Date Posted: 23:31:20 06/20/03 Fri
Subject: making and selling candy bouquets
I have been making and selling candy bouquets for a couple of years now. I work at a school and sell mostly to people there or at the other schools and word of mouth. How do you (if any) sell your bouquets? What is a good way to spread the word on a budget? thanks
[> Re: making and selling candy bouquets -- Mar, 03:30:46 06/21/03 Sat 
I would suggest always attaching a business card to the bouquets that you do sell. And if you happen to print out candy bar wrappers that are "your own design", put your name and email address on them. Good Luck!
[> Re: making and selling candy bouquets -- gingergirl, 08:08:47 06/21/03 Sat 
Word of mouth is your best seller...
Don't forget your hair stylist or nail tech if you have one.
Make sure to send them on their busiest day.
Send some to people you know where there are lot of others around. Like a friend in a large office, a high traffic consumer area. I just did one for my favorite radio personality who is leaving town...sent it to the party they were having for her...34 orders from that one bouquet that cost me less than 20 dollars to make.
You do have to give some away, before you can sale them like hot cakes, but there isn't a lot of money in making them so you can kinda just write it off to promotions and advertising.
Pictures, don't sell these very well, unless you want to spend major dollars on an expensive photographer. Seeing them touching them ...that sales the candy bouquets for sure. It's the same with a gift basket pictures cannot do them justice.
Think about all your friends, family and what jobs they hold. Are they in the public? Do they work in a large office or office building? Write them down work on birthdays, annivesaries or just because. Then fly with it.
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Date Posted: 17:31:20 06/15/03 Sun
Author: Bel Espinoza
Hello to all out there in craftland. I am wanting to learn how to make candy bouquets and I need someone to help me with the type of glue that I need to glue candy bars to sticks .I tried pan glue but after a while some of them fell off the skewer.Has anyone ever worked where they make candy Bouquets ? I wonder what type of glue they use... All I know is that it's clear..I hope you guys can help.........thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[> Re: adhesives/glue -- gingergirl, 20:26:02 06/15/03 Sun 
Hello Bel...everyone does their own thing...I personally use a low temp glue gun on my bouquets. I get that instant hold without the damage to the candy.
Everybody does their own thing. Some the candy crafters use tape, I just can't get mine to hold the way I want with tape.
I'll be glad to help anyway I can.
[> Re: adhesives/glue -- crafty432003, 14:30:29 06/16/03 Mon 
I too use low temp glue gun. It is quick and very effective. Good Luck!!
[> Re: adhesives/glue -- gingergirl, 09:45:56 06/17/03 Tue 
Bel...any glue gun glue is infamous for not holding during weather changes, no matter what you use them for. If you are shipping or changing climates with the bouquet would be to use a bit of tacky glue first then the hot glue for the instant hold. The tacky glue will hold under all conditions.
Date Posted: 01:49:46 05/28/04 Fri
Author: Bar Bar
Subject: candy bouquets
I have seen these cute candies sundies.. where you build a candy bouquet using syform and glasses that looks like the old type of sundie glasses. and then they put the candy in it..
I was wonding if they are using pins to tack them in and if so what kind?
also would I need anything else. I was going to make some but was wondering if I had all my stuff or not so any suggestions would be of help before I create it.
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Bar Bar, 01:20:31 05/30/04 Sun 
check these sites out and you get a idea of what I'm talking about.
hope that helps you out.
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Diane, 07:07:36 05/30/04 Sun 
You are quiet welcome BarBar.I use the cool melt glue gun.If I can find some of my pictures I will post in my Album on the other board.Have fun Diane
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Diane, 08:05:43 05/30/04 Sun 
BarBar here is a couple sites that tell you how to make the SUNDAES I forgot I had saved:
http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/200 ... sundae.pdf
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Diane, 08:35:45 06/04/04 Fri 
Hi BarBar I found one on another disc.It is done in a Bunny cup.I used pastel tissue papers and pastel lifesavers.The tissue papers are cut in 4" squares. HTHs Diane
It is posted on the MSN Craft Saying Board
http://groups.msn.com/CraftSayingscom/d ... otoID=2204
[> Re: candy bouquets -- jacksmum, 05:59:22 05/28/04 Fri 
Hi Bar Bar
this is what I had saved in my files - hope it helps.
Fill your glass about halfway with some wrapped candys,toffees or chocolates.Insert half a styrofoam ball into the opening of the glass. Cut ball to make it fit or use tape if you need to make it more secure (I've used coffee cups and flower oasis - use the cup as a guide to cut oasis)
Put remaining candy on pins or toothpicks, using one of the twisted ends or by gluing in place. Push the pin into the styrofoam ball starting on the outside edges, continue working in a circle pattern until the ball is covered with candies. Leave a small space at the very top center of the ball to insert a gift card on a toothpick. Curling ribbon can also be wrapped around pins and used to fill any gaps.
As for the cherry - how about a malteser wrapped in red foil right on top?
[> [> Re: candy bouquets -- Bar Bar, 12:42:05 05/28/04 Fri 
thank you so much..
linne sorry I haven't seen a picture of them, I just seen them a craft show... it was so cute, and there were so many different kinds... and with summer coming up I thought this could sell well in my booth.
any other suggestions on any other kinds of ideas would help as well.
[> Re: candy bouquets -- linne, 10:41:03 05/28/04 Fri 
Does anyone know where I might see a picture of one of these? I love the idea.
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Diane, 13:31:11 05/28/04 Fri 
I have made quite a few of the bouquets.I use a small dab of hot glue to attach the candies.I was afraid someone would get hurt with the pins.The glue works really good,and you can use doublesided tape on some bouquets too.Here is a site with lots of pictures HTHs Diane
http://www.candydirect.com/candybouquet ... quets.html
[> [> Re: candy bouquets -- Bar Bar, 20:23:35 05/28/04 Fri 
Diane thanks for the picture.
did you use hot glue or another kind of glue?
thanks for the tip.
[> Re: candy bouquets -- linne, 22:27:49 05/28/04 Fri 
I see lots of pictures of candy bar bouquets with the 'goodies' on sticks, but would like to see one in a soda glass like your describe, Bar Bar.
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Linda Lemasters, 22:37:21 05/28/04 Fri 
I made some of the them with mints. I used bobbi pins, to put them in the styrofoam ball.
[> Re: candy bouquets -- jacksmum, 23:05:12 05/28/04 Fri 
I went to the search engine Google and did an image search for Sundae candy Bouquet. There's a couple of pics. Can't post a link - keep getting Internal server error but if you try it you should find what you are looking for.
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Lori K., 09:51:34 06/04/04 Fri 
The styrofoam melts just the tiniest bit. First I put a couple of pieces of candy in the glass. Next, I glue the the rim of the sundae glass and set the half ball of styrofoam on top. Then for extra stability, I glue around the seam where the glas and foam meet. Then I start at the bottom and put a little dab of glue on the tab on the candy and glue around til I reach the top.
People at craft shows are always asking me, how did you get the candy in the glass?
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Bar Bar, 01:34:05 06/01/04 Tue 
Diane, I thank you.... I will go and look at the sites later..
and if you do find the pictures I would appreciate it if you post them, but please tell me where you did, as I am still learning this board.
how do you post pictures?
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Bar Bar, 18:58:22 06/02/04 Wed 
Lori thank you... so you just hot glue your candy together and onto the syform... doesnt' the syform melt when you use your hot glue gun?
I see where you use lots of different kinds of candy too.
thanks for sharing your web page and your picture... thanks for answering the question I just ask in advance.
[> Re: candy bouquets -- Diane, 12:00:43 06/03/04 Thu 
BarBar I have my pics on a floopy.When I tried it.It says it is not formatted,but if I format it the floppy will be erased.So I don't know what to do about it.So sorry Diane
Poem, info: Candy bag price
Date Posted: 10:49:12 08/27/02 Tue
Subject: Candy bag price?
A thread was posted on THS about candy cards. Pics are in the gallery there. A lurker wrote me and asked if I could find out how much they would sell for. She is in Nebraska and doesn't feel that they would sell for as much there, but wanted to know what you all think a good price is. It is really just a cardboard cover pulled up around a bag of candy so pretty easy. I think it would depend on how well the presentation is and how much candy is in the bag. Any general ideas of price? Thanks, Shirley
[> Re: Candy bag price? -- valerie_nyr4, 20:42:50 08/27/02 Tue 
This is a tough one...last year I made felt Christmas orns(drawstring style) and put in jelly beans with the Christmas jelly bean poem attached...
I sold them for $2.25...the candy bags...maybe $1.50-$1.99
just a wild guess...does depend on the candy used...
I haven't even started with Christmas thingies yet...
I am too busy replenishing stock that has sold out..lol...
Last show (in the pouring rain),magnolia angels sold out...just had silk magnolia flowers and created angels and voila,a great seller...lol...
[> [> Re-Magnolia Angels -- Charleen, 11:21:30 08/28/02 Wed 
Would love to hear more about your Magnolia angels.
[> Re: Candy bag price? -- ShirleyT, 10:39:28 08/28/02 Wed 
I think it also would depend on how specialized it is, what goes into it and how much it cost to put together. Since this would have a miniature Mounds, a Starburst, a lollipop, a stick of gum, a mini Snickers, a Lifesaver, Tootsie Roll, fireball and Hershey hug and kiss, I think you could maybe get more depending on how much it cost to put together. Because people will figure it's cheaper to buy the kit from you than to buy a bag of each kind and then have to eat them all too! lol
Housework Survival Kit
To help you survive the housework
so it doesn't drive you totally berserk...
Mounds for the mounds of laundry.
A starburst to give a burst of energy.
A lollipop that will help you to lick it.
A stick of gum to help you stick with it.
Snickers to turn your frown upside down.
A lifesaver so in clutter you don't drown.
A tootsie roll to keep you rolling along.
A fireball to keep the mood burning strong.
Now housework can wait for another rant,
but the hug & kiss is cause loving can't!
Anyone else have specialized ideas?
[> Re: Candy bag price? -- ShirleyT, 12:33:06 08/28/02 Wed 
Charleen, Look for the thread called "Magnolia Angel" that Julie started. Valerie answered it with instructions and a picture! Shirley
[> Re: Candy bag price? -- Ruthanne, 23:13:33 09/01/02 Sun 
I sell all of my kits for $1.50, i use to but different prices but i sell my crafts through a promoter in malls and it was taking too long and holding up other customers so she requested they all have the same price and the sell real good.
Poem, link: Candy suckers
Date Posted: 18:59:23 07/18/04 Sun
Subject: rock candy sucker
I have been lurking for somtime now and have really enjoyed all of your ideas. I was hopeing someone could help me come up with a short poem for rock candy suckers. I have a booth at our state fair this year and can only sell these if they are embelished. Thanks so much for your help.
[> Re: rock candy sucker -- KrafteeKaren, 20:28:46 07/18/04 Sun 
Sandi...welcome to our little world of addicted crafters, lol. I'm not a poet, couldn't rhyme myself out of a paper bag, so am bumping this up so that our super duper poets will see it. Welcome again to the board, no need to lurk any longer right? LOL
[> Re: rock candy sucker -- jenjoy, 21:33:17 07/18/04 Sun 
Hi there sandi and welcome to the forum!! hehe...here's a few to get you started..~!!!
ROCK CANDY SUCKER
Only lick the suckers
That you buy from my booth
They're guaranteed delicious
Plus you won't chip your tooth!
(By: Jennifer Byerly)
ROCK CANDY SUCKER
Just in case your
Tooth is looth!
Thuck the thuckers
From this booth
(By: Jennifer Byerly)
ROCK CANDY SUCKER
Have you heard the rumors?
Have you heard the talk?
These suckers are delicious
And they're made outta rock!
(BY: Jennifer Byelry)
[> Re: rock candy sucker -- katieangelamber, 22:21:44 07/18/04 Sun 
Even though they look like rocks
They are just colored candy
So give one a try
For they taste just dandy!
[> Re: rock candy sucker -- Sandi, 22:22:07 07/18/04 Sun 
Those are GREAT, Jennifer...Thank you so much!
[> Re: rock candy sucker -- Sandi, 22:29:15 07/18/04 Sun 
Thanks Katieangelamber...your poem was wonderful, too!
[> Re: rock candy sucker -- betty, 02:06:15 07/19/04 Mon 
what are rock candy suckers, sorry maybe i should know but i don't ,but they sound like a good idea. if you don;t mind please let me in on it. Thank you
[> [> Re: rock candy sucker -- Sandi, 05:47:57 07/19/04 Mon 
Rock candy suckers are just an old fashioned candy...if you like I can e-mail you the name of the company that I bought them from.
[> Re: rock candy sucker -- Sandi, 12:45:35 07/19/04 Mon 
Found the e-mail address of the company that wholesales the rock candy suckers. firstname.lastname@example.org
They have a huge assortment of wonderful candy.
Ideas: Candy bar reunion game
Date Posted: 18:55:22 07/09/04 Fri
Subject: candy bar reunion game
I have been looking for a game used with candy bar's. For example: Who has the most children under age 5 years?...skittles
Who is a recent college graduate?...payday
I would appreciate any help. Thanks inadvance.
[> Re: candy bar reunion game -- Judy in QC, 21:57:26 07/09/04 Fri 
This is one I have.
The Candy Game
1. Another planet in our solar system:
2. A famous street in New York City:
3. A part of the galaxy:
4. A series of small hills:
5. A nutty happiness:
6. A sign of inteligence:
7. A town in Pennsylvania:
8. A famous English author:
9. A "Peanuts" character:
10. Sly laughter:
11. Twin letters:
12. An infant of a famous baseball player:
13. Absolutely nothing:
14. A large amount of money:
15. Greasy digits:
16. A day employees are glad to see:
17. A famous trio:
18. A large orchestra:
19. Happy laughter:
20. A little overweight:
21. A thing-a-ma-jig:
22. Noise at a car wreck:
23. What a married couple does:
24. What good friends give:
25. Disintegrating celestial body:
26. Fox baby and common feline:
27. The Trinity:
2. 5th Avenue
3. Milky Way
5. Almond Joy
8. O Henry
9. Peppermint Patty
11. M & M's
12. Baby Ruth
14. 100 Grand
17. 3 Musketeers
26. Kit Kat
I used it at Christmas with the family. They had lots of fun.Judy
[> Re: candy bar reunion game -- stephanie, 11:33:14 07/10/04 Sat 
thanks so much and hugs!
[> Re: candy bar reunion game -- stephanie, 20:34:00 07/10/04 Sat 
I came up with this one...what do you all think?
Getting to Know You Family Reunion Candy Game
1. Who is the wackiest? nutrageous
2. Who has the biggest muscles? powerbar (girls), big hunk(boys)
3. Who has a dream job? milky way
4. Who has 3 children under 5? 3 musketeers
5. Who has the most grandchildren? 100 grand
6. Who was the youngest to get married? baby ruth
7. Who has the youngest family? skittles
8. Who kissed on their first date? skor
9. Who is a recent college graduate? payday
10. Who is an honor student? smarties
11. Who had the last broken bone? crunch
12. Who has been married the longest? rocky road
13. Who served in the military the longest? life saver
14. who lives the farthest? mars
15. Who is a newly wed? butterfinger
16. Who has had the most surgeries? nips
17. Who has met a celebrity? starburst
18. Who is the best cook? m&m's
19. Who is a rancher/farmer? jolly rancher
20. Who has a wicked chuckle/laugh? snickers
21. Who is a good samaritan? Mr.Good Bar
I also thought that if you have ties or a treat for all. Put riesens, jolly rancher, peanuts or snickers,and hugs and kisses in a snack zip with this note...
You are the "riesen",
we have family reunions.
Thanks for being so
"jolly" and "nutty"!
Hugs and kisses!
[> Re: candy bar reunion game -- tadpole'sgrannie, 22:16:27 07/10/04 Sat 
That was WONDERFUL--- I'm going to give it to the principal and hope we can play it at the first staff meeting when we get back to school...
Link: chocolate covered candy canes
Date Posted: 15:56:31 02/09/04 Mon
Subject: Chocolate covered candy sticks - for the cupid's brew
Where can I find chocolate covered candy sticks for the cupid's brew, winter brew and etc....there was a sight at one time that you could order them???
[> Re: Chocolate covered candy sticks - for the cupid's brew -- DebbieD, 17:15:23 02/09/04 Mon 
Here are the links to four different places that you can order them from online. You will need to copy and paste the links below:
http://www.swisscolony.com/shopping/sea ... ion+sticks
http://www.mileskimball.com/jump.jsp?it ... uctID=5005
http://www.sosnick.com/index.php?functi ... roduct=106
FUDGE IN A CUP
Date Posted: 19:54:42 12/14/03 Sun
Subject: Fun Fudge in a Cup (Help)
Hi, I need help. I can't find the post for the fudge in a cup recipe. I made the cups up, easy!!, and printed the instructions out on cute cards, but my daughter is reading them, and says when do you put the sugar in? I only kept the first page of the post when I printed it, thinking that was all I needed. HELP!!!
Here are some "Fudge In A Cup" recipes to give as gifts:
*FUDGE IN A CUP INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup sugar
1 TBS. finely chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
Place first three ingredients into a zipper bag. Place mini marshmallows
into another zipper bag. Staple bags together. Attach instructions below.
*FUDGE IN A CUP
Empty chocolate chip bag into coffee cup. Add 2 1/2 TBS. butter or margarine
(cut into 2 pieces -- place on top of mixture in cup). Microwave 3 minutes.
Add mini marshmallows and stir quickly and thoroughly to melt marshmallows
Let cup cool 5 minutes and then place in refrigerator for only 10 minutes for
fudge to set. Run a plain table knife around fudge and empty it onto a
saucer. Reshape it into a smooth circle if necessary. Cut into 1" pieces. Makes
6 - 8 pieces.
*PEPPERMINT FUDGE IN A CUP
Add 6 crushed hard peppermint disks candies to the marshmallow bag. Name the
fudge mix "Peppermint Fun Fudge in a Cup."
*INSTRUCTIONS AS ABOVE, HOWEVER, IT NEEDS TO SAY: "Add mini marshmallows and crushed peppermints."
Lori Jean :^)
Date Posted: 21:56:56 01/18/04 Sun
Author: Donna L.
Subject: Fudge in a Cup Recipe
Nancy, I got this off of this forum,
FUDGE IN A CUP INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup sugar
1TBS finely chopped pecans or Walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
Place first 3 ingredients into a zipper bag. Place mini
marshmallows into another zipper bag. Staple bags togather. Attach instructions below
FUDGE IN A CUP
Empty chocolate chip bag into coffee cup. Add 2 1/2 TBS. butter or margarine (cut into 2 pieces) place on top of mixture in cup Microwave 3 minutes and stir quickly and thoroughly to melt marshmallows completely
Let cup cool 5 minutes and place in refrigerator for only 10 minutes for fudge to set. Run a plain table knife around fudge and empty it onto a saucer. Reshape it into a smooth circle if necessary. Cut into 1" pieces. Makes 6-8 pieces.
Hope this helps you. I thought it would be a good Valentines gift, especially with the poems the girls wrote. Good Luck Donna L.
[> Re: Fudge in a Cup Recipe -- Nancy, 08:35:27 01/19/04 Mon 
Thanks so much for the recipe. Just a quick question. When do you add the Marshmellow bag, I seem to be confused.
[> Re: Fudge in a Cup Recipe -- melinda, 08:52:06 01/19/04 Mon 
Thanks for the great recipe. I would think the marshmellows would go in after the cups comes out of the microwave. I may be wrong. Come on Donna L. let me know.
Now I have a recipe that I altered somewhat for Cake in Cup/Mug. I paint on glass, so I make simple designs on the coffe mug. Include the cake and glaze in baggies, put them in the cup with the instructions and they fly off the shelves.
Makes a great happy for everyone i.e. teacher gifts, grandma who has everything, a lonely neighbor or just a friend you want to cheer up. Put a candle it and it is a birthday cake. The possibilites are endless. Let me know if you want that recipe.
[> Re: Fudge in a Cup Recipe -- Londonlee, 09:46:47 01/19/04 Mon 
This sounds like a terrific idea. Is there a poem that goes with this? My computer was down for a while and I must have missed it. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas that everyone shares. You are all very generous.Londonlee
[> Re: Fudge in a Cup Recipe -- Donna L., 03:36:30 01/20/04 Tue 
Hi, Sorry I was so vague about the marshmallows. Melinda you guessed right they go in after the main mixture has cooked for 3 minutes in microwave. Jenjoy wrote 3 or 4 poems for the fudge in the cup. They are probably on the next page. Enjoy Donna L.
[> Re: Fudge in a Cup Recipe -- Judy R, 03:50:54 01/20/04 Tue 
what setting did you microwave on? I did 3 minutes on full power, 1,000 watts and it burned really bad after 2 2/2 min., filled the house with smoke when I opened the microwave door. Tried again on med high, and it was grainy, so if anyone has tried this, what is the secret?
[> Re: Fudge in a Cup Recipe -- Phyll, 01:18:50 01/19/04 Mon 
Thank you, Donna. It sounds very easy and I think it would be a fun thing to do for Valentine's Day. --Phyll
[> Re: Fudge in a Cup Recipe -- Donna L., 13:56:26 01/20/04 Tue 
Hi, I haven't tried it yet. Maybe start trying at 50% power and go from there. That's what I think I will do. Thanks for letting me know about the burning. When you mix in the marshmallows what happens. They should add some substance to the mixture. The whole thing really is nothing but sugar. I can't find the origianl post to see what it said. I had printed everything off it, so I thought. Sorry for the mess Donna
[> Re: Fudge in a Cup Recipe -- Judy R, 15:08:58 01/20/04 Tue 
The marshmallows melt fine when stirred in at the end, but I think I didn't cook it long enough the second time, so the sugar wasn't all the way disolved. I will keep trying till I get it right, since I have an abundance of chips from the fudge I didn't get made at Christmas time. lol Have to try to use them up for Valentines Day
Easy Microwave Fudge
Submitted by Katie
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 - 10 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bag of peanut butter chips
Mix all together in microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high 2 to 3 minutes till melted. Whip mixture well and pour in a buttered pan and chill. Then enjoy!
Egg Nog Fudge
Submitted by heathierheart
2 1/2 Cups Sugar 1 stick (1/2 cup) margarine
2/3 Cup Eggnog 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
8 oz. vanilla almond bark 3/4 Cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 tsp. rum extract
Line 9 " square pan with foil. In large saucepan combine sugar, olea, and eggnog. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue to boil 5 min. over med. heat. Remove from heat and add marshmallow creme & almond bark. Blend until smooth. Stir in nuts and rum flavoring. Pour into foil lined pan. Cool to room temp. Refrigerate until firm.
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DELICIOUS ROLO/PRETZEL/NUT CANDY TREAT
Date Posted: 17:39:47 06/28/04 Mon
Author: Sharon (Sassy)
Subject: Rollo/pretzel recipe
Okay ladies, am I losing my mind, probably already have and don't know it. I saw a recipe that called for mini pretzels and rollo candies and I thought it was on this site. Can anyone help me, you put them in the oven on a low temperature and that melts the rolls, but I can't remember the temperature and can't remember what else you do.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Dell, 18:23:14 06/28/04 Mon 
I seen them done with hershey's kisses and round pretzels .then put them in a low oven .Wath carefully.When they come out put a mm on the top.I got the receipe. I want to say the temp. is like 225 or 200.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Dell, 18:31:28 06/28/04 Mon 
Oh yeah,I can't find the round pretzels here .I have looked at every grocery store.Nowhere .I was going to make them last year for my church bake sale.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Rusty Fan, 18:46:45 06/28/04 Mon 
The rollo/Pretzel Recipe I made at Christmas time was as
Lay the mini pretzels on a cookie sheet, top with a rollo and a walnut. Place in oven at 325 degrees until
rollo melts. Cool until set.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Diane, 21:27:48 06/28/04 Mon 
I use the small pretzel twists and Hershey Hugs. I turn the oven on to 350 and let it heat up. Then turn off and put the cookie sheet in with the pretzel and hugs (unwrapped of course LOL). Leave in til hugs get soft but not melting all over the place. Not sure how long - I just watch them. Take out of the oven and put M&Ms on. I usually use 2 M&M. The holiday M&M look great for holidays. Very festive. If the hugs are melted just right - when you push the M&Ms in - it
cracks the hug and you can see the chocolate inside. When I sell these - I get about 10 cents each.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Sharon (Sassy), 21:39:21 06/28/04 Mon 
Thanks ladies, I thought it was around there in temperature.
I knew someone had the information, although it will still drive me crazy to try to figure out where I saw it, lol.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Patty, 22:42:47 06/28/04 Mon 
No need to go crazy, Sharon! I know exactly what you're talking about! I just got my July/August issue of Quick Cooking magazine in the mail Saturday and it's in it on page 28. When I saw it, I decided to make it to take to my brother's for the 4th. I can't wait to try them!
I also like the variations that the other ladies have posted here. Thanks! I'll have to try them, too!
Here's the recipe:
PECAN CARAMEL CANDIES
63 miniature pretzels (the heart-shaped ones)
1 package (13 ozs) Rolo candies
63 pecan halves
Line baking sheets with foil. Place pretzels on foil; top each pretzel with an unwrapped candy. Bake at 250* for 4 min. or until candies are softened (candies will retain their shape). Immediately place a pecan half on each candy and press down so candy fills pretzel. Cool slightly. Refrigerate for 10 min. or until set.
Yield: 63 candies (about 1 1/4 pounds).
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Patty, 22:57:46 06/28/04 Mon 
I forgot to mention that the WHOLE magazine has lots of recipes I want to try. If you don't subscribe, check the the newsstands for it. I think this issue is really a good one.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- lou, 23:14:15 06/28/04 Mon 
Call me whatever fits but I don't know what a rollo is. Would a tootsie roll
work? Sorry to be dense. I very seldom bake sweets. If they're here I'll eat them and I am soooo overweight it ain't funny.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Patty, 23:25:01 06/28/04 Mon 
Here's a link to what they are and what they look like.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Sharon (Sassy), 09:10:35 06/29/04 Tue 
I am sitting here at 7 a.m. giggling to myself, yes, I have lost my mind Patty. I just naturally assumed that all my information comes from this site. I think it is my second home, lol. Yes, I do subscribe to the magazine and love it, but it would have taken me forever to figure out that is where I got it. So going to pull the recipe out of the magazine, got all the ingredients to make them. We are going to a barbeque this weekend, so will take them to share. Thanks again!
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- lou, 12:18:10 06/29/04 Tue 
Thanks Patty. I remember them now.
[> Re: Rollo/pretzel recipe -- Sharon (Sassy), 02:49:32 07/02/04 Fri 
Well ladies, I made the pecan candies and they are sooo good. They were easy to make and everyone that has tried them says they are good. So pick up the supplies and make some for the family, they will love them.