Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Chocolate Candy + DIY Edible Fall Eco Crafts Review and Giveaway Ends 10/25

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Most Americans I think will agree that Hershey's Kisses is a classic candy.  One that just about anyone who loves sweets, especially chocolate, has enjoyed for various holidays, special occasions and/or on a just-because basis at one time or another. So when the brand approached me to write a Halloween theme post about their specially-designed packages for this Fall, I eagerly accepted the assignment to share the latest on a product I was first introduced to during my Baby Boomer childhood.


Here's me in the fabulous 1960s, Vintage family photo by Daddy
This season kids and adults are in for a real treat (or two or three) when it comes to the new big Classic Bag of Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses. These are packaged in a family size 11 ounce bag adorned with fall leaves. Inside you'll find Kisses not only wrapped in the original familiar silver foil but also in copper and red foils reminiscent of Autumn foliage colors. 

I tasted a few of these pretty little chocolates last night and these are indeed as good as the Kisses I remember enjoying so much when I was a little girl.


Hershey's Kisses wrapped in the colors of fall: Silver, Copper and Red
Certainly these colorfully-wrapped candies are great for eating right out of the bag whenever you are in need a chocolate fix. They're also easy to serve in a candy dish after dinner or to give out by the handful to trick-or-treaters that stop by your house on Halloween this year.

But if you're looking for a really creative, fun and easy to make presentation of Hershey's Kisses this Halloween, consider making DIY firecracker style candy tubes like the ones I created especially for this post using recycled toilet paper or paper towel rolls and a few other craft supplies you probably have lying around your house. 


Eco Friendly Craft 
Halloween Kisses Treat Tubes


How to Make
This project is so simple yet very festive and impressive and would be a blast for kids and/or adults to make. In most cases even the most craft-challenged will be able to create these candy tubes filled with Hershey's Kisses in under 15 minutes. A fun and green alternative to packing individual Halloween treat bags, these not only make thoughtful small gifts for your child's classmates or teachers but will be equally appreciated by the mailman and your co-workers at the office. Beautiful, too, as a party favor, table setting accent or gathered together into a centerpiece for any fall holiday you celebrate from Halloween to Thanksgiving.

Supplies
Recycled cardboard toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Fabric scraps or colored tissue in several patterns and colors
3/8-1/2" satin ribbon 
Glue stick and scissors for assembly
Hershey's Kisses to fill tubes

Directions
1. Remove all paper residue from cardboard rolls. Note if using paper towel rolls cut them into two separate tubes before starting. Set aside.
2. With a sharp pair of scissors (adults only please) cut a 13" x 5-1/2" rectangle of a single layer of fabric if using paper towel roll or 11" x 5-1/2" if using toilet paper roll for each treat tube you want to make. Alternately, if using tissue paper instead of fabric, cut 3 layers of paper in the desired size using two contrasting colors.
3. Working with one paper tube at a time, take glue stick and lightly cover the outside of a paper roll. Then starting at the edge, roll tube and fabric (or tissue paper) together all the way around till covered. Seal the seam with the glue stick.
4. Cut 2 or 3 pieces of ribbon into 20" lengths for each side of the treat tube. Tie the first side of the tube into a bow with several pieces of ribbon. 
5. Fill the tube from the open end with 24 Kisses for paper towel tube or 18 Kisses for toilet paper tube. Same as the first side, tie the other end of the treat tube into a bow. Your Halloween Treat Tube is now ready for you to give!

Hershey's Kisses 
GIVEAWAY 
Ends 10/25/12

Prize Package Includes
THREE (3) Big 11 oz Bags
Classic Milk Chocolate Hershey's Kisses!!!


HOW TO ENTER

Just leave a comment(s) below this post. Contest ends October 25, 2012 at 12 midnite PST and is open to legal residents of the U.S. only. One winner selected at random from all entries will win a prize package that includes three (3) 11 ounce bags of Classic Milk Chocolate Hershey's Kisses. Winner will be notified via email and must reply within 24 hours with shipping information to receive prize in time for Halloween. 

Required (Mandatory) Entry
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Hershey's Kisses has a bountiful harvest of other ideas for fall crafts and recipes, like creating acorns from their candy. So be sure to visit CelebrateWithHersheys.com for more cooking and crafting inspiration for a range of holidays. Additionally, you won't want to miss stopping by the Pumpkin Day-specific Hershey's Boo Boulevard site for Halloween costume ideas, fun activities and stuff -- like screen savers, color pages and more -- plus all the details on Hershey's Halloween products. 
 
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Anonymous said...

They are like chocolate body points!

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I love Hershey kisses because they're the perfect size for a treat.

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I love the Hersheys chocolate taste, kisses are small enough to have one to just enjoy some chocolate

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I like Hershey's Kisses because I love chocolate. I like to eat them by themselves, but I also like to make Hershey Kisses cookies.

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I love how many recipes I can use Hershey Kisses in!

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I love Hershey's Kisses because they are a small bit of heaven in a small package!

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i love them for baking!

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