Personalized Candy Bar

One of the highlights of our visit to Hershey, PA was the Create Your Own Candy Bar experience. Everyone in our group of 9 chose a different combination of ingredients to put in their personalized bar. Part of the activity was designing our own packaging with our names. It was so much fun. I'd been thinking about it recently and thought how neat it would be if the candy bar itself was personalized with our names. I did some experimenting and came up with this: 

Personalized candy bar, featuring your name!

My prototype is a lemon-lime candy bar with rainbow sprinkles, but yours could be literally anything. There are so many colors of Candy Melts available; pick two colors and then use LorAnn flavorings to give each a different flavor. If you're a chocolate fan, try dark chocolate with white chocolate letters and toffee bits around the edges. That would look (and taste) fantastic. Obviously, you can also add any mix-ins you want to the bar itself. The possibilities are endless!

I used a silicone mini loaf pan to make my bars because that's what I have. It was fine, but using a mold actually intended for candy bars would be better. I've put one in the materials list. Affiliate links below. 

Personalized Candy Bars



Start by making your name. Melt the selected color following the instructions on the package, then add your desired flavor. Fill the appropriate letters in the mold. When the candy is set, pop the letters out onto parchment paper. 

Melt the candy you've chosen for the bar itself and add the desired flavor. Pour the melted candy into the candy bar mold (or loaf pan). Gently place the letters onto the surface of the candy. You can leave them raised or gently push them so they're flush with the surface. 

Add sprinkles, nuts, coconut flakes, or whatever you want to the edges of the candy bar. 

Don't be limited by the size of your mold. I made an oval-shaped mini version of a candy bar with just my initials and it came out well (although I was a bit overzealous with the sprinkles). 

Personalized candy bar, featuring your name!

When the candy is set, pop it out of the mold and enjoy! To give personalized candy bars as gifts, place the bars in appropriately-sized treat bags. These would make adorable (and edible!) gift tags that anyone would love to receive. 

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