Party Time Chocolate Turtles

how to make chocolate turtles

1 lb. caramel
1 lb. milk chocolate
2 cups pecans
Red foil wrappers

Roast the pecans by spreading them on a cookie sheet and placing in a 350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Alternatively you can microwave them on high for 30 seconds, then stir; repeat until the nuts are hot to the touch. Not only does it bring the oil out in the pecans, but it seems like more pecans when they are crunchier.

Place the caramel in a dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Microwave for 10 seconds to soften; do not melt. Work the pecans into the softened caramel and then form into a roll. Cut into wafer-cookie-sized pieces. Dip into melted chocolate. Makes about 30 turtles.

Krispie Kritters for Halloween

Time to get a little ghoulish this Halloween season! Either Home-made or store bought Rice Krispie Treats work great for this project. The outcomes are completely your own, so go crazy creative with these Krispie Kritters!


16 Rice Krispie Kritters

12 – 18 Chow Mein Monsters

16 Rice Krispie Treats

1 – 12oz bag Chow Mein

1 bag mini marshmallows

Paramount Crystals

Purple, Orange, and Lime Green Candy Melts

Purple, Orange, and Lime Green Jimmies

Large Candy Eyes

Small Candy Eyes

Separate candy melts into 3 microwavable bowls. Add a pinch of paramount crystals to each bowl and melt until smooth. Separate Jimmies into 3 bowls for dipping.

Once the chocolate is smooth, dip the top half of each Rice Krispie Treat to coat and then dip into the Jimmies about a third of the way to the middle. Mix and match the colors to give them a fun pop! Add eyes at random and then set aside on parchment paper.

Once all of your Krispies are coated, time to use up the remaining chocolate to make the chow mein candies! Add a handful of chow mein noodles and a handful of marshmallows and stir until everything is coated. Spoon out the mixture onto parchment paper and add more of the candy eyes. These are supposed to look free form and crazy.

If you’re looking to make the chow mein monsters on their own, use a cup of chocolate for a cup of noodles and a cup of marshmallow.

What are some of your favorite Halloween Creations?


Luck of the Irish Punch

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and it's time to add a little luck to your life! Whether you're throwing a leprechaun gathering or toting drinks to the local parade, head over the rainbow with this Luck of the Irish Punch! Dyed green for more shamrock fun, this punch is sure to be a hit for all audiences. And be sure to check out our St. Patrick's Day Supplies & Decorations for more great items, ideas, and more!

1 can frozen Minute Maid Lemonade
1 64oz White Grape Juice
1 – 2 liter Ginger Ale
1qt Pineapple Juice
1 packet Green Apple Kool-Aid
Additional green food coloring as needed

Use the white grape juice and green apple Kool-Aid in the Silicone Mini Shamrock Mold to create frozen shapes. Let freeze overnight.

Mix the remainder ingredients in a large punch bowl and add frozen shamrocks.

To make this lucky drink adults only, add a fifth of your favorite white rum to the mix and let the party begin!

Springtime Flower Pot Cupcakes

Spring has arrived and that's the perfect excuse to start up a floral sensation with our new Wilton Flower Pot Silicone Baking Cups! These silicone cups are safe to bake in and great for presentation.  

Flower Pot Silicone Baking Cups
Cake Mix
Icing Colors
Baking & Decorating Tools

Using the Wilton Flower Pot Silicone Baking Cups, make a chocolate cake base. Once the cupcakes are finished and cooled, decorate with flowers and leaves to create a garden of scrummy cakes.

Set the scene with our Easter Party Supplies and create your own festive backdrop for springtime events!

To learn how to create these flowers and more creative creations, be sure to check out our decorating classes.

Pop-the-Pinata Cupcakes

Get your fill of fiesta fun with these Pop-the-Pinata Cupcakes! Filled with a burst of color, these cupcakes are the perfect way to shake up your Cinco de Mayo this spring.

These piñata cupcakes also make for a great gender reveal idea or birthday party fun.

Bake your cupcakes and allow to cool completely. With the Cupcake Corer, remove the center of the cupcake for the surprise filling of sprinkles or candies. Use the top of the removed piece to cap off the filling. Pipe on icing and top with more sprinkles for pizazz.

Check out our Fiesta section and our expansive Baking section to start planning your Mexi-party bash! We have maracas and sombreros a-plenty!

What are some of your favorite Cinco de Mayo Fiesta festivities? 

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