31 Jul

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

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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Kari Scharstrom Corbett SAYS:

I love baking and my daughters would love to join me in the kichen! Plus I have a serious cookbook addiction!

July 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Suzette R. SAYS:

Love this so much! My daughter wants her 11th birthday party to be candy shop theme. This would be great to make candy with the girls attending the party. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

July 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Maria M SAYS:

I have 4 kids and a girl scout troop of 20 girls who would love this book!

July 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Margarite H SAYS:

I would love this book because involving my son in everything I do is the best lessons I can teach him and be involved in as he grows up from these preschool years! He also really loves when we do projects involving candy and sweets! This will give us more creative ways to learn together!

July 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Amanda SAYS:

Would LOVE to win! What fun images and ideas!

July 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Tina Williams SAYS:

I’d love a copy of this awesome book! I’m a stay-at-home Mom and try daily to teach my kiddos to appreciate the amount of time & effort that goes into what I make for them (and their parties)! This wouldn’t be everyday foods, but we could certainly use the book for special times with friends like sleep-overs & birthdays.

July 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Atiba Taylor SAYS:

My daughter Skylar just turned 4 she’s about to start pre-k and I just started a new job. Skylar’s at that age where she loves to help mommy in the kitchen but there are only so many things I can allow her to do. Winning this book would give us more time to bond and be together in the kitchen doing something fun for her and the extra treats she can pass out to the kids at her new school.

July 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Sharon Davis SAYS:

This book looks Super Cute! Love to have parties for my kidos!

July 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Aileen SAYS:

I have 2 daughters and one of our favarite activities is to bake or cook think the book would help us find fun in new candy ideas. Love the concept. Life is sweet!


July 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

ellaenchanted SAYS:

Imagine all the possibilities and fun you can have with your kids?!

July 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Shelley Montoya SAYS:

This is absolutely adorable! My 7 yr old twins have already informed me that they would like to own a bakery at age 15 and want to take baking classes! They have already caught the styling bug! This would encourage their creativity!

July 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Janette Warner SAYS:

I am a Grammie of 5, ages 1 to 11. In January our daughter (of 3 of my grandchildren) passed away suddenly. As a family, we have all stepped in to help out our son in law. This book would be a great addition in helping us to keep our munchkins busy, especially during vacation and holidays when Dad is working and school is out.

July 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Kristin M. Ghbeish SAYS:

I feel so selfish for wanting to win, I have 2 kids thus 2 parties every year so I want to make memories for each party and a "candy making parties" would just add to that love for my kids. It's not what you make to eat in the kitchen, its the memories of being in the kitchen is our family motto!

July 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Casey SAYS:

I just found your site and love everything about it! And this book would be amazing to own!

July 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Tatiana Franic-Smith SAYS:

Blessed with a precious little cherub… I would love to start baking with her and using your book to start special moments of baking with my little one and create beautiful memories together !

July 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Karin Leskly SAYS:

The book looks amazing! me and my 2 daughters would enjoy it a lot!

July 31, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Teresa Hemsworth SAYS:

my daughter would love to make those candy necklaces for her art party! She loves candy!

July 31, 2012 at 9:33 pm

shyanna teague SAYS:

I would love this book! Our house is know as the kid house we always have extra kids over and are looking for things to do with them. Cancer has turned me into a stay at home mom for now, but the silver lining is that I get to do this wonderful stuff with my kids and their cousin when I have the energy! I am also planing 4 upcoming kids parties and a family reunion with 24 kids under 12!

July 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

tonya lococo SAYS:

My 5 year old is in love with cooking. I’m not so creative (sigh) but would love to create awesome memories with her in the kitchen. We are always looking for fun things to do as our house is always full of kids that bring their parents along :)

July 31, 2012 at 2:37 pm
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