What sweet treat will you enjoy on National Candy Day?

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What could be sweeter than celebrating National Candy Day?

One of the sweetest National Food Days is National Candy Day.  On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 we will celebrate National Candy Day in a dandy way. If you live in the United States, you most likely love candy, we Americans consume on average 25 pounds of candy a year.

Do you have any leftover Halloween Candy? Make a Candy Bar “Tini”. Twixtini combines Creme de Cocoa and Bailey’s Irish Cream in a martini glass swirled with caramel and a Twix candy bar garnish.

Or deep-fry your leftover candy bars. Nougat chocolate bars  such as Snicker and Milky Way, are recommended for deep-frying. The candy bars are frozen before coating with batter and deep-frying. If you have leftover Baby Ruth candy bars, be sure to make the most delicious Molten Chocolate Cake. 

As soon as the last piece of candy is eaten out of the plastic Halloween pumpkin, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. Have you heard about Brach’s Candy Corn in Thanksgiving flavors? Now available at Walgreen’s, flavors include Green Beans, Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Ginger Glazed Carrot, Sweet Potato Pie & Stuffing.

If you’ve been especially good this year, Santa may leave some Hershey’s chocolate in your stocking: Hershey’s Sugar Cookie Kisses,  Cookies N’ Crème Build-A-Snowman,  Reese’s Miniatures Mega Cane (2 feet of Reese’s mini chocolate peanut butter cups!).

Remember the penny candy counter at the corner store? Some of those favorite candies can still be found at local candy stores and on-line. One of my favorites are Ice Cubes. Made in Germany, these ultra creamy chocolates literally melt in your mouth. I keep a bag of chocolate ice cubes in my freezer – a delightfully refreshing treat.

M&M’s have always been a favorite with candy lovers of all ages. But why choose between plain and peanut when you can have  M&M’S Milk Chocolate, M&M’S Milk Chocolate Peanut and M&M’S Peanut Butter in the same bag?

If you are craving a unusual flavor profile on National Candy Day, grab a bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans. The late former president Ronald Regan loved Jelly Bellys and kept a jar of them on his desk in the oval office. Draft beer, champagne, lychee, chili mango, Dr. Pepper, kiwi. If you can name it, chances are you can find a Jelly Belly jelly bean that tastes just like that flavor.

And then there is always bacon flavored candy, because everything tastes better with a little bacon!

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Do you have special memories of visiting your neighborhood candy store when you were young? What’s your favorite candy?