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PRU BOO 2014!

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This Sunday, October 26th, NECCO will proudly be appearing at The Shops at the Prudential Center’s annual PRU BOO in Boston!

The PRU BOO is a fun family event where children can trick-or-treat in many of the Prudential Center’s stores, filling up their bags with a great mix of yummy NECCO candies! Trick-or-treat bags are available for a small donation of $4 and all proceeds from the day directly benefit the Catching Joy charity, an organization whose mission is to promote volunteerism beginning with young children and their families by organizing hands-on activities that kids can do to let them feel the joy of giving.

Find out the complete details about this great event on the Prudential Center’s website.

In addition to providing the sweets for trick-or-treating, NECCO is also excited to be participating again in an exciting craft event where we will be making these cute little Slap Stix Ghosts among other fun!

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There will be many other great companies in attendance to participate in the exciting festivities of the day, so if you’re in the Boston area, dress up the kids and head to the Prudential Center for some spooky fun!

NECCO is so proud to sponsor such a wonderful family event for our Boston community and can’t wait to see everyone there on Sunday


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Creepy Halloween Hand with Mighty Malts!

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At Halloween, it’s always fun to see what spooky new ideas we can create to have fun with our candy! Today we’re sharing a quick  activity to create a creepy (and crunchy) Halloween hand made with our Mighty Malts malted milk balls!

This craft is super easy and will be a fun Halloween  surprise for everyone, especially the trick or treaters! So, grab these few supplies and a carton of Mighty Malts and get ready to give someone special a ‘hand’! ;-)

Supplies Needed:

  • powder-free plastic kitchen gloves (Make sure you use food-safe gloves that are approved to touch food directly!)
  • festive black & orange string/ribbon
  • Mighty Malts

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Instructions:

  • Fill each finger with a single line of Mighty Malts. These help create the knuckle effect of the hand.
  • Pour in the remaining Mighty Malts to fill out the rest of the hand, leaving enough space at the palm to tie a knot.
  • Get creative with your ribbons/strings to tie the glove closed.
  • Decorate as you see fit! Some people add spider decorations. We put on a little string ring!
  • Enjoy and don’t get too spooked!

 


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Annual NECCO company BBQ!

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On Friday September 25, NECCO hosted its annual company-wide BBQ, attended by all those who work in the offices and factory of our Revere, MA world headquarters.

Though the clouds came out to play, we were spared any rain drops on our fun day to kick back a little with co-workers and relax over a warm BBQ meal.

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NECCO was so happy to be able to put on such an event in order to honor the hard work, dedication and loyalty that each one of our employees exhibit through their work on a daily basis. It’s one of our favorite times of the year when we get to say a big THANK YOU to all our staff who are the heart and soul behind the delicious treats we produce! Overall, it was an excellent afternoon, and we already can’t wait for next year’s BBQ!

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Clark Bar Sugar Cookies!

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It’s back to school time! Now that all the kids are off to their annual schedules of academics and extra-curricular activities, sometimes it’s fun to reward them with something special and sweet for all their hard work and energy. One of our fans told they spiced up traditional sugar cookies by adding some of our Clark Bites! So, of course, we had to try it for ourselves!

Though our cookies came out in some seriously crazy shapes (oops, baking fail!), the taste was simply unbeatable! Deliciously sweet sugar cookies with hints of creamy chocolate and peanut butter mixed throughout is a truly tasty dessert! It works both with chopped up Clark Bar or Clark Bites.  So, grab your ingredients and whip up these Clark Sugar Cookies to treat your little one (or yourself! After all, you deserve it too! )

Ingredients:

  • 2 & ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp of sea salt
  • Clark Bars or Clark Bites (your preference!)

 

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Baking Supplies:

  • parchment paper
  • 1 or 2 flat cookie sheets
  • mixer
  • measuring cup and measuring spoons
  • whisk

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F or slightly warmer to 375°F depending on the size and strength of your oven.
  2. In the medium mixing bowl, gently whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the large mixing bowl, use the mixer to blend together the sugar and the butter. The speed best used is medium-high, and it should be beat until the mixture is completely blended and has a fluffier texture to it. You want to blend until there are no clumps.
  4. Add the two large eggs, one at a time, into the large mixing bowl, and again using the mixer beat until the eggs are completely blended.
  5. Once this is completely combined, blend in the vanilla extract until completely combined. Thoroughly mix to avoid clumps of ingredients.
  6. Once ready, gradually stir in the dry mixture from the medium mixing bowl in increments to the mix. On a low speed, use the mixer to blend until ingredients are just combined.
  7. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper and place the golf-ball sized portions of cookie dough on the sheets at least two inches apart.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges begin to become golden brown. It’s important to note that they won’t look like fully baked cookies at this time, just slightly golden and set.
  9. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool completely. (A wire cooling rack works great!)
  10. Enjoy your special treat! =)

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Store Opening Results!

reveretornadoLast week, we had an extra special opening of our Candy Store. All proceeds from the sales went directly to the Revere Tornado Relief Fund. Fans from all over stopped by and stocked up on their favorite classic NECCO sweets! We were delighted to see that every day of the week was exceptionally busy and filled with visits by NECCO fans of all ages.

At the end of the week, when everything had been totaled up, we ended up raising $4,500!! [That's some serious Sweet Tooth work! ;-) ] We couldn’t be prouder to donate this money to the fund that is working so diligently to help those in need in our community!

For any looking to donate to our Revere community, please head to http://www.reveretornadorelief.org !

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