Archive for October, 2014

The Brief but Sweet History of Halloween Candy


Halloween and candy goes together like spaghetti and meatballs, but how exactly did this pairing come about? Did you know that it’s estimated that Americans will spend a whipping $2 billion dollars on candy during Halloween? Believe it or not, the Halloween we know and love today didn’t really come about until the 1930s. Before the 30s, Halloween was mostly treated as a night to go out and cause mischief, and not necessarily gather any types of treats. It wasn’t until the 1950s that candy companies banded together to try and come up with the perfect candy holiday, and their eyes went straight to Halloween.

It was during this time that candy companies decide to try and dominate the Halloween holiday and make it the biggest candy holiday of the year. Of course candy was a big part of Christmas and Easter, but before this, there wasn’t any type of sweet treat associated with Halloween. Can you even imagine trick-or-treating without receiving a delicious Mallo Cup? We can’t either. It wasn’t until the 1970s that candy became synonymous with Halloween, which was only a little more than 40 years ago.  From everyone at Boyer Candy Company, we hope you have a safe and spooktacular Halloween!

Celebrate National Chocolate Day with Boyer Candy Company

National Chocolate Day

Tuesday October 28th is National Chocolate Day and Boyer Candy Company has exactly what you need to celebrate the right way! Below are just a few of our favorite products that you can conveniently buy on our online candy store. Celebrate National Chocolate Day the right way. Celebrate with Boyer Candy Company. Don’t forget to stock up on all of your favorite Halloween treats while you’re at it.

  • Mallo Cups: The candy that started it all! Our Mallo Cups are gluten free chocolaty cups of heaven! Enjoy a Mallo Cup on National Chocolate Day or any day.
  • Dark Chocolate Mallo Cups:  Imagine everything you love about our classic Mallo Cup, but with the delicious bitter-sweet flavor of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate lovers can’t get enough of these delicious cup candies.
  • Chocolate bark: Did you know that Boyer Candy also has a large selection of different chocolate bark candies? From mixed nut to butterscotch, we have something for every personal flavor.
  • Triple Twist Pretzels: Salty, sweet, and the perfect treat! Our Triple Twist Pretzels are a delicious combination of Boyer chocolate and pretzel. These are so good, that you’ll want to buy them in bulk.


The Changing Faces of the Mallo Cup


Every day, the Boyer Candy plan makes over 2 million delicious Mallo Cups! If you were to line up 2 million Mallo Cups side by side, it would stretch and cover an amazing 58 delicious miles! With numerous other cup candies on the market, the Mallo Cup has the honor to call itself America’s first cup candy! That’s right; the very first cup candy in the United States was the deliciously delectable Mallo Cup. The Boyer Brothers created this delicious candy in the mid-1930s, and today the Mallo Cup is still enjoyed by millions!

Throughout the years and long history of the Mallo Cup many things have certainly changed! However, the one thing that never changed with the Mallo Cup is the delicious way it’s made! Since the 1930s, the Mallo Cup has remained a delicious cup candy that fans young and old will enjoy forever! Boyer Candy also takes great pride in continuing to make American made candy! The Mallo Cup has a sweet history and we look forward to continuing this delicious history for many years to come! We hope you enjoy the many faces of the Mallo Cup and remember some of these classic wrappers.

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate


Summer is saying farewell and fall is swooping in! When the weather outside gets cooler, why not stay inside and warm up a bit? Using delicious Boyer Peanut Butter Cups and other common kitchen ingredients, you can easily and deliciously create this delectable Peanut Butter Cup hot chocolate! Even better, you can substitute Mallo Cups for the Peanut Butter Cups to create a truly unique hot chocolate. We’ve never been so excited for colder weather before!


  • ¼ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 2 Fun-bite sized Boyer Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 servings of your favorite hot chocolate mix
  • 2 tbsp half & half
  • 2 cups milk


  • In a microwave-safe container, combine chocolate chips, half & half, peanut butter and Boyer Peanut Butter Cups. Heat on high for 30 seconds and stir until mixture is smooth.
  • In another microwave-safe container or mug, heat milk on high for 1 minute. The milk should be warm, but not boiling.
  • Mix hot chocolate mix into warm milk.
  • Poor the delicious melted combination of Peanut Butter Cup, chocolate chips, and half & half into the hot chocolate, stir and enjoy!

Celebrate Homemade Cookie Day with Boyer Candy

Peanut butter cup cookies

October 1st is National Homemade Cookies Day! Although an unofficial food holiday, we can still certainly get behind it. Who doesn’t love a delicious, warm, freshly-baked cookie? We’re pretty sure the answer is nobody. In celebration of this delicious holiday, why not try baking a Boyer Candy approved cookie? Check out this recipe for Boyer Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup cookies!


  • 30- Fun-Bite sized Boyer Peanut Butter Cups
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease cookie sheet and sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside,
  • Melt chocolate and peanut butter chips in separate bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, blend together butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat eggs and stir in vanilla. Stir in the melted chips until well blended and stir in sifted dry ingredients.
  • Boyer Peanut Butter Cups can be chopped and folded into the recipe at this time, or used as a decoration on top of each cookie.
  • Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes.