My candid candy review

A couple of months ago Blair Candy Company sent me a box of goodies – yea!  And what could be better than getting a box of candies to sample – seriously?

I used the Snickers candy bars they sent to create a Snickers Cheesecake that turned out to be one of the TJOC greatest hits.  I wasn’t expecting that, and I certainly wasn’t expecting these little Trolli Strawberry Puffs (that also came in the goody box) to move to the top of my candy list either.

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I  just couldn’t stay out of these.  After I ate what Blair Candy Company sent me I bought more; bags more!  And while I never thought it was possible, this candy has topped chocolate in my book.

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And what makes them top on my list? They are a soft marshmallow candy with a nice (not sickie) strawberry flavor; 1 serving (7 pieces) has 110 calories and zero fat. 

So, what is the top candy on your list?

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Just Bee Cause

We all have people our lives that we appreciate but most of the time we forget to tell them so.

And if we do remember to tell them, how do we do it?  Usually in a way that makes us most comfortable. 

I like making homemade treats to share.  That’s my way of showing my appreciation.

Since Blair Candy Company sent me some samples of their delicious sugary confections to try I decided to pay it forward. 

I made DIY candy packages to share with those that I appreciate.

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A stamp, colored pencils, some bright colored paper, and phrases printed from the computer helped me pull this DIY project together.

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There is very little expense in making these tokens of appreciation; just a little creativity. 

How do you show your appreciation?

Snickers Cheesecake and Blair Candy Company

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Blair Candy Company recently sent me a box of candy to sample.  And yes, Snickers bars were in the box!

Blair Candy is located in Altoona, PA.  They have been a family run business for 71 years and they specialize in wholesale and retail  candy distribution.

If you have a few minutes to spare, check out their candy blog, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.  Their social links can be found to the bottom right of their website.

As far as candy bars go, Snickers have always been one of my favorites.  They tie for first place with Reese Peanut Butter Cups.

I decided to use a couple of the Snickers bars I received in a cheesecake.  What could be better than a cheesecake?  A cheesecake with Snickers of course!

Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

1 1/4 c. crushed graham crackers

3 tbsp. butter, melted

3 tbsp. granulated sugar

1 Snickers bar chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line a 6” round cake pan with aluminum foil.

In a medium bowl, add all ingredients except Snickers bar; mix thoroughly.  Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan using a small glass. 

Bake for 6 minutes and remove from oven.  Sprinkle chopped Snickers bar over the top of the crust and return to the oven for 1 minute.  Remove from oven and allow crust to cool.

Cheesecake Filling Recipe

8 oz. light cream cheese

1/4 c. granulated sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In medium bowl, add all ingredients and mix with electric mixer until light and creamy.  Pour filling over of prepared crust.  Bake for about 40 minutes, or until center of cake is firm.

Remove from oven and cool completely. 

Cheesecake Topping

1 Snickers bar, chopped

1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Sprinkle Snickers over cake and drizzle melted chocolate on top.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate for later.

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Where do you buy your candy from?  What’s your favorite candy bar?