We're kicking off the New Year with a monthly newsletter, full of sweet new information and ideas, including new products, candy recipes and crafts, holiday fun, and store updates.
Unwrapped! Video Series
All City Candy is excited to announce our newest video series, "Unwrapped!" Watch as we unwrap and taste test various candies from our store. You'll see what they look like, hear how they taste, and learn other important information about them before you buy! Here's one of our installments:
Pre-Order Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries are back! And just in time for that special someone on Valentine's Day. Order yours today and skip the rush! (Available for in-store pickup only. Strawberries are not available for shipping at this time.)
Have candy canes left over from Christmas? This is a great way to use them up! The combination of the rich, dark chocolate with the cool, crunchy peppermint pieces is always a favorite around All City Candy.
Put candy canes in a zip top freezer bag, squeeze out the air and seal. Pound with a rolling pin or similar heavy object until crushed up into small pieces. (Or use pre-crushed peppermint candies.)
Put Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers into a microwavable bowl or measuring cup. Heat in microwave on 20% power for 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat process until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Pour the melted chocolate onto the cookie sheet and spread it around evenly with the spatula.
Sprinkle the crushed candy canes evenly over the chocolate, then gently press to set the candy into the chocolate.
Let the chocolate set until firm and dry.
Melt White Chocolate Melting Wafers using the same process as used for the Dark Chocolate Melts.
Pour melted White Chocolate into decorating bag or squeeze bottle and drizzle chocolate diagonally over the cooled Dark Chocolate.
Let bark harden overnight, then break it into generous bite-sized pieces and enjoy!
January 6: Bean Day
Beans are packed with fiber, low in fat, and high in complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron! But, for Bean Day, we like to celebrate with a sweeter bean: Jelly Beans.
January 19: National Popcorn Day
Popcorn has been around since the 16th century, but it wasn't until the mid-1800s that it became popular in the United States. Charles Cretors, a candy-store owner, developed a machine for popping corn with steam,and that's when the tasty treat became more abundantly poppable. Celebrate National Popcorn Day with a bag (or more) of our gourmet popcorn!
January 26: National Peanut Brittle Day
The history of peanut brittle is uncertain, though one legend says it was all a mistake. The story goes that a southern woman was making taffy and instead of using cream of tartar, she used baking soda by accident. And the rest is history. Make sure you pick up your Peanut Brittle so you're ready to celebrate this sweet day!
"Wood Pallet" Kit Kat Snowman Candy Craft
A cute and tasty snowman treat that's as fun to make as it is to eat. A great weekend or snow day activity to keep the kids busy, or a sweet party favor for a wintertime birthday party. You can customize this sweet snowman to the theme of your party by decorating the brim of the snowman hat with coordinating pressed sugar candies.
With a sharp knife, cut off about a third of one White Chocolate Kit Kat Candy Bar, at an angle.
Take the smaller part of the White Kit Kat that was cut off, and use it as a guide to cut the Milk Chocolate Kit Kat Candy Bar at the same angle. This will become the hat for the snowman.
Melt the White and Milk Chocolate Wafers in separate microwaveable containers as follows: microwave at 20% power for 15 seconds; stir; repeat until melted and smooth.
Dip the cut edge of the smaller Milk Chocolate Kit Kat piece into the melted Milk Chocolate, and attach it to the cut edge of the larger White Chocolate Kit Kat piece.
Using the second (uncut) Milk Chocolate Kit Kat, cut or break off one stick from it. Place some of the melted Milk Chocolate onto the back of it and attach it on top of where the White and Milk Chocolate Kit Kat bars meet. This will create the brim of the hat.
Add some melted Melt Chocolate to a Flower Power Fruit Flavored Pressed Candy piece of your choice and attach to the brim of the hat to add a little flair.
Place a dab of melted White Chocolate to the Black Sixlets Chocolate Candies and attach two of them onto the White Chocolate Kit Kat to create the eyes of your snowman, and the other five to create his smile.
To finish off your snowman, add some melted White Chocolate to the bottom of the Orange Cry Baby Tear and attach it to the middle of the snowman's face to create his nose.
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