Welcome to Chocolate Candy Mall's monthly chocolate candy newsletter, Charmingly Chocolate. Have you ever had a candy bouquet? Chocolate bouquets are fun, delicious, and so easy to make. In this issue learn how to make a candy bar bouquet that is sure to bring a smile!

March 4, 2009 - Issue #22 - Chocolate Candy Bouquets

First of all, let me thank you for all the great entries in the Valentine Contest last month. If you haven't taken a look at them yet, head on over and take a look. Most of the ideas can be used all year round.

The winners were chosen and the gifts have been sent out. It was so hard to pick the best that I had to call upon some friends to be the judges, so I wouldn't have to decide. Congratulations to all those chosen!

Candy Bouquet - Chocolate Bouquets You Can Make

candy bouquet chocolate bouquetsChocolate candy bouquets are simple to make and can be very inexpensive.

That makes a candy bar bouquet a perfect gift option for any occasion and for any age group. Wouldn't YOU enjoy getting one?

What you'll need:
  • Selection of Candy Bars (you can use 6-9 full size bars, or a couple dozen minis)
  • Vase, large mug, basket, box, or another base of your choosing
  • Wooden skewers
  • Tape
  • Florist foam to fit inside your base
  • Ribbon for decorative bow if desired

How to Assemble:
  1. Prepare your base by fitting the foam into your base. If you are using full sized candy, you'll probably need to be sure your base is pretty heavy so it doesn't tip from the weight. You could use marbles or something similar to add weight to the base if needed.

  2. Tape the skewers to the backs of the candy bars to create your "candy bar flowers." Leave the pointy end on the bottom to poke into the foam.

  3. Arrange the candy bars in your base in an attractive fashion. Varying the heights adds interest and balance.

  4. Finally, decorate your candy bar bouquet by wrapping a pretty ribbon and bow around the vase, basket, or box. If your vase is clear, you may want to insert some pretty shredded paper to add to the decor.

~ The candy bouquet shown is from partiesandholidays.blogspot

Symphony Toffee Brownies

symphony-toffee-brownies As an added treat this month, I wanted to share a really yummy recipe I found by Paula Deen called Symphony Toffee Brownies.

The reason for the name is because they include Symphony candy bars in the recipe. Yum!!!

Ingredients Needed:
  • 1 package of brownie mix (and whatever added ingredients it calls for - usually eggs, water, and oil). The chewy kind is extra good.
  • 3 Symphony candy bars or any other favorite chocolate candy bars with toffee and almonds

  1. Line a 9x13 cake pan with foil and spray it lightly with vegetable spray. Set aside.

  2. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package instructions.

  3. Pour half of the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Unwrap the candy bars and place them across the top. Spread remaining mixture over the candy bars.

  4. Bake according to the package directions and allow the brownies to completely cool. Remove from pan and cut into squares.

You're going to love them!

I hope you enjoyed this issue of Charmingly Chocolate. If you have any feedback or comments you'd like to share with me, just reply to this zine and let me know.

Also, with Easter just around the corner, I'd love to hear your favorite ideas for Easter candy recipes and Easter crafts. Take a few minutes to share them with the rest of us! I look forward to reading YOURS!

- Angie :)

P.S. If you haven't done so yet, you may want to get your taxes filed before time gets away from you. It's easy to E-File and get a refund quickly. That will be one less thing on your mind and it seems a lot of people are needing the extra cash.

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