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Classic candy company Nestle has done it again. They're bringing back many of the delicious Halloween specialty candies from past years as well as some new sweet treats for the 2013 holiday ranging from NERDS, SweeTARTS, Laffy Taffy and Butterfinger to Nestle Crunch and more.
In response to more moms and dads seeking out large variety bags of chocolate and sugar candy to fuel all the festivities, parties and trick or treating, the brand has rolled out three new Halloween candy variety packs which are large-sized and value priced.
Considering that according to NDP Group's Snack Track Holidays Halloween Profile 8 out of 10 families participate in multiple Halloween events, this makes them perfect for parents to multi-purpose.
Big bags introduced for this pumpkin season include Nestle Nuts About Peanuts -- a big 20 ounce bag of fun size bars of Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Goobers, and Oh Henry! (SRP $5.99). Also new this year is the 65 ounce Nestle Chocolate and Sugar Variety bag with 215 pieces of NERDS, Gobstopper, Crunch and Butterfinger mini-size pieces (SRP $14.99) and the absolutely gigantic 103 ounce sack of WONKA Trickster Treats loaded with 425 individually-wrapped pieces of Wonka's most popular confections including Laffy Taffy, Gobstopper, SweeTARTS and Spree (SRP $19.99).
|Nestle Butterfinger Pumpkin, new in 2012, is back|
|Homemade Candy Bar Candy Apples from MBE Halloween 2012 post|
As in the past, prior to composing this post, the brand sent me a huge box of candy to jumpstart my creative thinking for Halloween 2013. I rose to the challenge by conceiving another beautiful and sweet new recipe to make incorporating the new Nestle's Nuts About Peanuts Halloween product. The directions to quickly and easily make these Festive Fall Sprinkle Dipped Candy Bars that you can serve from now through Thanksgiving appears below.
RecipeFestive Fall Sprinkle Dipped Candy Bars
1 T. powdered egg whites or meringue powder
1 c. powdered sugar
2-1/2 T. water
12 assorted Nestle fun size candy bars, unwrapped
Fall & Halloween sprinkles and sugars
Candy Corn to garnish serving dish (optional)
1. Beat the first 3 ingredients together with an electric mixer for a few minutes to create royal icing, adding additional water if necessary 1/4 t. at a time until it is pourable but not too runny. Cover bowl with plastic wrap to prevent mixture from hardening and set aside.
2. Set up a cake cooling rack on top of a plate to prevent a mess on your countertop. Then line up unwrapped bars on the rack with a little space in between and spoon the royal icing over half of each bar (allowing it to drip down top and sides, but not bottom) of candy. Immediately sprinkle with your choice of sprinkles and/or sugars, gently pressing decorative elements in to hold in place.
3. Allow to sprinkles/icing to dry and harden and then serve on a decorative plate as a dessert at dinner or for a party and enjoy. Garnish with candy corn if desired to add color and interest.
About Nestle USA
Nestle has been honored as one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" for 16 years in a row. Nestle USA, with 2012 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestle S.A. of Vevey, Switzerland. Stay up on to date on everything Nestle is doing by visiting NestleUSA.com or by liking the company on Facebook.
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