Recently added item(s) ×

Cart Subtotal: $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

The Best Candy & Treats to Kick Off Summer

Warm weather and sunshine are the perfect excuses to get together with family and friends. And with all the pool parties, barbeques and holidays the summer have in store, you need to be prepared with an all-star supply of great sweets to celebrate. Here are some of the best candy and treats to kick off summer in a delicious fashion!

Saltwater Taffy
Saltwater taffy is synonymous with the seashore, and it just wouldn’t be summer without a little sand between your toes. What started as a misnomer (there’s really no saltwater in the taffy) has become coastal/boardwalk staple that tastes like summer with every bite. Plus, it’s super fun to play with, making it a great way to satisfy that sweet tooth for all ages.

White Chocolate Popcorn
Popcorn is a classic carnival treat that can be sweet, salty, or even better, both! Drizzled in melted white chocolate and covered in colorful sprinkles, this treat is perfect for any party. You can get festive by using red, white and blue sprinkles for the 4th of July, rainbow sprinkles for birthdays, or whatever colors will brighten up the party! Plus, its light, airy texture is ideal for hot summer days!

Recipe

S'mores in a Bag
Most kids don’t want to sit still long enough to roast a whole marshmallow (which is why they usually stick it right into the fire). So here’s a helpful hack! Try S’mores in a bag: no roasting required. Just grab mini marshmallows, fluffernutter, crushed graham crackers or Teddy Grahams, milk chocolate, and then mix them together in a ziplock baggie! It’s the perfect snack for kids who love sweets but don’t love wasting any valuable play time! Check it out.

Gummy Popsicles
Also known as Octo-popsicles when you get really creative, this refreshing treat is sure to put a smile on all the kids' faces! And it’s so simple too. All you need is plastic cups, popsicle sticks, a juice of your choice (pineapple, cranberry, lemonade, etc.), and gummies. Just freeze overnight before a hot summer afternoon and enjoy!

Recipe 

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats (with Pop Rocks!)
Original rice krispy treats are great, but we all know chocolate makes everything better. Add a little candy too, and it’s a party in every bite! These firecracker rice krispie treats, covered in chocolate and Pop Rocks, are perfect for the Fourth of July (or Flag Day!) and are really easy to make. If you need a last minute party contribution, these are it.

Recipe

Fudge

Another seashore classic that’s also just great any time of year! And fudge has come a long way with fruity mix-ins and bright, colorful styles that makes it the perfect gift or favor for any party. And nothing quite says “thank you” for watching our dog while we were on vacation like a delicious box of rich, homemade fudge! Don’t feel like making your own? We’ve got you covered!

Swedish Fish
It’s hard to find a public pool whose snack bar isn’t stocked with colorful Swedish Fish! With fruity flavors like orange, lemon, lime, and more, they’re the ideal grab-and-go snack between trips to the diving board. And they’re tiny so you can just keep snacking during the long days out soaking up the sun!

To load up on all your other favorite summertime treats, check out our Summer Candy category to find everything you need to be everyone’s favorite guest at all the festivities this season!

Leave a Reply