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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. As many mentioned below – My two daughters {luv} to cook with us now. My husband's mum got them interested. Every time she visits from England they make "Lemon Pudding". And it is not American style pudding. It is so delicious. We have some of our own yummy treats we make too so this book would help add more "style" and fun to these moments….. I am sure! Kudos on #2 launch!

  2. Angela Conlon says:

    My daughter loves cooking with me and would LOVE making anything related to candy! And, I wouldn’t mind being her taste-tester ;-) This book looks like it has so many great ideas.

  3. Callie says:

    I’d love to win this because I’m having a kid in just days, I work with kids and just love to make kids happy… and what a better way than with candy!!!

  4. Gretchen says:

    I would love to win a copy so my kiddos and I can make fun treats in the kitchen together!

  5. Twyla says:

    My main reason is my 10 yr old daughter.She has dreams of becoming a chef and opening a bakery. Anything that will help her keep that spark alive is an amazing gift. I want my kids to reach their goals with all the support they can get! :)

  6. Shaina Miesnik says:

    I want to win because my girls love to help me in the kitchen and would go crazy for a book like this!

  7. Julie says:

    I would love to win this book so that my little girls and I can cook up a storm in the kitchen!! I love to bond with them over baking and they would just adore this!

  8. Crystal-Todd Holmes says:

    I would love to win this so that I have more to do with my 2 little girls in the kitchen.

  9. Jocelyn H says:

    I am not the baker, or good in the kitchen.These seem simple enough to make my son, nieces and nephew think I am. :) Great giveaway!

  10. I really want this book because I love baking and cooking with kids!

  11. alejandra says:

    I love cookbooks!!! And my kids love to help me in the kitchen, I want this book because in my kids eyes, I will seem like a very talented mom!

  12. Mindy says:

    I’d love to spend more time in the kitchen with my 2 year old daughter!

  13. Katie Hodgson Vance says:

    I would love to win this book! I am always cooking and my daughter loves to be in the kitchen with me. This would give us one more reason to be in the kitchen together doing someting that we love.

  14. April-Bruce Miller says:

    I would love to win this book so I can teach our daughter(and future children) how fun it is to bake! Any activity that gets children thinking and actively involved will positevly influence them! I would also love to win so I can share ideas with friends and family. Thank you for the chance!

  15. Rhonda M Petty says:

    I have a love for candy, children and cookbooks. I would like to continue the tradition of working together in the kitchen that I shared with my sons by now enjoying kitchen time with my beautiful grand daughter. I have fond memories of my children creating masterpieces in the kitchen, some of the greatest times in my life. I look forward to passing my love of candy making onto the newest members of my family.

  16. My daughter and I love to bake and craft together. This looks like a wonderful book to create more memories together!

  17. Kristen says:

    I have a preschooler & a toddler, and they both love helping in the kitchen!!

  18. I would LOVE to win this book because not only am I a crazy party mom of a 7 year old daughter, I also teach 1st grade and I KNOW I could integrate some of these activities into my classroom celebrations! :)

  19. Elsa says:

    I would love to win this for my 9 year old daughter who want to be a chef when she grows up and loves to help out in the kitchen. This is a fabulous book i know she would love to own.

  20. Kim says:

    I would love this book to use with my 5 year old triplets. They have been baking with me since they were 2 (a dream come true for me!) We love to be in the kitchen together! They would absolutely love the cute ideas in this book. We love to create things in kitchen and share them with family, neighbors, and friends. This would be a fun way to share our creations, kid style! Thank you!

  21. Tami says:

    I would love to win, because my daughter is sick and she enjoys cooking. It gives her a great distraction from her illness!

  22. Krissi A says:

    My kids would love do make the things in this book. They always want to “help” mommy in the kitchen!

  23. Lior says:

    why do i want to win? because this book looks the best ever!!!!!

  24. Jovanna says:

    What a great idea for a book. I’m always trying to think of ways to entertain my nieces and nephew. This would be a great resource to get ideas of things to do during our times together. :)

  25. Sabrina Mapp says:

    My daughter LOVES doing crafts and always wants to make cookies and cakes with me. I know she would love this!

  26. LaLonnie Jones says:

    I would love to win this book! The girls club would have a blast in the kitchen.

  27. sigal says:

    Because the friend I’m gonna give it to is a 50 years old kid…

  28. kim savage says:

    I would LOVE to win so we could have more quality family time! Cooking is so fun for everyone I think it would build my little guys confidence to help me in the kitchen and my little girl would have a blast watching us! I would love to have more memories in the kitchen!

  29. tamika says:

    I would love to win this book

  30. Abby Protano Lee says:

    I would love to win this and try out some candy making with my daughter, Addison. I try to involve her in the kitchen and love kid friendly recipes!

  31. Amy Beth Marantino says:

    I want to win this for my friend Katie.

  32. Terri says:

    I would love to win because my girls and I would have a blast playing in the kitchen!

  33. Alicia P says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter! We love to bake and candy making would be so fun!

  34. Lorinda Leibelt says:

    I am a big collector of recipes for entertaining for all ages. I love whimsical and this book looks right up my alley!

  35. allison says:

    My most favorite short people in the world (10 and 7) are very into cooking/baking right now and this looks full of exciting projects to end the summer on a sweet high!

  36. Ofer Dub says:

    it looks really playful and fun.
    It looks like a very good present for a friend of mine.

  37. Erin says:

    I would love to win this…I’m always looking for new recipes to cook with my kids! The pictures look amazing!

  38. We would love to win this book–it would allow my kids and all of their friends to have a blast learning new skills and most importantly having fun in the kitchen. Thank you.

  39. karencabassa santiago says:

    I would love to win this book because I love to bake, I love candies, I love to make fun things for my two lil boys and I always try to make things interesting for them to eat as their reward for their good behavior. I’m also from Puerto Rico and is not so easy for me to travel to meet Courtney and get a signed copy of her book. I have her Push up pops book and we love it.

  40. Tonya Wagner says:

    This looks amazingly simple and fun! I need help when it comes to making food fun for my kids and when I find the right recipe I love to share it with my three boys. And these look like they are recipes my kids could make on their own (they love to make surprises for the family)! Thank you for considering me and my boys for this giveaway.