They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and what better way to sweet dad’s Father’s Day than with desserts?! Here are 4 of our favorite Fannie May desserts with a sweet twist.. and one surprise treat you can make at home to really wow dear old dad.
Upgraded Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Traditional chocolate covered strawberries may be mom’s favorite, but kick them up a notch with some seriously crunchy toppings and they become a treat even dad can’t resist.
Fannie May Artisan Chocolates
Dad has never experienced chocolates quite like the ones found in our artisan collection. Each piece of handcrafted chocolate found in this 12 piece assortment is a different flavor, each equally irresistible – from bourbon vanilla to lemonade.
Hot Fudge Truffles
There are few who can resist the allure of hot fudge.. that’s why we turned this fan favorite into truffle form with our Hot Fudge Truffles!
Coconut Spice Brittle
One of the hottest dessert trends is spicy & sweet, so we packed irresistible peanut brittle sweet coconut with a spicy kick.
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Last but not least.. something sweet & savory you can make on your own – Chocolate Covered Bacon! Make a batch for brunch or throw in a festive box for the perfect gift for a treat that’ll make other dads jealous!
Fannie May is celebrating 95 years of creating hand crafted chocolates! In honor of this sweet milestone, join us for 95 days of chocolate giveaways! Read the official rules below, and enter the sweepstakes here.
Did you know that the very first Fannie May Retail Store was opened in the year 1920 in Chicago? That makes 2015 Fannie May’s 95th anniversary! In honor of this sweet milestone, we’re celebrating by sharing some Fannie May fun facts.
The Origin of Fannie May
- The founder of Fannie May, H. Teller Archibald, had an old-fashioned vision for the company from the start
- The name, “Fannie May,” was chosen to give it that old-timey felling
- The concept of the store was meant to take customers back to a time of small shops with a kindly chocolatier hand-dipping chocolate in the back.
The History of Fannie May
- The first store was opened by H. Teller Archibald in 1920 at 11 N. LaSalle St. in Chicago
- By 1935, there were nearly four dozen retail stores in Illinois and several neighboring states.
- During WWII, while other companies chose to change their recipes when ingredients were scarce, Fannie May stuck with its exact recipes, making only what it could which often meant closing shops early because no more candy was available
- In 1991, Fannie May began offering sugar-free candy
- In 1992, Fannie May introduced their elegant truffle line
Fannie May’s Most Well-Known Candy: The Pixie
- The Pixie was created in 1946, just after WWII
- Pixies are smooth, buttery caramel over fresh, crunchy pecans, covered in a rich milk chocolate.
- During the holidays, the milk chocolate Pixies receive a festive makeover with festive red & green stripes.
Looking for more classic Fannie May Fun? Check out the limited-edition collection of 95th Anniversary products for a taste back in time.
The time of summer celebrations is upon us! Whether you’re celebrating Memorial Day or 4th of July, give a nod to red, white and blue with a patriotic dessert spread. The party pros at Celebrations shared this must-try idea for a Patriotic Ice Cream bar that is not only festive and fun, but also very easy to set-up. Watch the video below and get the full idea at Celebrations.com.
Strawberry Shortcake Bark
Looking for the perfect color palette for your spring party? How about pastels?! This stunning yet subdued palette is on-trend and simple to recreate. In fact, we love this color theme so much that we released special pastel Mint Meltaways to celebrate! Our friends at Celebrations.com share some simple ways to add a pop of pastel to your next spring soiree. Watch the video below and get the full ideas here.
It’s no secret we at Fannie May love pecans. Irresistibly crunchy and delicious, it’s no wonder we stuff each of our signature Pixies with a healthy amount of that pecan perfection.
In honor of these nutty month, here are 6 of our favorite flavorful ways to celebrate!
Start with Something Savory
Every grand celebration starts with a mouth-watering appetizer to get that appetite going. We love this colorful Goat Cheese and Pecan Appetizer recipe from Celebrations.com – it’s as delicious as it is stunning!
If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, these Pecan Fried Goat Cheese Poppers should do the trick. Hungry yet?
Now Onto the Pecan-Packed Sweets…
Your favorite Granny Smith Apple just got a makeover! Sweet, juicy and full of crunch, this Caramel Pecan-Covered Apple is sure to satisfy.
Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Our Pixie Cheesecake is the perfect blend of traditional cheesecake flavor with luscious caramel, rich chocolate, and of course – pecans! Indulge in a slice (or two) in honor of this sweet month.
You’ve never had chocolate covered strawberries like these before! Each of these Pixie berries come dipped in caramel-infused milk chocolate and sprinkled with pecans – the perfect way to celebrate National Pecan Month.
Of course our traditional and timeless Fannie May Pixies had to make this list. There’s a reason this sweet treat has withstanded the test of time – it’s simply irresistible!
Pair Your Sweets with this Nutty Sip
The ultimate finale for an assortment of pecan-inspired treats? Our pecan-caramel coffee, perfectly ground and ready for roasting.
Celebrate Easter with festive sweet treats inspired by the holiday’s unsung hero: the Easter Bunny!
Hoppin’ Dirt Cups
Wow guests at your Easter celebration with a fun spin on dessert with a DIY Dirt Pudding Bar! The adorable marshmallow bunnies take this treat to the next level.
Classic Chocolate Bunnies
Of course, there’s always room for a classic Easter treat in the mix, like our solid chocolate bunnies. Choose from milk, dark or white and hop in on the flavor fun!
Chocolate Bunny Pops
These chocolate bunny pops on a stick are the ultimate Easter treat. Not only are they perfect for Easter gifts and baskets, but they can be turned into easy centerpieces with a few simple steps; all you need is a vase, some jelly beans, and of course – the bunny pops. Get the full idea here!
Love the idea of classic chocolate bunnies but looking for something a bit more bite-sized? You’ll love these individually foil-wrapped milk chocolate bunnies.
You can even put them in a several bowls scattered throughout your spread for a hoppin’ fun touch to your décor!
Bunny Milk Bottles
Looking for the perfect drink to complement your bunny treats? How about a refreshing glass of milk served out of adorable bunny milk bottles? Get the how-to here.
Looking for a creative dessert idea for your Easter festivities? If you love all things chocolate, you’ll love this DIY Dirt Pudding Bar idea from Celebrations.com.
Simply set up a bar with your favorite chocolate pieces, chocolate pudding and a variety of additional toppings for a unique idea that both children and adults will love!
More Candy Ideas for your DIY Dirt Pudding Bar
Pastel Mint Meltaways
Jelly Bird Eggs
Milk Chocolate Bunnies
Fans of our famous Mint Meltaways know there’s no pairing more perfect than chocolate and mint. Celebrations.com took this classic combination and created a delicious dessert spiked with Guinness – the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day!
The best part? This recipe starts with a brownie mix for less mess and more flavor fun! What are your favorite treats to indulge in during St. Patrick’s Day? Share them with us in the comments!
Chocolate and love go hand in hand. And we’ll take our chocolate any way – in bars, with fruit inside, or as a delicious cocktail! Lucky for us, Celebrations.com came up with a series of dessert cocktails inspired by the Chocolate Covered Strawberries in our Love and Romance assortment. Today we’re featuring one of our favorites: the White Chocolate Cream Martini!
Aren’t you just head over heels for this cocktail?! It’s stunning and sweet, making it the perfect way to end your romantic dinner for two on a sweet note.