trick-or-treating or the kind neighbor handing out candy, they key ingredient to a spooctacular Halloween is candy. Candy Direct has everything you need to awe your trick-or-treaters and your own taste buds from Jelly Belly Pet Tarantulas to the traditional candy corn. Wondering what little Frankensteins, superheroes, princesses, and mummies love the most? Chocolate is clearly the preferred choice. Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion is on chocolate candy alone.  This year, get ready with Candy Direct and their great selection of bite size Snickers, Reese’s, and Milky Ways, oh my! Trick-or-treaters are hungrier than ever for a sugar rush so start getting ready and let us help you get ready for our favorite time of the year.

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Alina Serrano (the newbie)

Making National Pancake Day a Little Sweeter

Happy National Pancake day! Could this national holiday get any better? Make you holiday even sweeter by adding candy. Everybody loves pancakes and candy, so why not eat both. Try adding Reese’s peanut butter cups, M&M’s, or even Nerds to give them a little kick. just add you favorite candy to the pancake batter and cook them as you would regularly. It’s also a great idea for little munchkins that always want candy for breakfast. What will you put in your pancakes? Find a great selection of candy for your pancakes at and get creative, you can’t go wrong with candy in pancakes.

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Alina Serrano (the newbie)

Cherry M&M’s – Milk Chocolate Candy

Taste the Flavor of Real Cherry and Chocolate with Cherry M&M’s

Among the holiday sweets, cherry M&M’s are one seasonal favorite worth remembering outside of Christmas. With their distinct taste and scent reminiscent of real cherry cordials, it’s sure to appeal to cherry lovers everywhere at any time of the year.

By simply opening a pack, you can already tell the difference: a sweet cherry scent that’s unique to this particular candy. This scent is also quite strong, so you might want to keep a container handy unless you’d like everything to smell like cherries. Of course, with such a sweet scent, there is definitely the promise of great taste. Sure enough, these chocolate treats don’t fail to impress with a sweet, maraschino cherry taste— completely different from the sometimes-medicinal taste you might expect from most cherry candies.

Packaged in all reds, these cherry M&M’s feature two colors: burgundy and crimson red, which are sure to add to any festive atmosphere.

Creating Impressive Thanksgiving Desserts with Fall Candy

Besides serving the usual pumpkin or sweet potato pie for dessert, you can make Thanksgiving dinner more interesting by serving creative desserts using all sorts of fall candy.

Creative Thanksgiving desserts come in all shapes and sizes, using tradition as well as breaking away from it. For example, if you’re already serving pumpkin pie, why not improve on what you have and make it a pumpkin pie ala mode?

By adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel syrup, your humble dessert can become a superb treat for both adults and kids alike. You can make it even better with a sprinkling of some of the best fall candy around like Milk Duds, Candy Corn, Raisinets, or chocolate-covered pretzels on top! Now that’s a treat to remember!

Don’t be afraid to try out different combinations of candy on your desserts. You’ll be surprised at how they can make your Thanksgiving dinner even sweeter than it already is!

Using Your Favorite Mini Candy Bars to Create the Perfect Halloween Cake

When planning a Halloween party, everything has to be in order, from the décor on the walls and tables to your collection of scary movies for a marathon. To really make your party a success, you have to pull out all the stops when it comes to entertaining your guests. Using your favorite mini candy bars like Butterfingers, Snickers, and Twix, you can go the extra mile and make one-of-a-kind cakes that’ll keep guests talking even after they’ve gone home!

Now, after you’ve set aside enough candy bars for the trick-or-treaters, use what you have left to make your choice of dessert. The best thing about these bite-size treats is that they’re easy to mix into any pastry, either as cake filling or something to top it. If you have any leftovers, they’ll be easy to keep too—whether for a new creation, or to entertain a new batch of visitors.

Mini candy bars are the way to go if you want to create unforgettable desserts with your favorite flavors. Whether you aim to make a simple Butterfinger roll or an extravagant Snickers chocolate cake, the sky’s the limit when you’re making treats out of your favorite candy!

Mixing Halloween Candy to Create the Perfect Mystery Trick-or-Treat Stash

This Halloween, don’t just give away wrapped candy like everyone else. Do it creatively!

By adding a gimmick to the usual Halloween candy bowl, your little trick-or-treaters can have an unforgettable night as soon as they arrive at your front door.

Making a creative Halloween bowl isn’t difficult. With just a few simple things you can find at home, you can definitely create an impressive presentation for any visiting vampire, fairy, ghoul, or pirate.

For instance, by using a black cloth with a small hole in the middle, you can add a dash of mystery and suspense to the trick-or-treating experience. Fill the bowl with all sorts of treats from classic favorites like Tootsie Pops and Candy Corn, to something a little more outrageous like sour brite crawlers and Atomic Fireballs.

To add to all the suspense, don’t forget to add special jackpot candy such as Snickers and Milky Way bars for the little creatures lucky enough to get them. Even a simple gimmick like this can really make you the talk of the town!

This isn’t all you can do to make your Halloween creative, though. With the right selection of Halloween candy, you can readily make all sorts of interesting ways to treat your doorstep visitors!

Getting a Bite of Autumn with Mini Snickers Bars

Creamy caramel, roasted peanuts and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate make for a combination that’s simply delightful for autumn! When it comes to capturing that right blend of savory-sweet flavor, nothing beats Snickers. Mini Snickers bars are the way to go if you really love the snack bar’s flavor but want just enough to satisfy your taste buds.

So why are Snickers so great for fall? Simple: the season is meant for enjoying the harvest. Fall also usually calls for heavier desserts, inspiring all sorts of pies and lavish pastries. But if you don’t have the time to spare for all the kitchen work, snack bars like Snickers hit the spot perfectly with that sumptuous blend of salty and sweet. There’s simply no other candy bar that does the same!

With Halloween and Thanksgiving fast approaching, mini Snickers bars also make great sweets for everyone to enjoy: from the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, to family and friends who stop by to celebrate the holidays with you. You can never go wrong with an autumn classic!

How to Decorate for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start decorating for the scariest day of the year! Even if you are on a tight budget, that doesn’t mean you can’t make some pretty scary Halloween decorations!

Everybody is familiar with classic jack-o-lantern; we’ve all been carving pumpkins since we were little kids. This year why not add a little something extra to set your pumpkin apart from all of your neighbors. Check out these innovative pumpkin designs.

Ever thought of turning the pumpkin sideways and using the stem as the nose? How about making fanged pumpkins by using wax vampire fangs? And finally, my favorite; check out this super cool pumpkin scarecrow!

Want your house to be the scariest on the block? All you need is a couple basic materials and an imagination, and you’ll hear kids screaming with delight all night! Firs thing you will need: black lights. These light bulbs are inexpensive and will add an eerie affect to your entire yard, not to mention they look really cool.

Now that you have your black light it’s time to make your dummy. All you need for this is some of your old clothes and either pillows, blankets, or towels. Simply stuff the pillows and blankets into your old clothes and arrange them to look like a person. Put this dummy on your porch and watch as unsuspecting kids walk to your door and are tricked by your clever dummy!

Finally head to your local Halloween store and pick up a CD filled with scary songs to add background noise that is sure to unsettle surprised trick-o-treaters. All this can be homemade or store bought for relatively inexpensive, so there is no reason not to be prepared for this upcoming Halloween season. Just make sure you have a reward for all those little trick-o-treaters that you just scared! Here are just a couple of candy and chocolate mixes that are sure to please. M&M’s anyone? Or do you prefer Hershey’s or Nestle? Chocolate not you thing? Don’t worry, Candy Direct has a Fun Mix that is sure to please!

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Halloween Mix – Party Favors

With kids (and even adults!) coming up with creative ways to dress up this Halloween, why not reward them with a special Halloween mix pumpkin bouquet to bring home?

Overflowing with all sorts of candy favorites, this basket makes a super-sweet trophy for the scariest ghoul, the wickedest witch and the most hideous monster at any party. To create a bouquet perfect as a Halloween trophy, fill the basket up with all sorts of spoils that are sure to appeal to every child and child at heart. Aside from classics like candy corn, Reese’s chocolate, and M&M’s, you can also consider other spooky delights to tantalize the taste buds like sour brite crawlers and black licorice strings.

Don’t just have one bouquet ready, though. If you’re planning to throw a Halloween shindig, it’s a must to have lots of awards to make sure that everyone has a great time. It’s not too hard to get the perfect Halloween mix bouquet when you know the right place to find it!