We’re a family of chocolate lovers and Hershey’s is the go-to candy choice in our home. My little guys think there’s no better treat than a simple Hershey’s kiss. They work so well for bribery, lol. Who can resist , Kit Kat, Rolo, York Peppermint Patties, and of course the classic Hershey Bar, such an important component to the tasty S’mores we make at our fire pit. I grew up with these candies and we are true Hershey fans. One of our favorite places is Hershey Park-The Sweetest Place on Earth. It’s only a few hours from our home and many family vacations have been spent there. Our Christmas tree is filled with treasured ornaments we brought home from our trips and include a replica of the Hershey kiss street lights adorned with their festive garland, the Hershey Park Carousel, a family of bears holding a huge Hershey’s Bar, a silver plated Hershey’s Kiss type of cage that can hold and trap delicious Hershey Kisses for holiday snacking and many more.
Halloween is a perfect time to have delectable Hershey’s chocolates on hand. Have you see the new unwrapped Reese’s minis they are absolutely adorable and delicious. Another of our favorites are the pumpkin shaped York Peppermint Patties. The Kit Kat bar is sporting festive orange coating, Reese’s, Rolos and Kisses are wrapped in the colors of autumn and you need to check out the new Halloween Scream Eggs!
The Celebrate With Hershey’s website has great ideas for parties, crafts, recipes, costumes, videos and loads of other fun stuff to explore. A great recipe we tried was the Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (recipe below), they were a huge hit and my sweet four-year old came in and said, “Mommy what are you making for us?” He was thrilled to see a cookie with his favorite candy all unwrapped and sitting with pride in the middle of a delectable peanut butter nest. They are absolutely a family favorite we have made for years in our home. There is a similar recipe for one using the Pumpkin Spice Kiss Here.
- 48 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Additional granulated sugar
Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of eachcookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.Makes about 48 cookies.
Earlier this year I made the ultimate in decadent desserts with a brownie bottom, peanut butter, chocolate,Reese’s peanut butter cup cheesecake. It was a birthday cake for my son and is filled with cut up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as well.
So get ready for all the little and big ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes who will be stopping by for a treat on Halloween with a variety of Hershey’s candy. If you do you are certain not going to be the brunt of any tricks.