Mint Meltaway Mousse Shooters Recipe

Can’t get enough Mint Meltaways? You’ll LOVE this must-try dessert recipe inspired by our famous chocolate! Not only are these stunning to look at, but they are also spiked with a hint of Creme de Menthe, making it the perfect sweet treat to serve at your holiday parties or just as a festive treat for the adults.


 

 

         

Get the full recipe for these Mint Meltaway Mousse Shooters at Celebrations. Happy Holidays!

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Salted Caramel Puppy Chow Recipe

Once fall weather hits, there’s one flavor that’s at the tip of everyone’s tongue: salted caramel. Using Fannie May chocolate squares, the sweet tooth geniuses at Celebrations.com created a must-try recipe for Salted Caramel Puppy Chow that’s sure to satisfy every member of your family as well as those fall and holiday guests!

Is your mouth watering yet? Get the full recipe here.

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Sweeten Your Thanksgiving With a Candy Cornucopia

diy-candy-cornucopiaInspired by the first Thanksgiving and our favorite sweet treat, we’ve created these adorable candy cornucopias using just waffle cones, pumpkin candy , and candy corn. This would also be a great opportunity to make use of that leftover Halloween candy (if there is any, of course).

Not only is this a unique Thanksgiving dessert idea, but this so is simple to recreate, making it the perfect fall or Thanksgiving craft for kids! They can help make these beauties beforehand for the dessert display or during the turkey festivities as a fun activity to keep them occupied.

Alternatively, these would make adorable place card settings for your fall fête; simple attach a tag with the guest’s name and place on top of each plate for a fun and festive feel to your décor. Or, for a simply sweet touch to your spread, scatter several of these cornucopias throughout food spreads and displays.

Supplies for DIY Candy Cornucopia

Waffle cones
Pumpkin jelly candies
Candy corn

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Directions for DIY Candy Cornucopia

Lay your waffle cone out on a clean plate.

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Then, simply fill with your favorite candies! Simple AND sweet!

Looking for more Thanksgiving fun? Be sure to check out our Chocolate Cherry Thanksgiving Place Holders – a sweet DIY idea guests are sure to gobble up!

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Make Fondue with Fannie May Orange Chocolate Squares

There’s no correct way to enjoy a Fannie May chocolate. Whether you prefer chocolate that’s sipped, dipped, or nibbled, there’s a perfect pairing and method for all chocolate fans!

Celebrations.com turned our creamy Orange Dark Chocolate Squares into a decadent fondue, perfect for dipping all sorts of treats into – from sweet apples to salty pretzels! Check out the recipe and tell us in the comments what treats you would dunk into this dip!

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QVC + Harry London #TSV : Sweet Holiday Gifts Sure to Make Them Smile

This year, shopping early means saving more! Skip the added stress that comes with holiday shopping by surprising your loved ones with something sweet with tomorrow’s QVC’s Today’s Special Value!

Tomorrow, October 19th, Harry London is thrilled to be featured as the #TSV. Get more dazzle for your dollar with the special offerings available tomorrow only:

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Harry London
Set of 5 Nutcrackers

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Harry London
Set of 5 Iconic Holiday Houses

Each gift set comes complete with 5 individual holiday gift tins and accompanying chocolate. The chocolate comes individually packaged 8 oz. cello bags, with 2 bags in each of the following flavors:

  • Milk Chocolate Soft Caramel Presents
  • Peanut Butter Buckeyes
  • Dark Chocolate Mint Cookie Joys
  • Cookies ‘N Cream Bark Bite
  • Dark Lava Cake

Mix and match the flavors based on your special recipient’s favorites. You can either give the entire set to someone extra special or break it up into 5 individual gifts for the price of 1!

Creative Presentation Ideas:
Gifting the Nutcracker set? Attach a tie-shaped gift tag to each Nutcracker with your recipient’s name written on them. The tie will blend with the rest of the Nutcracker’s design and wow your special someone with the extra personal touch.

If you’re surprising your giftee with an Iconic Holiday House or Houses, organize the houses like a miniature Christmas village! If you have small holiday figurines, scatter them in between the houses to add a homey touch to the layout. Santa is sure to slide down the candy chimney when you put an extra special touch to the presentation.

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Candy Corn Craze: Crafts, Treats & Games

For us, fall means one of two things – the changing foliage that brightens up our streets and the return of our beloved candy classics: candy corn!

While we love relaxing with a bowl of this sweet treat, there are so many other deliciously creative ways to celebrate this seasonal candy. Our friends at Celebrations.com have put together the ultimate roundup for Candy Corn fans everywhere. From dessert recipes using this sweet treat to games to crafts, visit their Candy Corn party ideas for your own sweet celebration!

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Spooktacular Halloween Party Ideas

Next to the Halloween candy, the best part of the holiday are the festive & fun parties! From creative decor to spooky snacks, there is so much you can do with this playful holiday.

Celebrations.com has some simple and sweet DIY ideas and inspiration for creating your own Spooktacular Halloween party, including a festive & faBOOlous party favor set-up using Fannie May’s very pumpkin tins.

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The Sweetest Ways to Celebrate National Peanut Day

Did you know that peanuts are the #1 snack nut consumed in the United States? That’s why it comes as no surprise that this bite-sized treat has its own national holiday!

National Peanut Day 2014 is Saturday, September 13, so we’re celebrating with some of our favorite peanut-packed products.

sweetest-ways-to-celebrate-national-peanut-day-brittlePeanut Brittle

Bite into a crispy crunchy treat bursting with buttery goodness and packed with peanuts with our must-try Fannie May Peanut Brittle! Enjoy it as is or break into bite-sized pieces and blend with yogurt, ice cream, or with your favorite dessert recipes.

 

sweetest-ways-to-celebrate-national-peanut-day-harry-london-buckeyesBuckeyes

Craving that peanut flavor but looking for an option that’s less crunchy and more creamy? Harry London’s peanut butter filled Buckeyes are the answer! The best part? These sweet treats are covered in decadent milk chocolate so you can get your dessert fix while celebrating National Peanut Day!


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Peanut Caramels

Classically crunchy peanuts swimming in caramel and covered in chocolate makes for one sweet celebration. You can find these special Peanut Caramels in most of our Chocolate Assortments so treat yourself today!


sweetest-ways-to-celebrate-national-peanut-day-caramel-appleNuts about Caramel Apples

Pause for a moment and take in the beauty of 1800Basket.com’s Nuts about Caramel Apples. Tart Granny Smith apples dipped in caramel and sprinkled in fresh peanuts make for the ultimate treat for your National Peanut Day celebrations!


sweetest-ways-to-celebrate-national-peanut-day-cheryls-cookiesHoney Roasted Peanut Cookies

Famous Cheryl’s cookies bursting with savory peanuts slowly roasted in honey makes for one flavor-packed treat sure to make your taste buds sing. Make it a sophisticated affair by serving a batch of these must-try Honey Roasted Peanut Cookies alongside a tray of coffee and tea!

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#HowICelebrate the Little Things…with Chocolate

From finishing the last pages of that thousand page book to completing that difficult project at work, there’s always a reason to celebrate! But just how do you celebrate the little things? Is it by posting a status on social media marking your accomplishment? Or perhaps you celebrate by treating yourself to a long soak in a bubble bath.

We at Fannie May like to mark those special yet simple occasions in the sweetest way…with chocolate! Here are some of our favorite ways to indulge in Fannie May – because it’s the everyday things that are worth celebrating!

Share how YOU reward yourself/celebrate the everyday and enter to win FREE CHOCOLATE! Full details here.

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“With a glass of wine after a long day.” – Meg O.

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“As the sweetest ending to an otherwise plain lunch.” – Heidi S.

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“After productive softball practice with my team members.” – Jessica B.

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“There’s nothing quite like nibbling on a decadent piece of rich chocolate while nodding along to your favorite song.” – Ryan F.

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“Alongside a steaming cup of tea with fresh mint.” – Ashley P.

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“While getting lost in a thrilling novel.” – Neil M.

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“As a midday snack during work.” – Leah C.

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“While taking in some fresh air alongside my family.” – Estela P.

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“While working on the next great American novel.” – Michelle Y.

How do you reward yourself & celebrate the everyday? Tell us in the comments section of this blog post! Four (4) winners will be picked at random to receive a box of Fannie May Confectionary squares.

Optional, but we hope you’ll participate: Make the day sweeter by sharing how YOU reward yourself and celebrate the everyday on Instagram & Twitter! Use Hashtag #HowICelebrate to join in on the fun!

One SWEET Giveaway Rules:

How to Enter
Comment on this post by September 4, 2014, 11:59PM EST telling us how you celebrate the everyday little things AND your Fannie May confectionary squares flavor of choice.

Available flavors:
Milk Chocolate Squares
White Confectionery Squares
70% Dark Chocolate Squares
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Squares
Orange Dark Chocolate Squares
Espresso Dark Chocolate Squares

How to Win
Fannie May will choose four (4) submissions (comments on the blog post) at random. Submissions must be received by September 4, 2014, 11:59PM EST. Winner will be contacted via the provided email address.

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Sweeten Your Celebration with a DIY S’mores Bar

Did you know that National S’mores Day 2014 is on August 10?! We’re celebrating this sweet summer holiday with the most festive snack of the season: s’mores!

In fact, there’s no warm-weather celebration that doesn’t call for s’mores – from summer barbecues to late night bonfires, so take your s’mores experience above and beyond with a DIY s’mores bar! Here’s the how-to for this sweet idea:

How to Set up the Ultimate S’mores Bar:

If you’re planning on having a variety of ingredients and toppings, be sure to label them using DIY signs or flag toppers! That way, guests know just what kind of cracker they are pairing with their chocolate selection.

S’mores Bar Ingredients

Marshmallows to be toasted

The Structure: Crackers
Graham Crackers
Flavored Graham Crackers (such as cinnamon)
Cookies
Saltines

The Molding: Chocolate
Dark Chocolate Squares
White Chocolate Squares
Milk Chocolate Squares
Espresso Dark Chocolate Squares
Orange Dark Chocolate Squares
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Squares
Peanut Butter Cups

The Heart: Marshmallows
Large, jet puffed marshmallows
Peeps

The Decorations: Additional Toppings & Fillings
Dessert Sauce (Strawberry, Caramel, or Hot Fudge)
Peanut Butter
Hazelnut spread
Cookie butter
Crumbled nuts
Mint leaves
Fruit jam

diy-smores-bar-campfire-skewersS’mores Bar Supplies
Disposable dessert plates
Napkins
Campfire sticks*

*rather than simply using regular bamboo skewers, add a personal touch to your layout with customized campfire sticks! Celebrations.com has the how-to for this DIY idea.

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