Today's the day when you finally get to sit back, relax and enjoy the contents of your stocking. Whether it's Lindor truffles or edible coal you find wedged between that new nail polish you've been coveting and a Sephora giftcard, what day better than National Chocolate Candy Day to get to nibbling on the even sweeter stocking stuffers. If you've already devoured your holiday candy stash, but need some sweet ideas for your upcoming New Year's Eve bash, then look no further than these candy-coated ideas from yours truly and the Celebrations team.
Send off 2011 with style and grace by hosting a Wine and Chocolate Party. Celebrations contributor and chocoholic, Mindy Corbin has prepared this helpful guide for pairing your favorite chocolate treats with wines that will compliment their unique flavors and send endorphins on a wild ride.
If your New Year's resolution includes plenty of DIY projects and homemade goodies, than this next idea is for you. Expert Jeanne Benedict offers some inside advice for hosting a Chocolate Candy Making Party. A perfect way to entertain and feed your friends all in one fell swoop, a candy-making party is cheap, chic and not to mention delicious.
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This past weekend, whilst in the middle of a baking flurry, my mom and I whipped up some chocolatey treats of our very own. These peppermint flecked candy pops make wonderful gifts for people of all ages, and take little skill other than the strong willpower necessary to not eat them all yourself.
Everyone at Celebrations has a bit of a sweet tooth, I mean who wouldn't after pouring over photo after photo of mouthwatering dessert after mouthwatering dessert. After a small survey, the results are in! Find out below what candy our team members crave.
The Sweet Survey
Michelle: Milk chocolate of any kind
Jaclyn: Frozen peanut M&Ms
Samara: Skor bars, but loves the occasional Kit Kat or Butterfinger
Erik: White chocolate truffles
And as for me, your humble blogger, I prefer Reese's peanut butter cups to just about anything. What's your favorite chocolate candy? Let us know!