Explore Sweets and Treats with the Always A Treat Initiative! #AlwaysATreat #SweetPower

This sponsored post is brought to you by the National Confectioners Association and coordinated by Wendy’s Bloggers.

In the U.S., candy is a huge part of our culture. In actuality, there are many holidays centered around delicious treats. According to a recent survey by RetailMeNot, hands down, America’s favorite Easter candy was Reece’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs. It ranked #1 in 29 of the 50 states. Way to go, Reece’s! 

Chocolate, gummies, caramels, mints, gum – there are so many types of sweet treats available today. But have you ever wondered how all of these different types of candy end up on store shelves?

The National Confectioners Association (NCA), which represents more than 550 confectionery companies, is currently hosting the Sweets & Snacks Expo where many of these products get their start.

The Sweets & Snacks Expo has four acres of products from the confectionery and snack industries and features more than 800 candy and snack companies displaying thousands of new innovations and traditional favorites. It’s the first time representatives from your favorite stores have the chance to see all these tasty treats and decide what will appear on their store shelves.

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Benefits You’ll Receive When You Order Chocolates Online

Who does not like chocolates? If you are one of those people who are not fond of chocolates, then you’re probably alone in the world!  For those who cannot live without chocolates, do not buy just a bar of chocolate, candy, or some wafers online. What you order and expect is definitely, a huge basket of all your favorite chocolates, which comes in a beautiful packaging.

When you order chocolates online, you will notice how people are getting more creative with chocolates nowadays. When you step into the global market, you will be amazed to see how people are getting creative and innovative with different ideas. This is a blessing for people who love chocolates and the ones who love to order chocolates online.

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R.M. Palmer – The Best Choice for Chocolate! #momgraddad

There’s nothing more exciting than receiving a box full of chocolate. Recently, R.M. Palmer sent over some of their amazing chocolates to sample and I was so excited when I saw they had color themes! It’s hard to find good chocolate that has specific colors you can buy to match party themes, etc.

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Holiday Cooks: How to Make the Best Candy for Seasonal Family Gatherings

Contributed by Lizzie Weakley

With the holiday season approaching, many of you are wondering what new and flavorful treats you might be able to offer your loved ones at the upcoming holiday events. You want to show off your culinary skills, but during this time of year, time is hard to come by. Fortunately, there is one standby that’s appealing, transportable, and easy to make in bulk: homemade candy.
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Butterscotch Hay Stacks Recipe


Every fall our family makes Butterscotch Hay Stacks. It has been a tradition for many years. The great thing about Hay Stacks is the fact that you can freeze it for up to 2 months. Make some for Thanksgiving and save some for Christmas!  These are so easy to make and I have not met anyone who didn’t like them! 😉

Butterscotch Hay Stacks Recipe

Butterscotch Hay Stacks Recipe


  • (2) 12 oz bags of butterscotch morsels
  • (2) C of chow main noodles
  • 2/3 can of peanuts (medium size can) *** Optional!


  1. Melt morsels in saucepan or double boiler over medium heat
  2. After melted, remove from heat and pour over noodles in a large boil (and peanuts if desired)
  3. Mix well
  4. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper
  5. Let sit until hardened.
  6. Place in air tight container
  7. Can freeze for up to 2 months