Thursday, March 14, 2013

Great Hershey Easter treats the family will love!

We love to visit Hershey PA at least once a year, it is a great place to go to. Can you imagine waking up and smelling chocolate outside? It is as amazing as it sounds.  For me chocolate doesn’t get any better than Hershey’s and once you pair it with Reese’s peanut butter you have the perfect candy ever invented. Whopper’s, Milk Duds, Reese’s, Kit-Kat and Hersey’s bars my candy collection is candy nirvana. I was very fortunate to try out some of Hershey's new Easter goodies. Along with great candy Hershey had a great website up for Easter this year Celebrate with Hershey’s , the site is filled with decoration idea, party ideas, recipes and more! Here are some of my favorites:

Sugared Chocolate Eggs Recipe (from the Hershey Website)

HERSHEY'S BLISS Milk Chocolate Eggs
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips*
1 teaspoon shortening(do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
Granulated sugar
Liquid food color
1 tablespoon warm water
1 teaspoon pasteurized dried egg whites(meringue powder)


1. Unwrap chocolate candies. Line tray with wax paper.
2. Place white chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are just melted when stirred.
3. Using fork dip chocolate candies in melted white chips. (If mixture is too hot the chocolate will start to melt. Cool until chocolate does not begin to melt when dipped.) Tap fork on edge of container to remove excess white coating. (If coating becomes too thick, microwave at MEDIUM 10 seconds and stir.) Place on prepared tray. Allow coating to harden.

4. Meanwhile, tint sugar with food color, if desired. Place sugar into individual small bowl for each color desired. Add several drops liquid food color. Stir until sugar is uniform color.
5. With sharp knife scrape or cut away "chocolate foot" that forms and any bits of hardened coating that are irregular. Lightly buff surface of coated egg with paper towel to smooth out any bumps.
6. Whisk together meringue powder and water until light and foamy. Using small brush lightly coat outside of chocolate pieces with meringue mixture. Roll in or sprinkle with sugar; place on prepared tray to dry. Store sugared chocolates in cool, dry place.
* This amount will easily coat 12 eggs.

In a few weeks Easter will be here, and I could not wait to see all of the new Easter  treats that Hershey was coming out with this year. Hershey never disappoints me.  I always looked forward to Easter, it is one of my favorite holidays. There was nothing better than waking up and seeing what the Easter bunny left me, I loved seeing what was in my Easter basket. 

Some of my favorite memories are from the Easter egg hunts I would have on Easter morning with my family. Such fun! So for me it is very important to make sure my daughter has just as many great memories I have each Easter. Putting together a great Easter basket is the first step to a great Easter.

 I loved the Celebrate with Hershey’s site, and I came up with so many great ideas for our Easter dinner this year. Hershey’s is the best chocolate ever in my opinion, and we have always loved using the specially marked Easter pack for basket stuffers.
 There is nothing like getting a great Hershey’s chocolate item (or two) in your special Easter basket… Then of course you have to open it up right away and tasting the wonderful candy, sure it may be 8am, but it is Easter so it is ok.  Hershey has a great variety of items for the holidays, so all of the candy lovers are covered.  This year we got to take a trip down the  virtual bunny trail and pick out some great treats for a basket.

 I loved the idea of the Snapsy snap-apart bunny. With this the bunny is easy to break, and there is no cutting needed. Just snap off an ear and enjoy.  The bunny has the great Hershey chocolate you have come to know and love. But Hershey is more than just great chocolate, this year they have Jolly Rancher sour gummies. My daughter loves sour candy, so this was a favorite. For those classic ester treat fans they also have Jolly Rancher jelly beans . Any Reese’s fan will love the little Reester bunnies or the giant Reese’s Easter egg! Yes this is a real chocolate egg filled with Reese’s peanut butter. MMMM…


A chocolate fan? Well wouldn’t they love a Hershey chocolate bunny in their basket, I know I sure would. This Hershey chocolate would also make great gifts for teachers, neighbors and whoever loves chocolate.  These treats are wonderful, make sure to pick some up for the holidays, they will look great in a basket or in your candy dish for your Easter family get together.  Make sure to visit Hershey’s Bunny Trail for great tips and some fun information.  It is time to start planning the Easter basket, time to stock up and have some fun. 

Buy it:

You can find all of  these Hershey’s candies and more in stores now.

Susan S. Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received an Easter basket to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .


Little Miss Kate said...

Mini Reester bunnies, how cute! I want them!

Unknown said...

we have quite a few Hershey's candies already hiding in my closet waiting for Easter! They are definitely a favorite in this house.

Jaime Nicole said...

I love Hershey's ad would never have guessed to do these things. How fun, yummy and creative!

Unknown said...

Yum! Love all of the options Hershey's provides during the holidays.

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