Debbie’s Sandy Candy

Debbie Says: You can use chunky or smooth peanut butter, whichever suits your liking more.  The topping is optional.  For variety you can use both flavors of chips or just use one or the other.  If using just one flavor, you’ll need to double the amount.

Debbie’s Sandy Candy
Recipe type: Dessert
Main Candy
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 6 c. Rice Krispies
  • 1 c. peanut butter
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • 6 oz. butterscotch chips
  1. In a large pot, combine the corn syrup & sugar. Heat over moderate heat until bubbly.
  2. Remove from the heat. Add peanut butter & stir until melted & combined. Stir in Rice Krispies until well blended.
  3. Using the back side of a greased spoon, spread the mixture into a 9"x12" pan or dish.
  4. In a double boiler, heat the chocolate & butterscotch chips until melted completely. Remove from the heat & spread evenly over the Rice Krispie mixture, or drizzle in creative patterns.

Photo Courtesy of Karl Baron on Flickr

Vegan Spice Cake

Sharon Says: My first piece is always warm because looks & smells so good I “need” to taste right away! I also recommend Whole Foods 365 brand vegan sugar & Earth Balance brand buttery vegan spread.

Sharon Nazarian runs, a website dedicated to living a cruelty-free lifestyle including vegan recipes, vegan news & vegan merchandise, like cool vegan t-shirts.

Vegan Spice Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
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  • 2½ c. whole wheat flour
  • 1½ c. vegan sugar
  • 1½ c. soy milk
  • 1 c. whole canned cranberry sauce
  • ¼ c. powdered vegan sugar
  • 6 tbsp buttery vegan spread
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Melt the buttery vegan spread & combine with soy milk.
  2. Stir together all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, spices & salt.
  3. Alternate adding the cranberry sauce & the soy milk with melted vegan butter mixture to the dry ingredients until everything is fully blended.
  4. Pour into a well-greased 9" square pan (use butter spread, light vegetable oil or a light oil spray).
  5. Bake on middle rack in preheated 350°F oven for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  6. Garnish with powdered vegan sugar (put into strainer, shake it over the entire cake).
  7. Serve warm or cold.


Photo Courtesy of stu_spivack on Flickr.

Create Summertime Memories with National S’mores Day on August 10

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Celebrates by Partnering with TheMotherhood to Inspire Families to Share Special Moments with S’mores

National S’mores Day is August 10, and there is no better way to celebrate the occasion than with the delicious combination of purely delicious Hershey®‘s Milk Chocolate, crisp graham crackers and toasted, gooey marshmallows. This summer, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate has partnered with influential social media moms from TheMotherhood, an award-winning web community of 13,000 mothers, to provide sweet and easy tips for families to celebrate National S’mores Day and enjoy S’mores all season long.

Personalized Hershey's Bars at The Hershey's Store
“National S’mores Day is another great reason to gather family and friends to enjoy this classic summertime treat,” said Emily McKhann of TheMotherhood. “Combining Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, graham crackers and toasted marshmallows is the perfect way to sweeten any summer day and create lasting memories.”

Tips for Creating S’mores Smiles

S’mores have been a centerpiece of summertime since the recipe was first published in the Girl Scouts handbook in 1927. The classic treat is fun to make and offers families and friends an activity they can enjoy together. Below are some quick and easy tips for enjoying S’mores on National S’mores Day and everyday:

  1. Family Activity S’mores – Make S’mores a family activity by getting everyone involved. Little ones can be in charge of assembling the graham crackers and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars while adults and older children take care of roasting the marshmallows. Once your S’mores are ready, dig in and enjoy this tasty treat together.
  2. Grilled S’mores – For a fun new way to enjoy S’mores, try making them on the grill! Simply wrap S’mores in aluminum foil and place on a medium-hot grill and cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side. When you’re done you’ll have S’mores that are grilled to perfection.
  3. Party with S’mores –The next time you’re invited to a summer party, bring S’mores ingredients as your contribution to the gathering. Guests will love making gooey S’mores and you’ll be a hit at the party.
  4. Summer Vacation S’mores – S’mores aren’t only for camping! Many hotel chains offer fire pits or grilling areas which are perfect for making S’mores to help sweeten your trip and create a new family tradition. Staying home this summer? You can also build S’mores at the park or playground in the designated picnic or grilling area.

Say S’mores and Share Memories

This summer, families can showcase their favorite S’mores memories by visiting Hershey’s Facebook page at to download the Say S’mores application. Families are invited to participate in monthly themed photo contests for a chance to win S’mores-themed prizes, including a camera, photo printing gift card, outdoor fire pit, roasting skewers and all of the ingredients needed to make S’mores.

For more tips on creating S’more’s summertime memories or to participate in the Say S’mores photo contest and view official rules, please visit the Hershey’s brand Facebook page at

SOURCE The Hershey Company

Jillian Michael Brownies

Carrie Says: These were modified slightly from the original recipe.

Jillian Michael Brownies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 16
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 82.8
  • Fat: 2.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • ⅔ c. mild honey
  • ⅓ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ c. white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ c. unsweetened apple sauce
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8" square pan with olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Place the honey in a large glass measuring cup. Microwave on high power until the honey is runny & just bubbling, 45 to 60 seconds. Add cocoa & stir with a fork until well combined. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, & salt. Whisk until well combined.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, egg, & vanilla. Whisk together until well blended. Add honey, cocoa mixture & whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture & stir until no traces of flour remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake until the surface looks dry around the edges of the pan & a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, about 25 minutes. Do not overbake. Place the pan on a cooling rack & let cool completely before slicing into 16 squares.
  6. Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Photo Courtesy of yum9me on Flickr


Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 12 oz. Carnation milk
  • 4½ c. sugar
  • ½ stick real butter
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • 16 oz. Hershey's candy bars
  • 1 large glass jar marshmallow creme
  • Nuts (your choice, optional)
  1. Break the Hershey's candy bars into small pieces. Put all ingredients into a very large mixing bowl.
  2. Bring to a boil the sugar, milk, & butter & boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Pour hot mixture over chocolate, Hershey's, & marshmallow mixture; stir until melted.
  4. Put part of the fudge in an 8" square buttered glass dish & add nuts of your choice to the remainder.
  5. Put the remainder in a 9"x13" buttered glass dish.

Photo Courtesy of theilr on Flickr