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NEW BOOK: Candy Making For Kids {+ Giveaway!}

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candy making for kids by courtney dial whitmore

Winner update: 10/5/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are… Commenters #125 – NATALA, #14 – JOANNA, #20 – CINDY, #101 – ROBIN, #17 – ABBY, #43 – SHANNYN, #55 – SHAYNE, #102 – JULIA, #23 – NIKI & #93 – CRISTY. Congrats!


I know that many of you are familiar with the lovely Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazzerie – but what you may not already know is that her SECOND book launched today! {Congrats, Courtney!}


Following in the footsteps of her first book – Push-Up Pops – the brand spankin’ new Candy Making for Kids is packed with beautiful imagery and adorable sweets. This time, however, the treats are tailored just for the little ones, which means fun and easy ideas with no candy thermometer required! Check the entire book out right here. We’re excited to help Courtney kick off her “Blog Book Tour” today at HWTM with some sneak peeks of the book + a (pun intended) SWEET giveaway with TEN winners! ;) Scroll down for more pics + giveaway details.

candy making for kids caterpillar treats

candy making for kids lollipops

candy making for kids recipes

candy making for kids station set up

candy making for kids necklaces

candy making for kids gummy necklace


GIVEAWAY PRIZE (10 Winners!)

Each prize includes:
– An author-signed copy of Candy Making For Kids
– Cute Whisk
– Mini Rolling Pin


• Post comment below telling us why you want to win!

• Giveaway ends Monday, August 6th at midnight PST. This post will be updated with the names of the TEN winners once they have been notified via email and accepted the prize. Good luck!

*Please note: Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.



You can purchase Candy Making For Kids here (at Amazon) or here (at Barnes and Noble).


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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

247 responses to “NEW BOOK: Candy Making For Kids {+ Giveaway!}”

  1. Erin says:

    I can’t wait to plan a party around your new book! So fun! My girls are 5 and 2 and we are always finding reasons to make treats for their friends or classmates. How much fun would it be to have a get together and let all the kids make candy crafts. Thank you for creating such a fun book for kids of all ages. PS we love your push up book and use it all the time.

  2. Marina Ruszkowski says:

    I would love to win this book. I would use it with my Kids and I am always looking for new Ideas for the classroom. This looks like a lot of fun. :-)

  3. Lisa says:

    I have two little kiddos that would have SO much fun with this. I hope I win!

  4. Joanna Cano Duong says:

    My son just turned two and recently was introduced to sweets. This would be really fun to have!

  5. Oh my gosh- my son and I would have so much fun together with this book!

  6. This would be a great bonding experience with my daughter, and we both love desserts, that's why we should win this book!

  7. LaToi says:

    Always looking for fun and innovative ways to entertain the kids in the kitchen! And always love a reason to have a party!

  8. Kelsey says:

    What kid doesn’t love candy? This looks like a great way to let the kids get creative and express themselves in a yummy way!

  9. Rachel Sampson says:

    What a cute book! I would love to win this so that I could make these fun treats with my sweet Shelby!

  10. Lauren says:

    I love it! How fun!

  11. I have two little kiddos that would have so much fun with this. I hope I win!!!

  12. MacyGillikin says:

    Mom of four young kids who loves baking and crafting with kids. This hook would be awesome to win to expand our fun family time! I hope I win!!!

  13. Kristin Fortier says:

    My daughter is just starting to become very interested in what is going on in the kitchen. I have another daughter due any day now and I know this would bring enjoyment to both of them in the years to come!

  14. carissalowney says:

    I am a new mommy and I would love to do fun and creative projects with my son! I would love to win! Thanks so much! =)

  15. Sherri says:

    So cute! This book would make for some great and creative play dates.

  16. Cathy G says:

    I want to win because my daughter would love to make a lot of the things in this book!

  17. mcclain2224 says:

    Being the mom of 4 kids, this book would come into handy so many times.

  18. I would love to win this book! I am starting to homeschool my kids and this would give us some great ideas for rainy day playtime!

  19. Tara says:

    I would LOVE to win this book b/c it expands my mind to new possibilities. It’s creative, fun and a great thing to do while babysitting kids or even for my own grown up parties. After all, there is still a kid in all of us …

  20. Jenn Carrillo says:

    My daughter Davina and I love making desserts and decorating cakes and cookies. It would be great for her to have her own recipe book for candy :)

  21. Kim Montero says:

    My daughter LOVES candy….who doesn't? I'm planning a candy themed birthday party for her and this would be PERFECT. We love cooking and creating together. Pick me, PICK MEEEEEE!

  22. Shannyn says:

    My daughter Penelope is absolutely obsessed with candy making! She takes my phone and watches videos on youtube of people making candy, she found them all by herself and it’s so sweet watching her watch them and describe what is being done. She is always in the kitchen with me, asking me to stir and flip things. She just loves anything to do with making food, especially candy. I just know she would be beyond thrilled with a candymaking book, whisk, and rolling pin, she would seriously be the happiest little girl EVER!

  23. Jenny Dixon says:

    I have 2 boys and they LOVE to bake and craft- this combines both! LOVE!

  24. Ricka says:

    I would love to win this book for a few reasons. First, my daughter (age 3) has recently become very interested in helping me in the kitchen AND she’s recently interested in candy. I would love to know what I’m feeding my children, especially when it comes to treats. Second, with two kids in preschool, I think this book would help me find fun ways to bring treats to school for special occasions. Last, I recently launched an event planning business, so I think this book would help me offer my clients fun desserts for their dessert displays, as well as equip me with fun crafts for kids at my parties.

  25. Katy Stacy says:

    I would love to win this because my girls love helping in the kitchen and they love making sweet treats! This would be great for us to have mommy/daughter time and make yummy treats!

  26. Monika says:

    Would love to win this book to share with my girls, and their friends!

  27. ashleyoutland says:

    I would love to win this to bake fun foods with my daughter!! :)

  28. holly says:

    This looks great! Would love to win – we have a housefull of daughters (7!) and candy is one thing that they ALL love!

  29. Shannan says:

    I want to use it when my daughter has play dates!

  30. Glenda Martinez says:

    First of all congrats the book looks amazing and fun!!!! I would love to win this book for my 7 year old son that is the little chef of the family I know that he will enjoy trying everything with me (mommy)… Thank you!!!

  31. Jessica fifer says:

    Love,love,love this!

  32. Wendy F. says:

    I’d enjoy trying all the recipes with my kids if I won!!

  33. Myrian Ruiz says:

    I would love to win this book for my daughter Olivia and my stepson Emilio. As a step parent its hard to have a bonding experience with my stepson. I don’t want him to feel like I’m replacing his mother. So I think this book would help us bond as well him bonding with my daughter Olivia. I hope I win.

  34. donnaoneil says:

    I would love to win because I love making stuff with my 4 year old in the kitchen.

  35. Myra H says:

    I would love to win this book for my daughters Isabella and Penelope. They both love anything that has to do with baking or desserts. I know they would love to make their own candy that they can give as gifts or do at their parties.

  36. Cynthia Rathunde says:

    I would love to have some projects to make with my son. He loves making food items.

  37. After working as a GM in a restaurant (a million hours a week) I’m finally home with my boys after number two! We’re always lookin for fun things to make as he loves to help in the kitchen! I’m also a Pampered Chef consultant and I would love to share these ideas at my Kids in the Kitchen shows! What a great book of ideas! Thanks!

  38. Tiffany Jenkins says:

    Baking has become a weekly ritual in my home that draws us all closer together. We are a family of 6 and making things unify us! This book would allow us to spend more time together while learning how to create fun and whimsical treats that we can all eat! I really like the fact that it is geared towards children, which is definitely a plus and would also be great addition to our collection of cookbooks!

  39. Stefani Todd says:

    I would love to win so when my son is older we can have fun in the kitchen :)

  40. serena adkins says:

    I love doing fun craft projects with my son!