How to Make Your Own Candy Bars!
You might remember me writing about my trip this fall to the Hershey’s HQ where my favorite activity was making my own candy bar. It was so fun to create it myself! SO, I decided I wanted to recreate the fun with a way for everyone to make their own candy bars at home. The best part? The sky is totally the limit with these sweet treats. Ready? Let’s get started!
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So to get started, gather all your goodies! Clearly, I love all the Hershey goodies like the baking melts! I chose milk, dark, and white chocolate (just like you can at the Hershey’s HQ) as my base chocolates. Then, I picked my “mix-ins” including Reese’s peanut butter chips, Heath toffee bits, pretzels, York Peppermint Patties (chopped), nuts, marshmallows, etc. You can use almost anything! That’s the fun part!
I used a candy bark mold I found for $1.99 at Hobby Lobby, but check the baking aisle of your craft store because you can find lots of shapes! I wanted one that resembled a real candy bar so that’s why I chose a “bark” mold. You can also buy the same one I used online if you have trouble finding one in store.
Melt your chocolate in the microwave, a double boiler, or chocolate melter. Once it’s smooth, fill your bark mold halfway with chocolate. Then drop in your mix-ins! Pour chocolate on top until bark mold is full. Tap it and shake it slightly to remove air bubbles. I also used the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate across the mold. Refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes. Flip over the mold and pop out your bar! Ta-da!
Here is my white chocolate bar with broken up York Peppermint Patties! This is right before I filled it completely with white chocolate.
Here is the inside of my Reese’s Peanut Butter chips bar with milk chocolate (my favorite). I also made a Dark Chocolate Heath Pretzel bar (yum) with sea salt! The possibilities are endless.
There you have it! I wrapped mine in simple cellophane and tied the bows with pretty holiday ribbon. I plan on gifting these cuties out! What flavor do YOU plan on making? Leave a comment below, I want to know!
*Read my other Hershey’s recipe post for Hot Cocoa Push-Up Pops here & visit the Cookie HQ for more Hershey’s fun!*
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Mmm the possibilities seem endless! :D
Dark chocolate with cranberries and macadamia nuts..
Milk chocolate with raisins, peanuts and cranberries. Yumm!
Yum! White chocolate cranberries and cashews!
Chocolate with nuts and raisins! A homemade Chunky bar, YUM!!!!!
Love this concept of making your own bars! I would definately do pecans and toffee…..I like the peanutbutter chips and chocolate one you have….maybe even some with caramel!
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I’m so jealous of your trip to Hershey’s! That’s definitely on my list! I would probably make more than one kind…dark chocolate with crumbled Oreo cookies? White chocolate with crushed candy canes? Milk chocolate with mini M&M’s? I think you’re right…the possibilities are endless!