Apr 29

Unwrapped…Wrap up!

Some of our most loved photos in April were candy in various stages of unwrap.  Here are some of our favorites!

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See more colorful candy photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Apr 16

New Jersey Rocks!

Here at Smarties headquarters, we’re proud to claim New Jersey as our home. Turns out, we’re in excellent company; Bon Jovi is a NJ rock -n- roll staple, and we just so happen to have his album named after our beloved state!  
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What can we say? Bon Jovi is the rock to our roll!

Want more #BonJovi? Check out his website at bonjovi.com.

Mar 30

Smarties roundup!

 Fruit is beautiful.  Smarties fruity flavors were our inspiration this month.  Here are four of our favorites from the collection.

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Feb 9

Easy Valentine Craft Idea

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Is there anything sweeter than a homemade valentine? We don’t think so. That’s why we came up with this easy and elegant craft for those of you who care to make cards with a personal touch.

The final product? A heart shaped valentine with a witty message & a roll of Smarties attached.

IMG_5968What you will need:

  • Cardstock – Choose a color for your Valentine.
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter or X-Acto Knife
  • Valentine Smarties or Original Smarties rolls
  • 1 Sharpie, permanent marker or glitter pen!

Step 1:  Make a heart.

Fold cardstock in half and cut half of heart shape like this:

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Step 2: Hold Smarties roll in front of the heart.  Use your box cutter to make to vertical slits in the heart where the twists are located.

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Step 3:  Press the twist ends through the slices you made in the heart. Turn over to really make sure the ends are pulled through to secure the candy to the Valentine.

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Step 4:  Grab your pen & decorate to your heart’s content!  Some cute messages you might use include… “Don’t go breakin’ my heart!” “Giving you my heart is smart, Valentine!” “You’re a sweetheart!”

We hope you enjoy the craft, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sweet wishes,

The Smarties Family

PS- Please share your tasty creations with us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

Feb 9

January Round Up

Smarties fans have spoken… They want more glimpses into the candy-verse!  Favorite features in January (below) elicit responses such as a sudden desire to dive/swim, lots of OMG’s, LOL’s and comments including the word “heaven.”

IMG_8776 IMG_8799 IMG_5079February is here, and we expect nothing but love on the horizon this month.  Don’t forget to show your Valentine how much you love him/her by tucking a roll of Smarties into their purse, backpack or suitcase.

 Sweet wishes,

The Smarties Family

Dec 15

Smarties Adorned Gingerbread Fallingwater House

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Who knew Smarties could double as “dry stack stone” for this remarkably detailed Fallingwater Gingerbread House?  The original home, designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, was built between 1936 and 1939.  The name Fallingwater is fitting as the home sits atop a waterfall and is recognized as a National Historic Landmark in Pennsylvania.

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Special thanks & photo credit to: Garden Melodies for the gingerbread house.

Photo credit for Fallingwater residence found on the official website. 

Dec 4

We are pretty impressed!

Want to bake a Smarties cake?

We are truly impressed by this incredibly creative recipe by Amy of Emoticakes!

Sweet!

 

Nov 13

Smarties Digest

This week in sweet…

The cold is definitely coming to Smarties Headquarters!

 Good thing we are prepared.

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Do you follow us on Instagram?

Be the first to see behind-the-scene’s shots like this one! @smartiescandycompany

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And receive our greetings…

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What was popular on Facebook this week?

This:

Tangy!

Nov 12

Smitten with Smarties sugar cookies!

IMG_4601Who doesn’t love a good sugar cookie?

This recipe yields truly delicious cookies, so what are you waiting for? Make the dough, cut out shapes, bake, frost and decorate!

Smarties Sugar Cookies
adapted from She Knows via Babble.com

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vegan butter
1-2 tablespoon water
1 t. vanilla
Icing (recipe below)
1 bag of Smarties Original Rolls

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In a mixer bowl combine flour, sugar and baking soda – blend on low just to combine. Add butter, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of water to the mixture – blend on low until just combined (add an additional 1 tablespoon of water if dough seems dry).

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Divide the dough into two even pieces; roll each half between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/4 inch thick. Cut dough into desired shapes (dipping your cutter in flour between cuts), and freeze for at least 30 minutes.

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Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place one sheet of dough onto a cutting board remove both pieces of parchment paper. Using a thin spatula, carefully transfer cookies to your prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7-10 minutes, till lightly browned around the edges. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Re-roll scraps until you have used up all of the dough.

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When cookies are completely cooled, ice and decorate with Smarties.

Icing Recipe 
From Adela Jung via Chow

3 sticks unsalted vegan butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on medium-high speed until fluffy and light in color, about 4 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl and the paddle with a rubber spatula.

2. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, return the mixer to low speed, and mix until incorporated, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium high and mix until the frosting is airy and thoroughly mixed, about 1 minute more. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.

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Enjoy!

 

Nov 2

Did you remember to “fall back”?

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Oct 31

Happy Halloween!

Wrapped in a Bow

Oct 30

Trick -or- treaters unite!

Zig Zag

Oct 29

What has eight legs and loves Smarties?

Creepy!

Oct 28

Jack O’ Smarties

Boo!

Oct 27

Ask Mummy for some Smarties this Halloween.

Please?

Oct 27

Keep a close eye on your Smarties this Halloween!

Uh Oh!

Oct 26

Spooky Sunday!

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Oct 25

Skulls -n- Smarties

Scary!

Oct 24

7 days until…HALLOWEEN!

Greedy!

Oct 18

This bat knows where it’s at!

Spooky!

Oct 17

It’s Friday!

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Oct 15

Fall Lolly Harvest

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Oct 13

Do you think we made enough for Halloween??

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Oct 9

Sweet dreams!

Colorful Pour

Oct 8

Sweet ride!

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