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Valentine's Day Candy Blog

February 13, 2024

Sweet Thoughts from All City Candy
Welcome back to a specially sweet edition of Sweet Thoughts from All City Candy! This edition is all about love and the history behind our favorite Valentine's Day candies. Enjoy some crafts, facts, and a tasty recipe.
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Sweethearts:

Sweethearts, as we know them today, emerged in 1901 through the creativity of the Necco company. At their peak, Necco produced 8 billion candy hearts per year! Fast forward to 2024, and the Spangler Candy Company now produces these timeless treats.


Heart Shaped Boxes:

When you hear Cadbury, you usually think of chocolate eggs, but think again! Before Cadbury laid its first egg, Richard Cadbury created the first heart-shaped box of chocolates in the 1860s. Richard marketed it as not only chocolate but also as a sweet keepsake for storing love notes

Candy Recipe

Valentine's Day Nougat

nougat
A delicious blend of just four ingredients—white chocolate, butter, marshmallows, and Dots—this nougat is a sweet and beautiful treat, perfect for sharing love this Valentine's Day






 

Ingredients:

Instructions :

  1. Cut the cherry Dots in half and set aside.
  2. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  3. Create a double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, ensuring the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
  4. Add the white chocolate, butter, and mini marshmallows to the bowl.
  5. Stir continuously until the white chocolate, butter, and marshmallows are completely melted and well combined.
  6. Remove the bowl from heat and let the mixture cool for about 2 minutes.
  7. Mix in the halved cherry Dots until evenly distributed.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth it out
  9. Refrigerate the nougat for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight
  10. Once set, remove the nougat from the pan using the parchment paper and cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  11. Serve and enjoy! This recipe makes about 60 pieces of nougat.

BONUS: Try Springtime Dots for an Easter nougat, or Christmas Dots for a Christmas nougat!

    This craft is easily customizable, so let your creative side run wild!

    Supplies Needed:

    Steps:

    1. Trace a heart shape on the cardboard.
    2. Cut out the heart along the traced lines.
    3. Poke a hole near the top of the heart and thread the ribbon through.
    4. Arrange the Candy Hearts on the cardboard heart and glue them down securely.
    5. Hang your completed heart wreath in your desired location and admire your handiwork!

    Notes:

    • You can adjust the size of the heart wreath according to your preference.
    • Consider painting the cardboard or using felt for added visual appeal.




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