Monday, February 4, 2013

Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats from Hershey's {Review & Giveaway}

Hershey's logo
There's something special about enjoying chocolate all year long, but when Valentine's Day rolls around, it just doesn't seem right to let the holiday pass without enjoying something a little extra special. It's just tradition, you know?

Although there is no shortage of candy and chocolate found in the stores, I always find it to be a little risky to pick something generic up because I never know how good it is going to taste. Whether I'm purchasing a sweet treat for myself, my kids or as a fun surprise for a friend or teacher, the last thing I want is to be dealing with is cheap chocolate — the horrors!

Instead, on the opposite end of the spectrum, I always know that I can turn to a brand that is in a category all its own when it comes to sweet, delicious and luscious chocolate and candy of all kinds: The Hershey Company.

Hershey's kisses

When candy manufacturer Milton Hershey made the decision in 1894 to try adding chocolate coating to his caramels, little did he know that 119 years later I would be marveling at the incredible variety and delicious flavors that would end up bearing his name.

In fact, this year Hershey's has partnered with students from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco to design new packaging for the Hershey's Pot of Gold Collections. Combine those with the classic favorites that we all know and love and there's no reason that Valentine's Day 2013 won't be the sweetest yet!

Hershey's Valentine's Day

Yummity, yum and yum!

I love that Hershey's has made it so simple to pick up a fun treat that comes perfectly packaged and ready for gifting. How cute would it be for a student to give their teacher a Hershey's Golden Apple, Solid Jumbo Kiss or Twizzlers Strawberry Pencil Can?

At the same time, I can picture my kids' eyes lighting up after finding the Milk Chocolate XOXO Bar or King Size Marshmallow Hearts waiting for them on February 14th!

Hershey's Marshmallow Heart

If chocolates that are slightly more traditional would work better for your recipient (or, ahem, you) then the Hershey's Pot of Gold Truffles is truly a wonderful choice. Filled with rich, melt-in-your-mouth milk and dark chocolate truffles, there's just no way to not be addicted to these bite size pieces of amazingness.

chocolate heart

As well as offering products of all kinds that are prepackaged and perfect for gifting, Hershey's also makes it extremely easy to use many of them in a huge variety of Valentine's Day recipes and crafts. Just look at this delicious and fun tiny sample of ideas!

Valentine's Day

While I was having an extremely pleasant time eating the Hershey's Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Hearts straight out of the bag...

chocolate hearts

...the idea of turning them into something creative and even tastier was something that I couldn't pass up. As soon as I came across the Double Chocolate Kisses Cookies Recipe, I knew that it would be just the thing that could easily be made into a Valentine's Day chocolate indulgence.

Double Chocolate Heart Cookies

Ingredients

½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups all-purpose flour
⅓ cup Hershey's Cocoa
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup milk
36 Hershey's Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Hearts
1 can (16 oz.) vanilla ready-to-spread frosting

Directions

Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt alternately with milk, beating until well blended. Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Spread frosting onto cookies, leaving about 1/2 inch around outer edge unfrosted; place chocolate piece in center of each cookie. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Valentine's Day cookies

How adorably fun are these?

I used Cool Whip instead of frosting (partially because I had it on hand and partially because I like the taste of Cool Whip more than canned frosting) and couldn't have been much happier with the results!

Valentine's Day heart cookies

Combine the extremely cute look with the ease of making them and the ultra-chocolate, soft, chewy flavor and this is one Valentine's Day treat that I'm sure we'll revisit in future years (not to mention making them throughout the year substituting seasonal Hershey's Kisses in for the hearts).

This Valentine's Day, Hershey's has the new and classic products that will surely make your family and friends smile. New Twizzlers Nibs Heart Shaped Candy, Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts, Dark Chocolate Covered York Peppermint Pattie Miniature Hearts, Jolly Rancher Heart-Shaped Lollipops... the list goes on and on!

Head over to CelebrateWithHersheys.com for all sorts of Valentine's Day products, recipes, crafts, favors and more and connect with Hershey's on Facebook for the latest and greatest. And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to surprise their taste buds as well, because...

One lucky person will win their own prize pack of delicious Valentine's Day treats (similar to as pictured above) from Hershey's!

Hershey's seasonal


A big thank you to Hershey's for providing a prize pack for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

343 comments:

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Debbie said...

I love the Bliss milk chocolate

suburban prep said...

I like the HERSHEY'S POT OF GOLD Caramel Collection

latanya t said...

HERSHEY’S HUGS Candies

sandy1955 said...

I like the HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel
Sandy VanHoey

apple blossom said...

YORK Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Pattie Miniature Hearts Heart Box

Christy McMahon said...

Pot of gold truffles!

Barbara Platt said...

KIT KAT Wafer Bar Valentine's Exchange

cjabdelnour said...

I LIKE THE HERSHEY’S BLISS Brand Smooth & Creamy Milk Chocolate. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Suzy said...

I love the Hershey marshmallow hearts!

LissaDora said...

Blissssss Smoth & Creamy Milk or Dark!

AngelWinner said...

Hershey's Bliss!!!

canti said...

Double Chocolate Heart Cookies is #1 with me!

Bakersdozen said...

I like the HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Truffles Collection Milk and Dark Chocolate Heart Box. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lois said...

Hi! :) Sure wouldn't mind some from the Peanut Butter Filled Hearts bag right about now... :)

Lois M.

RJ said...

HERSHEY'S Golden Apple

mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite is HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand 1.45 oz Solid Milk Chocolate

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wigget said...

i like the HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Truffles Collection Milk and Dark Chocolate Paisley Heart Box

Janet W. said...

I like the HERSHEY'S COOKIES 'N' CREME Valentine Miniatures.

Chelle Thompson said...

HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel

scottsgal said...

york peppermint patties

debbie said...

pot of gold truffles.

Kimberly Lazor said...

I love all things Hersey's! Especially their Pot of Gold Truffles. Thanks!

candykitn said...

HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel

sherylssg said...

I like the Hersheys Chocolate Hearts Assortment.

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

Allison Downes said...

HERSHEY’S HUGS Raspberry Flavored Candies

Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Tori Hale said...

peppermint patties

Sandra Davis said...

kisses

Marti Parks said...

I like the Reese's Peanut Butter heart.

Jackie said...

My favorite is the REESE'S Peanut Butter Filled Hearts. Thanks!

Bo said...

HERSHEY’S HUGS Raspberry Flavored Candies!

kyonac1 said...

Hershey's Hugs.
kyonac1@gmail.com

Kathy said...

I think the pot o gold truffle collections is probably going to be my favorite.

jules said...

i love the big

REESE'S Peanut Butter Heart


Amanda Rauch said...

My favorite right now would have to be the HERSHEY’S HUGS Raspberry Flavored Candies-kinda have a thing for Raspberry stuff right now.

Sonya Sanderson said...

Reeses hearts!

janetfaye said...

I like Hershey's Hugs.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Tamar said...

I like the pot of gold caramelc ollection.

p.s. i accidentally hit "submit entry" before I tweeted, and it accepted. Giveaway tools won't let me edit my entry since it's API style, so I apologize for that entry :(

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to get the YORK Peppermint Pattie Heart Box.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

Jammie Morey said...

the REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures Heart Box yummy.

Michelle said...

REESE'S Peanut Butter Filled Hearts! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Allyson Bossie said...

HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolate with Almonds is my favorite Valentine's Day Product
masugr at yahoo dot com

Mariee said...

Raspberry Flavored Hershey Hugs.

sottovoce said...

Hershey's Pot O' Gold Truffles! :-) Thank you.

SueZH said...

I would love the Hershey Hugs Rasberry

Laurel said...

I love the Hershey's Hugs Candies. Yum!
alwaysneedhim4evr@yahoo.com

Robyn Dones said...

I love Hershey's Bliss - all the flavors. I buy a bag a week when I go food shopping. Thank you for the chance to win!

DEBIJOT said...

I like the Hershey's Valentine Hugs

walk9 said...

Reeses hearts or herseys kisses

Darlene said...

My favorite is HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Truffles Collection Milk and Dark Chocolate Paisley Heart Box

dawn keenan said...

I love the special dark minis.

mkjmc said...

HERSHEY'S POT OF GOLD Pecan Caramel Clusters

EliB123 said...

Hershey's Kisses

peg42 said...

I love The HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand 7 oz Solid Milk Chocolate.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Carrie Phelps said...

YORK Peppermint Pattie Heart Box

Brooke Adametz said...

Pot of gold caramel collection!

ann said...

I love Hersheys Bliss - so smooth chocolate

Joanne said...

HERSHEY'S Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Hearts

bettycd said...

Love Hershey dark chocolate bliss.

Kate Fuller said...

My favorite is the REESE'S Peanut Butter Heart.

Amy Orvin said...

HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand 7 oz Solid Milk Chocolate

2dogs5catscrew@att.net

Renee G said...

I like the raspberry kisses
rsgrandinetti@yahoo (dot) com

Jennifer said...

Love hugs!!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

s said...

the large Hershey Kisses

Andrea said...

I like Hershey Kisses with Almonds.

bayctygrl said...

REESE'S Peanut Butter Heart

hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

Lindsay said...

I love the golden apple.

Julie H said...

HERSHEY'S POT OF GOLD Nuts Collection

steve weber said...

kit kat wafer bar.

Gina F. said...

My favorite Hershey's Valentine candy is the HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Truffles Collection Milk Chocolate.

ginaferrell26 at yahoo dot com

Crystal said...

air delights kisses

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite Hershey's Valentine's Day product.


I LIKE HERSHEY KISSES

Amy said...

The Hearshey's Bliss Rich and creamy dark chocolate is my favorite

amy [at] utry [dot] it

debijackson said...

cookies and creme valentine miniatures debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

I really like the Pot of Gold Caramel Collection.

Dianne McVetty said...

I like the Hershey's Pot of Gold Premium Collection Heart Box! Thanks.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I like the HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel

Susan C said...

Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts

Sue Ellison said...

HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolate with Almonds

suebee05@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I thought the Love Bug Cups were cute.

ScarlettHadIt said...

Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts

one frugal lady said...

I love york peppermint patties!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

clc408 said...

I like the HERSHEY’S BLISS Brand Rich & Creamy Dark Chocolate Brand

Saki said...

REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures

Allison said...

york peppermint pattie hearts

Jennifer Hiles said...

My favorite is the HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Truffles Collection Milk and Dark Chocolate Paisley Heart Box

Space Monkey said...

The chocolate Hearts bag! Oh my how the kids adore chocolate in forms like this..they thinkit's very special.

Kelli Smith said...

I like the big 5lb chocolate bars.

Sarah said...

Reese's peanut butter hearts!

sparklingjul said...

I like the Hershey's Hugs Chocolates

ColleenMarie82 said...

My favorite is the HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel

Kimberly Lazor said...

I love all things Hersey's! LOL!

Dolphin Girl said...

Hershey Kisses! Love them!

abfantom said...

I like Hershey's POT OF GOLD Premium Collection Red Pillow Pattern Heart Box

abfantom at yahoo dot com

abfantom said...

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Sarah VM said...

Milk Chocolate XOXO bar is my favorite.

Debra said...

Double Chocolate Heart Cookies

EMMAHORTON said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups

sweepmom said...

My favorite is the HERSHEY’S BLISS Brand Rich & Creamy Dark Chocolate Brand.

CindyWindy2003 said...

i like the HERSHEY’S HUGS Candies
carawling(at)hotmail(DOt)com

lisamercy said...

i love Hershey's Bliss

Jason England said...

pot of gold truffles

helen may said...

I love straight up plain hersey's kisses! :)

Kia89 said...

I like the HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand 1.45 oz Solid Milk Chocolate.

Julie said...

hershey's hugs:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

Unknown said...

York dk chocolate mini hearts
Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
Ttrockwood

Danielle Lima said...

REESE'S Peanut Butter Heart. I got my husband this last year, I think.

CHRIS HOEY said...

pot of gold truffles

Sandra Davis said...

i love the cookies and creme valentine miniatures

Kookie Kookster said...

HERSHEY’S BLISS Smooth & Creamy Milk Chocolate

Peggy Greco said...

hersheys pot of gold large heart asst, candy

Ruben Ramos said...

HERSHEY’S BLISS Brand Smooth & Creamy Milk Chocolate Brand

Selinda said...

I like the HERSHEY'S COOKIES 'N' CREME Valentine Miniatures!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Anastasia said...

Mmmm I love EVERYTHING lol :) but one product I like is the HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Premium Collection Heart Box :)

Crazylicious85 said...

REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures Heart Box

Allison L

leanne_mac said...

Hershey's Kisses

leannemacg at gmail.com

enizete said...

The HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Truffles Collection Milk and Dark Chocolate looks really nice! Yhummmmm!!!

Unknown said...

I like the dark cocolate heart of gold truffles.

Gina Ochsen said...

As I am partial to peanut butter, my favorite Hershey's Valentine candy is the peanut butter filled hearts.

John Clegg said...

Reese's Hearts

Laura Lane said...

hershey's kisses

Carolyn said...

I love the V-day hershey's kisses!

rondadoug said...

HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolate with Almonds

virgomomwriter said...

HERSHEY'S POT OF GOLD Premium Collection Red Pillow Pattern Heart Box would about cover it, wouldn't it?

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Reeses hearts
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Heather! said...

Ooh, I've never tried--or even seen-=-the Hershey's Golden Apple, but I'd love to get one for Valentine's Day!

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I would love the HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Premium Collection Heart Box



Love3570@aol.com

wildcat32 said...

My favorite is the REESE'S Peanut Butter Heart.

Lina said...

i like the HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand 1.45 oz Solid Milk Chocolate

Carole Ingram said...

REESE'S Peanut Butter Filled Hearts

Toni Jones said...

Hershey's Hugs, definitely. (Eating them right now, lol)

Liberty Boblett said...

I love the YORK Peppermint Pattie Heart Box!

Danielle said...

I like the Herseys kisses Brand Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel

Mamushi Love said...

Reese's Peanut Butter Filled Hearts

bloomerbear said...

JOLLY RANCHER Heart Shaped Lollipops Valentine's Exchange

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thank you

Jennifer P said...

My favorite: REESE'S Peanut Butter Filled Hearts.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Love the Valentine's HERSHEY'S HUGS and KISSES Brand Assortment!

The A Girl said...

Reese's PB cup hearts!

Heather McDougle said...

I love the raspberry kisses

naomi c said...

i love hershey's hugs

Anissa said...

Pot of Gold Truffles!

kim burnett said...

Bliss milk chocolate

Tammy Shelton said...

Hershey's Kisses

Tammy Shelton said...

Hershey Kisses

Tammy Shelton said...

Hershey Kisses

luckynordberg said...

I like hershey's hugs.

arifamily at comcast.net

Ivypie44 said...

Hearshy's Pot of Gold Truffles are my absolute favorite!

Miss Sarah said...

Favorite? Either these: https://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/valentines/productdetail.aspx?id=448

Or the YORK patties or the Cookies N Cream bars. I love them all. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

slehan said...

HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Truffles Collection Milk and Dark Chocolate Heart Box
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Frugalista Mama said...

hershey kisses

chadro said...

I like the Reese's Peanut Butter Heart.

Melissa said...

Hershey's chocolate hearts assortment.

kyl neusch said...

Pot of Gold truffles

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the Hersheys Pot of Gold Caramel box of candies. Yummy!

elizzzzzabeth at yahoo dot com

Brittany said...

HERSHEY’S HUGS Raspberry Flavored Candies

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

YORK Peppermint Pattie Heart Box.

lilyk said...

I love the HUGS Raspberry Flavored Candies!

Lloyd Family said...

i love the reese's peanut butter heart
https://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/valentines/productdetail.aspx?id=206

jcwega27 said...

pot of gold truffles
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Kathy said...

Hershey's Miniatures Assortment

Marsha Cooper said...

Hershey's Bliss have been my favorites lately!

Krista said...

Reese's Peanut Butter Heart

Helen S said...

Reese's PB Hearts

helyn4 at yahoo dot com

Michelle S. said...

REESE'S Peanut Butter Filled Hearts

mogrill said...

I like the pot of gold caramel collection.

Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Ariel said...

Hershey's Hugs

Dave said...

hugs and kisses

Stephanie Larison said...

REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures

Jill H said...

Hershey's Kisses

judy gardner said...

reeses peanut butter heart!
velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

kes may said...

The marshmallow hearts are delicious and addictive :-)

Heidi said...

HERSHEY’S HUGS Raspberry Flavored Candies. Thanks.
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Amy Dalrymple said...

I love Hersheys Hugs!

polly said...

york peppermint patty heart box

Jenny Sims said...

I like the KIT KAT Wafer Bar Valentine's Exchange bag, Kit Kats are my son's favorite.

Yona Williams said...

Love the Pot of Gold Nut Collection

Shelly H. said...

I like their GIANT Hershey's Kiss and get one every year which takes me a couple of weeks to devour.

Ravish30 at aol dot com

Literary Winner said...

REESE'S Peanut Butter Filled Hearts

maggie at literary winner dot com

Debby Chandler said...

I love the hershey kisses.

puye said...

the pot o gold truffle collections

agnesye@hotmail.com

Connie Gruning said...

I love the REESE'S Peanut Butter Hearts YUM!!!

Lily Anne said...

I love the Hershey Milk Chocolate Kisses. They are such a classic!

Gina H. said...

HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand 1.45 oz Solid Milk Chocolate

Gina H. said...

HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand 1.45 oz Solid Milk Chocolate

Cserafini said...

Love the valentines hugs.

Stephanie Phelps said...

I love the HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel

Darlene ysaguirre said...

HERSHEY’S HUGS Candies

Sara said...

The Bliss Milk Chocolate

linda brooks said...

The HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Premium Collection Heart Box

jlafount said...

I like the HERSHEY’S HUGS Raspberry Flavored Candies

Renee Walters said...

I love the Bliss Milk Chocolate! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Karen Glatt said...

Hershey's Bliss milk chocolate are my favorite!

Krista Grandstaff said...

The Hershey's pot of gold caramel collection..yummy!

flutterby said...

I love the HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate XOXO Bar!

mystrosense said...

HERSHEY'S Chocolate Hearts Assortment! there is nothing in that bag i wouldnt touch

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Truffles Collection Milk and Dark Chocolate Heart Box

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Lesley said...

york peppermint patty hearts are my fav!

Elaine said...

I like the peppermint patties and kisses

Nicole said...

raspberry hugs

Betty2222 said...

I want the kisses with nuts!

Deb K said...

HERSHEY'S Chocolate Hearts Assortment!

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